Microsoft Makes Bold Move: Excludes Teams from Office 365 in Europe, Aims to Satisfy Regulators

Microsoft Makes Bold Move: Excludes Teams from Office 365 in Europe, Aims to Satisfy Regulators

Antitrust Probe Spurs Microsoft's Decision to Unbundle Teams in European Markets, Offering More Choices to Businesses

In addition to these changes, Microsoft has committed to enhancing documentation regarding interoperability between various 365 products like Exchange, Outlook, and Teams, with competing software such as Slack and Zoom. Furthermore, Office web apps will be compatible with hosting on rival platforms.

Slack initially filed its complaint in 2020 during the pandemic, alleging that Microsoft’s bundling of Teams with Office amounted to “force installing it for millions, blocking its removal, and hiding the true cost to enterprise customers.”