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Microsoft Standardizes Licenses World Wide

In 2023 Microsoft changed the way Microsoft 365 products were sold in the EU by giving customers the option to purchase productivity licenses such as Microsoft 365 Business standard without teams. This at times has caused some confusion with organizations with locations in multiple countries who do not reside in the EU.

On April 1st (no joke) Microsoft made this change worldwide. and stated the following...

"Existing customers who already subscribe to Microsoft 365 or Office 365 suites with Teams will have new options. They may continue to use, renew, upgrade, and otherwise adjust their subscriptions as before. They may also now switch to suites without Teams at anniversary/renewal or add new user subscriptions to suites without Teams or to the new Teams standalone at any time (including alongside suites with Teams).

Business suites will look this moving forward:

New small and medium business customers will be able to choose between the existing Microsoft 365 Business Basic/Standard/Premium suites with Teams or the new (no Teams) versions of those suites.

Business Suites

Enterprise will look as follows:

New commercial customers who wish to provide information workers with both Microsoft Teams and the value in existing Microsoft 365 E3/E5 or Office 365 E1/E3/E5 suites will need to purchase two SKUs: one E1/E3/E5 (no Teams) suite and Microsoft Teams Enterprise.

Enterprise Suites

The full changes can be found here

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to our Microsoft licensing expert, Ben Peterman.

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