Microsoft launches Teams Essentials, Focused On Small Businesses

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Microsoft continues to fight for the increasingly competitive market of corporate messengers, capable of making video calls, bringing together teams in the hybrid mode of work in conversation groups and even providing storage space for storing files and working in groups.

The company’s first in the industry is Microsoft Teams Essentials, a new subscription modality that is focused on small businesses. The idea of ‚Äč‚Äčthis Microsoft Teams plan is to bring the main video calling features of the platform, but without extra features that could increase the monthly fee and drive away some entrepreneurs.

What is essential in Microsoft Teams?

The Essentials plan includes all the features of free Microsoft Teams, plus group meetings for up to 300 people up to 30 hours, support via phone or website, and 10GB of cloud storage per user via OneDrive.

The difference to the more expensive plan, which is Microsoft 365 Business Basic, is the absence of the Web and mobile versions of the Office applications. In this way, he pits himself directly against rival Zoom, which offers pay-only plans focused on video calls for a higher price.