Office 365 licensing for Microsoft Teams


The Microsoft Teams admin center is gradually replacing the Skype for Business admin center, and we're migrating Teams settings to it from the Microsoft 365 admin center. If a setting has been migrated, you'll see a notification and then be directed to the setting's location in the Teams admin center. For more information, see Manage Teams during the transition to the Teams admin center.

The following Office 365 subscriptions enable users for Teams.

Small Business Plans Enterprise Plans Education Plans Developer Plans
Office 365 Business Essentials Office 365 Enterprise E1 Office 365 Education Office 365 Developer
Office 365 Business Premium Office 365 Enterprise E3 Office 365 Education Plus
Microsoft 365 for business Office 365 Enterprise E4 (retired) Office 365 Education E3 (retired)
Office 365 Enterprise E5 Office 365 Education E5
Office 365 Enterprise F1

For more information about getting Teams, check out How do I get access to Microsoft Teams?


Teams is also available for non-profit organizations. Teams will begin rolling out for the US Government Cloud Community (GCC) on July 17 and be available for all eligible customers by the end of August 2018. We are working to bring Microsoft Teams to the other US government clouds (GCC High and DoD) coming soon. Read more in the Microsoft Teams blog here.


Starting August 2019, all new Office 365 customers will be onboarded to Teams and will not have access to Skype for Business Online. Tenants that are already using Skype for Business Online will be able to continue doing so (including provisioning new users) until they complete their transition to Teams. To learn more, see Microsoft Teams now the primary client for meetings and calling in Office 365.


If Skype for Business Online is listed in apps for the selected license, do not remove it. If it's listed and is removed, Teams user setup will not complete successfully.

In terms of Teams core functionalities, there are no differences between the Office 365 subscriptions. The availability of the compliance capabilities does rely on the correct subscription level. To learn more, read Overview of security and compliance in Teams. For a detailed list of features available in each subscription, see the Office 365 Platform Service Description.

Cloud voice features: For Audio Conferencing, your organization will need to buy and assign an Audio Conferencing license to each user who will be setting up dial-in meetings. For Calling Plans, each user will need a Phone System plus a Domestic or Domestic and International Calling Plan. To learn more, see Microsoft Teams add-on licensing.

All supported subscription plans are eligible for access to the Teams web client, desktop clients, and mobile apps.

Teams isn't available as a standalone service.


To manage user-level licensing, see Manage user access to Microsoft Teams.