Office 365 licensing for Microsoft Teams


The new Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business Admin Center is coming soon! Starting in March 2018, we're gradually migrating settings to it from both the current Skype for Business admin center and the Microsoft Teams experience in the Office 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 new Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business Admin Center. For more information, see Manage Teams during the transition to the new Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business 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
Office 365 Enterprise F1 Office 365 Enterprise E4 (retired) Office 365 Education E3 (retired)
Office 365 Enterprise E5 Office 365 Education E5


Teams is also available for non-profit organizations. Government licensing is not currently supported but is being investigated for future support.

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.

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 Skype for Business and 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.