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So, in short, I am trying to confirm a very simple question, which neither MS Sales, Support, Google nor my O365 reseller are able to definitively answer.

 

Do guest accounts use a license for Teams, do they have a cost associated with them in any way?

 

Also, what is the maximum amount of guests you can add to a Microsoft Teams environment?

Is there a maximum amount of guests you can add to a Microsoft Teams Team channel?

 

What are the limitations?

Does anyone here know the answers to which I seek? 

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If you're talking about paid Teams, then you have a maximum of 2500 per team. Guests are same limit. well 2499 - 1. Guests don't require license as long as they are not working for your organization basically. You can't invite someone on your tenant as a guest etc.

Here are some differences with guests, but they are limited in things such as not being able to see the company directory etc.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/guest-experience

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No, they dont need a license!
I dont think MS is separating between tenant users and guests regarding the amount you can have in a team!
The limit is 2500 users per team
Also you add guests on a team basis, not a channel! The guests in a team can access all the channels within that Team

Adam

Thanks for the information!

 

So the limit is 2500, currently, Teams is incorporated into our O365 licensing, I don't know whether we have Enterprise licensing, I believe it's business premium. So I will presume that we have a 2500 user limit using the business premium O365 license?

 

 

For Teams is general long as it's a paid sku you get 2500 limit, free is 300. That is 2500 limit per "Team" not for Teams in general. You can exceed that in total.

Just to restate, there is no limit on the number of guests in an Office 365 tenant. The 2,500 is the current limit for total member of any one Team. You can have more than one Team.

 

There are various other limits in Teams, detailed here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/limits-specifications-teams

 

 

Well, I mean there is a limit, that's the Object limit of Active Directory itself :).
I guess there is a limit based on the population as well........

Another thing to think of is if you will use any Azure AD Premium functions in Teams like dynamic group membership (ex. add all users with office Washington in AD) you need a license for that. But since you can't assign those licenses to a guest you can have 5 guest per licensed normal user. So If you have 100 users that will be a member of a dynamic group you will be able to have 500 guests in that group.

 

 

Dynamic groups as Microsoft Teams is coming soon, not here just yet.

So, just to make sure I have understood this correctly...

 

In the worst case scenario that we are using the "Free" version of Microsoft Teams... We would still be able to have up to 300 users (users or guests equating to 300)

 

Guest accounts are not paid for or have a specific license against them, however, if you have 299 normal users in a single Team and want to add 3 additional guest users, then you need to move into the enterprise Teams licensing?

 

 

So I have a Team within MS Teams, that has maybe 20 company users, and then want to add maybe 30 guest users. Later we may add an additional 150 company users, since this will only ever total up to 200 users, that means even if we are on the free version then it will still work without moving to the enterprise version, correct?

 

Yes the free version is 300 maximum users including guests!

Yes, your scenario should work!

 

Also for more information about licensing and guests:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/b2b/licensing-guidance#additional-licensing-...

 

/ Adam

@Linus Cansby 

 

Not quite sure. According to these FAQs the limit of 5 guests per licensed user always applies: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/guest-experience#frequently-asked-questions.

 

 

Indeed, this applies for any user with any office 365 license! 1 licensed users - 5 guests
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