free Teams with Office 365?

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We have a client who has Office 365 Exchange Online Plan 1. I also understand that Teams is now free. Can this client get MS Teams within their Office 365 environment? Or how does Teams work in relation to Office 365?

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Hi Patrick,

users who already have O365 can claim a 1-year trial of Teams:


This is is a trial of the full version of Teams, which is different from the Teams (free) offer, which is a limited version for users who don't yet have O365.




Ah, so the free Teams is only available for customers who do not already have Office 365?

Yes, to sign-up for Teams (free), you have to have a consumer style email (like or a business email (like that is not currently an O365 account.

Would also possibly recommend moving up to Business Essentials Plan 1 which only costs a little more than Exchange Online Plan 1 but also contains Teams, SharePoint, 1Tb of OneDrive Space and Online Versions of the Office Apps. Hope that helps Best, Chris