In a July 12 announcement, Microsoft says that they will restrict the use of Exchange Web Services to access Teams message data from September 30. Microsoft wants customers to use the Teams Export API instead. All that’s fine, but it means that customers have to change their Teams backup product to one that uses the new API – and they’ll be charged for the privilege of using the Export API.
Great article Tony, it'll be interesting to see if Microsoft long term reverses the decision to charge on the API and whether a situation will develop like when the call recording API's were put in the construct of the advanced communication license. Like you say the third parties shouldn't be penalized for that