Plan type needed for Teams

Copper Contributor

We are currently investigating Microsoft Teams as a product to use with external partner company that we work with


They require us to use External Access to federate.


We currently do not use any Microsoft Office 365 products and very little in way of Microsoft Products. We do have Active directory but no Exchange, Sharepoint, etc


What is the most cost effective way to do this? Can it work just with Teams Essentials? Do you get access to the admin center when purchasing only essentials? I've tried to review various setup guides and edition comparisons and it isn't clear at this point.


We only require chat and shared meetings at this point



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best response confirmed by janinec410 (Copper Contributor)
Esstentials will be enough for the moment but if you need to invite guests, the essential license does provide this feature . check the below link that give your a comparison between different plans

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thanks for your response. It's good to know that Essentials is enough without having the extra services like Sharepoint or Exchange