Microsoft Teams now available for Office 365 Education users

Hot on the heels of its global launch, Microsoft has started rolling out Microsoft Teams to Office 365 Education users. As Microsoft's attempt to take on Slack in the team collaboration sphere, Teams was already available to Office 365 business users.

Announced on Microsoft's Tech Community site (via ZDNet), Microsoft Teams is available as part of the Office 365 package for Education, Education Plus, Education E5, and Education E3 suites. From Microsoft:

Starting today, administrators can enable Microsoft Teams for their institutions through the Office 365 admin center. Although Teams is off by default, IT admins can easily configure access at the license level for Faculty & Teachers and/or Students.

Alongside its recent launch, Microsoft announced that Teams is now available in 181 markets around the world in a total of 19 languages. Available across Windows, Mac, Android, iOS and on the web, Microsoft's Slack competitor was already in use by 50,000 organizations at launch.

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