Microsoft Teams Pro features won't cost extra for supported licenses

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft recently sent out a message about Teams Pro, which will add webinar and "meeting intelligence" capabilities to Teams.
  • An updated message from Microsoft clarifies that these features will not cost extra for supported licenses.
  • Teams Pro will be available to organizations with Microsoft 365, Office 365, and Microsoft 365 E5, E3, A5, A3, Business Standard, and Business Premium licenses.

Microsoft recently sent out a message about Teams Pro, a new service plan that will add webinar and "meeting intelligence" capabilities to Microsoft Teams. The initial message sent out to admins did not specify if Teams Pro would cost extra for organizations. Now, a newly updated message from Microsoft explains that the Teams Pro service plan will not have an additional charge. It will be added automatically to supported licenses.

ZDNet shares the updated message, which states:

On Feb. 9, we published an MC post regarding a new Teams Pro service plan. To clarify, there is no change to existing product licenses with the addition of this new service plan. Rather, the service plan will be added automatically to Microsoft 365 and Office 365 E5/E3/A5/A3, and Microsoft 365 Business Standard/Business Premium licenses, and will enable users who are licensed for these SKUs to automatically receive capabilities rolling out to Teams in the near future. There is no action required by admins, and no additional purchase is necessary for Microsoft 365 and Office 365 E5/E3/A5/A3 and Microsoft 365 Business Standard/Business Premium licensed users to acquire the new Teams capabilities that will be part of the Teams Pro service plan.

This is good news for any organization that already has a supported license. They'll receive more features without having to pay more money.

Webinar capabilities could be quite useful for Microsoft Teams. Millions of people work and study from home right now, so more robust webinar capabilities could get people to use the platform more.

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