Microsoft Teams Essentials

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With Teams Essentials, small businesses from restaurants to retailers to professional services can easily meet, collaborate, communicate, and serve customers in new ways. 

The past 20 months have been challenging for all organizations. The world isn’t going back to the “old” way of working, so small businesses need solutions that are designed specifically for their unique needs to thrive in this new normal.

Today we’re excited to introduce Microsoft Teams Essentials. It’s the first standalone offering of Microsoft Teams designed specifically with small businesses in mind. It brings together features small businesses need to serve customers, including unlimited group video calls for up to 30 hours, group chat, file sharing, and calendaring.

Teams Essentials is built for small businesses

The need for affordable communications tools isn’t limited to traditional for-profit small businesses. Nonprofits, religious organizations, schools, and community groups also struggle to connect and collaborate effectively. These organizations and small businesses need to get up and running fast, and Teams Essentials makes it possible with no IT expertise necessary. Teams Essentials enables those with and without a Teams account to participate easily and effectively. While the free version of Microsoft Teams is still available, Teams Essentials offers extended limits like longer meetings and more storage.

With the ability to connect existing tools and store content in one place, it’s easy to stay organized

Teams Essentials simplifies communications for small businesses and community groups with a single solution for chat and meetings—saving time, and most importantly, keeping meetings and conversations in context. It includes tools to work effectively with anyone, including Office web apps, file sharing, group chats, task management, and more.

* Additional cloud storage

Don’t worry about running out of storage or wasting time searching for documents. Easily co-author, view, edit, and store Office 365 files. Teams Essentials offers a total of 10 gigabytes (GB) file storage, which is twice the amount of storage available in the free version of Teams.

Ongoing chat

All conversations in Teams are persistent, helping you to keep the conversation going so you never lose context or continuity. The conversation doesn’t end when the meeting ends.

Small business group chat template 

Quickly start a group project and host meetings with anyone, assign tasks to teammates, and create polls to receive feedback quickly all in one hub, taking productivity to the next level. *Coming soon to desktop and web.

* Chat, meet, and collaborate with anyone 

Whether you are working with someone within or outside your organization, using the Teams app or dialing in, your chat and collaboration experience is kept in one place. There’s no need to jump between app experiences when you’re working on a project with an outside company.

* Mobile chat dashboard 

Just click on dashboard view in any one-on-one or group chat to conveniently access all shared content neatly organized into categories such as locations, photos, files, task lists, upcoming events, weblinks, and more. *Available for customers purchasing directly from Microsoft.

Teams Essentials offers the value and support small businesses need

Costs are top of mind for every business and community. Microsoft Teams Essentials offers the most value at the best price. And with a simplified interface that is easy to learn, it is straightforward and easy for employees to quickly be productive.

* Get the most from your technology tools 

With rich communications features at the lowest cost in the market, at 15 SAR per user per month, Teams Essentials offers outstanding value for small companies and community groups.

* Support from Microsoft 

Teams Essentials is backed by Microsoft and runs in the Azure cloud. This means security, reliability, performance, and support. Microsoft is here to help with the technology you need—within your budget.

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Maximum Number of Users300
Unlimited group meetings for up to 30 hours
Up to 300 participants per meeting
10 GB of cloud storage per user
Anytime phone and web support
Online meetings (calling and video)
Participant capacity300 participants
Screen sharing
Customized backgrounds
Together mode
Scheduled meetings
Noise suppression
View your default Outlook calendar
Join meetings without an account
Unlimited chat messages and search in Teams
File attachments in chat2 GB per user
Real-time collaboration in Office mobile apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Chat between work and personal accounts
Access web versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Personal file storage and sharing with OneDrive10 GB per user
Outlook and Skype contact import
Microsoft Teams data encryption at rest and in transit
Phone and web support around the clock
File storage10 GB

Sure, you can use your existing calendaring tool to stay on top of schedules and manage your meetings.


Simply add them to the Teams meeting invitation using their email address. They will receive a meeting invitation with a link to join. And if they don’t have Teams, the meeting will open directly in their browser. No sign-up, sign-in, or installation required.

All conversations in Teams are persistent, helping you to keep the conversation going so you never lose context or continuity. The conversation doesn’t end when the meeting ends.

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