The SKU is capped at a maximum seat number of 300 seats.
Microsoft Teams EssentialsHelps Teams Accomplish Together
Microsoft Teams Essentials
People thrive when they can connect, share ideas, and achieve goals in a common space. Teams Essentials helps you create a place for connection and collaboration where more voices are heard and resources are accessible anytime.
Benefits of Microsoft Teams Essentials
Teams Essentials gives you the power of Microsoft Teams at an affordable price, with access to mobile and web versions of Office apps and the flexibility to use your existing email and calendar services.
- A place for connection and collaboration
- Access resources at any time, anywhere
- Access office apps, email & calendar
- Affordable price plan
COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNICATIONS & COLLABORATIONHold Powerful, Instant Meetings
TRANSFORMS THE WAY YOUR PEOPLE COMMUNICATEConnect Your Team
HELPS TEAMS ACCOMPLISH MORE TOGETHERFocus On What Matters
VALUE & SUPPORT For SMALL BUSINESSES NEEDPoints Of Interest
Teams Essentials is available to and customer with 1-300 employees. We believe it is an exceptionally good fit for smaller businesses with <25 users. Some examples of potential customers include:
• Small businesses (<25 employees) using on-prem Office and/or Exchange
• Small businesses (<25 employees) looking to deploy Teams Phone Systems or Calling
• Small and medium businesses of all sizes for Frontline workers
Yes, Teams Essentials is the full-featured Teams. Standard 1st partner and 3rd partner integrations are possible, including Business Voice.
Partners can engage with customers who have Exchange on premise or other products to help them to experience the full value of Microsoft Teams. Upon successful introduction to Teams Essentials, partners can engage with customers to explore business cases that drive customers to buy premium SKU’s or attach services.
Microsoft Teams Essentials will be available thru web-direct and partners. They will use different identities; MSA is used in web-direct and AAD is used in a partner. Providing Teams Essentials with AAD identity enables partners with the same experience they have with Microsoft 365 subscriptions including administration, upsell, etc.
The offer that partners can sell will be called Microsoft Teams Essentials (AAD Identity). The one in web-direct will be called Microsoft Teams Essentials.
No. The MSA version will only be available in web-direct. The AAD version will only be available for partners to transact.
Yes, the users can keep their existing email system and leverage rich Teams Essentials clients to join meetings, chat, and collaborate.
Yes, the users can have a single calendar view. They should be able to join Teams meetings from either the 3rd party calendar or Teams calendar.
Yes, the users can view and access meetings even if the mailboxes are hosted in exchange on-premises.
There are three different use cases to connect Teams Essentials with your current mail account to enable Calendar function and email meeting invites. These are as follows:
• 3rd party email using vanity domain
• 3rd party email not using vanity domain
• Exchange on-premises
Yes, it is possible to migrate existing file server to Teams Essentials.
No, in order to switch an ADD environment is needed. Therefore, the customer would need to set up the new environment and migrate their files. The team’s Channels and old Chat conversations will be lost.
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