Microsoft recently announced at the Microsoft 365 Admin Center that they will introduce a new Teams Pro service plan in mid-March. The company announced that the service plan will add features for webinars and meeting intelligence to Teams. However, the message did not make it clear whether these Teams Pro features will be free or paid supplements.
In a recently updated update sent to the messaging center, the company has now clarified that Teams Pro is an addition to existing service plans, and there will be no additional costs associated with activating the new features and functions (via ZDNet). The new service plan will be enabled for all users by default, and it will be available to organizations with Microsoft 365 and Office 365 education and business subscriptions.
“9. February, we published a motorcycle 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. The service plan will rather be added automatically to Microsoft 365 and Office 365 E5 / E3 / A5 / A3, and Microsoft 365 Business Standard / Business Premium licenses, and will allow users licensed for these SKUs to automatically receive features that roll out to Lag in the near future, ”it says in the message.
In addition, the company noted that Office 365 Admins will be able to turn Teams Pro on or off manually for specific users. For Teams users who have accounts enabled for this Teams Pro service plan, they will be able to use the webinar registration features and more released in future updates.
No action is required on the part of administrators and no further purchase is required for Microsoft 365 and Office 365 E5 / E3 / A5 / A3 and Microsoft 365 Business Standard / Business Premium licensed users to acquire the new Teams features that will be part of Teams Pro service plan, ”the company added.
As a reminder, this is not the first time Microsoft has made new functionality available to specific users in an organization through Teams. The company has already tested this approach with licensed Teams users who want to access the Dataverse application in Teams. It should make it easier for organizations to control access to some new and complicated features in the tenant.
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