Changes to Microsoft 365 and Teams licensing in Europe

Microsoft 365 and Office 365 bundles in the EU are changing in response to feedback from the European Commission.

Starting 1st October 2023, Microsoft will introduce a new lineup of commercial Microsoft 365 and Office 365 suites in the EEA and Switzerland that don’t include Teams and a new standalone Teams offering for Enterprise customers.

Existing customers in the EEA and Switzerland who wish to continue using the suites they are already subscribed to may continue to use, renew, and add seats to their current plans as usual.

The new lineup will include the following:

  • Introduce new EEA- and Switzerland-specific suites without Teams, which will be named the same as the full suites plus “EEA (no Teams).”
  • Introduce a new EEA-specific standalone Teams SKU for Enterprise: Microsoft Teams EEA.

Microsoft will continue to offer existing SMB and Frontline suites with Teams (Business Basic/Standard/Premium, Microsoft 365 F1, Microsoft 365 F3, and Office 365 F3) alongside the new versions without Teams.

The sale of net-new subscriptions to all existing Enterprise SKUs with Teams (Office 365 E1/E3/E5 and Microsoft 365 E3/E5) in the EEA and Switzerland will be ceased.

For more information and helpful links, including the full breakdown of SKU and price changes, FAQs, partner guidance, and training videos to help you learn how to talk about this change to your EEA and Swiss customers, view the full Microsoft announcement here.

Contact your intY Account Manager to find out more about these changes. 


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