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M365 Changelog: Announcing a new service plan, Teams Pro

Petri Staff

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MC238782 – Updated April 16, 2021: Teams Pro service plan will be renamed to Teams for E3/E5, Teams for A3/A5, and Teams for BS/BP to align with respective Microsoft 365 and Office 365 commercial licenses. This update has been postponed. Microsoft will publish a new Message center post 30 days prior to the roll out of new service plans.

On Feb. 9, Microsoft 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.

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Key points

  • Timing: Microsoft will publish a new Message center post 30 days prior to the roll out of new service plans.
  • Roll-out: tenant level
  • Action: For information only

How this will affect your organization

The new Teams service plan will enable users licensed for the applicable SKUs to receive forthcoming Teams capabilities.

What you need to do to prepare

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No action required. By default, the Teams capabilities included in this service plan will become automatically available to all users with the licenses listed above. As an admin, you can turn it off and turn it on again for specific people.

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