Microsoft Eyes Zoom with Teams Essentials
December 2, 2021
New Teams offering designed for small businesses delivers meetings, chat and collaboration for the lowest price in the market today
Microsoft released Teams Essentials, the first-ever standalone Microsoft Teams
offering, designed specifically for small businesses. Teams Essentials gives
small businesses a professional and affordable meetings solution to support
collaboration, connection and productivity in a hybrid work environment. At $4
USD per person, per month, Teams Essentials is the most competitively priced
online meetings and collaboration solution in the market.
Teams Essentials provides expansive limits and features for hosting
professional meetings and collaborating in one place:
Meetings with up to 300 people
10 GB of cloud storage per user
Teams Essentials also includes existing and new capabilities available in the
free version of Teams to meet the needs of small businesses:
In addition to Outlook Calendar integration, new Google Calendar integration makes it easy to schedule meetings in Microsoft Teams. *Coming soon
Professional meeting tools and capabilities like meeting lobby, virtual backgrounds, Together mode, live closed captions and live reactions.
Never lose context or continuity with always-available chats in Microsoft Teams.
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 with the new small-business group chat template. *Coming soon to desktop and web
According to LinkedIn data, SMB open job postings are up 81.9% year over year compared to Nov. 1, 2020. More than ever, small businesses need the flexibility to hire from anywhere and technology that opens the door to new employee workstyles, such as synchronous and asynchronous collaboration. Teams Essentials offers small businesses an affordable way to work, collaborate and grow.