MC238782 – Updated February 22, 2021: Based on early feedback we have updated this post to provide additional clarity. Thank you for your feedback.
On Feb. 9, we 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.
- Timing: mid-March 2021 New Teams service plan to be added to select M365 and O365 SKUs
- 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
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.