Microsoft Teams will begin to adhere to user license assignments the week of January 23, 2017. You can now manage user access to Microsoft Teams ahead of our rollout, by assigning Microsoft Teams user licenses in your organization.
How does this affect me?
As you may already be aware from our message from December, Microsoft Teams access can now be managed via user licenses as well as at the organizational level. We noticed that you may need more time to complete the appropriate licensing assignments in your organization. As a result, we are moving out our licensing adherence to the week of January 23.
Microsoft Teams is available in the following Office O365 commercial suites: Business Essentials, Business Premium, and Enterprise E1, E3, and E5 plans. Microsoft Teams will also be available to existing E4 customers who purchased E4 before its retirement. Microsoft Teams is not available to Education and Government customers at this time.
What do I need to do to prepare for this change?
We encourage you to begin piloting Microsoft Teams in your organization. Please click Additional Information to learn more, including instructions on how to enable and disable user access through Office 365 Admin Center or through PowerShell.