At the end of July, the European Commission launched an investigation into Microsoft after Salesforce, the owner of Slack, complained that it may be engaging in anticompetitive practices. Microsoft has included Teams in its latest Microsoft 365 suite, prompting concerns about tying practices. However, Microsoft has now agreed to offer Microsoft 365 without Teams, at a discounted price, and to improve compatibility between Microsoft 365, Office 365, and competitors’ tools.
For organizations currently using Microsoft 365, they have the option to pay 2 euros less per month (per user) to remove Teams. New customers can pay an additional 5 euros per month to add Teams. These changes will only affect organizational customers in Europe and Switzerland, starting from October 1st.