As coronavirus continues to affect everyone and countries all across the world, Microsoft has announced that it will avail its hub for teamwork in Office 365, Microsoft Teams, for free to the public to aid remote working.
Microsoft said their main concern as a company is the safety and wellbeing of their workers while they back customers to deal with business impact during these challenging times.
In a recent statement announcing the important service, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft 365, Jared Spataro, had this to say, “At Microsoft, our top concern is the wellbeing of our employees and supporting our customers in dealing with business impact during these challenging times. By making Teams available to as many people as possible, we hope that we can support public health and safety by making remote work even easier.”
“Microsoft Teams is a part of Office 365. If your organization is licensed for Office 365, you already have it. If you are not licensed for Teams, you will be logged into the product and automatically receive a free license of Teams that is valid through January 2021. This includes video meetings for up to 250 participants and Live Events for up to 10,000, recording and screen sharing, along with chat and collaboration.”