Upgrade from Teams free to Teams

Upgrade from Teams free to Teams

What comes with an upgrade?

  • Users upgrade to a fully featured Office 365 subscription, Office 365 Business Premium.

  • The full set of Teams features, including scheduled meetings, calendar, 1 TB of file storage, and advanced administration features.

  • There's no data loss during the upgrade—all your teams, chats, files, and permissions come with you!

  • Get a custom domain free for one year.

    Note: Annual commitment required. Custom domain is $12 per year after the first year. Only new Office 365 for Business subscribers are eligible. Limit one free year and one customer domain per organization. Offer not transferrable. Domains subject to availability and GoDaddy’s terms.

Things to keep in mind before you upgrade

  • Once you upgrade, your organization can't go back to the free version of Teams.

  • When you upgrade, your entire org comes along for the ride! However, this means that all users in your org must be upgraded—we don’t support a mix of paid and free users.

  • During the upgrade, you'll register a domain name for the org. This can either be a custom domain you already own or would like to purchase (such as contoso.com) or a temporary domain provided by Microsoft (such as contoso.onmicrosoft.com).

  • After the upgrade, all sign-in addresses in the org must match the new domain name. You'll need to update any email addresses that don't match the domain name in order for those users to use the full versions of Teams and Office 365.

Upgrade your org

Note: You'll need to upgrade all users within your organization. If there are users you don't want to upgrade, remove them before starting the upgrade.

  1. When you're ready, click here to begin the upgrade process.

  2. Follow the instructions to purchase licenses and claim a domain name for your org.

Finish upgrading your org

After upgrading the org, update each member's credentials to Office 365 credentials so they can use the full version of Teams and all Office 365 services. See For admins upgrading from Teams free to a paid subscription for instructions.

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