Covid19: Microsoft Teams Free & Teams for Home

Microsoft is one of the top IT giants which has been very helpful for the community.

We are under the Covid19 Epidemic and we all are working from home except emergency workers like hospital staff, police, fire department.

Considering the situation every product manufacturer is offering one or the other offer to help all of us.

Microsoft announced Microsoft Teams free edition so that remote workers from the small business can use Microsoft Teams are run their businesses.


If you are a small business and can’t afford Microsoft Office 365 or you are already using gmail and quickly start using Microsoft Teams to collaborate and run your business then you can use “Microsoft Teams for your organization” Which is available at the bottom of the following link.

Here click on “Sign up for free”

Now it will ask your email address which can be your gmail, yahoo, outlook, Hotmail email id. Yes, you don’t need id and it is not full office 365 suite. It is only Microsoft Teams. Click next after providing your email address.

Now you will see the following screen. Select “For Work” here and then click next.

Click create on the next screen and provide a password.

Then provide the email validation code which is send to your email.

Click submit and it will create Microsoft Teams free edition for you. Which will look like below. Watch out admin is

Here is Microsoft Mechanics video:


  • The free version includes the following for up to 300 people.
  • Unlimited chat messages and search.
  • Built-in audio and video calling for individuals, groups, and full team meetups.
  • 10 GB of team file storage plus additional 2 GB per person for personal storage.
  • Integrated, real-time content creation with Office Online apps, including built-in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.
  • Unlimited app integrations with 140+ business apps to choose from—including Adobe, Evernote, and Trello.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with anyone inside or outside your organization, backed by Microsoft’s secure, global infrastructure.

Free version of Microsoft Teams Eligibility:
Any person with any corporate or consumer email address can sign up for Teams today. People who don’t already have a paid Office 365 commercial subscription will have access to the free version of Teams. If an existing Office 365 commercial customer tried to sign up for free, they will be routed into a managed experience for their existing tenant. Existing customers who don’t have a Teams license as part of their Office 365 or Microsoft plan will soon be eligible for a 1 year free trial.

What’s Next
Microsoft has also launched the program for home users which is under development but you can request to be informed.

Go to the below link.

Click on Sign up

Now the below page will open the below page, fill the details and click submit and Microsoft will inform you which Teams for home is ready.

If you are on Teams for home page then you can go down can click on “Sign up for free” under Use Teams at work.

This will redirect to the page.

This is the same page we have mentioned on top.

After this follow this blog from top. Enjoy Microsoft Teams!!!

Best Regards,
Prabhat Nigam
CEO | LAEXUG Foundation || CTO | Golden Five Consulting

CTO @ Golden Five | CEO at LAExUG Foundation

Prabhat is 3 times Microsoft MVP Award winner. He is MBA in Information Technology and he is working as a CTO at Golden Five Consulting which is a Microsoft Gold Partner, MSP, T1CSP, and Education partner. He helps in designing, implementing, managing and supporting solutions for private messaging cloud, mergers, a collaboration between different messaging software and other migration & deployment projects for the following technologies Office 365, Azure, AWS, Exchange, SQL, ADFS, MFA, FIM, MIM and Directory services. He has worked for all big IT giants either as an employee or contractor where he has led the Global teams. He has started his career as Technical Consultant in Exchange 5.5 with Microsoft PSS and his exchange love never stopped & continued with 2000/2003/2007/2010/2013/2016/2019/O365. At one point in time, he was the only person to support EDS customers when Microsoft had closed all the supports for 5.5 and now for all old legacy Exchange versions.
He used to blog at, manages multiple LinkedIn and Facebook Groups. He also Owns MSExchnageGuru YouTube channel where he uploads all his records technical sessions. Don’t forget to check his PowerShell scripts which are making admins life easier. Prabhat can be reached at

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