Microsoft Decouples Teams from Office Worldwide

Microsoft on April 1, 2024, announced to sell its chat and video app Teams separately from its Office product globally, following a similar move made six months earlier in Europe. This decision comes after an investigation by the European Commission into Microsoft’s bundling of Office and Teams, prompted by a complaint from competitor Slack in 2020. Despite Teams’ popularity, particularly during the pandemic, rivals have argued that packaging the products together gives Microsoft an unfair advantage, leading the company to unbundle the two products in Europe in October 2023.
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