What will happen to my Microsoft Teams account if my Microsoft 365 Business Standard Trial ends and I don't buy a subscription?

Nguyen Nam 0 Reputation points

Hello Experts,

If my Microsoft 365 Business Standard trial expires and I do not purchase a subscription, what will happen to my Microsoft Teams account?

Is it possible for me to downgrade to Microsoft Teams Free after the trial ends?

If I am unable to downgrade my Teams account, would it be possible for me to purchase a new subscription of Microsoft Teams Essentials so I can continue using my account?

Thank you!

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  1. Schneider, Tobias 1,135 Reputation points

    Hello @Nguyen Nam,

    after the first user in an organization signs up for Teams Exploratory, the subscription is activated and available for the next 12 months. After the Teams Exploratory license expires, there is a tolerance period of 30 days during which one should update their subscription accordingly. After another 30 days, the assigned Teams; OneDrive and Sharepoint data will be deleted. The licenses can be assigned and administered via the Microsoft 365 Admin Portal. This requires a user who has the appropriate permissions.

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  2. Abdessalem Amari 10 Reputation points

    When your trial ends, you can't continue using Microsoft 365 for free. You have a few options:

    • Buy Microsoft 365. When your trial expires, it moves into the Expired stage, which gives you another 30 days (for most trials, in most countries and regions) to buy a Microsoft 365 subscription. To learn how to convert your trial into a paid subscription, see Buy a subscription from your free trial.
    • Extend your trial. Need more time to evaluate Microsoft 365? In certain cases, you can extend your trial.
    • Cancel the trial or let it expire. If you decide not to buy Microsoft 365, you can let your trial expire or cancel it. Back up any data that you want to keep. After the 30-day Expired stage ends, your trial account information and data are permanently deleted.
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