KEY POINTS
  • Starting Oct. 1 this year, Microsoft will sell these packages without Teams at a discounted price totaling a 24 euro ($26) per year reduction in the EEA (European Economic Area) and Swiss regions.
  • European Union regulators had in July opened an antitrust investigation into Microsoft's bundling of Teams with other Office products, citing anti-competitive concerns.
The Microsoft Teams displayed on a smartphone.

U.S. tech giant Microsoft on Thursday said it will unbundle its chat and videoconference service Teams from its Microsoft 365 productivity suite, in a bid to allay European Union antitrust concerns.

Starting Oct. 1 this year, Microsoft will sell the packages without Teams at a discounted price totaling a 24 euro ($26) per year reduction in the EEA (European Economic Area) and Swiss regions. Existing customers who already own a suite with Teams can choose to stay with their current package or migrate to a product without the videoconferencing app.