Posted by: kurtsh | March 13, 2020

HOWTO: Get temporary/trial licenses for Microsoft Teams Conferencing

imageOrganizations that would like to provide their work-from-home users with the ability to use Teams Conferencing as well can get temporary/trial licenses for 30 days.  If you’re a managed customer that has an account team, those licenses can be extended beyond 30 days.

The way to get Teams Conferencing for work-from-home users is to set up a trial for corporate “Office 365 E5” licenses in your company’s existing tenant. 

  1. Signing up for Office 365 trial licenses is easily done at the URL below:
  2. Once you’ve set up the trial, your account team will be able to extend it past 30-days.

This will enable work-at-home employees to use Teams Conferencing while they are “telecommuting” in addition to the rich collaborative capabilities of Teams.

(Note: Unfortunately, Microsoft employees can’t stand up the trial for you on your behalf.   The trial request has to be done by your work email address and applied by an Office 365 Administrator.)


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