Grace period Microsoft Teams Rooms

June 26, 2023

Important news! Microsoft has decided to introduce a 90-day grace period for the enforcement of the Microsoft Teams Rooms licensing policy. This period will start on July 1, 2023, and end on September 30, 2023. This gives you additional time to prepare for the transition to the new licenses and ensures a smooth migration.

On September 6, 2022, Microsoft introduced the Microsoft Teams Rooms Pro and Basic licenses. As part of this announcement, they also shared important updates regarding the use of M365/O365 user subscription licenses for Teams Rooms deployments.

Starting from July 1, 2023, customers will no longer be able to apply user subscription licenses to sign in to their Microsoft Teams Rooms devices, including Surface Hub and Teams Panels. This change has been communicated through in-product notifications and on the Microsoft Teams Rooms licensing page. Customers will need to purchase and assign a Teams Rooms license to accounts used on Teams Rooms. For Teams Panels, customers need to assign a Teams Shared Device license to accounts when a Teams Panel is deployed in a space where there is no Teams Room or Surface Hub present.

These changes are aimed at providing a better experience and more features for Teams Rooms devices. However, we understand that choosing the right license for your organization can be confusing, and our team is ready to assist you in making the best decision based on your needs.