Microsoft matches Slack with a free version of its Teams chat app

Microsoft is introducing a free version of Microsoft Teams today, the company’s Slack competitor. Microsoft Teams originally launched back in November 2016 with no free or freemium tiers for businesses to upgrade from. While 200,000 businesses now use Microsoft Teams, a lack of a free version made it difficult for small businesses and freelancers to use Microsoft Teams as it was limited to an Office 365 subscription. That’s all changing today with the launch of a free version of Microsoft Teams, and it’s now even bigger competition to Slack.

The free version of Teams will include support for up to 300 people, with unlimited chat messages and search. Microsoft is including most of the Teams features you’d expect, with some limits to push…

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