At Build 2021 we announced the ability for Teams users to purchase third-party app subscriptions directly from the Teams app store. From within the store, users can view subscription plans offered and go through the checkout process to pay with a credit card. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83502.
Microsoft Teams users have now the ability to purchase third-party Teams app subscriptions from the Teams store.
- Microsoft Teams
Note: if a tenant admin has disabled their users ability to discover and install third-party applications (all or partial) then those same limitations apply to their users ability to discover and buy the third-party subscriptions.
- Timing: We expect this feature to begin rolling out in early October and for rollout to be complete by late October.
- Roll-out: tenant level
- Action: review and assess
How this will affect your organization
Users today who can find and install third-party apps from the Teams app store will be able to purchase subscriptions when this feature is released for applications that offer subscription plans. For those ISVs with whom you may have negotiated a discounted rate, private plans will be offered during the purchase flow for your users.
What you need to do to prepare
Consider updating your end-user documentation and alert your help desk of this upcoming feature.
Message ID: MC282989
Published: 03 September 2021
Updated: 07 September 2021
Effective: October 4, 2021