Microsoft Teams is about to become optional for Office users

A video conference screenshot showing the Microsoft Teams avatars, now in public preview.

Following the stink raised by competing collaboration software Slack to the European Union in 2020, Microsoft has agreed to cease mechanically bundling Groups with its workplace software program.

Per the Financial Times (opens in new tab) (paywall), the transfer is an try to flee what can be the corporate’s first antitrust investigation in over a decade.