M365 Changelog: Direct app purchases and invoice billing support in Teams Admin Center

MC283612 – Teams Admins will soon be able to purchase third-party app subscriptions worldwide directly in Teams Admin Center through the “Plans and pricing” feature. Payment methods include invoice billing and credit card purchases. Private plans will be available for purchase with privately-negotiated rates between ISVs and your organization.

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When this will happen:

Microsoft expects these new features to begin rolling out in early October and for rollout to be completed by late October.

How this will affect your organization

Admins will soon be able to conveniently purchase third party apps directly in Teams Admin Center worldwide. A new payment method of invoice billing will also be enabled. Finally, for those ISVs with whom your organization may have negotiated a discounted rate, private plans will be offered during the purchase flow of those apps.

Previously, Plans and pricing could only be viewed in the United States. Teams admins were redirected to AppSource to purchase apps for their organization, where only credit card purchases were supported.

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What you need to do to prepare

You might want to notify your admins about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.