EU antitrust charges against Microsoft persist despite Teams being separated from Office

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The European Commission is believed to be moving forward with antitrust charges against Microsoft, despite the unbundling of Teams from Office. Rivals like Slack have expressed concerns about what they see as anticompetitive behavior from Microsoft. They argue that Teams still receives preferential treatment and that pricing strategies and data portability issues make it difficult for users to opt for other videoconferencing options.

The European Commission appears unsatisfied with Microsoft’s efforts to level the playing field and is considering bringing charges against the company in the coming weeks. Microsoft could face potential fines of up to 10 percent of its global turnover. This situation presents a strong incentive for Microsoft to address the concerns of rivals and regulators by offering further concessions.

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