Microsoft Teams is the company’s replacement for Skype for Business. It provides advanced and feature-rich workspace with integrated video conference functionality. It comes in both free and paid plans. However, due to Coronavirus lockdown, the company is currently offering a free six-month trial of premium plans.
During its earnings call yesterday, Microsoft reported a major new milestone for Microsoft Teams, it now has 75 million daily active users. Just a few weeks ago, Microsoft Teams just had 44 million daily active users, and that figure saw a growth of nearly 70% in the last few weeks.
Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, said that:
We saw more than 200 million meeting participants in a single day this month, generating more than 4.1 billion meeting minutes. Teams now has more than 75 million daily active users, engaging in rich forms of communication and collaboration, and two-thirds of them shared, collaborated, or interacted with files on Teams.
Nadella also provided a new statistic for the use of teams, 200 million meeting participants were seen by Microsoft on a single day this month.
According to Microsoft, Teams saw an increase of 110% regarding the number of daily active users in the last four months. Microsoft’s earnings call for FYQ3 2020 was also the first to be hosted on Microsoft Teams.
In the health sector alone, there were more than 34 million Teams meetings in the past month. More than 180,000 educational institutions all around the world are dependent on MS Teams now, and 20 organizations with more than 100,000 employees are also now using Teams.
It is also important to note that MS has nearly 258 million paid Office 365 Commercial users, so not all of them are yet making use of Microsoft Teams. It would be interesting to see know exactly how many of Teams’ 75 million daily active users are paid users.
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