Microsoft Teams Exceeds 75 million Daily Active Users

Microsoft is reporting another major leap in the use of its team collaboration and communication platform, reporting that it has exceeded 75 million daily active users. This represents an increase of more than 70% over the 44 million daily active users reported by Microsoft on March 19.

The new number was announced by Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO, during the company’s conference call on Thursday afternoon. The growth illustrates how remote work is changing the way people use technology and also explains one of the reasons why Microsoft‘s revenue and profits soared in the March quarter. The company’s productivity and business processes division, which includes teams, grew 15% to $ 11.7 billion in revenue.

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“Some habits of the COVID-19 era will be temporal – I know many parents who cannot wait for the return of play dates, for example. But we believe that the habits we see in teams are more durable and will persist well beyond the current crisis, ”writes Jared Spataro, corporate vice president for Microsoft 365, in a blog post detailing the latest Microsoft Teams user numbers .

Teams is included with Microsoft 365 subscriptions for companies, and companies need to upgrade to higher versions of these plans to unlock more advanced features of the program, such as video calls. Microsoft is also launching versions of Teams for personal and family use.

Meanwhile, this week’s Zoom corrected a number of users it had launched, saying it has 300 million daily attendees of the Zoom meeting, not 300 million daily active users. The Verge, who saw the change, explains that a single user can count as a meeting participant multiple times, once for each meeting.

Zoom is still ahead of Microsoft by that metric. The Redmond company says it registered 200 million meeting attendees one day this month.

Oracle this week announced that Zoom chose its cloud infrastructure to help support an increase in usage. Responding to a question from GeekWire, a spokesman for Zoom said the company continues to use Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform and Amazon Web Services as well.

Microsoft teams also compete with Slack, Cisco and Google Meet, which have seen their own increases in usage due to remote work.

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Microsoft is reporting another major leap in the use of its team collaboration and communication platform, reporting that it has exceeded 75 million daily active users. This represents an increase of more than 70% over the 44 million daily active users reported by Microsoft on March 19.

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