Microsoft noticed some huge progress in Microsoft Teams originally of the pandemic, and it has stored accelerating over the previous six months. During an earnings name with buyers as we speak, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella reveled Microsoft Teams now has 115 million daily active users. That’s a greater than 50 percent rise from the 75 million that Microsoft reported nearly six months in the past.
It’s troublesome to evaluate Microsoft’s numbers to its rivals, although. Both Zoom and Google report daily active individuals, which implies a single person could possibly be counted a number of instances by way of totally different conferences throughout a day. Google revealed it has 100 million daily active individuals earlier this 12 months, and Zoom mentioned it had 300 million daily active individuals. Slack additionally noticed some progress earlier this 12 months.
Microsoft has been steadily enhancing Teams all through the pandemic. A brand new Together Mode was designed particularly for pandemic-era conferences, permitting individuals to sit nearly subsequent to one another. The NBA used the Teams characteristic for basketball video games over the summer season.
Microsoft has additionally opened Teams’ doorways to third-party apps, made the service obtainable to shoppers, and promised options like breakout rooms by the tip of the 12 months. Nadella additionally revealed as we speak that LinkedIn now has 722 million users. LinkedIn has been step by step rising and including to Microsoft’s revenues because the firm acquired the social community for $26 billion again in 2016.