Microsoft Teams has continued to gain users, passing 115 million daily active users, according to the company’s latest earnings report.
Microsoft Teams has been locked in a battle with Slack over the corporate messaging space. While Slack predates Teams by roughly four years, Teams has quickly risen in popularity, becoming one of Microsoft’s fastest-growing services.
In March, at the start of the pandemic, Microsoft made news when it passed 44 million users. Now its user base has more than doubled, coming in at more than 115 million daily active users.
What’s more, Teams is serving as a way of helping individuals use Microsoft 365 even more.
“As much as Teams has transformed work for our customers, it’s really the tip of the iceberg,” writes Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft 365. “Because as people work all day in Teams, they also get the full breadth and depth of Microsoft 365, the integrated suite of graph-connected productivity apps and experiences behind the familiar tools we all rely on every day to connect, collaborate, and get work done.
“For that reason, daily active usage only tells a portion of the collaboration story; a broader collaboration metric is needed to understand the changing ways in which we work and collaborate. What’s needed now is a metric that demonstrates the breadth of services people use and the new rich and varied ways in which collaboration happens across hybrid work environments. The true measure of collaboration transcends simple videoconferencing or chat-based communications. Our more holistic view takes into account the many ways people and teams engage in the flow of work. In Teams we see meetings, but also small group huddles, chats, calls, document collab, and individual work. And enabling all of it digitally is our vision for collaboration in the new digital age.”
Teams’ meteoric rise is further evidence of the ongoing and permanent digital transformation currently underway.