As reported by Tech Radar, with this past week came the news that Microsoft Teams now report 250 million active monthly users; after a year that saw many businesses changing the way they worked, whether that be introducing an all-at-home workforce or embracing hybrid working, it’s no wonder that MS Teams continues to grow at such a rate.
Throughout the pandemic, several components of business life which were previously taken for granted suddenly became impossible- face-to-face meetings, travelling between locations, or even being in the office at all. Amid this disruption, MS Teams became an integral part of many workplaces due to the versatility and control it grants, even in times where little else seemed controllable. Microsoft Chairman and CEO Satya Nadella has seen how “people use Teams each day to communicate and collaborate across work, life, and learning”, contributing to the monthly user numbers more than doubling since October 2020, when they were reported at 115 million. This recent period of growth follows a trend for MS Teams, who were at only 32 million users before the start of the pandemic in 2019. These numbers suggest a profound and tangible change in workplace culture, one which has improved communication and collaboration considerably.
One of the central benefits of MS Teams is the ease of use, allowing it to be widely accessible for both customers and employees. Ease of use also means higher productivity, allowing greater emphasis to be placed on truly important matters, instead of time being wasted on frustrating technical troubleshooting. Collaboration is centred by making it simple to reach people, arrange meetings and share information, and precision is brought to the forefront- screen sharing means team members can show exactly what they mean. Nearly 124 organisations now have more than 100,000 users of MS Teams, and nearly 3000 have more than 10,000, proving the success that so many companies are experiencing with their internal communications. This success can be further strengthened with the addition of Microsoft certified products such as Microsoft Teams Rooms, improving efficiency even more by streamlining the entire meeting process. With intelligent and inclusive features, MTR truly broadens the possibilities of what members can achieve within meetings, promoting a collaborative and interactive approach without the friction sometimes associated with online meetings. Complimenting this further is the addition of Jabra headsets, boosting professionalism and allowing greater freedom when on a call.
Overall, it’s clear to see why MS Teams has cemented itself as a crucial part of many businesses’ day-to-day operations. By implementing features that allow smoother communication both internally and with customers, and simplifying the way data is shared, MS Teams offers solutions for every aspect of business. From internal use and team collaboration to customer communication and data sharing, how are you using Microsoft Teams in your business? To view the whole range of MS Teams compliant technology, endorsed by Microsoft, and see how it could enhance the way your business uses MS Teams, download our brochure here.