Microsoft Teams launched last November and has picked up momentum since then. Microsoft has shared some numbers behind Office 365's app that prove Microsoft Teams has become a game-changer regarding communication and scheduling in organizations. Head of the Office 365 Client Applications, Kirk Koenigsbauer, says on a blog post that “[Microsoft's] commitment is to empower every organization and every team to achieve more.” The company is clearly moving towards that direction since Microsoft Team launched and has already announced several new features to the app such as private voice calling, and deletion of messages. According to Koenigsbauer, customers seem to be quite happy with Microsoft Teams, such as a process engineer at Hendrick Motorsports who says that they had been able to reduce the number of face-to-face meetings. In addition, Koenigsbauer quotes CEO and co-founder of Interknowlogy, Rodney Guzman, who also praises Microsoft Teams, stating that his company switched from Slack and is operating better since then. Slack and Microsoft Teams have been direct rivals since the latter's launch back in November 2016, and Microsoft is constantly making sure to improve the Office 365 app in order to conquer the chat-based workspaces' field.
Microsoft Teams Gathers Steam Ahead of General Availability
Microsoft has announced that in the last month alone, 30.000 organizations across 145 different markets and 19 languages have actively used the chat-based workspace in Office 365.
Microsoft Teams Usage Statistics
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