Microsoft's two-year-old Slack competitor is the fastest-growing team in its history. It's something that Microsoft said in the past, but for the first time, Microsoft also today announced the number of service users before the Inspire partners conference next week. The teams now have 13 million daily active users, according to Microsoft, and 19 million weekly active users. Microsoft also announced today that 91 Fortune 100 companies are now using Teams.
The company is not afraid to put these figures in place against Slack, which was floated only a few weeks ago. Jared Spataro, Microsoft's Corporate Vice President for Microsoft 365, does not mention Slack by name in his blog post, but the company has put together a small chart that clearly shows why she is now willing to share those numbers.
The last official issue of Slack indicates that it had 10 million daily active users in January. Without Slack updates, it's hard to say if teams have more users now, but unless Slack's growth accelerates in recent months, that's probably the case.
<img class = "breakout aligncenter size-full wp-image-1854575" title = "2019-07-11_1047" src = "https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07- 11_1047.png "alt =" 2019 07 11 1047″ width=”785″ height=”597″ srcset=”https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-11_1047.png 785w, https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-11_1047.png?resize=150,114 150w, https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-11_1047.png?resize=300,228 300w, https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-11_1047.png?resize=768,584 768w, https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-11_1047.png?resize=680,517 680w, https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-11_1047.png?resize=50,38 50w” sizes=”(max-width: 785px) 100vw, 785px”/>In addition to disclosing these numbers, Microsoft also announced a number of updates for teams, ranging from features such as priority notifications to a new level by annoying discussion notifications by pinging every two minutes Moderation and cross-publishing options for Teams channels as well as a clock function allowing employees to work in free time or off-the-job mode are directly accessible from Teams mobile applications.
As Inspire is an event for Microsoft partners, it is not surprising that Microsoft is also launching some new Teams features involving its resellers and other partners. These include the ability to integrate teams with compliance registration partners such as ASC, NICE and Verint Verba, as well as a contact center solution in partnership with Five9, Nice InContact and others. . The most important of these announcements, however, is certainly the fact that Microsoft is launching a new test (PDF) Teams led by a partner that will allow Microsoft 365 partners to offer customers a free six-month trial of their teams on the Exchange only market or Office 365 business plan. This will certainly strengthen the number of Microsoft users for the teams in the coming months as well.