Microsoft’s unified communications platform for workplace called, Microsoft Teams has hit a remarkable milestone reaching 44 million daily active users, which is a 40 percent jump from 20 million users in November 2019.
The biggest competitor of Teams has been Slack, which had 12 million daily active users last year in October and is considered as one of the best communications platforms for workplaces across the globe with its unique features.
However, with the recent entry of Microsoft Teams, things have taken a drastic turn, with more organisations and users jumping to the new application most especially during this the time of coronavirus pandemic.
According to Jared Spatato, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft 365, with the recent closure of schools, businesses and offices, the company is discovering what it means to be home with families at all times, while also trying to stay productive and connected to work teams.
“ We are encouraging employees to schedule meetings to conclude five minutes before the end of the hour or half an hour. This shortens your time together slightly but goes a long towards avoiding potential burnout from uninterrupted back-to-backs.’’ Spatato said in a statement on Thursday.
Microsoft Teams reaches 44 million daily active users
Companies and businesses are taking creative measures to combat the COVID-19 virus outbreak with remote work and other forms of tactics.
“As managers, it’s so important to try and understand and react o their individual needs as much as possible,” he added.
Microsoft has also started offering virtual meditation sessions to employees so that they can join when they need a moment to unwind from work.
Microsoft is planning on introducing a real-time noise suppression feature for Teams meetings this year, which would be ideal for people from home.
“Find a quiet space where you won’t be interrupted. Next, set your microphone to mute so others can enjoy the silence. And finally, use your camera to watch the session leader for guidance on breathing techniques. Once you feel like you’ve got those down, you can switch off your camera to fully focus on calming your mind,” said the company.
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