What you need to know
- Microsoft Teams now has over 270 monthly active users.
- Monthly usage of third-party apps within Teams has increased more than ten times over the last two years.
- Over 90% of Fortune 500 companies use Teams Phone.
Microsoft Teams continues to grow in user count, application usage, and in several other areas. This week, Microsoft shared insights about the growth of Teams during a call with investors about FY22 Q2. The communication platform now has more than 270 million monthly active users, up from 250 million in July 2021.
Microsoft Teams saw a rise in the frequency of third-party application usage, which has increased tenfold over the last two years. The number of active Teams Rooms devices more than doubled year-on-year as well.
Over 90% of Fortune 500 companies now use Teams Phone. Microsoft highlights that Bank of Montreal, Chevron, General Motors, LVMH, and NetApp recently started using Teams Phone.
The usage of Teams among frontline workers has also gone up. Microsoft states that Teams usage among frontline workers doubled year-on-year. Walmart, which has more than 2 million frontline workers, chose to use Teams in the reported quarter. Zebra Technologies recently announced a range of devices that have dedicated buttons for Walkie Talkie functionality within Teams.
Microsoft had a successful quarter across the board. The company reported a revenue of $51.7 billion and exceeded expectations in several areas. Microsoft shipped more PCs than expected and saw major growth in its More Personal Computing division. The company also shared that more than 1.4 billion devices now run Windows 11 or Windows 10. Microsoft's gaming revenue also went up 8% year-over-year, while content and services revenue increased 10%.
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