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Slack CEO forecasts 50 million active Microsoft Teams users in the next six months and 100 million within the next year

Interesting comments from Stewart Butterfield, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder at Slack on their quarter 3 earnings call: I want to acknowledge the escalation in competitive narratives. Microsoft has announced that there are now 20 million people using Teams, around 10% of their Office365 user base.   When they first announced the shutdown of Skype for Business, we expected...

Understanding Microsoft’s Managed Meeting Rooms Service

Announced at Microsoft Ignite 2019 and currently, in preview, Microsoft is now offering a first-party remote “Managed Meeting Rooms” service, where they will remotely manage your Microsoft Teams Rooms systems. It includes: Access to online portal Customers interact with Microsoft via support tickets that are view-able in the portal Proactive Monitoring – Incident reporting e.g. device issues...

Microsoft Teams now has over 20 million DAU Daily Active Users

Microsoft announced Tuesday that Microsoft Teams has hit 20 million daily active users. Microsoft blog here “In fact, today Teams has more than 20 million daily active users. What’s more, while these users start with simple text-based chat, they quickly move on to richer forms of communication and collaboration. For instance, last month Teams customers participated in more than 27 million voice...

Adding Outlook Email and Calendar App to Microsoft Teams, a proof of concept

DISCLAIMER – This is a community-written Proof of Concept custom App This is not an official Microsoft app. This is a custom app that was written using the power of App Studio within Teams. This app is NOT a supported enterprise-level app. It is ONLY for testing. It just shows you the power behind the platform. ##################### Microsoft Teams is often positioned as the single application...

MUCUGL Wednesday 27th November: Microsoft Teams news from Microsoft Ignite

There was a lot of Microsoft Teams news at Microsoft Ignite. This MUCUGL is a summary of everything you need to know and a chance to ask questions on the specifics. In a rare treat, Adam will be in London in person. Also, Ben Lee and Graham Cropley will be joining us to present and provide their hands-on perspective. After the meeting, we will head to the pub for networking and catch up. As...

5 Biggest Microsoft Teams Takeaways from Microsoft Ignite 2019

Microsoft Ignite 2019 was fantastic as always. I had the great opportunity to speak twice, recorded the UC Today podcast live, did a lot of networking and catching up with friends, and even managed to get some sessions in along the way! After a bit of time to take in a few more sessions and reflect on the content and conversations, here are my 5 big takeaways for Microsoft Teams from Microsoft...

Recordings of Tom Arbuthnot’s Microsoft Teams sessions from Microsoft Ignite 2019

Microsoft Ignite is over, but, good news, all the content is available online! There is amazing content right across the Microsoft Technology stack and even beyond with sessions on community building, inclusivity, personal branding and IT burnout. You can check out all the sessions here You can also download the sessions in bulk with my friend Michel de Rooij’s excellent PowerShell script If you...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 Collaboration news and opinions