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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 or video meetings and performed over 220 million open, edit, or download actions on files stored in Teams.”

It’s interesting for them to talk about file actions. Microsoft doesn’t give a public definition for how they define “active” but have said previously its more than just signing in.

It’s also interesting to get the 27 million voice and video meetings statistic.

In October Microsoft announced 200 Million Office 365 Monthly Active Users, so we’re still only at 10% of active Office 365 users using Teams daily, plenty of room for growth in that user base.

The 5 attributes of successful teams

In the same blog, Microsoft released a joint research paper with IDEO that identified what it called the 5 attributes of successful teams:

  1. Team purpose—Keeps teams focused, fulfilled, and aligned on achieving their objectives.
  2. Collective identity—Fosters a sense of belonging and helps team members work together as a unit.
  3. Awareness and inclusion—Enables teams to navigate interpersonal dynamics and value everyone’s perspective.
  4. Trust and vulnerability—Encourages interpersonal risk-taking in teams.
  5. Constructive tension—Serves as a generative force for new ideas, driving better outcomes.

More details and the paper are available here

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Tom Arbuthnot

A Microsoft MVP and Microsoft Certified Master, Tom Arbuthnot is Founder and Principal at Empowering.Cloud as well as a Solutions Director at Pure IP.

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