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Will Windows 11 significantly increase Microsoft Teams monthly active users?

Microsoft just announced an impressive 250 Million Monthly Active Users. What is interesting is that number is not just Office 365 users, which would include Office 365 business, education and government users or what Microsoft would call “commercial”, it also includes Home or consumer users using Teams. The numbers also include any users currently in a trial, which is an option in Office 365...

MS-720 Microsoft Teams Voice Engineer Exam Coming Soon

We recently saw the MS-740: Troubleshooting Microsoft Teams being released and the recent Microsoft Inspire partner conference gave us confirmation of another coming Teams exam, the MS-740 Teams Voice Engineer exam. From the Ignite session Microsoft Teams, Grow your Business with the Hybrid workplace at 27:08 We can now see the complete lineup of Microsoft Teams exams. They also noted that the MS...

Shure IntelliMix software DSP now certified on Crestron Microsoft Teams Room

An interesting development in Microsoft Teams Rooms. For some time, we have had certified solutions to add external physical “Audio Conferencing Processors” or DSPs which both process and enhance audio (for example automatic mic mixing, reducing echo, noise, or distortion), and these have relied on a USB connection to the Teams meeting room PC appliance Most of these systems connect devices based...

Microsoft Teams hits 250 million monthly active users, 80 million monthly active Teams Phone users

Update 2nd August 2021: Added Microsoft definition of each of the usage statistics Microsoft Teams news from Microsoft’s Q4 FY21 earnings announcement on 27th July. 250 million monthly active Teams Users Previously Microsoft reported *daily* active users, with the last report being 145 million Daily Active Users (DAU) in April 2021, in this earnings call Microsoft switched to Monthly Active...

Stream RTMP and SRT in and out of Teams Meetings with the Teams Broadcast Development Kit

I reported a few weeks ago that RTMP streaming was coming for Microsoft Teams, and now we have it in the form of an open-source Teams Broadcast Development Kit (BDK) that runs on an Azure VM. The Teams Broadcast Development Kit allows Audio/video in and out via SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) Audio/video in and out via RTMP (Real-Time Messaging Protocol) Sample web portal to manage the feeds...

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