The coronavirus pandemic is juicing up numbers for distant work and studying. Microsoft’s fiscal Q3 2020 earnings name kicked off with CEO Satya Nadella sharing a slew of massive numbers. The greatest one: Microsoft Teams has handed 75 million each day lively customers. That’s up 70% from 44 million each day lively customers simply six weeks in the past, which was already up 110% 4 months prior. Microsoft attributed the spike partly to COVID-19.

“We saw more than 200 million meeting participants in a single day this month, generating more than 4.1 billion meeting minutes,” Nadella stated on the decision. “Teams now has more than 75 million daily active users, engaging in rich forms of communication and collaboration, and two thirds of them shared, collaborated, or interacted with files on Teams.”

Not nearly video calls

Microsoft is consuming its personal Kool-Aid — this was the primary time the corporate used Teams to host its earnings name. Teams is the corporate’s Office 365 chat-based collaboration software that competes with Slack (12 million DAUs as of October), Facebook’s Workplace (three million paid customers as of October), and Google’s Hangouts Chat (no person quantity shared). Other apps, equivalent to video conferencing instruments, have additionally seen large numbers because of the pandemic. Last week, Zoom handed 300 million contributors and Google Meet handed 100 million contributors. Last month, Microsoft shared that Skype’s each day lively customers had been up 70% to 40 million.

The distinction between apps like Teams and Skype is a crucial distinction that you simply’ll proceed to listen to Microsoft make, particularly because it prepares to launch Teams for customers. “Teams is not just not just about having lots and lots of video meetings,” Nadella stated on the decision. “Teams is about actually getting work done where meetings and video is one part. So that’s, for example, something that utility of it will only increase for our customers as some people come back to work.” Once the pandemic is over, everybody can be watching to see the place utilization numbers for these companies land.

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Nadella additionally added that in healthcare alone, there have been greater than 34 million Teams conferences previously month. More than 183,000 academic establishments now depend on Teams, and 20 organizations with greater than 100,000 workers are additionally now utilizing Teams.

Teams is Microsoft’s fastest-growing enterprise app ever. Microsoft defines DAUs for Teams as “the maximum daily users performing an intentional action in a 24-hour period across the desktop client, mobile client, and web client. Intentional actions include sending or replying to a chat, joining a meeting, or opening a file in Teams. Passive actions like auto boot, minimizing a screen, or closing the app are not included.”

Nadella additionally reported that Microsoft had 258 million month-to-month lively Office 365 enterprise customers previously quarter. That means 29% of Office 365’s month-to-month enterprise customers are actively utilizing Teams each day. Regardless of how Teams for customers fares, there’s nonetheless loads of room for Teams to develop.