For Microsoft's three-year anniversary of Teams, the company announced a bunch of new features that are coming, such as real-time noise suppression, the ability to raise your hand, and more. But there's another update, which is that Teams now has 44 million daily users, and that 20 customers have over 100,000 users.
That number is up from 32 million, which is what it was just a week ago. The additional 12 million users comes from the COVID-19 outbreak, as the coronavirus has caused a great deal of people to start working from home. And naturally, working from home requires collaboration solutions, like Teams.
What Microsoft didn't say, unsurprisingly, was how many users are actually paying for the service. Teams does have a free tier, and in response to COVID-19, it's unlocked a bunch of premium features to help people out.
44 million with 12 million new users in a week is a giant leap though. Even if most of these new users are just taking advantage of a free offer, Microsoft at least has them using the service, and some are bound to stick with them once this is all over.