Microsoft Teams has emerged as the most trusted and comfortable platform for conducting online classes as well as conducting official meetings. The app provides some great options to ease the process such as chat, assignments, calendar, activity and online video conferencing. The app also allows users to record a meeting. With the pandemic arising in the world, video conferencing became the need of the hour in order to organize work from home scenarios for the employees as well as online classes for the students.
Microsoft Teams has received a great response from the public since the beginning of the pandemic. It has seen a significant hike in the number of users during the previous six months. And, recently the CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, announced that Microsoft Teams has now achieved the benchmark of 115 million Daily Active Users (DAU). It’s around 50 per cent increase in the number of users from the data of 75 million Daily Active Users reported almost six months ago.
However, comparing Microsoft Teams with its competitors such as Google Meet and Zoom is really a tough job. The reason behind this confusion is that unlike Microsoft Teams, both Google Meet and Zoom declare their Daily Active Participants. The Daily Active Participants report also accounts for the users attending more than one meeting on the same platform. This means the same user can be counted twice while declaring Daily Active Participants. The Google Meet, earlier this year, declared that it has a total of 100 million Daily Active Participants while Zoom had announced that it had reached 300 million Daily Active Participants.
Microsoft Teams has been providing steady updates in order to simplify things and bringing improvements to the platform throughout the pandemic. It is preferred for organizing online meetings in profuse organizations and institutions. Seeing the pandemic requirements, Microsoft Teams also brought some new features like “Together Mode” which allows the users to virtually sit next to each other. The same feature of Microsoft Teams was used by the National Basketball Association (NBA) in order to telecast live basketball matches. Microsoft is looking forward to providing more features in the coming days. Hence, enriching the experience of video conferencing with minimal difficulties.