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COVID-19: Microsoft Teams users rockets to 32 million

Written by James Delahunty @ 19 Mar 2020 12:59

COVID-19: Microsoft Teams users rockets to 32 million Microsoft's Teams service has seen its daily users skyrocket as more employees take their work home.
Teams is a group chat and conference app that is suited to an online work environment. In November, Microsoft revealed that it had 20 million users. Businesses are charged for full-featured access to Teams, but it is also available for free for consumers.

Rival Slack had reached 12 million active users by October. COVID-19 pandemic is sending a lot of workers home and services like Slack and Teams are indispensable tools.

Discord also saw a surge in use over the past month and increased its live streaming limits to address it.

Microsoft also said Teams is helping in the medical field too.

It cited St. Luke's University Health Network in Pennsylvania which will start using Teams for videoconferencing with patients, including those in high-risk groups with regard to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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