The Teams Of Microsoft Is Currently Larger Than Slack

Microsoft Teams hits 13 million daily active users, potentially more than Slack

"We are excited to announce that several of our core products are in the process of becoming certified for Microsoft Teams", said Chris Merrick, Director of Global Systems Marketing at Shure. Catching up so quickly in audience size over two years when Slack has been around since August 2013 is a feather in Microsoft's cap and may be a reason why it has opted to wait so long to announce any numbers about Teams.

Microsoft shared on Thursday that Teams is being used by 13 million daily active users (DAU). As The Verge pointed out, Microsoft bundles Teams with Office 365, giving the service a clear advantage with big business.

Next, users can clock in and out using Microsoft Teams.

"Microsoft Teams will create more opportunity than anything we've ever had in this productivity space", Spataro said. Through the scheme, partners paying a low-priced subscription - such as the $475 Microsoft Action Pack - were able to used numerous software licences (five for Office 365, ten for Windows Server 2019 Essentials, and three for Visual Studio Pro, to name but three), and Microsoft was seemingly getting a little disgruntled with the fact that partners were using these licenses to run their businesses.

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After just over two years on the market, workplace chat app Microsoft Teams says it has surpassed main competitor Slack (-0.54%) in regular usage. It has also added WhatsApp-like read receipts. Today, it is rolling out what it's calling "announcements", which allows important news to be highlighted in a channel.

Microsoft has found a way to afford the coveted internal use rights (IUR) offering that lets gold and silver partners use its products to run their businesses, a perk the company last week said it planned to eliminate. There's a sneaky control for managers associated with this feature because they have an "option to geo-fence a location to ensure team members are at the designated worksite when clocking in or out".

These features help Microsoft Teams users communicate across multiple channels and send out information more efficiently.

Microsoft is expected to talk more about this and other announcements at its Inspire partner showcase in Las Vegas next week. Use of Amazon Web Services and Google Docs, both of which Microsoft has competing products for, is also strongly discouraged. Yes, Microsoft would make a few extra bucks each month from the increased invoicing but it would come at the expense of its partner network looking at cost-effective solutions for non-critical parts of their organization. Additional new partner integrations include support for contact centers, compliance recording and cloud solution providers.

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