We have talked about the impact on markets for technologies that support this new era of virtual meetings and working from home. Zoom has obviously never seen so much interest in their products. But they aren’t the only ones. Tech Crunch brought this topic to us in their article, “Microsoft Teams jets to 44M DAUs, announces new features as remote work booms.

Microsoft has announced that its Teams product has reached 44 million daily active users. The new figure represents a huge gain on the number Microsoft shared in November 2019, when the product had 20 million.

Microsoft and Slack have been in competition to build the biggest internal-work chat service since 2016. As the novel coronavirus spreads around the world, many companies are asking their staff to work from home. The boom in working remotely may prove temporary — even if the trend behind it is not — but having more staff operating away from traditional offices is having an impact on the tools that many depend on.

Melody K. Smith

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