The last year has seen a major shift to working remotely, pushing many companies to integrate new technology into the way that they communicate and collaborate with coworkers while also adjusting their approach to providing products and services for their clients. During Microsoft's FY21 Q3 earnings call, Microsoft provided insight into just how fast its user base continues to expand.
Microsoft Teams Now Has 145M Daily Users
One of the world's leading communication and collaboration platforms continues to grow. After starting last year at 75M daily active users (DAUs), Teams quickly grew to 115M by October 2020. Microsoft now boasts a healthy 145M DAUs - an impressive 193% year-over-year growth for their software.
As companies begin to return to the office, platform holders like Zoom and Microsoft aren't concerned about falling usage. Even for companies that fully return to the office, other companies and customers that they do business with will likely still remain fully- or partially-remote, keeping that need to virtually connect intact for the foreseeable future. Welcome to the future of the hybrid workplace.
1.3B Devices Now Run on Windows 10
Microsoft's flagship operating system, Windows 10, continues to expand around the world. The company announced that its total install base now sits at 1.3B around the world, penetrating deeper into the market and continuing to expand Microsoft's reach.
The tech giant reportedly plans to bring a major redesign for Windows 10 later in the year, going so far as to pack hidden settings into the latest OS build distributed to Windows Insiders. This redesign modernizes an aging UI, rounding edges and introducing plenty of quality of life improvements that should bring a new touch of luxury to the experience users have with Microsoft's operating system.
With a powerful 76.56 percent market share in the desktop OS market, according to Statista, 1.3B devices with an updated user experience will bring even more eyes towards Microsoft's OS and provide even more incentives for those that may be toying with the idea of migrating to an Apple machine for the clean and modern macOS experience.
Azure and Dynamics Continue to Boom
Cloud technology is here to stay, and the stats are there to prove it. In FY21 Q2, Azure revenue grew at 50% - and hasn't stopped since. Azure has continued to grow at a rate of 50% for Q3, providing resources for developers around the world that are leveraging the full power of Microsoft's technology stack to support their programs and processing needs. Alongside Azure, Microsoft's business management platform has also seen a boom. Revenue for Dynamics 365 - a next-gen customer relationship manager that helps each client reach their full potential - has grown 45% as businesses search for new ways to evolve their processes, organize their data, and find new ways to better connect with customers.
Going into FY21 Q4, Microsoft has never been stronger. Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, and more continue to provide a business platform that drives productivity to new heights - no matter where your team may be. SeedSpark is a seasoned Microsoft integrator, working with businesses to find solutions that are designed around the way that they work and that help leverage the power of technology that they already have at their disposal.