Microsoft has launched a new feature for its Teams video conferencing service that allows users to integrate common business services applications, such as: (Asana).
The (Teams) service was previously limited to chatting and communicating via channels, but now users can integrate 20 new applications into their meetings. For example, users can discuss and edit a project built using the Asana service with others in meetings that take place via the TIMES service.
The US software giant Microsoft said: The new meeting applications come to join more than 700 applications already available in the Teams App Store.
Microsoft has made its Power Platform – which provides developers with tools to build and deploy applications, chatbots, and workflows – available as part of the TIMES service. With Power Apps, users can manage application data, communications, and build and modify application interfaces.
In addition, Microsoft has made its Dataverse for Teams data management platform available for use in Teams to help administrators control the data used in building applications and other operations in Teams.
Microsoft revealed in late October the explosive growth in the number of users of its video conferencing service (TEAMS) during the emerging coronavirus (Covid-19) COVID-19 pandemic, which forced people to work and study from home.
During the earnings call for the first quarter of 2021, the CEO of the US software giant, Satya Nadella, said that Microsoft Teams exceeded 115 million daily active users. That’s a 53 percent increase from the 75 million active daily users in April. About 15 months ago, the app had only 13 million daily active users.
“(Thames) now has more than 115 million daily active users,” said Nadella. “We are seeing an increase in usage and density, as people connect, collaborate and engage in content creation through work, life and learning,” he added. Microsoft 365 users generated more than 30 billion minutes of collaboration simultaneously during the current quarter. ”
In fact, Microsoft is fighting a virtual meeting war with Google and Zoom. The “Google Dead” application saw about 100 million participants in the meetings in one day. Microsoft Teams saw more than 200 million attendees in meetings, while Zoom saw more than 300 million attendees in meetings in a single day. Note that unlike the number of daily active users, the number of meeting participants counts the same user more than once.