Microsoft Adds New Free Features for Teams as It Battles Zoom

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Microsoft (MSFT) – Get Report continues adding new features to its Teams collaboration platform at a breakneck pace, as it tries to gain more ground against the likes of Zoom (ZM) – Get Report and Slack (WORK) – Get Report.

On Friday, the software giant expanded support for personal (non-business) Teams accounts to its PC and web browser apps. And notably — with the holiday season on the way — Microsoft will now let personal account users host up to 24-hour video calls featuring up to 300 people.

CEO Satya Nadella disclosed on Microsoft’s Oct. 27 earnings call that Teams’ daily active user (DAU) count has risen above 115 million. That’s up from 75 million as of late April and just 20 million as of Oct. 2019.


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