Microsoft Teams is a hub for teamwork to keep all your team’s chats, meetings, files, and apps together in one place. Instead of meeting in-person, this team communication and file-sharing application is a means for individuals and businesses to facilitate communication regardless of their geographical location. It’s even getting attention more than before the corona virus breakdown.
Microsoft’s executive vice president and president of global sales, marketing and operations Mr. Jean-Philippe Courtois announced six months’ use of Teams for free earlier this month via his Tweet.
Tech giants around the world are announcing free use of such communication applications one after another. Recently, Atlassian let their Jira and bunch of other team management tools free with some limitations to help people communicate to reach others in this global crisis. It’s not the sole purpose as well. As tech enthusiast we can spot some marketing strategy as well. One after another, they’re rolling out their software for general public and small businesses, there’s also an opportunity to such strategic decisions.
After Microsoft announced the Teams for free, it’s usage in China hiked up to result in a server crash recently. Corporate vice president for Microsoft 365 Mr. Jared Spataro recently announced that they’ve seen a 500 percent increase in Teams meetings and conferences there in China since January 31 as well as a 200 percent increase in Teams usage on mobile devices.