Satya Nadella reveals that Microsoft Teams has 115 million daily active users as the company's revenue jumps by 12% in Q1

Satya Nadella reveals that Microsoft Teams has 115 million daily active users as the company's revenue jumps by 12% in Q1
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Microsoft Teams platform has reached 115 million daily active users and the company is seeing increased usage intensity as people communicate, collaborate and co-author contents across work, life, and learning, CEO Satya Nadella has said.

According to him, Microsoft 365 users generated more than 30 billion collaboration minutes in a single day this quarter.

"The key to productivity is to move beyond transactional meetings and stay in the flow of work and maintain business process context. That's where Microsoft 365 and Teams stand out," Nadella said during the company's fiscal Q1 earnings call on Tuesday.

Riding once again on its growing Cloud business in the pandemic times, Microsoft also generated $37.2 billion in revenue (up 12 per cent as compared to same period last year) and $13.9 billion in net income (that increased 30 per cent) in Q1.

Stocks went up on Tuesday as the revenue in Intelligent Cloud reached $13 billion and increased 20 per cent. Azure Cloud business was up 48 per cent.The revenue in Productivity and Business Processes was $12.3 billion and increased 11 per cent, Microsoft said in a statement.


"The next decade of economic performance for every business will be defined by the speed of their digital transformation," said CEO Nadella.

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In education, nearly 270,000 institutions are using Teams to power remote learning and improve learning outcomes.

The video collaboration platform has added over 100 new capabilities in the last six months, including breakout rooms, meeting recaps, shift scheduling, and large scale digital events up to 20,000 participants, to help people transcend both time and distance.

"We are adding reimagined workspaces in Teams for every collaborator, remote, in-person, or on the go, and we're accelerating our innovation for both first-line and knowledge workers," Nadella stressed.

New insights in Teams provide personalised recommended actions, making it easier for employees to create healthy work habits and for leaders to build high-performing teams.

"New virtual commute gives structure to the remote workday with scheduled cognitive breathers. And, Together Mode is helping employees at companies like Office Depot reduce video fatigue," the Microsoft CEO informed.

He said that Windows 10 monthly active devices are up double digits year-over-year, across commercial, consumer and education.

"We will have the largest lineup of Surface and OEM devices ever this holiday season to support every person and work style," Nadella added.

Cloud continues to grow
"We are innovating across our full modern tech stack to help our customers in every industry improve time to value, increase agility, and reduce costs," he added.

The Microsoft Office Commercial products and cloud services revenue increased 9 per cent, driven by Office 365 Commercial revenue growth of 21 per cent.

The Office Consumer products and cloud services revenue increased 13 per cent and Microsoft 365 Consumer subscribers increased to 45.3 million.

"Demand for our cloud offerings drove a strong start to the fiscal year with our commercial cloud revenue generating $15.2 billion, up 31 per cent year over year," said CFO Amy Hood.

"We continue to invest against the significant opportunity ahead of us to drive long-term growth."

While LinkedIn revenue increased 16 per cent, Microsoft Dynamics products and cloud services revenue increased 19 per cent.

The revenue in the ‘More Personal Computing' segment was $11.8 billion and increased 6 per cent.

"Xbox content and services revenue increased 30 per cent while Surface laptop revenue increased 37 per cent," Microsoft said.

Search advertising revenue excluding traffic acquisition costs decreased 10 per cent.

Microsoft returned $9.5 billion to shareholders in the form of share repurchases and dividends in the first quarter of fiscal year 2021, an increase of 21 per cent compared to the first quarter of fiscal year 2020.