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Microsoft Teams says they've signed up over 500,000 customers, and announces new features.

Microsoft Teams says they've signed up over 500,000 customers, and announces new features. Teams, Microsoft's collaboration platform and competitor to Slack announced on its two-year anniversary that it has signed up over 500K organizations to use the platform, and notes that 150 of those orgs have over 10,000 users each. Meant to complement its cloud-based Office 365 suite of office productivity apps (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Microsoft announced new features for Teams including customized backgrounds, support for the use of a camera within Teams to include photo and video content, integration with Microsoft Whiteboard to create and bring in presentations to team collaboration, live captions, secure channels for private chats, "information barriers" for compliance purposes, screening for data-loss prevention, and live events support that allow broadcasts for up to 10,000 people. By comparison, Facebook says its Workplace app has ~2 million users, and Slack says they have over 10 million daily active users. The Verge

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