Teams Growth Accelerates to 420,000 Organizations

According to Microsoft’s FY19 Q2 results released on January 30, Teams is now used by 420,000 organizations. That’s a strong growth rate over the 329,000 number given at Ignite 2018. And with Office 365 still growing, there’s plenty of room for Teams to expand.

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New OWA Maturing in Different Ways

The new version of OWA is maturing and new features are turning up on a weekly basis. You can now schedule a Teams meeting from OWA and the prospect of joyful animations hang in the air. But only for Office 365 users as there’s no sign that the new OWA will come to Exchange on-premises servers.

Office 365 Bits n’ Pieces January 2019

A collection of news snippets loosely connected to different bits of Office 365 that really don’t justify a separate article. But the factoids are interesting all the same…

First Look at Teams for Frontline Workers (aka Shifts)

The Shifts app is now available to Office 365 tenants worldwide. Hosted as a Teams app, the idea is that managers can build out and publish schedules for hourly-paid frontline workers, who can then view their hours and request changes.

MyAnalytics Spreads Its Wings to Teams and SharePoint

Microsoft’s announcement that MyAnalytics is available to many more Office 365 users is welcome. The technology interest in the announcement is the spread of coverage to include SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and Teams.