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ORLANDO, Fla. — March 22, 2019 — At Enterprise Connect 2019, Microsoft Corp. was awarded top honors for its new vision for Microsoft Teams, which is focused on making communication and collaboration easier for the entire workforce, including those on the Firstline. This is the second year in a row that Microsoft has been chosen for the Best of Enterprise Connect Overall award, which is presented to a company making significant technology advancements within the enterprise communications and collaboration industry.
“It is because of our customers that Teams has become what it is today,” said Lori Wright, Microsoft general manager of Workplace Collaboration. “Our goal is to bring Microsoft’s hub for teamwork to all workers — not just the people sitting at desks with PCs, but also those on the Firstline, such as factory floor workers, grocery clerks and people with only a mobile device.”
Among the expanded set of features available today in Teams are tools dedicated to addressing the needs of Firstline Workers — the more than 2 billion people worldwide who work in roles that make them the first point of contact between a company and its customers or products. Built on the global scale of Microsoft Office 365 with its user base of more than 155 million monthly active commercial users, Teams is the only product that brings together everything a team needs — collaboration, meetings, calling, and the power of the Office apps — into a single, secure hub for teamwork supported by an ecosystem of first- and third-party interactive devices.
Over the past two years, Teams has grown significantly in both new capabilities and customer usage, becoming the hub for teamwork that brings people together and fosters a culture of engagement and inclusion. Tuesday at Enterprise Connect, Microsoft unveiled eight new capabilities in Teams that make collaboration more inclusive, effective and secure.
Since the introduction of Teams in 2017, customers in every industry around the world have turned to Teams to tap into the collective intelligence of their organization and get work done. Today, more than 500,000 organizations, including 91 of the Fortune 100 companies, use Teams to collaborate across 181 markets and in 44 languages.
Those wanting to get started with Microsoft Teams should visit https://teams.microsoft.com/start.
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