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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella On ‘The New Growth Engines,’ Teams Innovations And Recession Concerns

Wade Tyler Millward

‘I don’t hear of businesses looking to their IT budgets or digital transformation projects as the place for cuts,’ Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said Tuesday on the company’s earnings call.

On Microsoft 365, Teams

Now on to Microsoft 365 and Teams. The last two years have proven that every organization needs a digital fabric that connects the entire organization from the boardroom to the frontline to customers and partners. No company is better positioned to meet this need than Microsoft with Microsoft 365 and Teams.

Teams is the most used and the most advanced platform for work and the only solution with meetings, calls, chat, collaboration and business process automation.

And organizations – from enterprises to SMBs – are relying on Teams to run their business. Our comprehensive approach reduces complexity and costs. Microsoft 365 customers can save as much as 60 percent compared to a patchwork of single-point identity, productivity, collaboration and meeting solutions.

Teams usage has never been higher. We are seeing growth in every segment including very small businesses with Teams Essentials.

Teams is the leading platform for collaborative apps. From Asana to Zendesk, there are over 1,000 third-party apps available (in) the Teams App Store.

And companies in every industry – including CBRE, CVS Health and the National Health Service in the United Kingdom – have built custom line-of-business apps within Teams, bringing business process directly into flow of work.

And we’re adding new growth engines to meet the demands of hybrid work with Teams Rooms, Teams Phones and Microsoft Viva.

Teams Rooms is bridging the gap between people working remotely and those in the office with innovations like “front row.”

Teams Phone with Operator Connect enables organizations to easily bring their existing calling service to Teams.

Total Operator Connect minutes increased 8x quarter over quarter.

 
Wade Tyler Millward

Wade Tyler Millward is an associate editor covering cloud computing and the channel partner programs of Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, Salesforce, Citrix and other cloud vendors. He can be reached at wmillward@thechannelcompany.com.

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