Sadly, the pandemic is still here and we are still struggling with the working from home dynamic. With all the restrictions being imposed in so many countries, business meetings or any type of job meeting is out of the question.
A very efficient tool during the pandemic has been Microsoft Teams which gained a strong boost with about 115 million daily active users, as many firms adopted remote working.
At the moment, up to 300 people can take part in a Teams call, but that is not quite convenient for bigger companies, so Microsoft is willing to step up the game and support company-wide meetings. Therefore, the company confirmed that chats will soon accommodate up to 1,000 participants.
Initially announced back in July, the expansion to allow 1,000 participants have only just been added to the Microsoft 365 Roadmap and is scheduled for release in November.
Moreover, Microsoft has confirmed that view-only presentations will increase to 20,000 from January. Also, the tool will allow up to 50 events simultaneously while hosting each live event for up to 16 hours.
The company has actively tried to support users during the pandemic, improving Teams with a new Together Mode specially created to allow participants to sit virtually next to each other.