One of the keys to Microsoft’s success in recent years has been the steadily rising adoption of its Office 365 subscription service – Under the leadership of Satya Nadella, the focus has been on choosing to improve Microsoft products and remake Office apps into a subscription company where customers rent rather than buy the software. Today, one out of every five corporate employees uses a version of Office cloud service and the Microsoft 365 service is the most widely used cloud service by user count and market share on Windows and Mac.
Microsoft Office 365 monthly active users
According to Microsoft 365 usage analytics, growth in Office 365 monthly active users continues to grow quickly and Office 365 is now Microsofts fastest-growing consumer product. Ever!
|Office 365 Monthly Active Users|
It is now the preferred offering by Microsoft, not only for business but for Office 365 personal users looking to install office apps (Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint). Its plan also includes a generous amount of cloud storage through OneDrive. The Office mobile apps allow for editing of Office documents on a mobile device. Download any mobile Office app for free.
Percentage of Fortune 500 companies that have purchased Office 365 in past 12 months
Current number of Office 365 user in 2020
Growth of Office 365 users in 2020
Where are Office 365 customers located?
Size of companies that use Office 365
- Small businesses (less than 50 employees) 61% 61%
- Medium businesses (51 to 999 employees) 24% 24%
- Large businesses (more than 1000 employees) 15% 15%
On-prem vs Cloud based Exchange
In 2019, On-Premises Microsoft Exchange Server deployments represent 52% of worldwide exchange team mailboxes, whereas Hosted Exchange mailboxes represent 48% of worldwide Exchange online mailboxes. This means that most organizations are still hosting their company email addresses on-premise.
Cloud Hosted Exchange
How many people use Microsoft Teams?
More and more companies have been working online with many people working from home during the COVID-19 outbreak, connecting in real time through video conferencing apps. Microsoft has announced that Microsoft Teams now has 75 million daily active users in the latest usage report. The company has seen an increase of 70% in its daily active users since March 2020 where it had around 44 million daily users. Teams has only been available for a few years to replace the Skype for Business application and can be easily added to an existing Office 365 license or Microsoft account. This has lead to Teams becoming one of the fastest growing Microsoft 365 apps.
Daily active Teams users as of April 2020
Searches for Microsoft Teams increased by 379 percent between January and March 2020
|Microsoft Teams Monthly Active Users|
Microsoft Teams user activity skyrocketed during the lockdown, reaching 44 million active users by March 2020 and by April had amounted 75 million users, surpassing Zoom from February to June.
Whether those new users stayed is unknown, as Microsoft hasn’t provided Teams revenue statistics. Since April, Teams has been silent on user statistics, indicating that April may have been the peak month for usage data.
Microsoft has also been sheepish about how many of those new users – the majority of which may have been on the Office 365 home free version or using a free trial – have turned into paying subscribers of the Microsoft 365 service.
Teams saw a 2.1 billion monthly user level rise in the number of meetings per day in March
|Microsoft Teams Meetings Per Day|
|March 12, 2020||560,000,000|
|March 16, 2020||900,000,000|
|March 31, 2020||2,700,000,000|
Increase in searches for Microsoft Teams between January and March 2020 (SimilarWeb)
In April, MS Teams had 200 million meeting participants in a day
Number of businesses that use Teams
Microsoft Teams growth since the COVID-19 lockdown began
Percent of Fortune 500 companies that use Teams
How many people use Microsoft SharePoint?
Microsoft states that SharePoint has 190 million users across 200,000 customer organizations. It is commonly deployed for intranets, content management, and general SharePoint sites.
SharePoint users worldwide
On-premises SharePoint environments remain strong, more organizations are starting to move to Office 365 to bundle SharePoint Online with Office 2019.
- Hybrid 34% 34%
- On-Premise 35% 35%
- Office 365 30% 30%
- Hosted 1% 1%
How can Thexyz help with Office 365 from Microsoft?
Thexyz has a unique offering with its own private email hosting service which can be included with Hosted Exchange mailboxes on the same domain. This allows organizations who need Exchange-based email included with Office plans to realize significant savings. Not all users may require the more expensive Exchange functionality for email so having the ability to mix and match as needed can really help organizations save on IT expenses. Thexyz also offers business Office 365 plans, email migration services to and from Office 365, and additional email security services that can be used to strengthen the security of Office 365. It is also possible to purchase other Microsoft products and services, including the Office suite (including Word, Excel Powerpoint) outright, without the recurring costs. Contact us for more information on office applications without Microsoft 365 subscriptions.