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Microsoft Teams rolling out update to enable 250 participants

Microsoft is updating Teams with the ability to host 250 participants in a single conference which is an increase of 150 over its previous limit.

The new capability is listed in the Teams roadmap and was spotted via Petri.com. The update is said to come by the middle of May. Microsoft recently reported that during their quarter one investor call that Microsoft Teams usage has grown another 70%.

Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO reported that Teams usage had grown to more than 75 million daily active users. Nadella also revealed that Teams saw 200 million meeting participants in a single day during the month of April.

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Microsoft has 258 million paid licenses of Microsoft 365 for which Microsoft is included at no additional cost. Only about 30% of its Microsoft 365 subscribers are using Teams currently, so Microsoft has more work to do in convincing its users to try Teams.