Under the impatience of its users, the limit of 49 participants in the video call has been mentioned by the team of Microsoft Teams.
Microsoft Teams may be increased from 44 to 75 million users in two months, the majority of businesses and individuals have chosen Zoom for their video calls. It must be said that despite the care taken on full equipment for the distance work, the platform of Microsoft has not been able to track the Zoom in the increase of its limit of users in video conferencing. A slight increase, from 4 to 9 users in may, showed that Microsoft had taken into consideration the request of its users. But these are more impatient.
In an article published by the Wall Street Journal, the platform has confirmed that it is working well on an increase to 49 users up to the same ceiling as that of Zoom. ” The roadmap teams Microsoft plans to increase to 49 the number of people that can be seen during a video call teams “, said a spokesman for Microsoft in an email sent to the site CRN, confirming information from the new york newspaper.
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Users impatient with a Microsoft confident
On the forum on the website of Microsoft Teams, one of the most popular topics of the past three months regarding this need of the users to be able to see the video streams of all participants in a meeting. In this discussion, an engineer of the Microsoft Teams has allowed himself to comment on its experienced staff, indicating that the format of ” 3×3 current is a start, but this is not enough “, in reference to the limit of 9 shares video.
Through the messages of this part of the forum, it is easy to find various stories of users impatient, often to ask the question if they should not turn to Zoom to their current needs. This is the case of a dance teacher, in an anonymous message, spotted by our colleagues from ZDnet : ” I mean, nine is good, but I run a dance school and I need all of my students to help them improve. Currently, this is not the ideal “.
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For its part, Microsoft Teams continue to be confident. The platform does not want to be too often compared to Zoom, although in these times of health crisis, and increased mobility in the work, the platform of video conferencing to 300 million users is indeed the shadow of Microsoft.
For the CEO of LAN Infotech, a Microsoft partner, the platform Teams continues to show ” real leadership […] by offering new features to users “. A few hours after that Zoom has released its quarterly report with the unveiling of its huge profits, Microsoft has informed of an update, in which the users of the Teams and of Skype will be able to communicate together through an interoperability of the two messengers. A sign that Teams are strengthened. But the most important remains to be done.
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