Episode 43: “Skype is an apple, but Teams is a fruit salad..

There is no denying the ever-increasing popularity of Microsoft Teams. Microsoft recently reported an unprecedented spike in Teams usage due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, with usage rising to more than 44 million daily users - showing an increase of 12 million users over the course of just seven days. When I sat down with fellow MVPs Paul Bloem and Andrew Morpeth in Auckland, New Zealand last month, we would never have predicted the current work from home situation that most of us find ourselves in at the moment. We did however talk about their favorite new Teams features, social contracts, Teams modes and of course the adoption of various features and functionality in Teams.


Paul Bloem is a Collaboration Principal Consultant, Microsoft MVP, Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams enthusiast with almost 30 years experience in numerous disciplines of Enterprise voice solutions. You can connect with Paul on Twitter or at [ucsorted.com](https://ucsorted.com)


Andrew Morpeth is passionately devoted to providing customers the best advice on Microsoft centric modern communication & collaboration solutions, and to help drive productivity through user adoption and process automation. With 10+ years as a Unified Communications Consultant specializing in Lync, Skype for Business and now Microsoft Teams, Andrew provides deep insight into what solutions are best for any given customer. You can connect with Andrew on Twitter or at ucgeek.co

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