Microsoft has launched a new employee experience platform ‘Viva’ that is built on the power of Teams and Microsoft 365. The platform will give an integrated experience across four areas – engagement, well being, learning and knowledge. Analysts size the EXP category at $300 bn in annually. “We have participated in the largest at-scale WFH experiment the world has seen, and it has had a dramatic impact on the employees, ” Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft, said.
Microsoft’s Bing could replace Google in Australia if the latter pulls out of the country in case forced to pay to local media firms. Australia has recently introduced laws, which Facebook and Google term arm-twisting, to mandates both the tech firms to pay local media outlets for their content. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, as per media reports, had a world with PM Scott Morrison and assured him that it was ready to grow the presence of its search tool Bing.
Microsoft, as per a Wall Street Journal report, is all set to acquire the US business of controversial yet popular app Tik Tok. This has come at a time when the US President may anytime sign an executive order banning the Chinese app anytime due to national security concerns. Satya Nadella-led Microsoft could complete the deal by Monday. Representatives from Microsoft, Bytedance and the White House are involved in the negotiation, said the report.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that Teams’ DAU has touched 75 mn and number of organisations using the tool has tripled during the last two months. He said that MS is building new capabilities in Team to scale up meeting capacity to 250 active participants and broadcast live stream events to up to 100,000 attendees. In a single day during April, they witnessed more than 200 mn meeting participants generating more than 4.1 bn minutes.