Microsoft's Industry Reach
So I stumbled on this article on The Verge
Microsoft Teams overtakes Slack with 13 million daily users
Goddamn. My thoughts kinda exploded on this.
Is Microsoft counting O365 users in general? It's an easy way to spike usage. It's like saying Hangouts has more users than Slack and Teams because every phone starts with a Google account and pretty much has Hangouts preinstalled.
Not gonna lie, Microsoft is doing a killing on productivity tools. GitHub acquisition aside, they have VSCode's rapid development, Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS), their usual Office stuff and the obscure but unique stuff, like OneNote (not-obscure, lol), Planner, Bookings, Flow (IFTTT but more!), PowerApp (Google App Maker counterpart, a-la low-code platform like Outsystems) and of course, Teams (Slack counterpart).
I wish Google took GSuite more seriously; expand beyond the usual suite and pursue product development that can actually compete against Apple or MSFT's level of support and reliability. Stuff like Hangouts Chat is difficult to recommend because they keep axing their products.
Yeah, I see Microsoft Azure as a bigger competitor to Amazon Web Services to be honest. Funny how Google Cloud Platform is there, but somewhat “less” threatening. Microsoft's game is in its network of businesses and their ability to sell their stuff.
If I owned a company and wanted to push a productivity suite, I would say Notion > O365 > GSuite. For a cloud platform, it's AWS > GCP = Azure.