Learn What IT Pros Need to Know About Windows 11 - August 24th at 1 PM ET! Learn What IT Pros Need to Know About Windows 11 - August 24th at 1 PM ET!
Office|Office 365|SharePoint|SharePoint Online

SharePoint Usage Explodes in 2020, Adds 100 Million Monthly Users

Last year at Ignite, Microsoft started to reveal some of the numbers of individual services that are used by customers of its Office 365 platform. At that time, the company stated that it had 100 million monthly active users of SharePoint in the cloud.

Today, the company is updating that figure and the growth has been substantial. In a blog post penned by Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft 365, he states that the number of active monthly SharePoint cloud users has doubled to 200 million.

A bit of simple math tells us that the company added 100 million users to the service in roughly the past 13 months and that a sizeable chunk of Office 365 subscribers are using SharePoint in some capacity. Per Microsoft’s latest earnings release, there are somewhere around 250 million paid subscribers of Office 365 which means that a sizeable portion of those customers are using the platform.

Microsoft announced 100 million users at SharePoint 2019, update to reflect users in 2020.

Of course, it is possible to use SharePoint Online without paying for Office 365 with SharePoint Online Plan 1 and 2 – so the mapping of Office 365 growth to SharePoint is not a perfect science. But, I would be willing to hedge that a sizeable chunk of the users of SharePoint are coming through the Office 365 model.

Sponsored Content

Read the Best Personal and Business Tech without Ads

Staying updated on what is happening in the technology sector is important to your career and your personal life but ads can make reading news, distracting. With Thurrott Premium, you can enjoy the best coverage in tech without the annoying ads.

Keep in mind that this SharePoint figure is a monthly milestone for the platform. Unlike Teams, where the company shares figures in daily active users, this makes it harder to compare Teams to SharePoint growth. That being said, both platforms are growing quickly and cementing the fact that Office 365 is a multifaceted platform and not a one-trick pony.

The significant migration to remote work in 2020 likely helped to fuel this growth and adding 100 million monthly new users is a testament to the company’s cloud services to scale quickly and effectively.

Related Topics:

BECOME A PETRI MEMBER:

Don't have a login but want to join the conversation? Sign up for a Petri Account

Register
Comments (1)

One response to “SharePoint Usage Explodes in 2020, Adds 100 Million Monthly Users”

  1. anoldamigauser

    Since Teams File tab is actually a SharePoint Library, could this explain the growth?

Leave a Reply

Brad Sams has more than a decade of writing and publishing experience under his belt including helping to establish new and seasoned publications From breaking news about upcoming Microsoft products to telling the story of how a billion dollar brand was birthed in his book, Beneath a Surface, Brad is a well-rounded journalist who has established himself as a trusted name in the industry.

Register for Advanced Microsoft 365 Day!

GET-IT: Advanced Microsoft 365 1-Day Virtual Conference - Live August 24th!

Join us on Tuesday, August 24th and hear from Microsoft MVPs and industry experts about how to take advantage of Microsoft 365 at a technical level and dive deep into the features and functionality that will make your environment more secure and compliant.

RSVP Now

Sponsored By