In a blog post penned by Jared Spataro, Microsoft announced a new milestone in the company's history. SharePoint, the cloud-based service that helps organizations share and manage content, recently hit the 200 million monthly active users mark in the cloud.
According to the blog post, SharePoint usage has doubled in nearly the last year actually surpassing that 200 million monthly active user mark. Microsoft says this is all driven by user feedback and support since 2011. Another key reason is accelerated Microsoft 365 adoption, and the way SharePoint plugs in with Azure and the Microsoft Graph and other Microsoft experiences like Teams, OneDrive, Office, custom PowerApps, and SPFx apps, and more. In the words of Microsoft:
SharePoint powers content collaboration across Microsoft 365. It underpins the document sharing scenarios in OneDrive with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and 320 other file types. It drives our new Microsoft Lists experiences. It enables end-users to create beautiful pages and portals with video from Microsoft Stream and conversations from Yammer to engage employees.
The COVID-19 pandemic is also a driving factor, too, with educators, and businesses having to deal with remote work and learning, and a dependable service for content access and management around the globe. This is why Microsoft was also recognized by Gartner as a Leader in the Content Services Platforms Quadrant for 2020. Now the fourth year in a row, the company says it places higher in both Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute than any other company in the Leaders’ quadrant.
For all the success, Microsoft is still planning to invest in SharePoint going forward. Spataro's post ends by noting that Microsoft is planning to "bring to market many new SharePoint-powered experiences in collaboration, media, protection, intelligence, custom solutions, and more in 2021."