Event will kick off just as Teams overtakes Slack in daily active users
Inspire Microsoft's ironically named Inspire conference kicks off next week in Las Vegas, with the Windows giant hoping to persuade wounded channel middlemen that there remains reasons to be cheerful.
Hoping to distract those resellers from the bite Redmond has just taken from their collective bottom line by ending free licences, Microsoft will attempt to turn despairing to, er, inspiring.
There's no I in Teams, but there's certainly gold in there
One success story for Microsoft has been its Slack-for-suits collaboration platform, Teams.
With more than 13 million people now using Teams on daily basis and over 19 million logging in weekly, the platform appears to have overtaken rival Slack, depending on how you measure the figures.