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Microsoft Teams

Introducing Microsoft Teams

Microsoft has labeled its single-pane of glass for teams as the new chat-based workspace in Office 365. Microsoft Teams is essentially Microsoft’s response to Slack’s popularity. It provides the following capabilities and abilities: Chat – taking advantage of deep Skype integration and stickers, GIFs and custom memes to add personality to teamwork. Hub – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, OneNote, Planner, Power BI and Delve are all built into Microsoft Teams. Teams is built on Office 365 Groups and is backed by Microsoft Graph. Customizable – Teams is customizable per team, allowing each team to work differently for different types of work. Security – Microsoft Teams is expected to be Office 365 Tier C compliant at launch. This broad set of global com...

Slack Takes Out a Full Page Newspaper Ad to Complain About Microsoft Teams

Competition is alive, for sure,  but Slack’s competitive spirit may be more a representation of today’s political landscape. Slack boss, Stewart Butterfield provided the following Twitter post today during Microsoft’s NYC Office announcement of its upcoming Microsoft Teams application (a better version of Slack). That feeling when you think “we should buy a full page in the Times and publish an open letter,” and then you do. 💫 — Stewart Butterfield (@stewart) November 2, 2016 The full transcript of the newspaper ad is online here: Dear Microsoft Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!