Whether or not its due to bad naming can be argued, but Microsoft today has announced that its GigJam product will end service in September.
After careful consideration, we’ve decided to retire the GigJam Preview on September 22, 2017.
GigJam introduced a new way to spontaneously create unstructured workflows and the Preview delivered learnings and insights that will inform future product experiences.
During the Preview, gigs had a default lifespan of seven days. Effective September 22, any remaining gigs will automatically expire.
Thank you for your interest, feedback and support.
Ambient Computing Team
GigJam was a much ballyhooed collaborative product that just never really took off – despite the company working hard to promote it during its 2015 conference season. At WWPC and Ignite in 2015, Microsoft’s Julia White attempted to jazz-up the product with each exciting presentation on the future of collaborative workflows, but the product name usually produced snickers.
Even though GigJam will be retired while still in preview, there’s good chance that its capabilities could show up in other places. Microsoft continues to infuse its Office 365 platform with new capabilities.
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