In a press event in New York today, Microsoft hinted that it will soon release a new messenger app service, Microsoft Teams, for business which probably will be a rival to ‘Slack’ which is Microsoft’s current communication tool service for business. If latest reports by MS Power user are to be believed, Microsoft might well launch the new service on November 2nd. The last time something similar came up was in September 2016 and back then the name of the service was touted to be ‘Skype Teams’.
Microsoft Teams will come with all the relevant features from Slack and will have deep integration with other Microsoft services and apps such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel etc. This service integration will help users share files from other services on Microsoft Teams making it extremely useful for important business conversations.
Additionally, Teams will also come with video calling feature which apparently will be powered by Skype. Other than this, Microsoft is also likely to include audio call feature well. Microsoft Teams is also expected to have another interesting feature similar to thread conversations.
And of course, it will come with functionality like Channels and direct messaging which is probably the most used feature in business services like this. With that, earlier this month, Facebook revealed Workplace for Facebook which attempts to ensure better communication between different employees in an organisation.
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