Report: Microsoft’s direct Slack competitor will debut next week
- Microsoft is planning to unveil Microsoft Teams, it’s new intended Slack competitor, at its Office event in New York next week, according to a report from The Verge.
- Previously dubbed Skype Teams, Microsoft Teams will reportedly combine features of Skype, like direct messaging, individual or group video calls, with some new features all-in-one service that users are already familiar with.
- Microsoft Teams even appears to integrate with Skype for video and audio chats, and Office 365 for access to Word, Excel and PowerPoint files.
The new service even looks a lot like Slack, according to those that viewed leaked screen shots. Microsoft has not yet publicly acknowledged it’s working on a Slack competitor, but Microsoft employees have been testing the service over the past few months, according to the report.
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