Microsoft Takes On Slack with Office 365-Based ‘Teams’

News Microsoft Takes On Slack with Office 365-Based ‘Teams’ By Jeffrey Schwartz November 02, 2016 Microsoft’s plan to acquire Slack for $8.5 billion may have never gone beyond rumor, but its challenge to the popular enterprise chat platform is real. Announced Wednesday at an event in New York, Microsoft Teams is Redmond’s bid to take on Slack and other modern chat-based digital workspace platforms. Microsoft hopes Teams will emerge as the hub for user experience across Office 365 and third-party apps and services. Teams brings together all the components of Office 365 and Skype for Business — including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, OneNote, Planner and Power BI — into an integrated workspace tied to the Microsoft Graph, executives explained. Doing so enables the apps to share intelligence and context, and,…

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