Microsoft Teams has so far been available only for paid Office 365 subscribers, but a free version is now available at last. Here's what it has to offer and how it will compete against Slack in the workplace communication sector.
Microsoft July 14, 2018
On June 27, Slack went down due to connectivity issues and took a few hours before being restored. Users from around the world vented their frustrations with clever posts on Twitter.
Apps/Software June 27, 2018
Microsoft has announced new features for its Slack rival, aiming to improve the experience. Microsoft Teams is getting Cortana integration, inline message translation, cloud recording for meetings, and more.
Microsoft March 14, 2018
Google has finally included Hangouts Chat into its G Suite service, a tool dedicated to allowing teams to communicate with ease. It is its very own Slack competitor and comes at no extra cost.
Google March 1, 2018
Microsoft has now officially released a massive update for Teams. It brings an app store, new app integrations, slash commands, and several other improvements that aim to smoothen collaborative workflows.
Apps/Software January 30, 2018
Facebook is now boasting about having 30,000 organizations on Facebook Workplace, its own take on Slack launched a year ago. The business is growing, but can it outpace competitors?
Internet October 27, 2017
Amazon is reportedly interested in buying Slack for over $9 billion and the idea isn't as strange as it looks. Here's why Amazon might be interested in the cloud-based messaging service.
Business Tech June 15, 2017
Microsoft has officially rolled out its touted Slack killer, Teams, to all Office 365 users. Its already polished experience despite being fairly new, coupled with the Office 365’s outstanding productivity integrations, could send Slack in a tizzy.
Apps/Software March 15, 2017
Google has divided Hangouts into two parts, namely Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat. Hangouts Chat is groomed as a Slack and Microsoft Teams competitor, and here is what the app offers to enterprise customers.
Google March 9, 2017
The Apple Watch can help users be be mindful of tasks and reminders throughout the day, but here are the apps for the smartwatch to increase productivity to the next level.
Apps/Software February 9, 2017
PayPal has released a new payments bot that’ll let Slack users in some countries send money as easy as typing five words. The feature, which can be installed now from Slack’s app directory, will make simple money transfers easier.
Apps/Software February 8, 2017
Productivity apps should work to ensure that you are more effective and efficient. This list includes the best apps to date, helping you accomplish tasks, take down notes, collaborate with your team, and more.
Apps/Software December 26, 2016
Microsoft and Facebook threatens to dominate the collaboration platforms with their new solutions. An old-timer in this segment, Slack intends to push back through a partnership with Google, which will enable its users to access more productivity features.
Apps/Software December 8, 2016
Slack is the reigning king of online work collaboration apps, but Microsoft and Facebook are not planning to back away from the competition with their respective Teams and Workplace platforms. With their similarities and differences, which app will reign supreme?
Apps/Software November 11, 2016
Microsoft Teams just hit the scene as a new Slack rival, aiming to serve as the go-to place for office collaboration and organization. Leveraging the power of Office 365 and Skype, Microsoft Teams has some cool tricks up its sleeve.
Microsoft November 2, 2016
Facebook at Work, a social networking platform geared toward social media for enterprises, is reported to launch next month. The service retains Facebook's familiar communication tools, streamlined for the workplace environment.
Internet September 27, 2016
Co-founder Bill Gates opposed Microsoft's planned acquisition of Slack in March. He instead wanted Microsoft to develop Skype into a competitor in the collaborative tool market, and a report reveals that the company is doing just that.
Apps/Software September 7, 2016
IBM and Cisco are combining their enterprise-related applications to produce highly efficient programs for the work sector. These app collaborations are expected to improve workflows found in an office setting to boost productivity.
Business Tech July 2, 2016
Slack launched a new button feature that allows users to complete tasks like hiring employees, booking flights and approving expenses directly from the messaging window without having to leave.
Apps/Software June 22, 2016
Slack boosted its messaging platform with voice call capability. The company announced that mobile and desktop users will be able to initiate voice calls inside the app, with select users getting access to conference calls.
Apps/Software June 8, 2016
Google launched its new group-sharing app called Spaces. Here's how it compares with the group-messaging app Slack.
Apps/Software May 17, 2016
Slack just added a neat new feature to its platform, allowing users to sign into other apps with their Slack credentials. The new Sign in with Slack option will allow the workplace chat platform to better compete against rivals.
Apps/Software May 11, 2016
Microsoft announced that it will soon roll out new features for SharePoint. The latest SharePoint features are expected to give stiff competition to rivals such as Slack.
Apps/Software May 6, 2016
Slack has published its planned features on its platform for transparency and public viewing. Although target dates and committed releases are not indicated, users of the app can now access what the company plans to accomplish in the possible future.
Apps/Software April 11, 2016
Slack beta users on iOS and Android will be able to call team members. Here's how to use the new feature.
Apps/Software April 11, 2016
Taco Bell announced its plans to launch TacoBot on Slack, which will allow customers to place their orders for pick-up directly on the platform.
Apps/Software April 6, 2016
Slack now boasts 2.7 million daily active users with 800,000 paid seats, and on top of that, it just raised $200 million at a $3.8 billion post-money valuation.
Business April 2, 2016
Acquiring Slack is no longer in Microsoft's plans, as the company's co-founder Bill Gates and CEO Satya Nadella do not seem to like the idea. About $8 billion was initially planned to make the deal.
Business March 5, 2016
The beta version of voice calls for Slack has rolled out to desktop users on Windows and Mac computers, and in Chrome. Through the feature, users can make one-to-one calls and group calls that can support up to 15 team members at a time.
Apps/Software March 2, 2016
Slack VP of Product April Underwood unveils what the company has in mind for the collaborative tool, revealing that voice and video chat features are going to arrive in due time.
Apps/Software March 2, 2016
Microsoft wants to bring Yammer into Office 365 for business. The company announced that it is beginning to embed the social networking service into the productivity tool, reshaping the enterprise environment as we know it.
Apps/Software February 4, 2016
Microsoft is introducing a new integration between the popular video chat and voice call app Skype and its fellow messaging service Slack. The service will allow individuals to use Skype's voice and video call functionality from within Slack threads during team collaborations in the workplace.
Apps/Software January 15, 2016
Peach is a new social media messaging app from the co-founder of Vine that has been getting lots on buzz on Twitter. We sampled the app, finding we could go for seconds.
Apps/Software January 14, 2016
This way, you can always give yourself more time to finish your work without interruptions.
Apps/Software December 18, 2015
Slack, with 2 million daily users, is not slacking off in developing its productivity app. Slack has created an app directory that categorizes the 150 integrations available to the service, along with new APIs.
Business December 16, 2015
Slack, the popular messaging service for the workplace, is preparing for an Initial Public Offering. The company has kicked off an IPO readiness program and hopes to go public in the next 18 months.
Business November 25, 2015
Slack adds in Slash Commands to allow users to access third-party apps and services on the team communication app. Users can now catch a ride, check on the weather and many more on Slack.
Apps/Software November 3, 2015
The added features come as a result of the social messaging app's partnerships with Lyft, Foursquare and Poncho.
Apps/Software November 3, 2015
Slack aims to eliminate biases in the workplace by creating a stable and diverse environment for underrepresented groups. The company has published a diversity report on its own workforce.
Society September 11, 2015
Slack, instead of a 'like' button, released emojis into the workplace communication platform. This will allow users to express more emotions toward posts and comments.
Apps/Software July 11, 2015
Slack adds another step to its authentication process as it recovers from the massive attack on its central database. The company behind the team chat service also released a team-wide kill switch.
Internet March 30, 2015
Slack Technologies has been hacked, exposing up to 500,000 users' personal information, including phone numbers, email addresses, Skype IDs and anything else that users may have entered.
Business March 28, 2015
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