Microsoft launches Teams to take on Slack
Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled its “Teams” tool for workplace collaboration, taking on rising star Slack in a hot market.
“Microsoft Teams is an entirely new experience that brings together people, conversations and content — along with the tools that teams need — so they can easily collaborate to achieve more,” Microsoft Office team corporate vice president Kirk Koenigsbauer said in a blog post announcing the new product.
Teams is built into Office 365, which includes popular applications such as Word and Excel as services hosted in the internet cloud. Skype internet voice and video calling service is also integrated into Teams.