Microsoft may finally have a Slack slayer

Despite a varied portfolio of collaboration services, Microsoft is still struggling to field a strong competitor to enterprise group messaging apps like Slack and HipChat.
It has SharePoint, Skype for Business and Yammer, but none of them is really a direct competitor to the slickly designed, GIF-stuffed and bot-laden crop of modern messaging applications. 
That may be about to change, according to a report from MSPoweruser on Tuesday. 
Microsoft is supposed to be working on Skype Teams, a new service with group chat capabilities that’s a more direct competitor to Slack. The service, currently being tested internally at Microsoft, is supposed to let users chat both privately and in groups. It has a number of features now found in Skype, including video and voice calling.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here


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