• Microsoft is fixing a major videoconferencing faux pas with artificial intelligence

    8 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    On Thursday, Microsoft rolled out a bunch of updates to its Office 365 productivity suite, focused on collaboration.
    Microsoft Teams, its workplace chat tool and Slack rival, now has a free version. There's no charge for up to 300 users.
    Otherwise, Microsoft introduced a few other nifty new collaboration features in Office 365: A background blur feature, for instance, turns the background of your video call into a nondescript blob, solving a major headache for lots of users.
    Microsoft also launched Whiteboard, a cross-platform sketching app that seems really handy.
    Microsoft made a bunch...
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  • Microsoft Teams gets a free version

    Microsoft Teams gets a free version

    8 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Microsoft opened up the news floodgates this morning, in the kick off to its annual Inspire event in Paris. One of the more compelling announcements of the bunch is the addition of a free version of Teams .
    The Slack competitor has been kicking around in some form or other since late-2016, but the $60 a year fee has likely made it a bit of a nonstarter for smaller businesses. After all, it's Slack's free tier that helped the work chat app gain so much traction so quickly. A free version makes a lot of sense for Microsoft.
    Signing users up for Teams is way to get more feet into the door of...
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  • Microsoft debuts free tier in competitive workplace chat app market

    8 monthes ago - By Reuters

    Microsoft Corp on Thursday introduced a free tier of its workplace collaboration software Teams to better compete against rival Slack Technologies Inc in a market analysts view as a main battleground in the world of enterprise software.
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  • By going free, Microsoft Teams is taking on Slack more directly

    8 monthes ago - By Fast Company

    The company's collaborative messaging service is adapting a freemium model, with a surprisingly rich version for freeloaders.
    In 2016, Microsoft unveiled a workplace collaboration and communications service called Teams. Though it sat squarely in the same domain as Slack, the only way you could get it was to subscribe to Microsoft's Office 365 productivity-suite service. That made it feel like the company had narrowed its target audience to organizations that were already committed to a Microsoftian way of working.
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  • Microsoft launches free version of Teams

    Microsoft launches free version of Teams

    8 monthes ago - By Venture Beat

    Microsoft today launched a free version of Microsoft Teams, its chat-based collaboration tool that's part of Office 365 and competes with Google's Hangouts Chat, Facebook's Workplace, and Slack. Available worldwide in 40 languages, Microsoft is targeting the free version of Teams at small and midsize businesses that want to access...
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