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Beta Graph API to Import Slack messages to Microsoft Teams teams and channels

OK, so technically the API documentation says import “third-party” platform messages to Microsoft Teams, but we all know Slack would be the primary use case. This actually got posted to Microsoft’s documentation a while ago, but they just promoted it with a blog post on the graph blog which is interesting. This beta API allows import from third-party platforms into a Teams channel, which was...

Slack working on Microsoft Teams “calling features” integrations via Public APIs, what does that mean?

On a call with RBC analyst Alex Zukin on Thursday, Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield announced: “We’re working on Teams integrations for calling features,”. So what could it be? Microsoft hasn’t replied to any request for comment, but a Slack spokesperson said Slack will be delivering this integration using publicly available APIs (Thanks Mary Jo Foley). No timeline for the integration was shared. So...

Slack CEO doesn’t see Microsoft Teams as a Threat? That just doesn’t make sense

After Microsoft announced 13 million daily active users for Microsoft Teams, Slack founder and CEO Stewart Butterfield said he’s not worried about the rapid growth of Microsoft Teams. “If it’s based on the bigger distribution [Office 365], I don’t think that’s really a threat,”  said Butterfield at a Brainstorm Tech 2019 Conference (YouTube video) on Monday, reported by CNBC. The CNBC key points...

Microsoft Teams reaches 13 million Daily Active Users, 19 million Weekly Active Users

In a blog post from Microsoft, for the first time, we have been given a Daily Active User (DAU) number for Microsoft Teams, and Microsoft is going all in with direct comparison to Slack. The blog goes on to plug some latest new features and references, but it’s the DAU and WAU numbers that are significant. Previously we’ve been given active organisations and references of how many organisations...

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