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Microsoft to slap Slack with Skype – reports - The Register

A report – and a job ad – have popped up suggesting that in the wake of its aborted multi-billion-dollar Slack acquisition, Microsoft's gearing up to roll Slack-like capabilities into Skype. News that Skype will slack off broke at MS Power User. While ...and more »

Exclusive: Microsoft working on Skype Teams, its own Slack competitor - MSPoweruser.com

Editor's Note: Skype Teams will likely get renamed to “Microsoft Teams”, and it's set to launch on November 2, 2016. It was recently reported that Microsoft wanted to buy Slack for $8 billion. Slack, for those unfamiliar, is a messaging app for teams ...and more »

Bill Gates talked Microsoft out of trying to buy $3.8 billion Slack — so now Microsoft is trying to kill it - Business Insider

In March, reports emerged that Microsoft was mulling over an $8 billion bid to snatch up the red-hot, $3.8 billion work chat app Slack— but Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates put the kibosh on that before an offer could be made. Gates' argument was that ...and more »

Microsoft is allegedly creating a Slack competitor - Mashable

If you can't buy them, compete with them. That seems to be Microsoft's motto, since recent reports from MSPowerUser speculate that the company is working on creating a Slack competitor — with the help of Skype, of course. SEE ALSO: HipChat beats Slack ...and more »

Microsoft might launch a Slack-like app called Skype Teams - Pocket-lint.com

Slack better watch its back. Microsoft owns Skype, and it doesn't like that Slack is currently dominating in the messaging software space for large teams, so the company is reportedly getting ready to do something about it. According to MSPowerUser ...and more »

Report: Microsoft to challenge Slack with new Skype Teams service - GeekWire

Skype Group Program Manager discusses Skype bot technology at Microsoft Envision. Skype Group Program Manager Lilian Rincon discusses Skype bot technology at Microsoft Envision. Microsoft is building a workplace collaboration tool, called Skype ...and more »

Microsoft to beef up Skype's team collaboration capabilities to take on Slack - ZDNet

Microsoft is working on a new addition to its Skype product family, known as Skype Teams. skypeteamslogin.jpg. MSPowerUser.com, which first reported the existence of Skype Teams, calls it Microsoft's "direct Slack competitor", citing "people familiar ...and more »

Microsoft may finally have its Slack killer - CIO

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 ...and more »

Microsoft is reportedly taking on Slack with 'Skype Teams' - Engadget

Microsoft is building Skype Teams, a group messaging service that's similar to Slack, according to a report from Microsoft news blog MSPoweruser. Skype Teams takes a lot of the features that makes Slack so popular, including the ability to add channels ...and more »

Microsoft Reportedly Developing Its Own Slack Rival Called Skype Teams - NDTV

Team-messaging app Slack has recently developed a sizeable user base and earned envy from other apps that allow group messaging. Microsoft is now reportedly coming up with its own rival group chat app under its Skype brand named Skype Teams.and more »