Microsoft is planning to make its Slack competitor, Microsoft Teams, available to Office 365 customers next week. The software giant is planning a launch event for March 14th to make Microsoft Teams live around the world.
Microsoft Teams originally debuted in preview back in early November, built as an alternative to slack with tighter Office integration. Microsoft’s launch will include an online event at 8:30AM PT / 11:30AM ET on March 14th, and the company will likely detail all the final features for Microsoft Teams before its official debut worldwide.
Microsoft has demonstrated a number of integrations for Teams, including the ability to connect Twitter accounts to chat rooms and integrate Skype for audio and voice calls. This integration will be key to how Microsoft expands its Teams chat service in the future, and we’ll be looking to see whether Microsoft has more of this third-party support ready to show off next week.