Huddles have become the fastest-adopted feature in Slack’s history, the vendor said, helping reduce time spent in online meetings.
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Microsoft has formalised its promise that it won’t stand in the way of unionisation efforts at Activision Blizzard, announcing an agreement with the CWA.
Freeform is due out later this year, but its availability on Apple devices could keep it from gaining ground on various competing whiteboard apps on the market.
As the labour movement gains momentum in the tech sector, Microsoft’s relaxed stance contrasts with Amazon and Apple, which have resisted unionisation.
Users of the team collaboration app can customise their profile with more personal information to help connect remote teams more effectively.
The Live Share SDK, announced at Microsoft’s Build, lets developers turn any third-party application into a “multiplayer” Teams app.
Several vendors have slowed the hiring of new staff amid rising inflation and market uncertainty; other companies have decided to cut jobs entirely.
Other updates to the vendor’s app suite include video call transcriptions, third-party app integrations for Meet, and tools to improve call quality.
Salesforce has unveiled the Salesforce Platform for Slack which includes an Apex SDK for app-building and connections to the vendor's Flow low-code platform.
WhatsApp, the popular messaging app for consumers, has also found its way into workplace communications because of of its ease of use.
Slack has suspended access to accounts for customers based in Russia, citing compliance with policies set out by its parent company, Salesforce.
Apple, Google, and Twitter are taking different paths to flexible work policies as they move to re-open their offices; Microsoft started its reopening on February 28.
The two hyped productivity software start-ups recently unveiled updates to their respective apps that are increasingly seen as a viable alternative to Office.
Google has added new features to its Workspace productivity apps, including automated document summaries and the ability to embed Google Maps into documents.
The five-day, 40-hour work week has been the standard for more than 100 years. But now new talk exists that a four-day work week makes more sense.
Honoured as Microsoft’s Asia Pacific Region Social Impact Recognition – Sustainability Changemaker in 2021.