Salesforce, known for its streak of acquisitions, has just agreed to purchase Slack for $27.7 billion. The two plan to combine their respective offerings to offer customers a comprehensive suite of business tools.
Google recently announced a sweeping overhaul of G Suite, unifying several of its services to make them simpler to use for workers. On the outside, this move could look like Google is redoubling its efforts to challenge Microsoft Teams and Slack. However, Slack and Teams probably have nothing to worry about for now.
Slack is beefing up its calling backbone as part of a new partnership with Amazon. Slack will now rely on Amazon's Chime infrastructure to power Slack Calls, giving the company more footing to take on one of Microsoft Teams' most notable features.
Slack announced a new integration that allwos people to launch calls to Microsoft Teams within Slack. You can also make calls directly to phone numbers from Slack through supported services, including Zoom Phone.
Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield says the company is working on Microsoft Teams integration for calling. While there's no timeline available for when the features might ship, the integration could mean Slack and Teams users could call one another regardless of which app they're using.
If you've noticed your DMs and starred channels have gone missing from Slack today, you're not alone. Slack has acknowledged there's an issue causing both to go missing for some users and is working on a fix.
Slack today unveiled a slate of new enterprise security tools that are set to roll out through the end of the year. For employees, that includes the option to use additional authentication controls, while IT admins will get access to a suite of capabilities to keep data secure.
Your Slack experience on your desktop PC is about to get much faster, smoother, and less frustrating. The company has announced its next major update, rolling out over the coming weeks, cuts its memory usage, makes the app snappier, and works better with spotty internet connections.