Microsoft has released Teams as a free offering. No Office 365 account required. But how viable is it as a standalone chat app? That’s what we’re looking at today. I’ve setup a fresh Teams account for testing. We’re looking at
By now you’ve likely heard about Atlassian’s shuttering of its HipChat & Stride products. The decision has many implications, from Atlassian’s future as a company to the ChatOps space worldwide. Other bloggers have asked important questions about this move. How
Did you know you can add third-party add-ons to a Teams channel? Let’s see what happens when you do! Microsoft calls these add-ons “Teams Apps.” They work like Chrome browser add-ons…a way to integrate third-party software into the Teams experience.
Never Miss a Skype for Business Notification Again In early 2016 I wrote a post titled, Making Sure You See Skype for Business Notifications—No Matter What!. In said post I reviewed a notification app called SuperToast, made by Modality Systems.
We can’t make fully private channels in Teams yet. But we can conceal a channel from other Teams users. Private Channels has taken the top spot at UserVoice, as the most-requested Teams feature. Microsoft is, as of this post, “Working
What will enterprises do with their on-prem Skype for Business deployments after 2020? What factors weigh upon those decisions? I asked you…and you answered! I received several responses from enterprise admins, all running Skype for Business Servers on-prem. Some went
I’ve received feedback from several enterprise sysadmins and consultants about on-prem costs. Thanks very much! It’s not quite enough to comfortably make some 2020 predictions though…if you haven’t responded yet, please take a moment. It really can help us all.
Well, my last post certainly poked a hornet’s nest, didn’t it? First things first: I DID oversimplify the comparison. Not intentionally, but that’s what came out. Mea culpa. I was aiming to do as straightforward a comparison between Skype for
Skype for Business Server has one new version coming. After that, enterprises could get stuck between an economic rock & a financial hard place. Skype for Business Server 2019 is coming. However, given all the pushes toward O365/Teams, it’s not
Group Messaging/Chat continues to expand, as each challenger battles its competitors. Here’s where we stand. Slack and Teams Stay Neck-and-Neck These two are ‘the’ names when it comes to ChatOps (business-grade chat/messaging platforms). Teams continues to expand its user base.