New York (The Verge) — Slack is working on Microsoft Teams integration for calls trib.al/0sWKBxn.
Microsoft Teams and Slack users will be able to call each other soon. Slack is working on Teams integration for calls, but it’s not clear when it will be available. It follows Slack creating apps for Microsoft’s Office 365 apps last year.
Slack hasn’t revealed exactly how the calling integration will work, but the company previously made its apps easier to use with Microsoft’s Office 365 apps last year. This included Outlook calendar and mail integration into Slack along with access to OneDrive documents. Slack created these apps using Microsoft’s publicly available APIs and without any close collaboration between both companies.
It’s not clear when this new Slack and Microsoft Teams integration will be available or whether the two companies are partnering to enable calling between the communications services. It would be surprising to see the two firms working together, given the intense competition. — Tom Warren/@verge