Microsoft introduces Teams Premium with GPT-3 functionality
Microsoft recently introduced MS Teams Premium. This business version of the well-known platform for video conferencing and collaboration offers, among other things, AI functionality. More specifically, this involves integration of the GPT-3 natural language models. For example, for presenting meet... Read more
Lenovo debuts their ThinkSmart View Plus videoconferencing platform
The new standalone "smart collaboration solution" will be available in mid-2023 for $2,345.
This week at Information Systems Europe (ISE 2023) in Barcelona, Lenovo announced their all new ThinkSmart View Plus. Showcasing the Microsoft Teams display, the new product is a standalone collaborat... Read more
‘European Commission plans antitrust investigation into Microsoft Teams’
The European Commission (EC) plans to launch an antitrust investigation into Microsoft Teams, according to sources cited by Politico. The investigation is based on a 2020 complaint by Slack.
Politico reports that the EC intends to investigate whether Microsoft thwarts competitors by tying Teams ... Read more
Microsoft Teams supports communities to compete with Discord, Facebook
Microsoft is attempting to gain a foothold in a field controlled by Facebook and Discord. The tech giant launched a new Teams tool to support communities.
The feature, known as 'communities in Microsoft Teams', is aimed at communities like sports teams, event planning groups, parent-teacher orga... Read more
‘Microsoft’s dreaming of a mobile super app’
Microsoft is reportedly considering developing a mobile 'super app' to offer a wide range of services in a single mobile environment.
The Information reported the news based on anonymous sources. The super app is expected to feature online shopping, messaging, a search engine and news.
Micr... Read more
EU antitrust regulators are looking at Microsoft closely, with a possible probe on the way
People familiar with the situation said on Thursday that Microsoft is likely to be the subject of an EU antitrust inquiry as authorities increase their examination of its business practices in a case brought on by Salesforce's Slack.
Slack filed a complaint with the European Commission last ye... Read more
Microsoft Teams update speeds up chat and channel switching by 30 percent
Microsoft has dramatically decreased latency for Windows and Mac users of the Teams desktop client.
Jeff Chen, a Microsoft Principal Group Program Manager for Microsoft Teams, said on Thursday that navigating between chat and channel threads is now more than 30 percent faster.
Chen adde... Read more
UK Home Secretary apologizes for violating IT security regulations
The UK's Home Secretary, the official in charge of policing and internal security, has been compelled to apologize for violating official IT security regulations.
Suella Braverman, who had previously resigned due to the violation, has been reinstated in the United Kingdom's government. She wrote... Read more
Cisco partners with Microsoft Teams
Microsoft announced a partnership with Cisco. Cisco's conferencing equipment will soon be certified for Microsoft Teams. Cisco attempted to compete with Microsoft by delaying the collaboration for years, but Teams has become too big to ignore.
As part of the collaboration, Microsoft Teams will ... Read more
Microsoft ignores severe vulnerability in Teams
The desktop version of Microsoft Teams stores unencrypted user credentials. Researchers notified Microsoft of the vulnerability, but the tech giant ignored the problem.
The vulnerability was found by security firm Vectra. The desktop version of Teams stores unencrypted user authentication tokens... Read more