‘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 is looking to ease EU antitrust concerns over Teams
According to people familiar with the matter, Microsoft wants to address European Commission antitrust concerns prompted by Slack, Salesforce's workspace messaging app.
Doing so could help the tech giant avert a formal EU antitrust investigation opening, highlighting Microsoft's newfound willing... 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
Defender for Office 365 will allow users to report phishing messages
Microsoft announces an update for Microsoft Defender for Office 365 that allows Microsoft Teams users to alert their management and IT team of phishing, scamming and other dodgy messages.
Previously known as Office 365 ATP (Advanced Threat Protection), Microsoft Defender for Office 365 strives t... Read more
Trust remote workers and ‘end productivity paranoia’, Microsoft says
Although most remote workers claim to be productive, the vast majority of leaders find it difficult to trust the productivity of employees who work from home. Microsoft urges companies to "end productivity paranoia" in a new report.
The tech giant examined the effectiveness of hybrid work. Micr... 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
Zoom rebrands its chat product to compete with Slack and Teams
Zoom has rebranded its chat product and added additional capabilities as it seeks to compete with Microsoft Teams and Slack. The update includes third-party connectivity.
Zoom's app, now dubbed Zoom Team Chat, will feature capabilities like transferring in-meeting chat to Team Chat and arrangin... Read more
Microsoft plans controversial change of Outlook web interface
Microsoft plans to change the interface of the Outlook web app. Mail, Calendar, People, and To Do are currently located at the bottom of the Outlook interface. Soon, these applications will show on the left side of the web app by default.
When moving between applications, the appearance mat... Read more
Microsoft to release native Teams app optimized for Apple architecture
Microsoft has been testing a beta of the Apple-silicon-optimized edition of Teams since April this year. Microsoft executives said on Wednesday that the updated Teams client for Mac would be available to clients in stages over the following months.
Microsoft has been striving to improve its main... Read more
Microsoft 365 outage hits Outlook and Teams
An outage of multiple Microsoft 365 services is causing delays and login issues.
The outage affects users of Exchange Online, Teams, SharePoint, Graph API and Universal Print. Some cannot send emails. Others cannot access Microsoft 365 at all.
"Users may encounter delays and experience failur... Read more