This week, Microsoft launched Teams, a collaboration tool positioned as a rival to Slack. The new Microsoft tool includes several features designed for developers, especially those who use DevOps approaches or Agile software development methodologies. It integrates with Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services, as well as Office 365, Active Directory, Skype and Microsoft Power BI.
“Microsoft Teams is a new chat-based workspace in Office365 that makes collaborating on software projects with Team Services a breeze,” blogged Derrick Fu, a Microsoft program manager. “Customers often tell us that there is a need for better chat integration in Team Services. With Microsoft Teams, we aim to provide a comprehensive chat and collaboration experience, across your Agile and development work.”