- September 29, 2017
Microsoft Ignite yielded a slew of partnership announcements focusing on Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams integrations based on video support and interoperability.
- September 28, 2017
For years, workers have lived in Microsoft's Outlook email as a primary communications tool. But with the emergence of Microsoft Teams, it could replace Outlook.
- September 27, 2017
Microsoft Teams deployment will force enterprises to rethink how they want to restructure their current unified communications strategies. Executive buy-in will be crucial.
- September 26, 2017
Microsoft demonstrated its virtual reality collaboration technology and mixed-reality workflow app, used by Ford, this week at Microsoft Ignite. Cisco invited customers to experiment with Cisco Spark in VR.
- September 25, 2017
Over the next couple of years, Microsoft will gradually replace Skype for Business Online with Teams, which will become the communications client for Office 365.
- September 14, 2017
In UC news this week, 8x8 and Atlassian integrate their team communication tools, while AeroFS and Redbooth merge on collaboration and task management software.
- September 14, 2017
New Slack shared channels and Microsoft Teams' guest access features, introduced this week, provide collaboration tools for workers in different companies.
- September 07, 2017
Atlassian Stride, a new UCaaS product, is expected to eventually replace the Atlassian HipChat team messaging application. The new product is expected to compete with Cisco, Microsoft and Slack.
- August 22, 2017
The Cisco Spark app now includes better content protection and control. Enterprises also have the option of having an on-premises version of the Spark encryption key server.
- August 10, 2017
Analysts discuss how a Mitel-ShoreTel merger fuses two complementary portfolios that could create a stronger competitor against Cisco, Microsoft and Avaya.
- August 04, 2017
In UC news, AVST and Collab9 announce a partnership for FedRAMP-authorized cloud services, while two surveys find corporate email isn't going away anytime soon.
- August 02, 2017
Level 3 has launched Amazon's Chime cloud collaboration tool as a managed service. The move could help Amazon compete with Microsoft and Cisco in the team collaboration market.
- July 20, 2017
Unify's OpenScape Cloud unified communications platform combines OpenScape Voice and Circuit in an attempt to rival UC products from Cisco, Mitel and Microsoft.
- July 14, 2017
Microsoft partnerships highlighted new products and services at its Inspire conference. Several partner companies had a keen focus on improving Skype for Business capabilities.
- June 13, 2017
Analysts discuss IBM strengthening Connections by acquiring an intranet platform, Mitel's IoT and collaboration application, and the growing need for cloud-based security services.