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Slack Is Now Simpler To Employ With Office 365 Apps

Slack is incorporating Microsoft’s Office 365 services this week. While applications such as Azure Active Directory and OneDrive have earlier been accessible on Slack, the messaging platform will now have far more profound incorporation with Office files and apps, comprising a new mail app and Outlook calendar, an updated OneDrive app, and the capability of previewing Office files squarely in Slack.

The new calendar app for Slack is developed to bring all of your calendar invites and meetings into the messaging platform. It will text you when a meeting invite comes, permitting you to answer with a single tap. It will also add alerts to join meetings in Webex, Skype, or Zoom. The calendar app will even automatically configure your Slack status on the basis of your calendar, and it will include “out of office” to it if you have turned it on in Outlook.

Slack is also including Outlook mail incorporation, with the capability of bringing emails squarely into channels on Slack. Earlier, you required a 3rd-party solution to turn this on. You will be capable of forwarding emails directly into a Slack channel from Outlook or DM alongside including a note and even adding mail attachments.

On a related note, earlier Slack eliminated 28 group accounts due to their “obvious affiliation with recognized hate groups.” The news follows soon after the media leaked Slack messages by the Identity Evropa group. Both the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League have segmented Identity Evropa as a hate group, but the firm might not say if it was one of the eliminated groups.

While Acceptable Use Policy of Slack does not explicitly cite hate speech, the firm claimed to the media, “The employment by hate groups of the service operates counter to everything we trust in at Slack and is not greeted on our service.”

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LEAD EDITOR At World Industry Insights

Due to craziness for new technology, Scott Greaves rightly suits as the head of the Technology department at World Industry Insights. He completed MBA and joined World Industry Insights as a senior content editor about 5 years ago. He holds total experience of about 6 years in this field. He covers all the news related to novel technologies in the domain. Scott loves to explore the latest gadgets and play video games when he gets free time from his busy schedule.


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