Microsoft has just taken the wraps off its newest productivity based app, known as Teams. At first glance, it’s quite apparent that this is a direct competitor to Slack, which is a popular chat-app used in workplaces. However, Slack wasn’t too disheartened with the news of a rival’s launch. Instead, they posted a congratulatory note to Microsoft, albeit with a heavy dose of sarcasm, giving them “friendly advice” in the process. You can read the entirety of Slack’s response in their post here .

As for Microsoft Teams, it’s a proper chat-app meant to keep you and your team productive. What gives Microsoft the advantage here is the fact that it already runs Outlook and Office software in several office spaces, which would ultimately make it easier for the customers to get used to Teams.

Teams lets you work on documents and files while within the app, which could be a major feature for many. There’s even access to SharePoint, so Slack will certainly have to keep up to remain competitive against Teams. The app allows you to add/remove members as per your convenience, which is something that makes it very similar to Slack.