Windows IT Pro 2016-11-03 10:33:00

Microsoft Teams offers a three primary ways to connect with third-party apps, each with its own strengths and nuances

When Microsoft Teams hits General Availability early next year, its slated to have over 150 integrations, ranging from partners like Asana, Hootsuite, and Zendesk to, of course, Microsoft's own product lines, including PowerPoint and Power BI.

But how each of those integrations will work and be presented to users will vary widely, with some appearing as chat bots right alongside other conversations and others taking over a tab that provides an interactive view right into the application that users can tweak right from within Teams.

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LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman plans to take on larger role in Microsoft

While Hoffman hasn’t had a formal job at LinkedIn for 7 years, he still shows up four times a week — and wants to help Nadella tackle AI and quantum computing

A lot of times after leadership changes or acquisitions, executives have a foot out the door on the day of the announcement. But after Reid Hoffman stepped down from LinkedIn seven years ago as chief executive, he kept showing up, four days a week, and has continued to do that ever since. Now that LinkedIn is no longer a public company, but owned by Microsoft, he said he continues to plan to play a major role — and is very interested in helping Microsoft tackle challenges like artificial intelligence and quantum computing.

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