Microsoft is getting ready to formally launch its competitor to Slack, Groups, which it introduced final November.

Microsoft will start the rollout of its new product by first making it out there to Workplace 365 prospects. The launch occasion and the worldwide rollout will happen on March 14.

Microsoft Groups was unveiled final 12 months as a substitute for Slack that provides customers an expertise that’s built-in with its current Workplace merchandise. Customers which are already closely invested in Microsoft’s ecosystem are the corporate’s audience and the brand new product will ship a way more streamlined expertise.

To this point, Microsoft has demonstrated how Groups is built-in with its Skype messaging platform which can be utilized for audio and voice calls from throughout the service. Customers may also have the ability to join Twitter accounts to speak rooms and little doubt quite a lot of different third-party companies will likely be supported by the product after its launch.

The launch occasion for Microsoft Groups will happen on-line at 11:30AM EST.

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