Engadget: The NBA will use Microsoft Teams to virtually seat fans courtside

Engadget: The NBA will use Microsoft Teams to virtually seat fans courtside. “As part of its ongoing partnership with Microsoft, the league plans to use the software’s recently released Together Mode to put more than 300 fans in the stands. The feature utilizes AI to segment your face and shoulders and put you in a shared digital space with other people.”

CNN: Slack files antitrust complaint against Microsoft in Europe

CNN: Slack files antitrust complaint against Microsoft in Europe. “Slack is ratcheting up its battle with Microsoft, filing an antitrust complaint in the European Union against its rival. The company claims Microsoft (MSFT) is engaging in ‘illegal and anti-competitive practice of abusing its market dominance to extinguish competition’ by tying in its own communications platform, called Teams, to its popular Microsoft Office suite. Slack (WORK) says in its complaint Microsoft force-installs Teams for millions of people and blocks its removal.”

The Verge: Hackers are impersonating Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet for phishing scams

The Verge: Hackers are impersonating Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet for phishing scams. “Hackers have registered domains posing as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet-related URLs, according to a new report from Check Point Research. As significantly more people are using these videoconferencing services during the COVID-19 pandemic, the domains could be used to pose as official links, potentially tricking people into downloading malware or accidentally giving a bad actor access to personal information.”

BetaNews: As coronavirus forces millions to work from home, Microsoft Teams suffers major outages

BetaNews: As coronavirus forces millions to work from home, Microsoft Teams suffers major outages. “Just as millions of people settle into the idea of remote working or learning, many for the first time, Microsoft Teams is suffering with major problems. Users found that they were unable to send messages via Teams, and were met instead by a notification reading: ‘we’re sorry — we’ve run into an issue’.”

Neowin: Microsoft Teams announces a slew of back to school improvements

Neowin: Microsoft Teams announces a slew of back to school improvements. “The back-to-school season is rapidly approaching, and Microsoft is gearing up its education tools for the upcoming school year. The company today announced a ton of improvements that have already arrived or are coming soon to Microsoft Teams for Education.”

GeekWire – Study: Microsoft Teams set to pass Slack, Google Hangouts as second most-used business chat app in next 2 years

GeekWire: Study: Microsoft Teams set to pass Slack, Google Hangouts as second most-used business chat app in next 2 years. “Microsoft Teams isn’t even generally available to the public yet, but one report prognosticates that the new chat app will soon be used by more businesses than both Google Hangouts and Slack.”

Microsoft Launches a Slack Competitor

Microsoft has launched a Slack competitor. “Microsoft on Wednesday took the wraps off Microsoft Teams, an addition to the Office package that will allow professionals to huddle virtually with colleagues in private chat rooms to talk about anything from work projects to where to get lunch. If you think Microsoft Teams sounds a little like Slack, the relatively new chat service that has pulses pounding among Silicon Valley investors and customers, you would be correct.”