It is at an Office event slated for next week in New York that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Slack-like service will be unveiled. What was originally dubbed Skype Teams internally will now be launched as Microsoft Teams. The web-powered chat service, which will be broadly available for businesses and schools, is designed in such a way that it will allow the collaboration of teams of colleagues or school classes.

A rumor, which is inclined to leaked screenshots, indicates that the new software is likely to depict a Slack even its interiors. For example, there are group channels, private messaging memes, as well as the ability to add emoji. However, Windows Central reports chances of having the name changed so as to make the software more business-friendly.

Microsoft Slack: The service Is In The Testing Phase

There is a hanging cloud about the Microsoft Slack service, which millions of people are speculating about. While one may say that there is so little that is known about it; the recent screenshots have a lot to display. A keener look at them gives the thinking that the service is likely to integrate with Skype for video and audio chats. It also appears to integrate with Office 365 for access to Word, and Excel. However, has remained tight-lipped about its Slack competitor even though its employees have been testing it for the last few months through teams.microsoft.com.

The demand of upgraded apps and software is growing

Microsoft is perhaps taking advantage of the heightened demand for enhanced apps. Apparently, the Web-based IRC-like messaging app is slowly becoming a darling of millennial-infested startups. The demand has also triggered buyouts between companies in an effort to tap into innovation. But despite the change of name from Skype Teams to Microsoft Teams, the former also sports unique features the likes of integration with Microsoft’s cloud service. It also has an inbuilt meeting scheduler.

Nonetheless, the Microsoft Slack is a service that has built so much attention given that Microsoft is one the tech giants. Hence it is not likely to fail its loyalists. Let’s see what happens once the testing is complete.