Slack Connect Opens Chat to External Companies, Intranets Back in Vogue, More News

PHOTO: Naren Morum Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield's oft-repeated ambition is to end enterprise dependency on email. In the seven years since Slack launched much has been written about whether or not Slack will succeed at that goal. Not many people believe email is going anywhere, but the release this week of Slack Connect might just take the company a step closer. With Connect, members of up to 20 organizations will...

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Slack and AWS Deepen Their Partnership, Bringing New Video Capabilities to Slack

PHOTO: Yu Chun Christopher Wong / Shutterstock Slack announced on Thursday that it had signed a deal with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to embed the Amazon Chime voice and video meetings capability into its channel-based messaging application, using the Amazon Chime software development kit (SDK). This will make the Chime functionality available for free for all Slack customers who want to use it — both free and paid. The announcement is...

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