Slack has added new ways to interact with Microsoft’s Office 365 app directly from its own collaboration platform. This includes an Outlook calendar app, Office file previews and the ability to export emails into Slack channels and direct messages.
The integrations announced Tuesday are part of wider moves to connect Slack with productivity apps from a range of vendors, said Andy Pflaum, Slack’s director of product management for interoperability.
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The variety of third-party app integrations has long been a strength of Slack’s (it has added more than 1,500 so far), helping users work without forcing a switch between applications. The list of integrations includes productivity and business apps from vendors such as Google, ServiceNow and Salesforce.
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