It has been known for a while now that Microsoft has been working on its very own Slack rival. The company has now confirmed the Microsoft Teams global launch date. The general release of its new service has been set for later this month. Microsoft is going to conduct a special online event to celebrate the launch of Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft has confirmed in a post on the Office blog that starting Tuesday, March 14th, Microsoft Teams will be available across the globe. It’s a chat-based workspace in Office 365. The online event will be conducted to mark this special occasion.

Microsoft Corporate Vice President Kirk Koenigsbauer will talk about what’s new in Microsoft Teams, how the company’s customers are using Office 365 to collaborate and deliver results, and they will also be sharing perspectives on teamwork.

The company first launched Microsoft Teams in preview back in November last year. It made the chat-based workplace available for organizations in more than 145 markets across the globe to try out in 18 different languages. The initial response appears to have been good which is probably why Microsoft has now decided to release it globally.

Microsoft has said that prior to the global release, Microsoft Teams is already being used by 30,000 organizations big and small so there’s huge potential there even though Slack has been around for quite some time now and has cemented its position in this market. It will be interesting to see how the two compete now that Microsoft Teams is ready for battle.

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