Chatting is all the rage these days. With the aid of technology, of course — who does that in person anymore?

Which is why Microsoft has launched a new team-chat app, Teams, to directly take on chat-app Slack, a tool that has been implemented in countless industries to ease workplace communications. Slack isn’t taking the news lying down, though — the company has issued an open letter to Microsoft, offering the tech giant some advice, while throwing in a few digs along the way. 

In IT Blogwatch, we discuss the whole thing on our chat apps.

So what is Teams exactly? Dina Bass has the background:

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