Microsoft has already sent out invites for its Office event, which will take place on November 2. If you are not going to be at the gathering, you can still watch it unfold live. The company has revealed that the event will be live-streamed.
That’s hardly a surprise considering all major product/service announcements stream live these days. It means you can catch Microsoft’s Office announcements live on any device.
This is going to be an important event too. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will open the proceedings and will almost certainly announce a major new product. That new service is expected to be Microsoft Teams. Kirk Koenigbauer, Corporate VP for Office, will walk us through Teams at the event.
Interestingly, this will not be a monster event like last week’s Windows 10 Creators Update reveal. Admittedly, with the Surface Studio also arriving in New York, Microsoft had a lot to get through during that launch. However, it seems Microsoft Teams is the focus on November 2, so the whole event will be wrapped in an hour.
Microsoft Teams for Office
If you are unfamiliar with the Microsoft Teams service, it was once known as Skype Teams. It is a group chat software that features integrated Microsoft services like OneDrive, Skype, and other Office apps. In his detailed look at Microsoft Teams last week, my colleague Ryan Maskell discussed features of the service:
“The feature organizes channels into Facebook-like comment threads, allowing users to pick and choose what they reply to.
This allows for video calls regarding specific documents, where users can see the changes via screen share in real-time. This combines with other Office 365 elements such as calendars, OneDrive storage, and SharePoint files.”
Check out more details about Microsoft Teams in our preview report. To see Microsoft’s live event, you can check out the source for the live stream.