Microsoft Announces Public GigJam Preview, Plans Office 365 Availability Later in 2016

GigJam Sources

The announcement of the GigJam project in July 2015 got Microsoft partners' attention at WPC 2015. Its ad hoc, cross-app, cross-device approach to business collaboration was both a new look and, perhaps, a representation of the new mindset at Microsoft.

GigJam is now in public preview, with applications available for Windows, Mac, iPhone and iPad - and an Android app on the way, according to Vijay Mital of Microsoft's Ambient Computing team. In his word:


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