Microsoft (MSFT) news recap: MVPs can connect on MVP Reconnect, Microsoft Teams arrives and more

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Microsoft (MSFT) news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

Here are the winners of Microsoft’s 10K Apart web page contest

In a competition ran by Microsoft and An Event Apart, they asked people to build a website that used only 10kb per page. The winners have now been chosen, with over 270 making it into the gallery.

Some of the notable mentions include:

Microsoft introduces MVP Reconnect for former MVPs

Earlier this year, Microsoft ended its MVP program. Many MVPs were left out once the old program was phased out, leaving people with no connection to those they had worked alongside to gain awards, certifications and jobs for many years. Now, Microsoft has introduced MVP Reconnect, which allows former MVPs to connect to each other and have a voice.

Microsoft introduces Microsoft Teams at event in New York City

Microsoft introduced its Microsoft Teams service this week at an event held in New York City. Microsoft Teams aims to be the biggest competitor against Slack, currently one of the largest business communication tools.

Here is a video of the introduction:

Microsoft Teams getting positive reactions from the industry, including Box

Since the introduction of Microsoft Teams, it is already receiving positive reactions from the industry, with the CEO of Box, Aaron Levie, making the following statement on Microsoft Teams:

With the launch of Microsoft Teams today, we’re excited about the potential to build even further on our partnership with Microsoft and integrate with Teams, just as we currently do with Office 365. Our mission is to enable customers to share and access their most important information from anywhere, so it’s key that we connect seamlessly with all the tools people use most to get work done.

Whether Microsoft Teams will be accepted by the wider community is not yet known – with Slack holding a majority for the time being.

That’s it for this week – we’ll be back next week with more!