Connector for Slack
Would be great to have a connector to slack to ease the transition from Slack to Teams.
Same here. I'm making an effort to push Teams within our company since I love it for collaboration. It is great that people can also use the native Apps, like OneNote, Word, and PPT, if they would like to. I also work with people that dislike Teams and love Slack. That should be okay. In my opinion, to make collaboration work, people need to be motivated and willing to use the tools or apps. People working together can solve the collaboration or communication problem. Processes or tools cannot solve them without people using it. So it should be okay for people to continue to use Slack if the company (IT) allows it. Forcing them to use an application like Teams will never work. As a result we will end-up still having to use two tools and Teams cannot become the central hub as intended. Outlook does have some integration with Slack, which is more than nothing, but I like to get people away from Outlook for short messages that clutter the inbox. Mio delivers great interoperability, but I work for HP Inc., and I don't think we will get IT to approve and implement it, since using Slack is already by IT exception. So to make progress and remove conflicts, I need proper interoperability between Slack and Teams. It is a missed opportunity if the reason behind not having an integration would be because of the competition between Teams and Slack. People should be able to choose the tools they like and still allow them to work with each other efficiently.
Dominic Kent commented
Hey folks, just stumbled across this post while doing some research. I work for Mio - our tool provides messaging interop between Teams and Slack.
It sounds like the kind of thing some of you guys are after.
Here's a demo vid of our Teams <> Slack functionality: https://m.io/?platform1=slack&platform2=msteams&video=channel
You can request a demo here: https://m.io/tell-us-more or please email me and I'll happily field any queries.
Slack is a truly huge platform. Tons of our external company users make use of Slack so having a plugin where we can use Teams and the external company users use Slack to communicate would be fantastic.
Definitely agree -- I am trying to centralise messaging, I have people using Skype, Skype for Business (glad it's dying/dead -- useless client), Yammer, Teams and Slack -- would like to make Teams the central hub for everyone. Connector to Slack would help that transition.
Oliver Farr commented
I have many clients, they works with slack. And they need the communication in slack. But we need works in teams. With es integration of slack in team, is a great way to adaption our team to the client teams.
Our Teams configuration only allows organization members. But I work with clients outside or our organization regularly. Would a Teams connector to Slack enable me to see my client posts to my slack from within Teams so I don't have to switch between systems?
I know the technical answer is to change Teams to allow people outside the organization. But that is not within my control.
If you want to take slack's users, this is the perfect way to transition
Nicholas Groseclose commented
Elizabeth Romero commented
we need a connector we are trying to encourage users to have one base chat tool Ms Teams but we have digital silos and some users already using slack - a connector would be huge in helping to make Ms Teams our main chat tool
Paul van de Wiel commented
An integration between Teams and Slack on a channel level would be more then nice.
Integration of chat would be nice for us.
John-Mason Shackelford commented
This would be a huge help! We have two different organizations one standardized on slack the other on teams and they need to communicate. These are separate large organizations so no way either one is going to switch.
Art F commented
A trigger for when new message posted to a slack channel would be very strategic for my orgs teams adoption. I work on projects with joint business partners and our slack setup is nearly unusable, at least our setup sucks enough to where people just dont end up using it much for communicating with our close external business partners, and it definitely has a business impact. If this sort of tool adds so much productivity where you do use it well (internally), it becomes pretty obvious how inferior your efficiency is when working with external business partners. I think team has some great features that could, if the stars align, have the potential to pull people from their rabid habitual slack relationship. If I could create a teams channel that could sync with slack channels from multiple domains, that would be a very powerful draw. But I need triggers for when new messages are posted, or I will need to wait until I have time to try to write a custom connector, unlikely to happen anytime soon, would be awesome if this trigger could be added. Thanks!
Hello, World !
Yes, I agree, a Slack connector would be great to feed activities Teams <-> Slack at a Channel level.
Nothing new about this ?
Many thanks by advanced.
This is badly needed... especially between external 3rd parties... It prevents us from switching to Teams.
Bob H commented
One of our major projects uses Slack because of the number of external contractors who we work with on it. Now we have adopted Teams it would be nice to have just one tool, but at the moment integrating the external links on our AD/Teams isn't practical. An IRC gateway to Slack would mean internal teams could be using Teams and external contractors could continue to use Slack. If this worked it would be a good way to drive more people on to Teams and then get critical mass towards removing Slack.
At least give us XMPP (which Slack and just about every chat client has).
John Garland commented
Adding to this, I've spoken with several people who are already actively on several Slack channels in other organizations. Their resistance to switching their company from Slack to Teams revolves around "already in Slack, don't want to have to manage another chat application if we can just use the one." It's the inertia/iTunes/etc argument, and of course hearkens back to the old Trillian/Messenger Client battles.
However, Teams is playing catch-up to Slack, so to be viable, it has to be creative/clever and be the one to build the bridges from one to the other.
Teams should be integrated with slack. Chat and rooms could be synchronized so its up to the user and the level of stability to use the witch ever app you want.
I know that this will never happen, but it would be great.