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How have you customized Slack or Microsoft Teams to make it better for focused work?

Have you customized the new sidebar in Slack? Or have you installed Slack Apps to make Slack better, or used Microsoft Team's built-in apps to collaborate?

What are your best tricks to make team chat actually a productive place?

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fhiguera's avatar
2 years ago

We use both Slack and MS teams. Slack is for our own teams and MS Teams is for one of our clients. Our slack has been customized with the Github app to keep the dev teams up-to-date in the latest stats on the repos and invision to jump from a conversation to a prototype easily. We also use the GSuite integration to authorize access to docs and the GDrive app for Files shares. Overall, our work is 100% supported by Slack. Oh, and giphy... it helps us drive the messages across quite well.

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@maguay (replying to @fhiguera )
2 years ago

Interesting you're using both! Have you found anything in Teams you wish was in Slack—or vise versa?

Integrations are half of what make Slack so great; love being able to share a Google Doc in Slack and it making that doc accessible to everyone in the channel if its sharing permissions weren't already correct.

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@NBNite (replying to @maguay )
2 years ago

Couldn't agree more - one of the most underrated aspects of the GSuite integration is the ability to share the doc with a recipient who did not have access directly within Slack... with just 1 click :)

2 points
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@fhiguera (replying to @maguay )
2 years ago

nothing so far... I feel MS Teams is like a corporate guy trying to fit in with a tech startup group...

1 point
gwolozi's avatar
2 years ago

Hallway and donut have been great for networking

2 points
mirajchokshi's avatar
2 years ago

GitHub integrations into specific channels to follow new commits and pull requests. AppCenter integration to view iOS build updates, to track if a build fails, and follow iOS crash groups.

2 points
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@maguay (replying to @mirajchokshi )
2 years ago

Nice! Funneling all team software notifications into Slack is definitely helpful—and keeps you from having to open all the apps all the time.

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adityarao310's avatar
2 years ago

We built an internal tool for weekly checkins with employees from a question bank.. which we then turned into a public slack app! :) https://kaapi.team/

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@maguay (replying to @adityarao310 )
2 years ago

That's a cool idea! Does your team answer the questions directly in Slack, or do they have to open your app to answer?

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@adityarao310 (replying to @maguay )
2 years ago

Everything inside Slack! No onboarding, signup or web UI at all. We wanted to keep it like that for the MVP. Makes the whole thing friction free (hopefully!)

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@maguay (replying to @adityarao310 )
2 years ago

Nice!

1 point
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