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Microsoft Gigjam app uses screen sharing to unite teams with data they need to share

Mark Hachman | July 14, 2015
A number of recent Microsoft apps, like Sway and Delve, have sought to meld the features of various pieces of Office software. The company's new Project Gigjam, though, goes a bit further: It customizes a version of itself to help Microsoft's business customers collaborate.

In the live demo, the colleague misinterpeted a casual comment by White to "share it with me" as the actual command, indicating that Microsoft may have to rejigger its language. The app also failed to collaborate on a few occasions.

According to White, each instance of Gigjam creates its own "mini app," sharing just the information that each chooses to contribute, and even allowing some control over the user interface. "We would have wasted half a day chasing the right people and making sure they were on the right page," White said. "I was able to divvy up the work--not the communications--but the work tasks themselves."

 

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