Microsoft Wants To Help Workers Better Communicate With Their Coworkers
Project Sonoma is a new app designed to help employees chat and coordinate shifts with their associates
Chat apps like Slack and HipChat have risen in popularity among the office crowd who previously didn’t have a unified means to coordinate around the completion of a task. However, the same platforms haven’t offered much for shift workers operating at separate times of the day. To that end, Microsoft has entered the market with an iOS and Android app dubbed ‘Project Sonoma.’ With it, users will be able to see each other’s shifts, request swaps and chat with individual coworkers or as a group.
Currently under wraps, not much is known regarding the timing of Project Sonoma’s release, though you can sign up for a waitlist to try a closed Beta with your company (given your company gets selected).
The software giant will not disclose the names or number of companies participating in the test. According to Microsoft, the project is being built from the ground up and is not the brainchild of an acquisition.
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