Jul 13 2015

Microsoft Unveils Business Collaboration App GigJam

At the company's annual Worldwide Partner Conference in Orlando, Fla., Microsoft made waves not with an announcement about its new Windows 10 OS, but with a preview of its new collaboration app called, GigJam. The app allow workers to consolidate and share work info via cards, according to a report from Fast Company

GigJam, which was code-named "Magic Glass" during development, is a genuinely new idea. It's a set of apps for PCs, tablets, and phones which let you call up business information—from your own emails to figures from corporate databases—using a built-in version of Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant. The apps format the info on cards. Then you can circle items you'd like to share—crossing out any which must remain confidential—and route them to one or more coworkers. You can choose to make the views you send them read-only or editable, and can annotate them with audio comments and on-screen notes.

To learn more about Microsoft's GigJam, read the full story on Fast Company.