Microsoft Announces New Features

Microsoft at its annual Build 2017 conference announced some new updates for its Teams enterprise collaboration developer platform. The same would permit developers to bring new features to Teams in the future.

Developers will now be able to deliver their apps for Teams using the Office Store. These Teams apps will seen in a new “discover apps experience” section that should give them more visibility. There is now a new “compose extensions” in the preview that will let users add commands to draw information from integrated apps and service in the chat.

Facebook to Debut Premium TV Shows and Original Content

Facebook is making a debut in premium television and developing around 24 shows that will be premiered in mid-June. There will be both long duration shows on the pattern of ‘House of Cards’ and also 5-10 minutes shows that will be added to Facebook app’s video tab daily.

“It’s part of a major initiative at the company to begin siphoning away some of the billions of dollars that are spent on television advertising ever year — a major growth opportunity for Facebook, which is running out of room in the News Feed to show more ads,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was quoted as saying. It is supposed that a virtual reality dating show from Conde Nast Entertainment is among the shows that Facebook has greenlit.