This week on Cloud News Review
Microsoft has announced full guest access support in Teams will be rolling out soon. This comes after Microsoft added partial guest support for Azure Active Directory account holders in September of 2017. This will let small business owners collaborate and hire freelances and other partners.
Google has announced Hangouts Chat as an alternative to Slack. The new app will be made available to all users over the course of seven days starting February 28th and it is the latest addition to G Suite. Its main goal is to help companies communicate with employees from different parts of the world through a simple platform integrated with the Google products they already own.
Dropbox is partnering with Google Cloud and creating a centralized repository for content, according to a company announcement. According to CIO Dive, Integrating with the G Suite, Dropbox users can “create, open, edit and save” Google content products from inside the platform. Users will also be able to save Google Docs, Sheets and Slides directly to Dropbox accounts.
Hundreds of critical enterprise services were reportedly affected by an Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) outage on Friday. The service interruption occurred in the cloud platform’s AWS-East Region and centered on the Direct Connect service, which AWS offers in order to “provide a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections.” Companies have said the outage affected more than 240 critical services relying on AWS infrastructure.