Pardon our sawdust: It’s August

As the Northern Hemisphere Summer rolls on, we’ve worked up and spruced up a few things we’d like to share. A fresh coat of paint We redesigned our…


As the Northern Hemisphere Summer rolls on, we’ve worked up and spruced up a few things we’d like to share.

A fresh coat of paint

We redesigned our main website at Slack.com, making it simpler and more pleasant to get the information you need. We revised our Slack Status site as well, now providing more granular detail if anything isn’t quite right.

Feature-wise, we made PDFs in Slack better for everyone, in that they now show you a screenshot of what you’re about to read before you click to view. We also added the ability for IT teams at large organizations to better administer mobile deployment of Slack. We released updates to our iOS, Android, and Windows Phone versions of the app as well.

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We talked to Steven Johnson about the intersection of creativity and innovation in the workplace. He’s a speaker at our first Slack user conference, Frontiers, here in San Francisco. It’s less than two weeks away, and our last remaining tickets are going fast.

We covered an innovative restaurant using Slack to coordinate all their business, menu planning, and back-of-the-house activities. In our continuing series on friendship in the workplace, we did a story on the effects of being ostracized at work.

Our podcast was on hiatus for the month, so we rounded up ten of our favorite segments from the first 30 episodes of Work in Progress. Finally, we caught up with our platform product lead Buster Benson to chat about where he sees the future of bots and apps in Slack.


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