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What’s coming next for Slack? Plenty

SAN FRANCISCO – At Frontiers, the Slack users conference held here this week, company officials shared a roadmap of new features, including many designed specifically for enterprise customers, that the company plans to release during the next 12 months.

Several additions are in the works for Enterprise Grid, the enterprise version of Slack released in January. Enterprise Grid includes advanced security controls and  user and administrative functions for an unlimited number of workspaces. It also includes an e-discovery API that lets companies capture content.

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Slack’s new Shared Channels feature aims to bolster its enterprise push

SAN FRANCISCO – Slack kicked off its first user conference here by announcing a number of new features to its collaboration tool, including a way to share Slack Channels with partners and other external organizations and long-awaited international versions of the platform.

While Slack has proven to be a popular way to share messages and work flows within a team or organization in real-time, April Underwood, Slack’s vice president of product, said the company saw the need for a secure workspace that could be shared more broadly.

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