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GigJam Preview is now available for everyone

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Today’s post was written by Vijay Mital, general manager of the Ambient Computing team.

We’re pleased to announce that the GigJam Preview is now available to everyone on Windows, Mac, iPhone and iPad. Start using GigJam today—you no longer need an invitation. GigJam is a product coming to Office 365 later this year for people with a co-working mindset. It empowers you to spontaneously and ephemerally involve others in your work.

Need to discuss a draft contract with a customer? Just send over the right paragraphs to their phone, no need to send the entire file. Need a vendor’s help to fill in order details? Pull up the Salesforce order and related emails, hide the price and beam over the information to their phone to edit. In a huddle? Show a draft brochure to your designer, but only the text to your copywriter. Even bring a photographer into the session to pool photo options onto your designer’s phone so that they can choose the best fit for the brochure.

GigJam breaks down artificial barriers between devices, apps and people. In this new world, work becomes communal, with each person free to summon, divvy up and share just what they want, for only as long as they need, using any device.

Watch the following videos to see some examples of how GigJam lets you change the way you work on mobile devices.

Get feedback on a document in real-time at a mixer:

Get a vendor’s help updating order details in your line-of-business application:

Early feedback from our customers

Since announcing the invitation preview last month, thousands of customers have experienced GigJam.

Here’s what some of our early customers are saying:

“When sharing your phone, you’re always nervous about notifications, since you don’t know what they’ll bring, but with GigJam I can focus someone on what they need to know and nothing more.”
Sergio Prado, co-founder of BodBot

“Each person in our co-selling chain needs to see different parts of our predictive analytics. Now, even in the same meeting, GigJam lets me decide who sees what.”
Vijay Kasireddy, CEO of Fiind, Inc.

“At conferences, I’m stuck handing my device back and forth, worrying about the other person seeing something I don’t want them to. It’s a missed opportunity and not an ideal way to involve people. GigJam allows me to involve others while retaining full control.”
Bob Piper, vice president of Sales and Business Development at MPIRICA Health Analytics

Get the GigJam Preview

Get the GigJam Preview at aka.ms/gigjam and from the iOS App Store. Visit the GigJam UserVoice community to tell us about your experiences or suggest new capabilities. We also invite you to tweet us at @gigjamapp with the hashtag #thatsmygig to share your best GigJam moments.

We are targeting general availability as part of Office 365 later this year, so please stay tuned!

—Vijay Mital

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8 comments
  1. Not currently available in the UK iOS App Store. Is this being addressed? Thanks.

  2. I am absolutely LIVID, as an avid user of Windows 10 Mobile and for investing in Microsoft’s flagship devices, that Microsoft would not release their apps for their own mobile ecosystem. How can the company encourage developers to develop apps for Windows 10 Mobile when it itself does not develop apps or update its apps for its own mobile platform.

    • Because -lets face it – iOS is the best and most used platform yet. I have a Windows 10 Ultrabook to and I love Microsoft and their product. Office 365, OneDrive all the thinks. Windows 10 Mobile is a great operating system. That’s true. But, its not as popular as iOS. And iPhones and iPads are just the best devices you can get. Yes, the specs say different thinks. But if you’re taking them in your hand and work you never want the iDevices leave your hand.

      I wish that someday Microsoft Devices will reach this point. But right now it’s iOS whos is the market leader. And I really appreciate that Microsoft let iOS Users use their great software on their devices. And even on their iPhones.
      I think Microsoft just understood, that the best way to work with the Microsoft and the Microsoft Cloud is over all platforms. And not just Windows (10).

      • iOS popularity is not under question. However, they need to get this great operating system in people’s hands. What incentives are there for people to move to Windows 10 Mobile if all their features are available on iOS and Android. Cortana is the best personal assistant and would have served as an incentive for people to move to the Windows 10 platform. But people using iOS can now have both Siri and Cortana, so there is no need to shift.

        Similarly, if they make it available for iOS and not Windows 10 Mobile, that would discourage consumers AND developers to shift to this great OS.

  3. No Windows 10 Mobile support? Why continue to sell the phones then if internally the platform is not a priority?

  4. The website states “Works with the device you own…”

    I own a 950XL with Windows Mobile and need this type of productivity application….

    How about “works with the device we make???”

    Why is Microsoft not supporting their users as a top priority??

    • Windows 10 Mobile is the best. I use iOS and Android currently, too, and they don’t match up at all. So, naturally, I’m upset that MS has announced they’re getting out of the consumer-based phone business. I wonder if any phone brand will be interested in supporting their Mobile OS now.

  5. Android & iOS? MS, why don’t you just kill W10M already? Exactly how are you going to commit to W10M development?

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