During the preview program, gigs had a default lifespan of seven days; as of September 22, any remaining gigs will expire automatically, Microsoft officials said.
In 2015, when GigJam was highlighted during the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference to considerable interest, officials said the service already had been years in the making inside the CEO's Chief Technology Office. Last Summer, Microsoft expanded the GigJam preview, opening it up publicly to users across a variety of devices.
GigJam was designed to break down tasks into a set of discrete steps and sets of information. Those involved in a particular task couldconverse (online or offline), get information from their internal business and/or software-as-a-service apps and keep track of the processes involved -- all in the name of accomplishing tasks more quickly and securely.
According to a TechNet blog post announcing plans to terminate GigJam, officials said: "The (GigJam) Preview delivered learnings and insights that will inform future product experiences."