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7 inconvenient truths about the hybrid work trend

One silver lining from the pandemic may be the mainstreaming of remote and hybrid work. There are just a few problems.

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Microsoft Teams users get license-free access to Dynamics 365 data

Microsoft is removing what's been called a "licensing tax" to encourage wider access to sales and customer service data via the Teams collaboration app. But integration remains a work in progress, says analyst.

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This clever Chrome collaboration tool deserves your attention

If you ever share your screen with anyone, this smart Chrome add-on will change the way you work — for the better.

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A Clubhouse for the office? Slack unveils ‘Huddles’ audio chat rooms

Slack hopes to replicate ad-hoc workplace chats for remote workers with a “lightweight, audio-first” communication tool, Slack Huddles, along with the addition of asynchronous video and voice messages.

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Review: 6 top videoconferencing services put to the test

We compared Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Google Meet, BlueJeans, and GoToMeeting in real-world tests to see which videoconferencing platforms perform best for business users. Here’s how they stack up.

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Does Webex Legislate point to video-based collaboration's future?

It's been a banner year for videoconferencing, as vendors scrambled to keep up with the needs of locked-down users. Cisco's Webex may have a bead on what comes next.

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Microsoft pushes Fluid to boost productivity in Teams, Outlook, and OneNote

Fluid components are designed to aid synchronous and asynchronous work for “hybrid” remote teams, the company says.

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Apple’s SharePlay vision: Too little, too late?

Why productivity and personality will be critical to SharePlay's success.

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Cisco and remote-work lessons learned in education during the pandemic

Schools around the world, like most businesses, had to scramble to keep operations running smoothly during the pandemic. A recent Cisco event points to some universal lessons to keep in mind for the next time this happens.

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Google’s Workspace Chat Rooms to become collaborative ‘Spaces’

The company will now offer its collaboration suite to consumers for free as it rolls out a variety of enhancements to better connect its productivity apps.

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The needed evolution of videoconferencing

Videoconferencing, which became a critical lifeline for many companies during the COVID-19 pandemic, only really works when everyone plays well together.

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Nvidia Omniverse: Could it make today’s videoconferencing apps obsolete?

While everyone's gotten used to videoconferencing apps that turn everyone into versions of the Brady Bunch — little squares on a screen — there are better ways to meet and network.

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8 Outlook add-ins to enhance collaboration

Installing a few key add-ins for Microsoft Outlook can make collaborating with co-workers faster and more efficient.

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Microsoft Teams gets Fluid components, ‘main stage’ meeting app integrations

Microsoft is adding new cross-platform integrations for Teams to help employees get work done without leaving the collaboration application.

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US gov’t plans for remote workers could spur private-sector push, too

The Biden administration appears poised to encourage remote work for 2 million US government workers as the COVID-19 pandemic eases and businesses look to fully re-open. The move could spur companies to follow suit.

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At Virgin Atlantic, Facebook Workplace evolves into a key productivity tool

The airline saw a large increase in use as employees sought corporate updates during the pandemic; now the enterprise social network is helping the company rev up operations again.

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Otter.ai launches Otter Assistant to help Zoom-fatigued workers

Otter.ai this week unveiled a new tool for Zoom: a virtual assistant that can automatically join Zoom meetings, takes notes, and share them with meeting participants.

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With smart canvas, Google looks to better connect Workspace apps

Google this week unveiled a range of new ways to connect its productivity and collaboration apps, including the rollout of its smart canvas. But is it enough to keep up with innovative startups?

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