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Slack to integrate Microsoft Teams calling feature

The popular team collaboration software maker has seen a spike in use as remote working becomes more common in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Update: Coronavirus prompts collaboration tool makers to offer wares for free

Several vendors, including Microsoft, Google, Slack, Zoom, Cisco and LogMeIn, are making chat, videoconferencing and other collaboration services free as demand for remote working booms.

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Coronavirus: Managing (and pivoting) during a crisis

Updated: If you weren’t entirely prepared for COVID-19, you’re not alone. Ensuring business continuity in crisis management mode requires the right mix of technology, patience and agility. We hope this collection of Insider Pro...

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Microsoft unveils Teams-equipped 365 subscription for front-line workers

The new plan, priced at $4 per user per month, gets the Microsoft 365 F1 moniker and is due to arrive April 1.

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Microsoft Teams cheat sheet

Microsoft's answer to Slack, Teams provides group messaging, voice and video calls, and useful integrations with other Office 365 apps. Here's how to get set up in Teams and find your way around.

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Video chat app Around could be a harbinger of ‘always-on’ video

A less intrusive interface brings the possibility of persistent video communications.

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COVID-19 and tech: New collaboration tools mean new security risks

As the coronavirus forces companies to move their communication and file sharing onto collaboration platforms, be prepared for unintended consequences: New security threats will surface, requiring new methods of securing your...

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To save the economy we must reduce video bandwidth use — now (updated)

Now that we’re all working from home, the internet is breaking. Reduce consumption now -- all streaming providers should emulate Netflix and YouTube on this.

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Microsoft claims ‘inflection point’ for remote work as Teams surges to 44 million daily active users

Microsoft adds a range of features, including noise suppression for video calls, on Teams’ third anniversary.

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How to survive and thrive while working from home

Quarantine means more people are working from home. If that’s new to you, just follow these tips, and you should do OK. Heck, you may even find that you like it.

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10 tips to set up your home office for videoconferencing

Videoconferencing is the COVID-19 era's next best thing to being there. But we all want to look our best, even during a pandemic. These 10 tips will ensure you can join that videoconference with confidence.

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Navigating the pandemic

Nearly every technology company — and almost every business — is desperately determining how to use its arsenal of technology to combat the increasingly severe disruption caused by coronavirus.

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Slack targets non-tech users with UI design tweaks

Amid competition from Microsoft for enterprise users, Slack aims to make its team collaboration app more accessible to a wider range of business users.

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What your business can do about the coronavirus ... right now

The Covid-19 crisis is the Black Swan event of our lifetime. Here's how to hold it all together (while keeping employees apart).

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Northwell Health deploys Microsoft Teams as secure messaging tool for clinical staff

The hospital network has also reduced time interacting with EMR systems thanks to a chatbot built on the collaboration platform.

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Atlassian adds no-code automation to Jira Cloud products

New workflow automation capabilities are a result of Atlassian’s acquisition of Code Barrel last year.

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An Apple-centric guide to effective (and productive) remote working

A selection of hints, tips and advice to help you work effectively when working remotely.

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How to automate repetitive tasks in Slack

A step-by-step look at how to automate common tasks and processes in Slack’s Workflow Builder.

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