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How updates to SharePoint self-service site creation affect governance, IA

Updates to Microsoft's SharePoint Online make it easier to upgrade to the new modern team site experiences. But they could affect your information architecture and governance plan.

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Atlassian move to ditch Stride and Hipchat in Slack deal angers users

Atlassian’s Stride bites the dust less than a year after launch as Slack moves to strengthen its team chat position with this week’s deal.

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Google touts G Suite momentum in office productivity battle

Although the company unveiled a range of updates at Cloud Next this week, it faces a long slog as it seeks to displace Microsoft in the workplace.

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Google adds AI features to G Suite, including ‘Smart Reply’ for Hangouts Chat

The company also touted new security and data region management tools, and said Gmail’s Smart Compose is now available for business users.

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The next corporate collaboration tool: Podcasts?

As companies look for new ways to share info with workers – especially those who may work remotely – they may soon turn to podcasts. The hard part: creating content that engages.

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Chat happens: Your guide to 11 group-chat services

If you’re still relying on conference calls or IM, it's time your team explored group chat. Here's what Slack, Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts Chat, Facebook Workplace, Stride and six other chat providers have to offer.

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Microsoft takes on Slack with a free version of Teams

The free version of Teams, which doesn’t require an Office 365 subscription, is designed to counter competition from Slack.

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7 tools to supplement (or supplant) PowerPoint

Looking for a PowerPoint alternative? When it comes to business presentations, it has become a lot easier to wander from the Microsoft Office suite.

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IT buyer's guide to business projectors

Confused about which projector to get for your company? Here’s a look at the major categories, technologies and specs, along with buying advice.

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GoToMeeting adds AI transcription features, Amazon Alexa integration

LogMeIn-owned videoconferencing tool also gets text chat function.

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Slack outage causes disruption, but highlights importance of team chat

As cloud services become ubiquitous in the workplace, expectations for uptime rise.

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Want a more digital workplace? You’ll have to overcome resistance to tech

Younger and older employees tend to be more receptive to new ways of working than those in the middle, according to Gartner.

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What is Quick Base? A low-code database platform for citizen developers

Filling the gap between shared spreadsheets and IT-oriented development tools, Quick Base aims to let business users quickly create their own applications.

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The future of collaboration: all roads lead to channels

Faxes, pagers, email, instant messenger, channels – each have been the progression of business collaboration.

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First look: Office 2019’s likeliest new features

Microsoft has been fairly quiet about what's coming in Office 2019, but features that have rolled out to Office 365 provide clues. We explore the likeliest additions to Office 2019.

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Alexa for Business: What it does, how to use it

Voice-activated virtual assistants are showing up at home, in the car and – increasingly – in the office. Amazon hopes to further that trend by targeting Alexa for Business for the workplace. Here’s what it is and how it works.

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6 tips for planning SharePoint hub sites

Get the most value from SharePoint hub sites with advance planning — here's how to get started.

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Microsoft Teams: Its features, how it compares to Slack and other rivals

Microsoft's latest entry in the crowded group messaging market continues to evolve. Here's how Microsoft Teams affects Skype for Business and what you need to know to evaluate it against its rivals.

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