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10 Smartsheet tips and tricks

Using a cloud-based spreadsheet tool for simple project management makes good sense to growing numbers of Smartsheet fans. These tips and techniques from Smartsheet power users can give you a head start.

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Microsoft targets Box, Dropbox and Google customers with OneDrive offer

Google also unveils a new Drive preview pane commenting feature in G Suite for Microsoft Office files.

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Cortana explained: How to use Microsoft's virtual assistant for business

Cortana has a massive installed base in Windows 10, but Microsoft's virtual assistant doesn't get the same respect as Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri or Google Assistant. Here's what Cortana does and how it's uniquely positioned for the...

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Microsoft Planner: A Trello rival benefits from Office 365 integration

Though smaller, standalone project management rivals have gained in popularity, Microsoft’s ability to bundle Planner with other Office apps give it a big foot in the enterprise door.

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How to use the Highlighted Content web part on modern SharePoint pages

Tips and best practices to help you successfully “roll up” content when you are using the Highlighted Content web part on modern SharePoint sites.

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Microsoft turns up heat on Slack with Teams group chat update

A Teams app directory is among the new features added to the company’s Office 365 group chat tool. Analysts say Microsoft is looking to match rivals like Slack in functionality.

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The best Android apps for team collaboration

Stay connected and productive wherever you are with these first-rate collaboration apps for Android.

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Zoho takes on IFTTT and Microsoft Flow with cloud app integration tool

Zoho Flow is a no-code, automated workflow automation platform that lets users create their own automated processes by connecting a variety of cloud apps.

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Top 10 reasons to attend the SharePoint Conference North America

May 2018 brings a great opportunity to get face to face with and learn from Microsoft and the extended SharePoint community.

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Collaboration tools: How to avoid project rollout pitfalls

Companies have a wealth of options, but that doesn’t guarantee success after rollouts. Here’s what you need to understand before spending big on collaboration.

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How to set up your office for video conferencing

We all want to look our best, especially when we're using video for a remote business meeting. These ten tips will make sure you can join that video conference with confidence.

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Trello overhauls app directory for ‘Power-Up’ integrations

Last year's Atlassian acquisition has helped grow the number of third-party applications connecting with the collaborative work management tool.

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Chat happens: Your guide to 8 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, Facebook Workplace, Stride and four other chat providers have to offer.

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Facebook standardizes Workplace pricing, boosts cost for larger deployments

The changes will make Workplace pricing 'fair, simple and predictable,' says Facebook, though new customers with more than 1,000 active users will pay more.

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Office 365: Enterprise usage doesn't translate into enterprise value

A Gartner Research survey shows that while companies often use a variety of Office 365 elements, only two – email and the Office apps – provide real value.

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Slack trials private shared channels, adds admin controls

Slack aims to reduce reliance on email for both internal and external communications as it pushes further into workplace collaboration.

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5 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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Amazon Alexa arrives on Windows 10 PCs as virtual assistants go to work

HP, Acer, Asus and Lenovo debut Windows 10 laptops and PCs supporting Alexa at this year’s CES. IT leaders are generally supportive of Amazon’s enterprise push.

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