Collaboration

Collaboration news, trends, analysis and practical advice

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A.I. and speech advances bring virtual assistants to work

Though the trend is just getting started, digital assistants show promise for boosting workplace productivity and collaboration.

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How to use Skype for Business

Hosting a meeting, showing a presentation or holding a Q&A with Skype for Business is easy; attending someone else's meeting is even easier. Here's how to do it.

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Microsoft lays out a Teams vision for intelligent communications

A year after launch, the company’s team collaboration tool is now used by 200,000 companies.

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The collaboration conundrum: Companies look to consolidate around team chat apps

With so many collaboration and communications tools now available, companies face app fragmentation and hurdles to ensuring their workers can actually connect.

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A new mindset drives a new way forward

We need to rethink collaboration solutions.

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SharePoint Online cheat sheet

Learn how to find your way around SharePoint Online, create sites, share and manage documents, work with calendars, integrate with Outlook and more.

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5 tips for working with SharePoint Online

Go beyond the basics with these power user tips for Microsoft's online collaboration platform.

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Google’s Hangouts Chat collaboration app hits a booming market

The company plans to use artificial intelligence for Google Calendar and Docs features and tie it all tightly with G Suite.

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Why the best work tools play nicely together

As innovation continues to provide companies more specialized options to solve their business problems, enterprise tech that is thoughtful about how it integrates with other platforms will continue to flourish.

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How to use OneDrive in Windows 10 to sync and share files

If you have Windows 10, you have OneDrive. Here's how to use Microsoft's cloud storage service in Windows 10.

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10 tips for preventing Slack burnout

Group chat apps such as Slack can help teams collaborate and be productive — but they can also get overwhelming, with too many messages demanding your attention. Here's how to tame the Slack beast.

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How can Apple's HomePod stake space in the enterprise?

Apple's HomePod is an outstanding smart speaker for the home, and it has some potential as an enterprise product.

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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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