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Microsoft launches new AI-powered Viva Sales tool

Designed to bridge the gap between Microsoft 365, Teams and CRM, Viva Sales automates data entry tasks and delivers AI-powered insights to sales teams.

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Microsoft pumps the brakes on hiring

Microsoft is pulling back on hiring tech talent for its Windows, Office and Teams chat and conferencing software groups.

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Microsoft takes productivity, collaboration to the top floor at Build

At this year's Build event, Microsoft showed how serious it is about deepening the collaboration capabilities in its software.

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Microsoft looks to make Teams screen-sharing more interactive with Live Share

The Live Share SDK, announced at Microsoft’s Build event this week, lets developers turn any third-party application into a “multiplayer” Teams app.

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Q&A: Why video calls can be bad for creativity

The use of videoconferencing apps grew dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic and helped many workers stay in touch with each other and their bosses. But there may be a downside to the video revolution.

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Microsoft touts new hybrid work features in updates to Windows 11

Microsoft touted a series of upcoming features that will more tightly integrate its Cloud PC and local desktop capabilities and is incorporating AI into Windows 11 to enhance videoconferencing.

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28 power user tips for Microsoft Teams

Take collaboration to the next level with these Teams tips and tricks.

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Cortana explained: Rocky past, promising future for Microsoft’s digital assistant

At first meant to compete with virtual assistants like Siri, Google Now, and Alexa, Cortana has been stripped of many functions and seemingly left to wither away. But its business-focused reboot may hold the key to long-term success.

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Slack vs. Teams: Which is best for your business?

We compare the top two collaboration platforms in six categories, from usability to enterprise management.

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Microsoft turns its focus toward frontline workers with Teams tweaks

With the pandemic accelerating digital transformation for information workers, it’s now time for those on the frontline to reap some of the benefits. Microsoft unveiled updates to its Teams and Viva platforms with that in mind.

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The 10 best new Microsoft Teams meeting features

Microsoft keeps adding new enhancements to Teams. Here’s how to use some recently introduced features for better Teams video meetings.

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Microsoft aims Teams Essentials at small-biz customers

The new pricing tier from Microsoft costs $4 per user each month and offers a paid alternative to the existing free version of Teams

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Meta and Microsoft move to tie Workplace and Teams closer together

The two companies have partnered to ease collaboration for shared customers, with a video streaming integration also in development and due early next year.

Teams and Webex: What if Microsoft and Cisco merged their platforms?

Rather than competing in the collaboration market, Microsoft and Cisco could join forces and deliver even more for the customers.

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Microsoft to bring Mesh avatars and virtual environments to Teams

Beginning next year, Teams users will be able to "meet" in 3D spaces to collaborate with colleagues, as Microsoft announced the upcoming public preview of Mesh for Teams.

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Microsoft makes virtual healthcare visits easier to manage in Teams

The company announced a slew of updates to its Teams collaboration app aimed at front-line workers, including enhancements to the virtual visit experience.

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Microsoft Teams gets Phone features, Operator Connect service

Microsoft Teams Phone now lets you easily transfer a call from desk to mobile, a move designed to make staying connected easier in a hybrid workplace.

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Otter.ai expands reach of Otter Assistant for video chats

The virtual assistant, rolled out for Zoom users in May, gains support for three more platforms: Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and Cisco Webex.

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