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Microsoft Teams gains ground on Slack

Spiceworks found that Microsoft’s team chat app has moved ahead of market leader Slack on the strength of its inclusion in Office 365. How many users each app has remains unclear.

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Review: G Suite gets an AI boost

Several new AI-driven features in G Suite (some still in beta) are aimed at saving users time, facilitating collaboration, and improving security.

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Review: Office 2019 is the best advertisement yet for Office 365

By raising prices and keeping key features out of Office 2019, Microsoft is telegraphing its desire to move its entire user base to Office 365.

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WhatsApp at work: Companies grapple with a popular ad hoc tool

The popular messaging app, owned by Facebook, is following a familiar path: Popular at home, it’s now showing up more often at work.

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10 highly useful add-ins for Microsoft Office

You can easily extend the productivity suite’s capabilities.

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Cisco’s Webex Teams gets BroadCloud Calling integration

The move delivers an 'enterprise-grade' cloud-based PBX phone system for companies and was one of several announcements at this week's Cisco BroadSoft Connections event.

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Making the business case for collaboration

Collaboration software can help connect disparate employees, boost team productivity, aid innovation and even bolster a company's bottom line. But justifying the expense isn't always easy. Here's how to make the case.

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A time-saving typing tool that works anywhere in Chrome

Reclaim wasted time and watch your efficiency soar with this spectacularly useful cross-platform add-on.

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Dropbox Paper adds timelines for team project planning

The collaborative word processing tool is designed to provide light-weight team coordination functions and highlights efforts by Dropbox to diversify beyond content storage.

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Amazon opens up Alexa for Business to third-party devices

The move allows the the voice-activated digital assistant to push further into the enterprise by expanding the variety of devices in which it's embedded.

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7 Trello alternatives for visual task management

Staying on top of a team project can be a nightmare. These easy-to-use apps help take the complexity out of project management and get your whole team working in sync.

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Atlassian revamps Jira Software, adds roadmaps tool

The redesign follows a multi-year migration of the popular issue-tracking app to the AWS cloud and the acquisition last year of Trello.

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Google's most enthusiastic users have good reason to be wary

Fan-favorite services aren't all that Google has killed in 2018.

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Google aims Plus at the enterprise as consumer side falters

Google sees a ‘new direction’ for its social network after a security flaw prompts it to kill off the consumer version. Google Plus is being tied more tightly into G Suite.

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PowerPoint 2016 cheat sheet

Are you getting the most from PowerPoint 2016 for Windows? Learn about the key features in Microsoft’s powerful presentation app.

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Facebook opens Workplace Chat to multi-company groups

The expanded Workplace chat function is designed to improve collaboration between workers at separate organizations.

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How to make Gmail work like Outlook

Switched from Outlook to Gmail for work? Here are seven ways to make things feel more familiar and get some useful Outlook-like features.

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FAQ: How Microsoft has changed Office 2019

Support for the company's hallmark office productivity suite – and how long that support will last – depends on which version you're using. And on which version of Windows you run. Here's how to decipher it all.

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