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May's Patch Tuesday updates make urgent patching a must

With three zero-days and several serious vulnerabilities in key Windows server and authentication areas, it's time to patch now.

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Does your team need a cloud-based unified communication and collaboration tool?

Cloud-based communication and collaboration tools give your remote and hybrid teams the tools they need to communicate from wherever they work. Here’s why your team needs to embrace cloud UC now.

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Zoom pushes further into the contact center with Solvvy acquisition

After its failed attempt to purchase Five9 last year, Zoom is once again looking to bolster its nascent contact center software proposition.

Busting three myths about the future of work

These false beliefs emerged early in our thinking about the post-pandemic workplace. It's time to get real.

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Google brings automated summaries to Workspace ‘Spaces’

Other updates to the company’s app suite announced at Google I/O include video call transcriptions, third-party app integrations for Meet, and tools to improve call quality such as “de-reverberation.”

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Salesforce acquires Slack-bot maker Troops.ai

The sales and revenue communications platform will become part of Slack when the deal closes in 2023.

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Office 365: A guide to the updates

Get the latest info on new features, bug fixes, and security updates for Office 365/Microsoft 365 for Windows as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Version 2204 (Build 15128.20224), released on May 10, 2022.

Apple shows how work-from-home is here to stay

Workers are increasingly making it clear they will not be forced back into the office. Just ask Apple.

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3 clever new tricks to turn Google Docs into a collaboration superhub

These out-of-sight options connect Docs to Gmail and Google Calendar and make all of those services infinitely more useful.

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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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6 virtual collaboration solutions for remote teams

These tools should help remote teams collaborate more successfully, and help managers feel confidence in supporting employee autonomy in the new hybrid workplace.

Welcome to the new world of business travel

While business travel is coming back, everything’s changed. Here’s what to expect.

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Microsoft Edge has edged out Apple's Safari in browser popularity

New data from one web analytics service indicates Microsoft Edge is now favored as a browser by more desktop users than Apple's Safari. Meanwhile, Firefox is falling even further behind.

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How to translate emails, documents, and more with Microsoft Office

Here’s how to translate text from one language to another in Outlook, Word, and Excel — and how to transform spoken words into real-time captions in another language with PowerPoint.

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Google responds to EU data rulings with new Workspace controls

Google is boosting its data protection controls for European Workspace users.

It's time to speed up your business network

Now, companies need the fastest possible Internet service more than ever.

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Otter.ai argues remote meetings can be more productive than in-person

Otter.ai has been updated for iOS, introducing new tools that help it become a collaboration productivity hub. I talked to company CEO Sam Liang, who told me a little about his vision for the future of work.

It’s time to imagine the new workplace

People are ready to go back to the office, but is the office ready for them? Experts weigh in on how they believe a global health crisis will transform how we work.

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