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How voice technology will re-shape business

Everybody expects voice tech and virtual assistants like Google Assistant, Alexa and Cortana to make a big splash in the enterprise. Here's what to expect.

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Microsoft boosts Office 2019 price by 10%

The increase, set to take effect later this year, is likely designed to push users to move to Office 365 or Microsoft 365 subscriptions.

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Atlassian move to ditch Stride and Hipchat in Slack deal angers users

Atlassian’s Stride bites the dust less than a year after launch as Slack moves to strengthen its team chat position with this week’s deal.

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Google touts G Suite momentum in office productivity battle

Although the company unveiled a range of updates at Cloud Next this week, it faces a long slog as it seeks to displace Microsoft in the workplace.

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Google adds AI features to G Suite, including ‘Smart Reply’ for Hangouts Chat

The company also touted new security and data region management tools, and said Gmail’s Smart Compose is now available for business users.

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The next corporate collaboration tool: Podcasts?

As companies look for new ways to share info with workers – especially those who may work remotely – they may soon turn to podcasts. The hard part: creating content that engages.

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Chat happens: Your guide to 11 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, Google Hangouts Chat, Facebook Workplace, Stride and six other chat providers have to offer.

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Microsoft takes on Slack with a free version of Teams

The free version of Teams, which doesn’t require an Office 365 subscription, is designed to counter competition from Slack.

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7 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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Slack outage causes disruption, but highlights importance of team chat

As cloud services become ubiquitous in the workplace, expectations for uptime rise.

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Want a more digital workplace? You’ll have to overcome resistance to tech

Younger and older employees tend to be more receptive to new ways of working than those in the middle, according to Gartner.

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What is Quick Base? A low-code database platform for citizen developers

Filling the gap between shared spreadsheets and IT-oriented development tools, Quick Base aims to let business users quickly create their own applications.

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Microsoft to tighten screws on traditional Office, Gartner predicts

The software developer is expected to push companies to switch to Office 365 by tightening access to that software's online services.

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First look: Office 2019’s likeliest new features

Microsoft has been fairly quiet about what's coming in Office 2019, but features that have rolled out to Office 365 provide clues. We explore the likeliest additions to Office 2019.

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How to get smarter missed call reminders on Android

Make missed calls much easier to manage with this simple Android enhancement.

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Microsoft axes support on Answers Forum for Win 7, 8.1, Office 2010, 2013, many Surfaces

On Saturday, a Microsoft contractor announced the end of Answers Forum support for Win 7 and 8.1, Office 2010 and 2013, Surface Pro and Pro 2, IE 10 and earlier, and Security Essentials. But what about buggy patches?

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Microsoft Teams: Its features, how it compares to Slack and other rivals

Microsoft's latest entry in the crowded group messaging market continues to evolve. Here's how Microsoft Teams affects Skype for Business and what you need to know to evaluate it against its rivals.

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Weight Watchers turns to Facebook’s Workplace to connect 18,000 workers

The enterprise social network, which Weight Watchers rolled out in January, saw a 94% sign-up rate and is already being used actively by half of the weight-loss company’s workers.

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