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Microsoft adds Teams app integrations for video meetings

Teams users now have access to 20 integrations they can use during video calls with colleagues, as well as automation and low-code app building features available through Power Platform tools.

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Otter.ai adds live captions to its Zoom integration

Videoconferencing platform Zoom has unveiled an Otter.ai integration, providing users with access to live transcriptions and meeting notes.

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Zoomtopia 2020: Zoom looks to super-charge videoconferencing

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to lurch on, Zoom announced a slew of new features to help improve its offering for remote workers.

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Zoom's new encryption approach is incremental, but better

Max Krohn, Zoom's head of security engineering, detailed what users need to give up to get the better encryption protection that's coming.

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Zoom is becoming what Apple's FaceTime should have been

Apple had a chance to define the video collaboration space. It failed to take it.

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Wire targets Zoom, Teams and others with secure video upgrades

Wire, which touts its ability to offer secure video communications, now allows up to 12 users on a video call in a fully end-to-end encrypted environment.

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Working from home? Slow broadband, remote security remain top issues

For workers whose home has become the de facto home office in recent months, broadband connectivity and security are ongoing issues, according to a Navisite survey.

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Microsoft steps up Teams: Finally, the next generation of remote conferencing

The changes announced at Microsoft's Ignite conference this week highlight how important Teams has become to the company – and point to how video conferencing could evolve.

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Why Crestron has a place in a Zoom and Teams world

When it comes to video conferencing, one key to success is interoperability. In a virtual world that seems increasingly dominated by Zoom and Microsoft Teams, Crestron could be a player.

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Zoom’s outage causes chaos, especially for educators, teachers

Though schools and universities appeared to be hardest-hit by the outage — many are just starting online education efforts — the outage highlights the need for backup plans and alternatives.

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Post-COVID surveys (and evolving tech needs) suggest a coming change in PC/tablet design

The coronavirus pandemic has forced companies to change how employees do their jobs. It's also going to change the hardware they use.

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Facebook Portal adds Zoom, Cisco video app access

Facebook hopes to broaden the business appeal of its smart display by offering access to several video conferencing apps, including Zoom, Cisco Webex, BlueJeans and GoToMeeting.

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Zoom explained: Understanding (and using) the popular video chat app

Here’s a look at where the Zoom meeting app came from, what it does and how to use it.

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The maddeningly familiar march of Google's Gmail-Meet marriage

Google's effort to make Meet unavoidable brings to mind another moment in the company's past — and it isn't exactly a good comparison.

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Q&A: CBT Architects CIO sees a ‘hybrid’ remote-work plan as harder than WFH

While the rush to work from home (WFH) upended many corporate plans as the COVID-19 pandemic worsened, returning to work might be even harder, according to Nirva Fereshetian. "There’s no going back to where we were," she says.

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Microsoft Teams' new 'Together mode' aims to make video calls more engaging

In an effort to make video calls more “inclusive, engaging and reflective," Microsoft is rolling out a host of new Teams features – including a viewing mode that puts everyone in the same room.

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VC money flows to collaboration start-ups as remote work booms

Collaboration software, which one analyst said was a “white-hot category pre-COVID” for investors, is “now hitting the stratosphere.”

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BlueJeans touts new security, collaboration features

As global work-from-home initiatives show little sign of letting up, the Verizon-owned firm is unveiling upgrades it hopes will bring it in line with rivals like Zoom, Webex and LogMeIn.

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