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Microsoft Teams: How to use it, and how it stacks up to Slack and Zoom

Microsoft's take on collaboration, group messaging and video continues to evolve. Here's how Microsoft Teams fits into the booming collaboration software market and what you need to know to evaluate it against rivals like Slack, Zoom...

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20 ways to maximize collaboration with the new Gmail interface

Gmail's freshly expanded interface has tons of advanced options and work-enhancing elements. Here's your guide to making the most of what's new.

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How tech companies can adapt to remote work demands

Seven months into lockdown and many employees have settled into work-from-home routines. But there’s plenty of ways companies can still adapt to the New Normal. Computerworld Executive Editor Ken Mingis and Macworld and PCWorld senior...

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The Apple University guide to effective business management

How to run a tech company (or anything else) the Apple University way.

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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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Best productivity practices during the pandemic

There are ways companies (and schools) can not only adjust to the "New Normal" but actually thrive.

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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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How to sustain IT workplace culture — without the workplace

IT organizations are working hard to replicate their culture in the virtual world to keep employee engagement high and foster collaboration.

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Slack will soon let users DM people in other organizations

Users of Slack’s Connect service will be able to contact individuals at separate organizations, another step in the team chat company's efforts to replace email in the workplace.

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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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Great news for intranets at Microsoft Ignite 2020

Navigation, branding, and more ways to engage and delight were big intranet themes at this year's Ignite event.

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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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Microsoft Teams gets custom layouts, new Together ‘scenes’

Video feed overlays and new virtual meeting spaces are among a range of Teams updates announced at this year's Ignite virtual event. Microsoft is increasingly catering to the needs of remote workers.

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Q&A: Airtable CEO talks up automation, low-code and team collaboration

The company has seen a surge in use of its customizable spreadsheet platform during the pandemic, said CEO and co-founder Howie Liu; this week, Airtable announced $185 million in funding.

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How COVID-19 has changed IT’s focus and plans for 2021

Bread-and-butter investments to modernize workforce systems and improve IT operations are the post-pandemic focus for IT buyers in North America and Europe, a survey shows.

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Inside Apple's 'Bionic Virtual Meeting Room'

In the near future, you'll attend meetings in a conference room that exists in your Apple AR glasses.

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