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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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IT buyer's guide to business projectors

Confused about which projector to get for your company? Here’s a look at the major categories, technologies and specs, along with buying advice.

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GoToMeeting adds AI transcription features, Amazon Alexa integration

LogMeIn-owned videoconferencing tool also gets text chat function.

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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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The future of collaboration: all roads lead to channels

Faxes, pagers, email, instant messenger, channels – each have been the progression of business collaboration.

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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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Alexa for Business: What it does, how to use it

Voice-activated virtual assistants are showing up at home, in the car and – increasingly – in the office. Amazon hopes to further that trend by targeting Alexa for Business for the workplace. Here’s what it is and how it works.

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6 tips for planning SharePoint hub sites

Get the most value from SharePoint hub sites with advance planning — here's how to get started.

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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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2018 SharePoint Conference: Key announcements for information architects

At last week's 2018 SharePoint Conference, Microsoft announced new experiences to showcase custom metadata in Teams and on pages.

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Mastering your Outlook inbox

Forget Outlook 2016’s weak Clutter and Focused Inbox features. Instead, use these four simple methods to cut spam, limit incoming email and regain control of your inbox.

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Slack adds Actions feature, highlights dev community growth

As the company’s first developer conference, Spec, kicked off in San Francisco, Slack stressed efforts to integrate its software with third-party apps.

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Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 puts Teams collaboration at its core

The first iteration of Microsoft’s digital whiteboard is now in use at 5,000 businesses, but questions remain about customer demand long term.

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Slack touts 8M users as team collaboration competition intensifies

The fast-growing team messaging app vendor added another 1M paid users to its platform in the past nine months.

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Facebook bolsters Workplace with 50 new app integrations

Though the number of integrations still lags behind collaboration competitors such as Slack, a Workplace exec highlighted quality over quantity.

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