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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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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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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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Cisco shakes up collaboration efforts; morphs Spark into Webex

Cisco Spark will become Webex Teams as part of a ‘fundamental shift’ that includes new leadership and more A.I. integration.

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25 tips for getting the most out of the new Gmail features

You might not know it at first glance, but Google's new Gmail interface is jam-packed with powerful possibilities. Ready to uncover some interesting new stuff?

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What is Trello? A guide to Atlassian’s collaboration and work management tool

The ‘highly visual’ work management app has some 25M users and is seen as a viral enterprise success. Here's what it does and how much it costs.

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Why now is the time for WebRTC

Utilized by billions of users and thousands of applications, this open-source technology has finally become the new standard for real-time communications over the web.

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Trello adds home page view, revamps notifications

The Atlassian-owned firm wants to make it easier for power users to access relevant information in the collaborative work management app.

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Google updates Sheets with macro record features

The move is part of the company’s broader plan to make G Suite apps more appealing to enterprise customers.

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Slack’s Enterprise Grid gets security and compliance enhancements

More than 150 large organizations now use Enterprise Grid, which was unveiled a year ago.

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How to get the most out of Slack

Though it's only four years old, Slack has evolved to become a leading cloud-based workplace collaboration app. Here's what it does, how to use it and why it could replace email in the future.

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Word 2016 cheat sheet

Are you getting the most from Microsoft Word 2016 for Windows? Get to know the key features.

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Report: AI assistants and chatbots gain traction in the enterprise

Microsoft’s Cortana AI assistant currently leads the charge in the workplace, thanks to Windows 10 integration.

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Atlassian Stride gets general release, adds Google Drive and Dropbox integrations

Six months after a limited launch, the HipChat successor (and rival to Slack) now has ‘tens of thousands’ of teams using it.

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Microsoft PowerPoint vs. Google Slides: Which works better for business?

PowerPoint has long been the tool of choice for creating business presentations, but Google Slides is worth a second look. We compare their strengths and weaknesses.

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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 Teams cheat sheet

Microsoft's answer to Slack, Teams provides group messaging, voice and video calls, and useful integrations with other Office 365 apps. Here's how to get set up in Teams and find your way around.

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