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Boost your productivity with these seven apps

End users share their recommendations for useful business applications

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Security for your collaborative software

Collaborative apps like Slack and Convo are like a sieve, but no one quite knows what to do about it

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How to admin Yammer in Office 365

Love it or hate it, Yammer is a tool that admins need to reckon with, and there's an admin center to do exactly that

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A Cisco-Salesforce deal means collaboration will come to you

Cisco will integrate Slack and WebEx into Salesforce SaaS offerings

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Bossie Awards 2016: The best open source applications

InfoWorld's top picks in open source business applications, collaboration, and middleware

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Asana's new feature lets users 'track anything'

New custom fields support expands the work tracking software's possible uses

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Meet Flock, a Slack rival that claims big productivity gains

A 'magic search' feature automatically displays important groups and contacts without any need for typing

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OpenText to buy Dell EMC's enterprise content division

The $1.62 billion deal will allow both companies to focus on their core missions

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Microsoft may finally have its Slack killer

The company reportedly is building Skype Teams, its first product to truly compete against hot group messaging apps


The other Office 365 is available for your school

For collaborative classroom use by teachers and students, Microsoft has a special edition of Office 365

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Office, Outlook, Slack, Handoff: The digital workplace reborn

Office and Outlook have been reinvented, collaboration tools like Slack are finally useful, and devices are evolving for new digital workflows

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Hanging on the line: The desk phone's second life

Desktop phones, smartphones, tablets, and PCs should all work with a phone number as easily as email works today across devices

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Dropbox levels up its features for administrators

The updates include new sharing controls, admin panels, and more

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Make Git work for global teams

Git was made for distributed teams, but long distances introduce special challenges

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6 Slack alternatives worth a look

There’s nothing wrong with using Slack — its three million active daily users can’t all be wrong. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t another option out there that might better meet your particular needs

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Five years on, Office 365 shows its strengths

With the core tools largely toughened, Microsoft is building out new capabilities in video and community sites

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Microsoft's new service is like YouTube for the enterprise

Stream is designed to let users securely and easily upload and share video within a company

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Microsoft spices up Surface Hub with Azure cloud services

Microsoft's supersized Surface Hub is viewed as a computer for videoconferencing and digital whiteboarding, but it's starting to do a lot more than just be the centerpiece of a conference room.

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