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Hands-on: Microsoft Teams fails in its debut

Once again, Microsoft cuts corners on user interface, functionality, and cross-platform support. Will it ever learn?

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Slack finally launches its enterprise edition

Slack's Enterprise Grid aims to help companies administer and connect multiple chat workspaces

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Office 365 could give Microsoft Teams an advantage over Slack

A new survey finds that Microsoft Teams is off to a strong start, but there’s a lot of confusion as well as competition in the business communications market — and team chat is only the latest trend

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Box launches standalone Notes app to help teams collaborate

Product allows users to collaboratively edit documents in real time; it will compete with the Evernote and Dropbox Paper

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Almost there: Skype for Business inches forward

A convoluted user interface and crippled mobile features limit the conferencing tools' utility, but there's now enough to get started

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Slack finally launches threaded replies

The popular work messaging app adds one of its most-requested features

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4 reasons Microsoft Teams will kill Slack … and 4 reasons it won’t

Microsoft Teams is going up against fan favorite Slack in the group communication and collaboration market

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IT teams put conversations to work with chatops

Putting tools, alerts and processes into the chat interface gives both developers and the ops team a new model for working with infrastructure

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How Microsoft will drive enterprise IT in 2017

Microsoft’s enterprise reach is stretching beyond Windows into the wider world of cross-platform computing and the cloud

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Outlook vs. native apps in Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android

Office 2016 has largely unified the Exchange experience on the desktop, but native apps still do better overall on mobile clients

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Make sense of Microsoft's messy collaboration strategy

Microsoft's Office 365 suite recently expanded with more apps for enterprise collaboration, but will the-more-the-merrier approach prevail, or is consolidation inevitable?

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Review: Microsoft Teams tries to do Slack one better

Microsoft is now offering the beta of Teams, its new group communications tool, which promises a new level of productivity for Office

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Slack to deepen integration with Google Drive, in face of Microsoft Teams debut

G Suite users will be able to pair Google's Team Drive with Slack channels, and use bots to approve file-sharing requests from within Slack

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How to integrate Microsoft Teams with other apps

Microsoft’s new collaboration is more than messaging—it’s a platform with three choices for integration into a work hub

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9 enterprise tech trends for 2017 and beyond

The swirl of new enterprise tech settled a bit in 2016, leaving a clear framework for the future -- and a handful of new tech trends to bet on

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Review: GitLab rocks version control

Thanks to a solid foundation and delightful extras, this open source VCS is a serious contender

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SharePoint 2013 cheat sheet

How to find your way around SharePoint 2013 and make the most of its features

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How to get started with Microsoft Teams

In its first release, admin setup is easy but user distribution requires more work

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