Collaboration

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3 Office 365 enhancements you might have missed

The Office 365 Admin Center, OneNote, and Skype for Business all get needed improvements

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6 secrets to mastering Slack

Smarter communication isn’t magic. But with these tips, it’ll be hard to tell the difference

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Cisco acquires search company

Synata will bolster encrypted search in Cisco Spark collaboration app

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Codenvy teams with Microsoft to help developers work together

Microsoft also joined the Eclipse Foundation to support the project underpinning the integration

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These two startups are out to dethrone Slack

New competitors take different approaches to a similar goal: foster better teamwork

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Screencasting captures what words can’t

Screencasting and screensharing are two easy tools at your disposal when you want to share best practices and details that might otherwise be lost

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What works where: Outlook vs. Outlook vs. native apps

Office 2016 starts to unify the Exchange experience on the desktop, but native apps do better on mobile clients

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Chat happens: Your guide to 8 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, HipChat, and six other providers have to offer

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Slack + Skype: The fine line between convenience and coercion

Bring-your-own technology doesn't work so well in collaboration or when forced on users

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Skype for Business is starting to get good

Recent and planned improvements will one day make the conferencing service something you want, not just get, with Office 365

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InfoWorld's 2016 Technology of the Year Award winners

InfoWorld editors and reviewers pick the best hardware, software, development tools, and cloud services of the year

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The art of working globally, office not included

Working remotely has real advantages, but when you're a global team without a home base, sometimes everyone has to get in the same room

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OneDrive for Office 365: New but far from improved

First look: The Mac version has gone from nonfunctional to barely functional, joining the Windows version

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Slack sets aside $80 million to help developers extend its platform

Fund will provide early-stage investments to companies building for the Slack team collaboration platform

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Office 365 E5 ups the features -- and the price tag

Microsoft's premium productivity and collaboration suite focuses on analytics and online meetings, for those who need them

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Cisco's Spark grows into a phone and meeting platform for the cloud

The cloud-based service will get call features and integration with in-office collaboration systems next year

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Slack won't -- and shouldn't -- play IT's game

Slack is a powerful cloud tool that needs some fine-tuning for business adoption, but it shouldn't try to appease IT too much

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Review: WebEx and GoToMeeting meet their match

Adobe Connect and Zoom lead six mostly stellar Web conferencing services for desktops and mobile devices

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