Collaboration

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Business chat review: Slack vs. Teams vs. HipChat vs. Yammer

The 800-pound gorillas Microsoft and Google are taking on the niche providers Slack and Atlassian that created this market, but you need more than size to win

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Review: Outlook Groups is now a pain on all platforms

Outlook Groups may be core to Microsoft’s collaboration strategy, but it isn’t core to Office 365 or even Outlook

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Facebook updates Workplace as enterprise collaboration gets hot again

Facebook is changing its collaboration service by integrating enterprise services, like Office, Salesforce, OneDrive and Box, and adding other features.

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Excel for Windows finally gets real-time collaboration

People working on Excel spreadsheets will be able to do so live from Microsoft’s app for Windows, starting Tuesday. Microsoft launched a beta update for the app’s real-time co-authoring feature, letting testers collaborate with one...

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Smackdown: Office 365 vs. G Suite management

Users don't directly see these capabilities, but they are core to managing your productivity and collaboration platform

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Review: Microsoft Teams almost as bad as its beta

Despite the beta feedback, Microsoft cuts corners on user interface, functionality, and cross-platform support. When will it learn?

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Office 365 everywhere? Not on these devices

Microsoft still can't decide if it can commit to a world that's not about Windows alone

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Google goes after Slack with Hangouts overhaul

The company announced Thursday that it’s going after the work group chat market as well as the group videoconferencing market even harder than before by splitting Hangouts’s functions in two

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Google's Jamboard will cost $5,000 and ship to the US in May

Google is getting ready to put its smart whiteboard on sale. The company announced Thursday that the Jamboard, its big touchscreen that’s designed to serve as a digital collaboration space for business users, will be available in May....

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Mingis on Tech: Videoconferencing arrives, and what's up with 'digital transformation'

Videoconferencing can help firms save money, do more and better integrate their plans. So can digital transformation. But both have to be done right.

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Smackdown: Office 365 vs. G Suite collaboration

Google’s G Suite has long mastered document collaboration. But now Microsoft Office has come on strong. Is it enough?

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Microsoft Graph: The APIs to Office 365’s hidden riches

The possibility: A knowledge network that can map both the relationships among individuals and with their content

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Windows 10 wants to make Android its iPhone

Unlocking your PC from a Samsung Galaxy smartphone is the next step in Microsoft's journey to replicate Apple's Handoff ecosystem

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Create your own Slack bots -- and web APIs -- in R

This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to find a current stock price, but the basic framework can be used for all sorts of data

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7 simple commands for Git survival

You don’t have to get fancy to get most of your work done with Git; start with these essential commands

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3 enterprise-strength file sync services to check out

Popular file-sync services are great for individuals, but can lack controls for access, encryption and other services that enterprises require

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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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