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Facebook Portal adds Zoom, Cisco video app access

Facebook hopes to broaden the business appeal of its smart display by offering access to several video conferencing apps, including Zoom, Cisco Webex, BlueJeans and GoToMeeting.

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Slack, Atlassian deepen ties with app integrations and account ‘passport’

The two collaboration vendors are intertwining their services in a bid to bolster productivity for users.

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Slack talks up security with new encryption options, FedRAMP certification

Looking to show it can keep communication data secure and meet compliance demands, Slack unveiled several updates for its popular team chat app.

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Zoom explained: Understanding (and using) the popular video chat app

Here’s a look at where the Zoom meeting app came from, what it does and how to use it.

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AI at work: Your next co-worker could be an algorithm

It’s inevitable that artificial intelligence will replace some jobs. But emerging AI systems not only support their human colleagues but actively collaborate with them, tapping the unique strengths of both.

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Q&A: CBT Architects CIO sees a ‘hybrid’ remote-work plan as harder than WFH

While the rush to work from home (WFH) upended many corporate plans as the COVID-19 pandemic worsened, returning to work might be even harder, according to Nirva Fereshetian. "There’s no going back to where we were," she says.

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Which is better for collaboration – Yammer or Microsoft Teams?

Fundamentally, both Yammer and Teams (and email) are about conversation – but they support different types of communication and are for different audiences. The choice about which app to use depends on both.

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Slack files EU antitrust complaint against Microsoft, cites anti-competitive Teams bundling

The team chat software maker argues that Microsoft is forcing millions of customers to install Teams – and hopes to kill Slack in the process.

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Inspire 2020: Microsoft Teams gets Rooms Premium, DataFlex, new frontline worker features

Teams Rooms Premium is a new a 24/7 management and monitoring service available from Microsoft and its partners; it costs $50 per device monthly.

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How Slack, Airtable and open-source software connected New Yorkers during the pandemic

Astoria Mutual Aid Network uses Slack, Airtable, and geocoding to match those needing help with neighbors who can assist. It's now available to other groups.

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Atlassian unveils new efficiency tweaks for Confluence and Trello

The new features are designed to help improve efficiency for employees forced to work at home, far from their office colleagues.

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Google re-positions Gmail as collaboration hub for video, chat and doc access

A revamped Gmail could bolster interest in G Suite as it looks to take on rivals like Microsoft, Slack and others.

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Slack gets new analytics and metrics to track use at large organizations

A host of updates is designed to make it easier for Slack admins to manage the collaboration app as deployments scale up for Slack Plus and Enterprise Grid customers.

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There's new and updated planning resources for modern intranets in Microsoft 365

Here's useful guidance and best practices to help you get started with a new intranet project and helpful advice about moving from classic to modern SharePoint.

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Microsoft Teams' new 'Together mode' aims to make video calls more engaging

In an effort to make video calls more “inclusive, engaging and reflective," Microsoft is rolling out a host of new Teams features – including a viewing mode that puts everyone in the same room.

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How to get the most out of Slack

Since its arrival six years ago, 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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Slack’s new ‘Connect’ looks to better connect IMs, apps across companies

Building on its shared channels feature, Slack will now let up to 20 organizations collaborate in ways that could reduce the use of email for business communications.

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WWDC: Box CEO says enterprise tech must ‘think like consumer'

At this week's WWDC, Box CEO Aaron Levie talked digital transformation and the future of work amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How to mount almost any remote drive in your Mac’s Finder

This useful utility may help some Mac users entertained as we wait for the news from WWDC 2020.

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The argument for dedicated collaboration hardware

Maybe a PC isn’t the ideal communications tool for video and audio. If not, then what is?

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