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Microsoft looks to give Yammer a new lease of life; can it?

The once-popular enterprise social media app is getting a redesign and new focus on communities, but faces competition from the likes of Slack and even Microsoft Teams.

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Asana targets sales and ops teams with new integrations

The Salesforce, Jira Cloud and Tableau integrations are designed to help the work management app appeal to specific business functions.

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10 steps to smarter Google account security

Give yourself some added peace of mind by giving your Google account a thorough set of security reinforcements.

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CERN bails on Facebook’s Workplace, cites cost

The research organization, which operates the large hadron collider, will instead opt for open-source messaging app Mattermost to replace its trial test of Workplace.

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The best Google Chrome extensions for business pros

From email tamers to scheduling aids to privacy protectors, these 20 Chrome extensions make the most popular web browser even more powerful and useful for business.

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Oops! Microsoft gets 'black eye' from Teams outage

Users of Microsoft’s team collaboration app were unable to login Monday after the company forgot to renew an authentication certificate.

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G Suite vs. Office 365: What's the best office suite for business?

Choosing an office suite used to be a no-brainer, but Google’s G Suite is now a powerful, feature-filled alternative to Microsoft Office. We break down the pros and cons of each suite to help you decide which is right for your...

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Atlassian expands Jira roadmaps for better project status visibility

The function has proved popular with users since last year’s big overhaul of Jira.

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Is your Gmail inbox setup slowing you down?

Give your inbox new energy for the new year by optimizing it for your work style.

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Microsoft’s new Edge browser: Third time's the charm?

With its third major browser launch, Microsoft is taking an “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” approach. Here’s where the new Chromium-based browser stands out.

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Making the connection: The role of collaboration apps in digital transformation

As more and more companies find themselves with workers spread across the globe, it's become harder – and even more important – to keep employees connected. While a plethora of collaboration tools is available to do just that, getting...

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2020: The year the office finds its voice?

Voice-based AI assistants may soon be as common in the workplace as they are at home, handling routine tasks and – eventually – more complicated workflows and business processes.

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Atlassian unveils Forge, its serverless app development platform

Forge is built with Amazon Web Service’s Lambda function as a cloud-based service platform, allowing developers to build and deploy their own apps for Atlassian products.

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Microsoft Teams comes to Linux

The launch of the highly requested Linux desktop client is designed to help Microsoft appeal to developers.

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Google adds AI smarts to G Suite with Google Assistant and Docs updates

Google’s AI assistant can now be accessed in beta, while Smart Compose has been extended to Google Docs as well as Gmail.

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Food fight: Slack and Microsoft trade barbs, sling stats in collaboration app battle

Although Slack led the way on chat-based collaboration software, Microsoft pushed back with its own Teams app. Now, the two companies are battling for enterprise hearts and minds (and users).

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Salesforce to expand Einstein Voice Skills so users can create custom voice apps

Salesforce is among a number of tech firms aiming to bring voice to the enterprise, though most users will have to wait until 2021 to access its AI voice assistant.

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Claris launches workflow automation tool beta

The Apple subsidiary says its new Claris Connect is designed to connect third-party cloud apps and automate workflows.

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