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Microsoft axes Office 2019 from 'Home Use Program'

The company is moving away from perpetually-licensed Office 2019 and now offers annual subscriptions to Office 365 Personal and Office 365 Home for $69.99 and $48.99, respectively.

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Cisco to bring voice transcription to Webex with Voicea buy

The Voicea acquisition is part of a “cognitive collaboration” initiative as Cisco revamps its collaboration software and eyes new AI capabilities.

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Fast forward: What's coming in future versions of Chrome?

Every time Google updates its browser, it publishes release notes aimed at enterprises to highlight upcoming additions, substitutions, enhancements and modifications. Here's some of what's coming.

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Excel for Office 365 cheat sheet

Learn to use the best new features in Microsoft Excel for Office 365 in Windows.

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Asana’s Workload tool aims to prevent worker burnout

The new feature gives managers an all-in-one view of employees’ project workloads and lets them reassign or reschedule tasks accordingly.

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Mattermost makes case for open source as team messaging market booms

The self-hosted workplace messaging tool could gain traction with large organizations that must meet strict compliance requirements.

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Enterprise mobility 2019: Dawning of the age of UEM

What began as MDM has continued its evolution through MAM and EMM to unified endpoint management. While some enterprises have already moved to UEM, the complexity of the transition is holding most companies back — for now.

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These 20 deep, absorbing PC games will eat days of your life

These long PC games demanded to be played for days, not hours—and your tenacity will be rewarded.

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Mozilla blames 'interlocking complex systems' and confusion for Firefox's May add-on outage

The Firefox browser maker said it's figured out what caused problems with its browser add-ons and offered solutions to keep the issue from happening again.

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Microsoft: Whatever you do, don't call it Office Online

What's in a name? Apparently, for Microsoft, not the word 'online' when it comes to the company's Office apps. Users are not amused.

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Slack tweaks desktop app to be faster, more efficient

The popular team collaboration tool is getting something of on overhaul designed to cut memory utilization in half, speed up launch times and make connecting with colleagues faster.

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How Teams is helping frontline workers at Ferguson

As the plumbing supply firm looks to transform and improve business, it’s turning to the team chat app to help its showroom workers and wholesale sales staffers do more in less time.

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Microsoft: Teams now has 13M daily active users, outpacing rival Slack

The company this week unveiled new Teams features aimed at front-line workers as it continues to push its team collaboration platform in a still-growing market.

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What is SaaS? Software-as-a-service defined

Internet-delivered software makes applications available anywhere, anytime

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Voice assistant offers remedy for physician burnout

Saykara's digital assistant is aimed at freeing doctors from time-consuming EHR data entry and improving their interactions with patients.

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Following Mozilla's lead, Microsoft pushes Edge onto anti-tracking bandwagon

By adding 'tracking prevention' to the Chromium-based version of Edge, Microsoft can show it's putting a little distance between its browser and Google Chrome.

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Mozilla takes swipe at Chrome with 'Track THIS' project

Mozilla is pushing Firefox's latest (and long-delayed) anti-ad tracking efforts, saying it protects user privacy better than Google's Chrome.

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Google’s Hangouts Chat gets chatbot boost with Dialogflow

Dialogflow should make it easier for developers to create natural language bots for Google’s team collaboration platform.

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After IPO launch, Slack looks for even faster enterprise growth

With Slack now officially listed on the NYSE, the collaboration software vendor finds itself at a crossroads: after five years of rapid growth, it has to figure out how to build on its success and expand into even more companies and...

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Slack or Teams? Many businesses opt for both

Most organizations have at least two team chat apps, according to survey results from Mio, a situation that could lead to communication silos and problems for IT.

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