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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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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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Atlassian expands Jira Service Desk to non-IT biz teams

The software, initially designed to help IT teams track and resolve service requests, can now be configured for use in non-tech areas such as HR and legal.

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Zoho launches WorkDrive to put greater focus on teamwork

Zoho’s new file management system will replace Zoho Docs and serve as the underlying document storage platform for all of the company’s 40-plus apps.

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Microsoft Teams gets private channels, email integration with Outlook

Microsoft’s work stream collaboration platform is getting a slew of updates, including the long-awaited private channels and new IT admin controls.

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How to combine project management and collaboration

A look at several products that offer both chat and project management in one interface so that conversations can be turned into workflow, milestones, calendar entries and other actionable items.

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A site by any other name: renaming the site address in SharePoint Online

Site address renaming is rolling out to Office 365 tenants now. Here’s what I learned from my first site address rename on a production site.

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Slack adds app home screen, better app discoverability

The collaboration software vendor is hoping to make it easier for developers to build apps for its platform, and help users find those apps once they're released.

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Slack rolls out new Salesforce integrations, launches Workflow Builder

The team collaboration software vendor has also made its Workflow Builder app available following customer trial.

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Asana adds workflow automation, voice transcription

The company hopes to cut down on “work about work” with new automation features that include a mobile optical computer recognition tool for digitizing text from images.

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Google Forms cheat sheet

How to use Google Forms to create online surveys, quizzes and feedback pages.

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Facebook sends its Portal smart display to work

A new Workplace app for Portal is among a raft of features announced at this week’s Flow user conference.

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Information overload? 5 tips to tame team collaboration apps

While the rise of popular collaboration tools like Slack, Microsoft Teams and Google Hangouts has been a boon to worker productivity, there's a downside: The seemingly endless parade of distractions, morning, noon and night. Here's...

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20 Slack tips, tricks and hacks for power users

Slack is a powerful collaboration tool with many hidden ways of doing things. Here’s how to get the most from it from users who know it best.

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4 tips for picking the right collaboration suite

Research shows that workplace technology actually impedes your employees' ability to work in a timely manner and makes it more difficult to collaborate. It doesn’t have to be this way. Here are four ways to choose the right...

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One simple view to improve SharePoint page and site management

Adding a few key columns to the All Pages view in the Site Pages library in modern SharePoint sites can be a game changer for Site Owners when it comes to de-bugging and content management. This is especially important for...

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Dropbox launches Spaces, its ‘smart’ collaboration workspace

Dropbox hopes to become a central tool for employee productivity and collaboration with Dropbox Spaces, which launched alongside several other updates.

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