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Facebook's Workplace gets ‘Plugins,’ new app integrations

As the company now pegs the number of paid Workplace users at 7 million, an analyst sees Facebook’s growing focus on integration as important to continued enterprise uptake.

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A clever way to bring widgets into Chrome OS

Ever wish your Chromebook desktop could do more? This crafty hack is just the productivity-boosting upgrade you need.

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6 fast fixes for common Google Docs problems

Knock down distressing Docs issues in no time with these easy-to-implement, expert-approved solutions.

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For Windows, it’s ‘squirrel away time’

Sometimes Windows updates just don’t work, and a Microsoft-recommended “sfc /scannow” or DISM command won’t help. So what’s a prudent Windows user to do?

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Next-gen digital whiteboards: 7 shared canvas apps for visual collaboration

Online whiteboards were just the beginning. With hybrid workforces on the horizon, today’s visual collaboration tools are a key component to keep everyone on the same canvas when brainstorming, planning, and managing projects.

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Office 365: A guide to the updates

Get the latest info on new features, bug fixes, and security updates for Office 365/Microsoft 365 for Windows as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Version 2104 (Build 13929.20296), released on April 29, 2021.

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The collective problems with videoconferencing

Though videoconferencing platforms have grown and improved a lot over the last year, the devil is in the details when it comes to getting the most from them.

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Handy Word keyboard shortcuts for Windows and Mac

You can accomplish a surprising amount without moving your hands off the keyboard in the Microsoft Word app for Windows or macOS.

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FAQ: What's Microsoft done to perpetual Office now?

Microsoft plans to continue to offer a "perpetual" version of Office for enterprises, with the latest in that line due out later this year. So just what is Office LTSC, and what's it mean for enterprises?

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Atlassian launches Jira Work Management, opening its Jira platform to all business teams

Workplace management platform Jira is no longer just for software developers; Jira Work Management now supports all enterprise business teams.

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Microsoft patents biometric 'wellness insights' tool for workers

The just-published patent describes a feature that generates an employee “anxiety score” based on data such as blood pressure and heart rate, suggesting when workers need to take a break.

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The mystery of Google's missed Pixel opportunity

Six years into making its own phones, how is Google still not getting this right?

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Microsoft previews perpetual license Office LTSC to enterprises

Microsoft has released to corporate customers a preview of its next pay-once, perpetual license version of Office: the tongue-twistingly named Office LTSC Professional Plus 2021.

Microsoft ships Office 2021 preview for Mac

Microsoft has made a couple of important announcements for Mac- and iOS-using enterprises.

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Google Meet gets a UI refresh to help ‘deepen the meeting experience’

The latest Google Meet update aims to make video calls more immersive, inclusive, and productive.

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The Bose Videobar VB1, huddle spaces, and the post-pandemic workplace

Huddle rooms have become the new must-have for offices expecting employees to come back. Bose’s all-in-one USB conferencing device is an attractive huddle-room option for hybrid workplaces.

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Give yourself an Android productivity upgrade

Tap into the oft-overlooked potential of this simple-seeming Android element and watch your mobile productivity soar.

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4 steps to repair Microsoft Office

If one or more Office apps is acting glitchy, work your way through this series of repair maneuvers, starting with the simplest.

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