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The business user's guide to Google Voice

Google Voice can add a whole new layer of power into your professional phone setup — once you figure out how to use it. Here's help.

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Office 2021 vs. Microsoft 365: How to choose

Microsoft Office may be the most common productivity tool for corporate users, but it's not a one-size-fits-all suite. Here are the differences between Office 2021 and Microsoft 365 and how to decide which is best for you.

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Google Workspace vs. Microsoft 365: Which has better management tools?

Users don’t directly see these capabilities, but they are core to managing your productivity and collaboration platform.

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Microsoft pumps the brakes on hiring

Microsoft is pulling back on hiring tech talent for its Windows, Office and Teams chat and conferencing software groups.

The 5 best SMB storage clouds

For simple business storage, you can't beat the cloud. Aye, but which cloud? That is the question.

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PDF to Excel conversion: Your ultimate guide to the best tools

Need to extract data from PDF files into a spreadsheet so you can analyze it? Find out how seven PDF to Excel conversion tools fared in head-to-head tests with increasingly complex data sources.

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Hey Microsoft! Is anyone there listening?

The way changes, updates, tweaks and new features dribble out from Redmond can leave users frustrated. So why not just tell us clearly what you’re doing so the rest of us can focus on work?

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Not all patching problems are created equal

Virtually every month, patches released by Microsoft come with unexpected side effects that have to be mitigated. But not everyone will be affected — and those that are won’t always be hit the same way.

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May's Patch Tuesday updates make urgent patching a must

With three zero-days and several serious vulnerabilities in key Windows server and authentication areas, it's time to patch now.

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Google brings automated summaries to Workspace ‘Spaces’

Other updates to the company’s app suite announced at Google I/O include video call transcriptions, third-party app integrations for Meet, and tools to improve call quality such as “de-reverberation.”

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3 clever new tricks to turn Google Docs into a collaboration superhub

These out-of-sight options connect Docs to Gmail and Google Calendar and make all of those services infinitely more useful.

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How to translate emails, documents, and more with Microsoft Office

Here’s how to translate text from one language to another in Outlook, Word, and Excel — and how to transform spoken words into real-time captions in another language with PowerPoint.

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Google responds to EU data rulings with new Workspace controls

Google is boosting its data protection controls for European Workspace users.

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Microsoft to kill Patch Tuesday for some enterprise users

The company plans to launch its Windows Autopatch service for enterprise users with Windows 10 or Windows 11 Enterprise E3 licenses; it will continuously deploy patches, eliminating the need for admins to manually deploy them.

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April's Patch Tuesday: a lot of large, diverse and urgent updates

This month's Patch Tuesday release was a big one, and includes fixes for Microsoft browsers and two zero-day vulnerabilities for Windows. Time to get busy updating!

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Microsoft touts new hybrid work features in updates to Windows 11

Microsoft touted a series of upcoming features that will more tightly integrate its Cloud PC and local desktop capabilities and is incorporating AI into Windows 11 to enhance videoconferencing.

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Google Workspace rolls out updates to Meet, Chat and Voice

Google is looking to bridge the gap between physical and remote meeting attendees, and boost real-time and asynchronous collaborations through a new set of features across its Workspace collaboration platform.

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Google Sheets cheat sheet: How to get started

How to use Google Sheets to create, work with, and collaborate on spreadsheets.

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