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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 2109 (Build 14430.20306), released on Oct. 14, 2021.

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Microsoft makes virtual healthcare visits easier to manage in Teams

The company announced a slew of updates to its Teams collaboration app aimed at front-line workers, including enhancements to the virtual visit experience.

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Asana takes aim at the enterprise with new workflow features

The task management platform is rolling out a host of new capabilities aimed at improving collaboration and security for its enterprise customers.

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Zoho One suite expands to more than 50 apps

The first major update to Zoho’s “operating system for business” in two years adds a shared email inbox, AR remote assistance tool, retail website creation platform, and more.

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As Google moves to reshape Workspace, barriers to business adoption remain

The company's Workspace suite continues to evolve, but faces tough competition from Microsoft and other rivals in the productivity and collaboration software market.

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Google rolls out new Workspace app integrations, security features

Google’s Chat collaboration app now integrates with Atlassian’s Jira, while no-code platform AppSheet can be accessed directly from Gmail. The moves were unveiled ahead of the Google Cloud Next event.

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Async video messaging: Another route to productive remote work

Video messaging brings a new twist to asynchronous communications, and could help businesses connect staffers more effectively as hybrid remote work strategies continue post-pandemic.

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Box moves to tackle the shift to hybrid workplaces

The content management platform is making changes it hopes will help workers better find, share, and use the data and information they need to remain productive in an increasingly hybrid-workplace world.

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Google Keep cheat sheet: How to get started

Get up and running with Google’s powerful note-taking app.

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What's in the latest Firefox update? 93 improves SmartBlock, debuts sponsored search suggestions

Firefox version 93 blocks downloads over insecure connections, boosts the browser's anti-tracking prowess and introduces Firefox Suggest.

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What’s new in Office 2021?

The new release brings the non-subscription version of Microsoft Office closer to what’s available with Microsoft 365 or Office 365 — but only partway.

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Apple's Siri needs to become a 'bicycle for the mind'

Siri tried to be a signpost, but instead became a weathervane. Like all Apple's other products, it must become something more.

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Microsoft sets perpetual-license Office 2021 prices, reveals new-feature list

Office 2021, which is aimed at consumers and very small businesses, launches Oct. 5. It's offered in two versions: Office Home and Student 2021 and Office Home and Business 2021.

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How to make sense of Microsoft’s upcoming mail security changes

Microsoft is cutting off some versions of Outlook from Microsoft 365 and Office 365 next month. And it plans more security moves a year from now that could affect how email is handled. Time to plan ahead.

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Varjo and a better approach to VR-based collaboration

Given the advances in AR and VR in recent years, why are we trying so hard to re-create boring, old meeting rooms?

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Zoom’s $14.7B acquisition bid for Five9 falls apart

Shareholders of the cloud-based contact center Five9 rejected the all-stock deal, which Zoom had hoped would allow it to broaden its reach beyond video.

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The Chrome shortcut sidebar you didn't know you needed

Attention, Chrome-dwellers: This clever new browser enhancement will change the way you work on the web — for the better.

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Microsoft Teams gets Phone features, Operator Connect service

Microsoft Teams Phone now lets you easily transfer a call from desk to mobile, a move designed to make staying connected easier in a hybrid workplace.

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