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Microsoft unveils Loop — and a new collaborative Office doc

Built on the Fluid Framework, Microsoft’s Loop app comes in response to offerings by start-ups such as Coda and Notion and their “all-in-one” collaborative documents. While it’s unlikely to supplant traditional Office docs for now,...

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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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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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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 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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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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Gmail vs. Outlook: Which works better for business?

When it comes to email, calendar, and contacts, Microsoft Outlook has long ruled the roost, but Google Workspace’s combo of Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Contacts is worth a second look.

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How to choose the best desktop-as-a-service solution

With the future of work moving from office cubicles to the home, DaaS is becoming a more attractive choice than ever.

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Microsoft releases new perpetual Office for enterprise

The new Office suite, dubbed "Office LTSC 2021," is basically a subset of the feature catalog of Office 365 (and its more expansive sibling, Microsoft 365) that will remain unchanged until its support ends.

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Microsoft OneDrive cheat sheet

If you have Windows 10, you have OneDrive. With this quick guide, you can learn how to back up, sync, and share files in OneDrive.

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Microsoft sets Nov. 1 deadline for shutting off old Outlook clients from 365 services

Commercial customers running older versions of Outlook have two months to upgrade before losing access to the company's Microsoft 365 and Office 365 services.

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Otter.ai expands reach of Otter Assistant for video chats

The virtual assistant, rolled out for Zoom users in May, gains support for three more platforms: Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and Cisco Webex.

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Microsoft plots price hikes for most Office, Microsoft 365 subscriptions

The increases, which could be as high as 25%, are slated to take place March 1, 2022 and will affect most enterprise and business plans.

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How Google Tables can turn up your productivity

If you haven't taken the time to explore Google's Tables tool for teams, you're really missing out.

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Google Docs cheat sheet: How to get started

How to use Google Docs to create, edit, and collaborate on documents online.

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The focus for August's Patch Tuesday? Printing

August brought a fairly light Patch Tuesday as Microsoft pushed out just 44 patches across Windows, Office and the Microsoft development platforms.

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