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Microsoft is sunsetting OneNote 2016: Here's what that means for professionals

OneNote 2016 has been shifted into maintenance mode, and Microsoft is pushing users toward OneNote for Windows 10. That may entail some growing …

Microsoft OneNote

Facebook isn’t tapping your microphone

Facebook users have continuously worried that the social media platform’s mobile apps, including Instagram, listen in on our conversations. It’s such a widespread concern that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had to address it in a congressional hearing on privacy this week, where he called the notion …

U.S. Congress

Google AI experiment has you talking to books

Google Research is giving us a (fun) glimpse of how far natural language processing in artificial intelligence has come. Mountain View's research division has rolled out a couple of what it calls Semantic Experiences, which are websites with interesting activities that demonstrate AIs' ability to …

Artificial Intelligence

Researchers teach AI to think like dogs and find out what they know about the world

They say AI trained on dog behavior could be useful for teaching robots<p>What can artificial intelligence learn from dogs? Quite a lot, say researchers from the University of Washington and Allen Institute for AI. They recently trained neural networks to interpret and predict the behavior of canines. …

Artificial Intelligence

Office 365 early 2018 updates bring new AI features to Excel and SharePoint

Microsoft just rolled out a lot of updates targeting Office 365. These include intelligent search in SharePoint, new data types in Excel, and …

Microsoft SharePoint

If You Don't Do These 4 Things, Your Meetings Might Just Be a Complete Waste of Time

The truth that most leaders don't want to hear.<p>Have you ever stopped to do the math behind meetings?<p>Every time you bring 10 people together in an one hour meeting, you are basically trading 10 hours of productivity for one. That means you're sacrificing nine hours in the process.<p>Considering that …

Time Management

Every New Employee Onboarding Program Should Have These Two Pieces (If You Want Highly Productive New Employees Fast)

Strategic onboarding approaches are the keys to helping new employees get off and running. And onboarding programs that directly link the new employee experience to key company-wide core competencies while also focusing on relationship building can get new employees highly productive in their new …

Human Resources

Coming soon to the new SharePoint Admin Center

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Advanced | Flow of the Week: Send parallel approval requests to a dynamic set of approvers

Almost all business processes have some form or another of approvals. These approvals apply to things like requests for vacation, overtime, or travel …

Concurrency

Using Metadata in a SharePoint Document Library from within Microsoft Teams - Daniel Anderson

One of the drawbacks you could say with the Files Tab implementation in Microsoft Teams is that for astute SharePoint users who have beautifully …

Metadata

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the following day. But where do you even …

Office 365 Microsoft Productivity Swiss Knife

Since the release of the Microsoft Software as a Service (Office 365) and it was proved by evidence and real products that really it is a Swiss knife …

Microsoft Teams turns 1, advances vision for Intelligent Communications

This week marks the first anniversary of the worldwide launch of Microsoft Teams. In that time, Teams has grown significantly in both new …

SharePoint hub sites new in Office 365

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#Microsoft365 Day 127: Action ideas from OneNote with Outlook, Flow, Planner and Teams

#Microsoft365 #Office365 Thanks @DanielGlenn and @DarrellaaS for the inspiration at #MVPSummit to write this post. If you’re a big lover of #OneNote …

Productivity

Microsoft Pix can scan business cards to your contacts, find people on LinkedIn

LinkedIn used to have its own business card scanning app, CardMunch, which served a useful purpose in a world where paper cards simply refuse to die. But that app was shut down back in 2014, with LinkedIn suggesting users move to Evernote instead. Today, Microsoft is bringing back business card …

Apps

3 ways the 'smart office' will change the future of work

Companies have focused on making offices more comfortable and collaborative, but they still need to get over long-standing tech hurdles. That's where …

Productivity

Office Dev Center - New templates to create huddle solutions in Microsoft Teams and Office 365

Today we are releasing a new set of templates that extend the Office 365 platform for an industry specific scenario. These templates were designed to …

Ancient Healing Meets Modern Design

EES is a versatile line of wearable products focused on oriental healing techniques for athlete stress and pain relief. The collection consists of a …

Microsoft’s Slack competitor might get a free version soon

Microsoft launched its Slack competitor, Microsoft Teams, just over a year ago. At launch, the software giant only unveiled paid subscriptions for its chat service, with no free or freemium tiers for businesses to upgrade from. It looks like that’s about to change, though. <i>Petri</i> reports that the …

Software

Your guide to top-notch resources for everyday uses of Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams was launched (by surprise!) in late 2016 as the new darling app in the Office 365 ecosystem. It’s a chat app that incorporates …

Intermediate | Microsoft Flow: Using Teams + Planner + Bizzy = Efficiency on the go!

Hey Flow Fans!<p>Today I am bringing you a new video focused on productivity while on the go!<p>The winter in Seattle is quite rainy and gloomy and when …

Productivity

Part 1

In this 3 part series we will explore a scenario of a customer service team in Contoso and build solution that helps them become productive and help …

Word 2013 cheat sheet

The buzz today may be all about Office 2016 for Windows, which is due to be released this fall, but many business users are still getting acquainted …

8 Microsoft Word Hacks to Make You a Power User

Software comes and goes… I mean, just have a look at the explosion of options in the marketing tech space. We’ve gone from about 150 to over 4,000 …

Learn These 200 Excel Shortcuts For An Easier Worklife

Excel has a bit of a reputation for being a tedious and fiddly pain in the arse. However, most of its foibles come down to user error. If you take …

Analytics

Introducing Flow Integration in Microsoft Teams | Flow-Blog

As part of Microsoft Teams’ recent apps updates, we’re pleased to announce the release of the Microsoft Flow integration in Teams. With this …

Apps

5 project management trends to watch in 2018

This year, the project management profession will continue to face pressure to keep pace with global best practices, and social and economic …

Project Management

$26 device uses your phone to beam holographic navigation onto your car’s dash

The head-up display (HUD) systems that come in cars from the likes of Mercedes and BMW are cool, but they don’t even offer half the features you’ll …

Tech Trends

5 Symptoms of Poor Office 365 Collaboration and How to Fix Them

When organizations adopt Office 365, some expect collaboration to suddenly become both engaging and painless. However, users often find Office 365 …

Project Management