Collaboration

14 tips and tricks to master Slack, one of the most popular work apps in the world

If you work in an office, there's a good chance you've heard of Slack. Even if you don't use it yourself, you've surely heard from a friend how great the business-chat platform is. By offering companies an alternative to endless email chains and tine-consuming meetings, Slack helped usher in an era …

Google Drive

Twist

• Unlimited account ($5 per user per month) removes limits on search, storage, and app integrations.<p><b>Pros</b><p>Good for conversations within organizations. …

Ziff-Davis

We’re undervaluing collaboration

Collaboration isn’t just something you want to happen in your office. Our economy, the political system and civilization itself may be productively …

Business Technology

5 Surmountable Hurdles to Collaboration Success

We invest in digital collaboration tools, therefore we see collaboration as the outcome, right?<p>Unfortunately, the answer is largely a resounding …

Leadership

Transforming our digital workplace with Office 365 Enterprise E5

At Microsoft, we’re redefining how and where we work, and how we stay secure. We manage staggering amounts of data and embrace self-service tools. …

Office 365

First look at Communication Sites in SharePoint Online

Communication Sites in SharePoint Online are now rolling out to a tenant near you. This is one of the larger releases from the SharePoint team …

Web Design

Give your productivity a jump in Slack – Several People Are Typing — The Official Slack Blog

Welcome to the next stop on our tour of Slack’s app directory, which has more than 900 apps to help you do what needs doing. We’ve reviewed some of …

Project Management

The 11 Habits of Highly Effective Teams

In my book, <i>The Collaborator: Discover Soccer as a Metaphor for Global Business Leadership</i>, I describe the game of soccer as the best example of a …

Leadership

Tanks for the memories: Building a post-Microsoft Office cloud suite

<b>Analysis</b> Microsoft for decades not only defined personal productivity and team collaboration using Office, Outlook and Exchange – it kept the …

Google

Microsoft Tech Community

Microsoft SharePoint

Google Docs vs Microsoft Office Online vs Apple iWork for iCloud: battle of the online office suites

It's never been easier to get all of your work done inside a browser, from any internet-enabled computer you happen to be sat in front of, and after …

Google

Microsoft delays Teams' Guest Access feature

Microsoft won't meet its self-imposed June target for adding Guest Access to Teams. Meanwhile, Redmond is adding more features to Teams for Office …

Microsoft

New to Office 365 in June—classroom experiences in Microsoft Teams and more

<i>Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team.</i>At the International Society for Technology in Education …

Microsoft

Are ‘Shadow’ Collaboration Apps a Thing of the Past?

It feels like only last week shadow IT was one of the biggest concerns of C-Suite executives and IT managers.<p>Shadow IT describes the phenomena of …

Thing of the Past

How to compare enterprise file sync-and-sharing software options

A well-run enterprise file sync-and-sharing system can improve collaboration, enhance user productivity and better secure file management. EFSS is a …

SEO

Getting Collaboration Right in 2017

By Michael Brenner<p>In Marketing Strategy<p>0<p><b>While this post is sponsored by Microsoft Office, all thoughts are my own.</b><p>For many, it is the classic job …

Marketing

Advice for large teams on Slack – Several People Are Typing — The Official Slack Blog

S o you work for a large organization that uses Slack. While a lot of the tips and tricks we write about here can be useful to anyone, a large-scale …

My Company Tried Slack For Two Years. This Is Why We Quit.

This remote company decided real-time communication was holding it back. So it built a new tool from the ground up.<p>Three years ago, our remote company joined Slack. Until then, we had relied on a mix of email and an internal tool called Wedoist for all our communication. But our steadily growing …

Start to Finish

How to Extract Maximum Value From Your BIM Investment

<b>Building Information Modeling (BIM) Is a Given</b><p>By improving accuracy and efficiency in the design phase, BIM processes increase productivity and combat shrinking profit margins. On this, the AEC industry is pretty much in agreement. Three quarters of design professionals report a positive ROI on …

Construction

Box integrates with Microsoft Teams, creating hub for billions of Office files in the cloud

Cloud and content management service Box announced an integration with Microsoft Teams, boosting collaboration and productivity in the chat-based …

Tech Industry

New workflow app Twist is like Slack, with an eye for organization

Why it matters to you<p>Twist is a fresh take on an age-old problem that could be better suited for your team than the communication apps already out …

Workflow

MS Productivity Library: Provide a chat-based workspace

Get started<p>1<p>A channel for everything<p>+<p>Channels are how <b>Microsoft Teams</b> organizes conversations. You can set up your channels however you like – by …

Why Office 365 Is Overtaking Google Apps Market Share

<b>Office 365 vs Google Apps</b><p>The tech industry is replete with various rivalries that consumers love to fawn over and follow every detail of, but one of …

Google Apps

Todoist developer launches Twist, a team messaging system that’s a cross between Slack and email

Doist, the company behind the popular task-management app Todoist, has launched Twist, a team messaging system designed to compete with Slack and Hipchat. The app is available for Android, iOS, Windows and Mac.<p>Twist takes a different approach to real-time team chat apps, aiming to provide a kind of …

Apps

UK mobile provider Three calls on Office 365 to connect employees and boost productivity - The Fire Hose

For U.K.-based communications provider Three, delivering a high-quality, reliable mobile experience to customers while innovating across services …

Office 365

How Cloud

A-COM Solutions in Adelaide specialises in helping small business owners across Australia make the switch to Cloud computing and storage, including …

Small Business

Google needs Slack more than Amazon does

This is about attracting developers.<p>If Amazon buys Slack, not only will it increase its share of the cloud marketplace, it will also own a tool favored by developers, a crucial constituent that can draw in new cloud customers.<p>This kind of growth for Amazon would be a problem for Google, which is …

Google

Microsoft Updates Stream Video Service, Now Generally Available

In July 2016, Microsoft launched a preview release of an enterprise video service called Stream. At the time the company promised the service would …

Microsoft

Get a Baller Suit on the Cheap With Topman's New Collaboration

A new collaboration favors tailoring over more casual looks<p>British retailer Topman, known for its youthful, trend-driven designs, has joined forces with fellow countryman Charlie Casely-Hayford, focusing on yet another English standby, the tailored suit. The collection, released last week, consists …

Fashion

Giovanni Piazza of KPMG: Collaboration Fails When it Becomes an IT Play

Giovanni Piazza’s career tracks the maturation of the enterprise collaboration and knowledge management field over the past three decades.<p>Piazza’s …

Knowledge Management