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In a Slack world, Microsoft bets on Teams and Yammer

The growth of Windows has slowed as Microsoft’s mobile platform goals have faded and the PC market matured. As a result, Microsoft has had to seek new revenue outside of its operating system.

Microsoft finally starts doing something with LinkedIn by integrating it into Office 365

Last year, Microsoft bought LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, but even though the acquisition has long closed, Microsoft hasn't yet done much with all of the data it gets from the social network. At its Ign

Microsoft 365 expands with new plans for schools and frontline workers

Microsoft today announced a major expansion to its Microsoft 365 offerings. The idea behind Microsoft 365 is to provide a single integrated solution that combines subscriptions to Office 365, Windows

Microsoft launches new email marketing and invoicing tools for small businesses

In the shadow of its Inspire partner conference, Microsoft today launched in preview three new tools for small businesses: Microsoft Connections, Microsoft Listings and Microsoft Invoicing. These joi

Microsoft Workplace Analytics helps managers understand worker productivity

Microsoft has long held that the Microsoft Graph — the data it collects as a byproduct of people simply using their online tools — provides a wealth of information that companies can use t

Microsoft will soon open its first two data centers in Africa

Microsoft today announced that it will soon open two data center regions for its cloud-based services in Johannesburg and Cape Town South Africa. This marks Microsoft's first data center expansion int

New Microsoft tools integrate LinkedIn data directly into Dynamics 365

Microsoft announced some significant integrations between LinkedIn, the professional social network it bought last year for over $26 billion and Microsoft Dynamics 365, the company’s CRM and ERP

Microsoft to shut down Wunderlist in favor of its new app, To-Do

Microsoft acquired the popular mobile to do list application Wunderlist back in 2015, and now it’s preparing users for its eventual demise with the release of its new application “To-Do,&#

Amazon Alexa now supports Office 365 Calendar

Amazon’s connected speakers and other Alexa-powered devices now work with Office 365 calendars, Amazon announced this morning. The addition is one of several in recent weeks that sees Alexa beco

Microsoft launches StaffHub, a new Office 365 app aimed at shift workers

Microsoft today unveiled the newest addition to its Office 365 suite with the debut of an application for shift workers and management, called StaffHub. The program is aimed at those who don’t

Vera announces support for automated Office 365 document security

Vera, the company that secures documents in motion, regardless of the type, announced automated protection for Office 365 documents stored in OneDrive for Business or SharePoint today. Today’s

Microsoft Teams feels like déjà vu all over again

Microsoft introduced Microsoft Teams today to much fanfare and hoopla — as only Microsoft can seem to do these days. But when you take a close look at today’s announcement, what have you r

Microsoft’s Slack competitor Teams launches today as a preview

It’s been a busy Fall for Microsoft . A week after throwing a big Windows/Surface party, the software giant has returned to the Big Apple for its latest piece of news. Clearly the company was just t

Microsoft’s new appointment scheduling service Bookings now works with Facebook Pages

Along with a series of new integrations Facebook announced today, which bring features like food ordering and ticketing to Facebook business pages through third-party services, Microsoft this morning

Office 365 now lets you invite guests to your projects

Online tools like Office 365 have changed the way we work and collaborate with our colleagues, but often projects involve people outside of your organization, whether partners, consultants or vendors.

Microsoft opens its UK data center region to Azure and Office 365 customers

Microsoft today announced that its U.K. data center region is now online. The new region, which the company announced last November, currently offers support for Microsoft’s Azure cloud servic

Microsoft buys AI scheduling tool Genee to make Office 365 smarter

Microsoft has picked up another productivity app -- announcing the acquisition of AI-powered scheduling tool Genee. In a blog post today the software giant said it will be plugging Genee into its clou

Microsoft acquires AI scheduling bot Genee for Office 365 smarts

Microsoft announced today that it acquired Genee, an AI-powered scheduling assistant bot that specializes in planning meetings for large groups or when organizers don’t have direct access to the

Microsoft debuts Bookings, a new Office 365 service for online appointment scheduling

Microsoft this morning announced an expansion to its Office 365 suite with the debut of a new service called Bookings, which will allow customers to schedule appointments with a business using online

Microsoft officially launches Planner, its Trello competitor

The Microsoft Office lineup is getting a new addition today: Microsoft Planner, team collaboration software that lets you visually organize plans, assign tasks, share files, chat and more. The new a
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