Google sees a ‘new direction’ for its social network after a security flaw prompts it to kill off the consumer version. Google Plus is being tied more tightly into G Suite.
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Facebook has unveiled updates to its Workplace social collaboration app, including the ability to communicate with external organisations.
Slack is building a new analytics tool to offer businesses greater insights into how their teams collaborate, to make better use of data created.
The collaboration software firm sees its future success in communications channels, but its latest purchase shows email isn’t dead yet.
Microsoft plans to retire its StaffHub app, replacing it with new schedule management features for shift workers in Teams.
Amazon has made it easier for business users to manage personal schedules via Alexa voice commands, adding the ability to move appointments and schedule meetings based on participants’ availability.
As the company’s first developer conference, Spec, kicked off in San Francisco, Slack stressed efforts to integrate its software with third-party apps.
Microsoft has unveiled its updated Surface Hub digital whiteboard, improving collaboration capabilities with software and hardware features.
Slack has unveiled a raft of new security and compliance features aimed at boosting the appeal of its Enterprise Grid product among IT leaders and admins.
Six months after a limited launch, the HipChat successor (and rival to Slack) now has ‘tens of thousands’ of teams using it.
The newest voice-activated A.I. assistant differs from Alexa, Siri, Cortana and others with a white-label service approach that works in the background.
A Teams app directory is among the new features added to the company’s Office 365 group chat tool. Analysts say Microsoft is looking to match rivals like Slack in functionality.
"Collaboration is hot. It will stay hot" - look for more, and larger, deployments in the year ahead.
The launch of the company’s Whiteboard public preview for Surface devices is a ‘step in the right direction’ for a more modern and natural style of collaboration, analyst says.
The company’s Slack rival, launched six months ago, will ‘over time’ become the primary communications client in Office 365.