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Slack could host your next conference call

Get ready to start fielding voice calls in Slack. The company announced Tuesday that all users of its popular chat app will be able to ring their teammates with a couple of clicks.

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Microsoft's fascinating GigJam service is open to anyone who wants an invite

Anyone can get into the private beta of MIcrosoft's new GigJam productivity service, which is aimed at helping teams of people collaborate in real time over the Internet, the company announced Thursday.

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Windows phones' free-fall may force Microsoft to push harder on Windows 10 adoption

Microsoft chief Satya Nadella says he doesn't care what device you buy, as long as it runs Windows 10. But if Wall Street doesn't buy it, look out.

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Polaris Office offers business version with team folder, management features

Polaris Office takes the next step in its office suite evolution with a version tailored to businesses.

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HoloLens uncensored: A candid hands-on with HoloLens Development Edition

Forget about curated HoloLens experiences at Microsoft's Build conference. Here's a deep dive into how the HoloLens Development Edition performs when no one's watching.

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Microsoft's Graph wants to turn user data into business intelligence it can sell

Microsoft Graph aggregates everything that you give it permission to and provides that context to apps, including those written by Microsoft as well as third parties.

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Microsoft's Excel team talks Visual Basic vs. JavaScript and Mac woes in Reddit AMA

Microsoft's Excel team takes to Reddit to answer questions and reassure users that yes, you can open up more than one Excel window at the same time.

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Microsoft tries social media again with Skype sharing and Sway blogging

Microsoft's social media track record is abysmal, but these subtler takes could ease users into using Skype and Sway as social tools.

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Intuit updates QuickBooks to help small businesses manage inventory and more

QuickBooks is getting new integrations and functionality to help retail and other capital intensive businesses do better.

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Believe it or not, likes are coming to Outlook -- "@Mentions," too

Microsoft has taken two features of social networking, Likes and Mentions, and have put them into Outlook.

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Tim Cook on Apple and Microsoft partnership: 'It's what customers want'

At the BoxWorks conference, the Apple CEO explained why the former foes could gain more by collaborating than by competing.

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Microsoft has big plans for its mobile apps: more sharing, more collaboration

Microsoft thinks users will want more powerful, connected apps in the future. Here's how the new generation of Microsoft mobile apps is becoming smarter and more interactive.

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Microsoft to discontine OneDrive Groups October 16th

If you use OneDrive's Groups collaboration feature, you have a little under two months to pack up your data and move to something else.

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FIS seeks to boost financial software portfolio with $9.1B Sungard acquisition

SunGard, owned for the past decade by a group of private equity firms, had been planning to launch an IPO

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Infor seeks to strengthen cloud footing with $675M GT Nexus buy

Its efforts in the retail supply chain could get an especially significant boost