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Dropbox enhances its productivity tools across the board

Dropbox just dumped a ton of new productivity features on users of its file storage and collaboration service that are all aimed at making it easier for people to get work done within its applications.

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3 tricks for making your Google Slides presentation more eye-catching

Google Slides features easy-to-use tools for enhancing text and images.

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New Slack tools let you chat with bots using buttons

Slack is making it easier for people to interact with third-party services that integrate with its chat app with the launch of a new developer tool that lets bots add clickable buttons to their messages.

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Microsoft's Sharepoint app for iOS is here

Microsoft announced earlier this year that its popular SharePoint collaboration software was getting a full-featured mobile app. Starting Tuesday, iPhone users can take a crack at it.

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3 team collaboration tools you can use with Google Drive

Power up your project management by combining GDrive with Trello, Slack, or Asana.

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Salesforce also bid for LinkedIn, but lost out to Microsoft

As it turns out, Salesforce also wanted to buy LinkedIn, but was outbid by Microsoft.

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Use Office 365 or Outlook.com? X.ai's 'Amy' bot is ready to assist with calendar scheduling

Ever since "her" launch into beta roughly two years ago, x.ai's "Amy Ingram" virtual assistant has been focused squarely on scheduling meetings through Google Calendar. On Wednesday, that all changed.

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Starbucks launches its Microsoft Outlook add-in for coffee fiends

Microsoft and Starbucks have teamed up to launch an Outlook add-in that lets people easily send the gift of coffee to one another and schedule meetings at a Starbucks cafe.

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The future of Office may lie in 'decomposable' documents

Microsoft wants to make sure that users don't have to focus on learning how to control its productivity tools in order to use them. That was the message from Julie Larson-Green, the company's chief experience officer, when she was asked what the future holds for Office.

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The top 5 productivity improvements from Apple's WWDC

Apple held its big Worldwide Developers Conference keynote Monday morning, and it announced a metric ton of new features. Here are the top 5 most important ones for business and enterprise users.

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Google goes after SharePoint with new enterprise tools

Google isn't kidding when it says it's serious about the enterprise. The company announced a pair of new services on Monday that are aimed squarely at helping businesses access information and share it internally, similar to what Microsoft's SharePoint product offers.

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Here's Microsoft CEO's letter to employees about the $26 billion LinkedIn acquisition

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella shares his reasoning behind Microsoft's LinkedIn acquisition.

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Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $26.2 billion to expand its business products

Microsoft has made a big bet on LinkedIn, announcing Monday that it will spend nearly $26.2 billion to purchase the enterprise-focused social networking and recruiting company.

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Another 4 Gmail Labs features for a more productive inbox

Google's incubator for experimental features offers up ways to prevent phishing scams, add extra inboxes, and more.

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Intel's Unite meeting tech comes to the iPad, and soon to Chromebooks

Intel's providing fewer excuses to miss meetings by bringing support for its Unite meeting room technology to iPads, and later, to Chromebooks.