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Microsoft woos small businesses to Office 365 with new offer

Microsoft really wants small businesses to pick up its Office 365 productivity suite, and the company unveiled a new offer Monday aimed at drawing them into its cloud.

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OneNote for Mac gets new ability to insert shapes, search capabilities

Microsoft updated its OneNote notetaking software on Friday, releasing a handful of updates primarily aimed at improving the experience of using the product on the Mac.

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Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides mobile apps embrace real-time commenting

One of the key components of the Google Apps productivity suite has been the tech giant's focus on providing collaboration tools so that people can work on the same document together, wherever they happen to be.

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Outlook for iOS gets a calendar widget as Sunrise's sunset looms

Microsoft quietly updated Outlook for iOS on Wednesday, with support for a calendar widget that makes it easy to see your schedule at a glance.

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Box, Dropbox users can now edit Office documents together in real time

Business users who rely on cloud storage providers such as Dropbox and Box now have some improved tools in their collaboration arsenal, thanks to a set of integrations that Microsoft announced Wednesday.

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Google Inbox update makes it easier to find your frequent flyer number

Google's Inbox email client now makes it easier to find a needle in an email haystack with updates the company made Tuesday morning.

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5 Gmail for Android tips to tame your inbox

Delete messages right from notifications, prevent accidental deletions, search better, and more.

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Google gives administrators more control over sharing Apps files

Google is continuing its push to make its Apps collaboration suite useful for enterprises with a new feature that lets administrators set how their users are able to share files.

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Microsoft's Sway app will now save your hard work from deletion

Users of Microsoft's new Sway presentation app can now rest easier knowing their work won't get accidentally deleted, thanks to a set of new features the company released Friday.

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Skype adds call scheduling and seamless Office integration to Android app

Skype wants to make it easier to schedule that Skype call you've been meaning to have with your mother.

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Google makes it easier to manage a Drive stuffed with files

Google has made it easier for users of its Drive cloud storage product to move files around into exactly the right folder and store them to find later.

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Microsoft integrates Skype with Slack to simplify team video calls

Slack may be the darling of the group communication market right now, but there's one thing it's missing: voice and video calling. Microsoft is aiming to patch that up with a new integration between Skype and the popular messaging service.

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Rinspeed's Etos car has its own drone and Microsoft Cortana

Swiss designer Rinspeed has come up with a good looking concept car that's packed with technology for the business user. The Etos is based on a BMW i8 but has what might be described as a turbo tech package.

Rinspeed's Etos concept car has a drone, Cortana and Office 365

This Rinspeed Etos concept car is all business up front with Office 365, Skype video calls and Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant in the dashboard and a party in the back with a drone that will scoot off to pick up shopping or take selfies as you drive.

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Outlook for iOS and Android gets Skype call scheduling

People who need to cook up a video conference while on the go have an easier time ahead of them, thanks to new updates Microsoft announced to Outlook for iOS and Android.

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Google Apps for Work gets an SMB boost via Kronos integration

Small businesses that use Kronos workforce-management software will soon be able to tap familiar Google tools in their HR efforts thanks to a new integration project.