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Transforming communications is not a discussion of whether to replace handsets with headsets!

In my last blog, I talked about how we have transitioned away from the big VoIP move of the 2000s, and we’re now in a place where communication has gone beyond the humble telephone or even unified communications (UC). The advent of cloud technology has revolutionised the way we interact with our co-workers, near and far. Just because we have ... Read More »

Atlassian adds new features to Trello

Trello’s new Home view. Atlassian is updating its collaboration and project management tool Trello with new features that should help users stay organized. First, there’s a new Home page that serves as a central hub, showing users all of their boards, tasks and a newsfeed of activity from their Trello teams. It features an “up next” section at the top ... Read More »

Slack’s new Actions tool turns messages into tasks

Slack on Tuesday debuted new developer tools as it looks to open up its platform for easier integrations. The workplace collaboration player has more than 200,000 developers building on its platform every week and over 1,500 apps available in its app directory. Meanwhile, 94 percent of paid Slack teams actively use apps and integrations on a weekly basis. For Slack, ... Read More »

Take the meeting into a virtual room

In my last two blogs, I introduced readers to a new way of thinking about communications, with the advent of cloud collaboration. I spoke about how telephony has become a part of a wider communication strategy — one that also incorporates collaboration tools, as well as voice in the cloud. The changes in the way we collaborate and communicate are ... Read More »

Microsoft APAC 2018 Events

Getty Images/iStockphoto We’ve made it through the first quarter of 2018 but the business technology conference schedule hasn’t let up. Here’s a list of the latest events and technology conferences from around the Asia Pacific region for the remainder of 2018. Make sure you bookmark this page and check back in periodically during the calendar year to see the latest ... Read More »

Plantronics Voyager 6200 UC, First Take: Flexible and feature-packed, but expensive

Voyager headsets from Plantronics are traditionally office-bound devices, but the Voyager 6200 UC can support work and leisure use cases thanks to its neat design, Bluetooth connectivity, well-made carry pouch and noise cancelling features. It even comes in two colours — black and ‘sand’. But is this versatile headset worth its £249.95 (inc. VAT, or $299.95) price tag? The neckband ... Read More »

Microsoft provides a peek at 50.5-inch Surface Hub 2, due in 2019

Microsoft is providing its first public look at its second-generation Surface Hub 2 conferencing system, in the form of a video and a blog post. Credit: Microsoft The Surface Hub 2, which Microsoft will begin testing later this year and ship some time in 2019, is the successor to Surface Hub 1, which launched in March 2016. “We are still ... Read More »

Microsoft’s Visual Studio Live Share collaboration service available to testers

Late last year, Microsoft offered a sneak peek of a new service that would allow developers to collaborate and share projects in a secure way. That service, known as Visual Studio Live Share, is available as of May 7 to testers. Microsoft announced the preview of Visual Studio Live Share during its Day 1 Build 2018 developer conference. Visual Studio ... Read More »

Microsoft looks to Cortana, Teams, ambient intelligence for smarter meetings

Microsoft’s annual Build conference is where coding demos typically get the most love from attendees. But at Day 1 of Build 2018, a conceptual demo of how meetings in the future may work got just as much attention and applause, if not more. Microsoft foreshadowed some of these smart-meeting scenarios a year ago in a podcast, describing Cortana conference room ... Read More »

Slack says it has now has 8 million daily active users

Slack says it now has 8 million daily active users overall and 3 million users that are paying to use its workplace collaboration platform. Slack also touted that it has more than 200,000 developers building on its platform every week and more than 70,000 paid teams. The updated user metrics come as a bevy of team management software vendors are ... Read More »

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