Employee retention has become a priority and new digital tools are increasingly seen as an important way to keep frontline workers from leaving.
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Software developers spend a third of their week in meetings on average — with those at large companies facing the most packed schedules.
Financial institutions are being hit with millions of dollars in fines from regulators concerned about the use of messaging apps.
The new asynchronous video chat tool is one of several new Teams announcements, including collaborative annotations and the Excel Live app.
Microsoft has offered up its take on Facebook and Instagram Stories at Inspire, as Yammer Communities becomes Viva Engage.
Huddles have become the fastest-adopted feature in Slack’s history, the vendor said, helping reduce time spent in online meetings.
Microsoft has formalised its promise that it won’t stand in the way of unionisation efforts at Activision Blizzard, announcing an agreement with the CWA.
Freeform is due out later this year, but its availability on Apple devices could keep it from gaining ground on various competing whiteboard apps on the market.
As the labour movement gains momentum in the tech sector, Microsoft’s relaxed stance contrasts with Amazon and Apple, which have resisted unionisation.
Users of the team collaboration app can customise their profile with more personal information to help connect remote teams more effectively.
The Live Share SDK, announced at Microsoft’s Build, lets developers turn any third-party application into a “multiplayer” Teams app.
Several vendors have slowed the hiring of new staff amid rising inflation and market uncertainty; other companies have decided to cut jobs entirely.
Other updates to the vendor’s app suite include video call transcriptions, third-party app integrations for Meet, and tools to improve call quality.
Salesforce has unveiled the Salesforce Platform for Slack which includes an Apex SDK for app-building and connections to the vendor's Flow low-code platform.
WhatsApp, the popular messaging app for consumers, has also found its way into workplace communications because of of its ease of use.
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