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Salesforce gives developers tools to integrate with Slack apps

At its TrailblazerDX developer conference, Salesforce unveiled the Salesforce Platform for Slack. It includes an Apex SDK for app-building and connections to the company's Flow low-code platform to enable simple automations in Slack.

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The hybrid workplace needs to work for everybody

After talking to Kristi Woolsey, a BCG Smart Environments Group consultant, I get the sense that many companies may be missing the boat when it comes to settling on hybrid workplace plans.

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Execs to workers: Back to the office for thee, but not for me

Top brass are less likely to commute in every day, according to a survey by Slack, which claims workers are seeing more stress as a result of being required to go back into the office.

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Presentation platform Pitch adds asynchronous video

Users of Pitch’s presentation software can now record and insert short videos directly into their presentations.

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WhatsApp Communities unites multiple teams chats in one place

Communities has potential to further boost WhatsApp’s use in workplace communications at small businesses.

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Zoom unveils its redesigned whiteboard

Six months after announcing plans to overhaul its whiteboarding tool, Zoom Whiteboard is available to customers.

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Zoom Events gets a virtual green room

The popular videoconferencing platform is adding a green room for virtual events as part of a raft of new features aimed at enterprise marketing and sales teams.

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Google to invest $9.5B in US offices and data centers this year

Google plans to boost its real estate spending as offices reopen and the company's hybrid work strategy begins to roll out.

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Box throws its hat into the digital whiteboarding ring

The cloud content management company becomes the latest to offer its customers a virtual whiteboard to help support collaboration amongst distributed teams.

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Atlassian adds 'Compass' and 'Atlas' for devs, collaboration teams

At its Atlassian ’22 event, the company said it wants to improve transparency and efficiency for users with its latest software development and collaboration platform updates.

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Microsoft touts new hybrid work features in updates to Windows 11

Microsoft touted a series of upcoming features that will more tightly integrate its Cloud PC and local desktop capabilities and is incorporating AI into Windows 11 to enhance videoconferencing.

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ClickUp adds Whiteboards to its collaboration platform

Digital whiteboards are in demand as distributed teams look for more ways to collaborate visually.

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Async video platform Loom gets collaborative ‘HQ’

With aynchronous video evolving into an alternative to real-time conversations, companies like Loom are scrambling to add capabilities to their apps and software.

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Google Workspace rolls out updates to Meet, Chat and Voice

Google is looking to bridge the gap between physical and remote meeting attendees, and boost real-time and asynchronous collaborations through a new set of features across its Workspace collaboration platform.

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Boomerang takes the pain out of meeting scheduling

Boomerang, which augments your email with a raft of useful features to help make you more productive, now has a fix for meeting scheduling email hassles.

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At Enterprise Connect, IT pros set out their hybrid work strategies

Hybrid remote work brings opportunities – and headaches – for IT. A panel of enterprise tech leaders explained their various strategies at this year’s Enterprise Connect industry conference.

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Otter.ai overhauls its popular transcription platform

The AI-powered transcription service is setting its sights on improving the in- and post-meeting experience for workers around the world.

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HP to acquire Poly for $3.3B

HP takes aim at the hybrid working trend with its purchase of the video and audio equipment specialists Poly.

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