All posts on June, 2017


6 team collaboration tools for Apple iOS users

Collaboration is critical in today’s super-connected business environments, but not every enterprise is ready or able to deploy high-end solutions, fortunately there are a range of excellent collaboration tools that should help productivity workers of any kind, no matter what size the enterprise.

Collaboration super-powered: Slack

I’ve been a fan of Slack since it surfaced a few years ago. You can access it through your browser or through dedicated apps for Mac, iOS and other platforms.

The solution is designed to make it super-easy for remote teams to collaborate in a very human way, with instant messages, topic-focused chatrooms, private channels and the capacity to share files or make video/voice calls. Basically, if five of you are working on something you can share work in progress, talk about it, and all in real time (or not) depending on what you need.

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Bizarro comet challenging researchers

Scientists pursue research through observation, experimentation and modeling. They strive for all of these pieces to fit together, but sometimes finding the unexpected is even more exciting. That’s what happened recently to a researcher who studies comets, asteroids and planetary formation and was part of a team that published a study focused on the comet 174P/Echeclus. It didn’t behave the way the team was expecting. 

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Office 365: A guide to the updates

Office 365 subscribers always have the latest version of Microsoft Office — currently Office 2016. They also get more frequent software updates than those who have purchased Office 2016 without a subscription, which means subscribers have access to the latest features, security patches and bug fixes. But it can be hard to keep track of the changes in each update and know when they’re available. We’re doing for you, so you don’t have to.

Following are key updates to Office 365 for Windows since Office 2016 was released in September 2015 — all the 2017 updates and the most important ones from 2016 and late 2015, with the latest releases shown first. We’ll add info about new updates as they’re rolled out.

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