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In September, we reported that Microsoft was creating a competitor to work messenger app Slack. Now it has officially lifted the curtains on the project. The new collaboration offering is called Microsoft Teams and is now available in public preview. IT administrators working in organisations with certain types of Office 365 licences can try it out now and there's even a Developer Preview program that lets developers get started on building apps for Teams. Here are all the details for IT administrators, developers and would-be users.

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This week at Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta, I was fortunate to see an up close preview demonstration of the new Office 365 cloud-powered intelligent capabilities first hand. This followed on from a panel discussion press Q&A with Microsoft’s team who gave an insight into this and other keynote announcements. Here's what you need to know.

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Microsoft is introducing Skype for Business PSTN Conferencing to its Office 356 cloud productivity suite. The add-on feature allows users to host or create meetings through Office 365 that contain landline phone numbers so people can dial into conference calls. There's potential for businesses big and small to save money and streamline operations as this can reduce their reliance on hosted conference call providers and clunky desk phones. Here are the details.

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Last week, I tried to get a subscription to Microsoft Office. I expected to simply find an Office licence that included what I needed for a simple price. Instead, I discovered that Microsoft's Office licenses are infuriatingly complex, making it nearly impossible for anyone to get what they need without overspending.

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It's good to know how your employees are using various work apps in your company so you know where to allocate additional IT resources. That's why Microsoft has now introduced usage reports for SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, Skype for Business and Yammer offered through Office 365. Here's what you need to know.

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The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is where technology vendors get together to announce upcoming products that are about to be launched as well as futuristic offerings that are still in development. It is at this year's CES that automotive technology maker Harman revealed it is working with Microsoft to bring the Office 365 productivity suite to cars. This means people can respond to emails, schedule appointments and do Skype calls on their way to work. But do people really want to be starting the daily grind before they even get into the office? Discuss.

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If your company uses Microsoft's Office 365 productivity suite and the service is running at a glacial pace, chances are something has gone wrong. But how do you diagnose the problem and how do you fix it? Microsoft has provided some pointers on how to troubleshoot this issue.

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You can 'Like' posts on Facebook and 'Favourite' Tweets on Twitter, so why not whack that feature onto emails? That's exactly what Microsoft has done with Outlook on the web. The email service is getting a social media treatment with the addition of 'Likes' and 'Mentions'. God help us. Here's the lowdown.