Unified Communications/VoIP

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Nextdoor: Tool for good or another paranoid cog in the spy machine?

Will people use the the private social network Nextdoor for good or turn it into another paranoid cog in the great spy machine?

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Vonage’s cloudy strategy is now clear

With its acquisitions, Vonage will grow ahead of market growth based on its ability to leverage the broadest cloud communications portfolio in the industry.

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This new Outlook feature will organize your inbox for you

Microsoft is finally bringing one of the best features of its Outlook mobile app to the desktop: Focused Inbox.

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6 Slack alternatives worth a look

There’s nothing wrong with using Slack — its three million active daily users can’t all be wrong. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t another option out there that might better meet your particular needs.

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CIOs question value of Microsoft’s LinkedIn buy

More than a month after the news of the massive acquisition broke, some CIOs are still wondering exactly what Microsoft is getting in the $26.2 billion deal.

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911 call misrouted by 2,500 miles

How did a 911 call from Anchorage, Alaska, end up 2,500 miles away in a call center in Ontario? The answer may surprise you, and it is not an uncommon problem.

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An immodest proposal for expanding Twitter’s 140-character limit

Here’s an innovative way to empower people who really want to send tweets longer than 140 characters—and enable Twitter to generate billions of dollars.

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Getting a handle on spam emanating from generic top-level domains

Generic top-level domains are often used for spam and malware attacks. There are steps they can take, though, to reduce the amount.

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Skype updates its Windows 10 app beta on desktop and mobile

Skype is bringing a new app to smartphones, computers, and tablets running Windows 10 on Monday, ahead of Microsoft's Windows 10 Anniversary Update launch.

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Box moves telephony, Web conferencing to the cloud

The cloud software maker is now hosting communications capabilities, including phone services and web meetings, in the cloud.

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During coup attempt, Turkish president appears via Facetime on live TV

In what could be another first for our connected world, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan placed what appeared to be a Facetime call into a national news broadcast early on Saturday while the world tried to figure out if a...

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Cisco patches serious flaws in router and conferencing server software

Cisco Systems released patches this week for several vulnerabilities in its IOS software for networking devices and the Cisco and WebEx conferencing servers.

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For Your Reading List: Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365 by Michael Sampson

Michael Sampson’s latest book, Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365, is a “must read” if you are currently using or planning to use Office 365. Michael is a brilliant author and approaches his overview of Office 365 not from...

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Slideshow: Inside Facebook's lab where it tests 2,000 phones at once

Facebook makes thousands of changes in its code every week. Any one of them could accidentally cause Facebook software to take up more data, memory or battery life on your phone. So the company tests code on more than 2,000 phones to...

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Microsoft spices up Surface Hub with Azure cloud services

Microsoft's supersized Surface Hub is viewed as a computer for videoconferencing and digital whiteboarding, but it's starting to do a lot more than just be the centerpiece of a conference room.

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Microsoft launches new Skype for Linux and Chrome

Linux and Chromebook users now have new versions of Skype to play with. Microsoft launched an alpha version of a new client for Linux on Wednesday morning, in a push to get users of the open source operating system video calling and...

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Privacy Shield transatlantic data sharing agreement enters effect

After months of uncertainty, businesses once again have a simple, legal way to export the personal information of European Union citizens to the U.S. for processing.

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How one CIO is migrating 18,000 users to Office 365

Multinational engineering company Atkinks is in the midst of transitioning its 18,000 employees to Microsoft's cloud suite. The company’s CIO Richard Cross shares some tips he is learning along the way.

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