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Keep track of your to-do lists, organize your files, manage your projects, and otherwise do the work you need

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How to find focus and crush the competition in the age of distraction

The ability to tune out the constant barrage of pings and popups emanating from apps and focus on what really matters for our businesses and careers has become a competitive advantage.

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9 crazy-useful PC productivity apps

These free and low-cost apps will improve your desktop experience and boost your productivity. What are you waiting for? Go get 'em.

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If it is worth doing, it is worth automating

Take a few minutes and think about those things you could automate. If they are worth doing at greater effort, they are certainly worth doing at less effort.

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Excel's IF statement made easy

If you can decide what to have for lunch, you already understand Excel's IF logic--you just need to understand the format.

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4 Chrome extensions that make you more productive in Gmail

Have your email read to you, hide your inbox, master keyboard shortcuts, and more with these browser add-ons.

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Now Slack search can look for knowledgeable users and channels

How do you find someone in an organization who can answer a burning question? That’s what Slack is trying to answer with an update to its search feature that was released for larger teams on Wednesday.

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How Microsoft plans to reinvent business productivity

Microsoft's Office has barely changed in 25 years. If we’re going to get more productive in the office and out, maybe it’s time for Microsoft to change the standard tools that we use to create documents.

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What's wrong with Microsoft To-Do: 8 things lacking in Wunderlist's replacement

Has Microsoft really thought through its plan to retire Wunderlist? The many features missing from its preview make us wonder.

G Suite vs Office 365 - What's the best office suite for business?

Microsoft and Google's productivity suites offer excellent applications, storage and user interfaces, but which is best for business users 2017?

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Microsoft commits to twice yearly updates to Windows 10, Office 365

Microsoft is offering IT pros some new guidance on when they can expect major feature updates for Windows 10, Office 365's client applications, and System Center Configuration Manager.

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3 new Cortana features that can tackle common tasks

Boost your productivity with recurring reminders, voice control of your PC and apps, and more.

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How to run your small business with free open source software

From alternatives to Microsoft Office to full-blown ERP systems, open source software can provide free options for small businesses that don't have the budget for big-ticket enterprise applications.

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Wunder no more: Microsoft releases new task managing app called To-Do

Microsoft has taken the wraps off its Wunderlust successor, an overly simple task managing app called To-Do.

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Five tips and tricks to improve your WhatsApp experience

The world’s most popular messaging app nails the basics, but there are some other useful features that you also put to use.

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Microsoft buys former employee Charles Simonyi’s Intentional Software

Serial space tourist Charles Simonyi is returning to Microsoft to help it develop Office 365's team productivity capabilities

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Is your company ready for the knowledge worker?

50% of their time is devoted to interactions. How do you make interactions more efficient?

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Slack makes it easier to say you're out to lunch

Slack is making it easier for coworkers to see what other people in their organization are up to, thanks to a new status messages feature unveiled Thursday.

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4 powerful productivity features in the Windows 10 Creators Update

With recurring reminders, more touch gestures, and enhanced security, the latest Windows update makes it easier to get things done.

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