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On Thursday, Microsoft rolled out a bunch of updates to its Office 365 productivity suite, focused on collaboration.

Microsoft Teams, its workplace chat tool and Slack rival, now has a free version. There's no charge for up to 300 users.

Otherwise, Microsoft introduced a few other nifty new collaboration features in Office 365: A background blur feature, for instance, turns the background of your video call into a nondescript blob, solving a major headache for lots of users.

Microsoft also launched Whiteboard, a cross-platform sketching app that seems really handy.

Microsoft made a bunch of new updates to its Office 365 cloud productivity suite for businesses today, most of which hinge on the concept of collaborating with your colleagues.

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