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microsoft teams collaboration service starts rolling out to education users


one week after the start of microsoft's rollout of its teams service to office 365 business users, microsoft has started delivering teams to office 365 education customers.microsoft teams will be a free add-on to office 365 education users if they have an education, education plus, education e3 and/or an education e5 suite plan. microsoft is not making microsoft teams available as a standalone offering.as of last week, teams is available in 181 office 365 markets in 19 languages. according to microsoft's march 21 tech community blog post: "starting march 20, 2017, teams will be off by default and available to it admins to turn on for their institutions. we recommend that it admins enable microsoft teams and begin using it now within their it organizations; and for targeted groups of facult






on the air - chicago tribune


food & diningunleash your inner food critic. vote daily in the dining awards.sports timegame & networkmlb exhibitionnoontwins at red soxmlbn3:10 p.m.white sox at angelswls-am 8909 p.m.royals at cubscsn, wscr-am 670world baseball classic5 p.m.san diego tiebreaker, if necessarymlbncollege baseball1 p.m.south carolina vs. tennesseeespnunba5 p.m.pacers at raptorsnba tvmen's college basketball11 a.m.ncaa, teams tbdcbs-2, wmvp-am 100011 a.m.nit, teams tbdespn1:30 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdcbs-2, wmvp-am 10004 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdcbs-2, wmvp-am 10004 p.m.nit, teams tbdespn25 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdtnt, wmvp-am 10006 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdtbs6:30 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdtrutv6:30 p.m.nit, teams tbdespnu7:30 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdtnt, wmvp-am 1008:30 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdtbswomen's college basketball11 a.m.ncaa, teams tbde






on the air - chicago tribune


food & diningunleash your inner food critic. vote daily in the dining awards.sports timegame & networkmlb exhibitionnoontwins at red soxmlbn3:10 p.m.white sox at angelswls-am 8909 p.m.royals at cubscsn, wscr-am 670world baseball classic5 p.m.san diego tiebreaker, if necessarymlbncollege baseball1 p.m.south carolina vs. tennesseeespnunba5 p.m.pacers at raptorsnba tvmen's college basketball11 a.m.ncaa, teams tbdcbs-2, wmvp-am 100011 a.m.nit, teams tbdespn1:30 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdcbs-2, wmvp-am 10004 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdcbs-2, wmvp-am 10004 p.m.nit, teams tbdespn25 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdtnt, wmvp-am 10006 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdtbs6:30 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdtrutv6:30 p.m.nit, teams tbdespnu7:30 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdtnt, wmvp-am 1008:30 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdtbswomen's college basketball11 a.m.ncaa, teams tbde






on the air - chicago tribune


food & diningunleash your inner food critic. vote daily in the dining awards.sports timegame & networkmlb exhibitionnoontwins at red soxmlbn3:10 p.m.white sox at angelswls-am 8909 p.m.royals at cubscsn, wscr-am 670world baseball classic5 p.m.san diego tiebreaker, if necessarymlbncollege baseball1 p.m.south carolina vs. tennesseeespnunba5 p.m.pacers at raptorsnba tvmen's college basketball11 a.m.ncaa, teams tbdcbs-2, wmvp-am 100011 a.m.nit, teams tbdespn1:30 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdcbs-2, wmvp-am 10004 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdcbs-2, wmvp-am 10004 p.m.nit, teams tbdespn25 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdtnt, wmvp-am 10006 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdtbs6:30 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdtrutv6:30 p.m.nit, teams tbdespnu7:30 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdtnt, wmvp-am 1008:30 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdtbswomen's college basketball11 a.m.ncaa, teams tbde






group collaboration features in microsoft teams


1 of 12how microsoft teams supports work group collaboration microsoft has released teams a new cloud collaboration application to boost work group productivity. the app, which was made available to corporate users on march 14, is essentially a slack clone that allows for team chatting, file sharing, and collaboration. but the factor that could allow teams to overtake the rapid adoption of slack is office 365 integration. microsoft teams comes with office 365 business premium and above and lets users do everything from place skype calls to collaborate on word documents within the app. take a look at this slide show about microsoft teams. 2 of 12it’s a slack alternative microsoft teams is firmly in competition with slack, the business-productivity app that has focused its efforts on reducin






microsoft's slack competitor, teams, to be generally available march 14


microsoft will make its slack competitor, microsoft teams, generally and globally available on march 14.microsoft is holding an online event at 8:30 am pt/11:30 am et on that day to coincide with the launch.microsoft describes teams as "the chat-based workspace in office 365."microsoft made a public preview of teams available in early november. at that time, officials said teams would be available to office 365 commercial customers with one of the following plans: business essentials, business premium, and enterprise e1, e3, and e5. (microsoft teams will also be available to customers who purchased e4 prior to its retirement.)those who are subscribing to any of these plans will get teams for free as part of their paid subscription. there will not be a totally free, entry-level version of m






microsoft's slack competitor, teams, to be generally available march 14


microsoft will make its slack competitor, microsoft teams, generally and globally available on march 14.microsoft is holding an online event at 8:30 am pt/11:30 am et on that day to coincide with the launch.microsoft describes teams as "the chat-based workspace in office 365."microsoft made a public preview of teams available in early november. at that time, officials said teams would be available to office 365 commercial customers with one of the following plans: business essentials, business premium, and enterprise e1, e3 and e5. (microsoft teams will also be available to customers who purchased e4 prior to its retirement.)those who are subscribing to any of these plans will get teams for free as part of their paid subscription. there will not be a totally free, entry-level version of mi






for whatever reason, nba's finest bring out best in bulls


good luck trying to figure which bulls team is showing up on any given night.with thursday's victory over the warriors, the bulls now have beaten the defending western conference champions, the spurs, are 3-0 versus the defending nba champion cavaliers, 2-1 against the celtics and have defeated the raptors 11 straight times.and yet, these same bulls have been blown out by the bucks and mavericks, swept by the nuggets and timberwolves and lost at home to the suns and lakers.they're 17-14 against teams with winning records and 14-16 against teams without. go figure."we’ve had a lot of those games that point to it, where we know we can beat and compete with the best teams," bulls guard dwyane wade said. "the good teams figure it out with everybody they play. that’s what we are trying to do wh






snow sculpting teams gather in wisconsin for national event


lake geneva, wis. — fifteen teams of snow sculptors from 13 states have gathered in wisconsin for the u.s. national snow sculpting championship.the event began wednesday in lake geneva, with judging set for urday morning.the team that won last year for "door master" has disbanded, but all its members are taking part again this year on other teams. one of them, david andrews, has been on nine teams that have taken first place.the teams receive a cylinder block of snow eight feet in diameter and nine feet high. they can use only saws, axes, files, scaffolding, shovels and other homemade implements.they will be judged on creativity, technique and message. the winner gets a trophy and an invite to an international snow sculpting competition.






both manchester teams are solidly in the top four hunt after winning sunday


for the second time in less than a week, both manchester teams faced a very preferable situation. after seeing how the top four finished the day before, both manchester city and manchester united knew that they would be able to gain points on multiple top four teams if either win.after chelsea, tottenham and liverpool drew and arsenal lost on tuesday, the manchester teams had a chance to get back into the top four on wednesday. manchester city did their part, defeating west ham 4-0 but manchester united drew hull city 0-0 with an incredible eldin jakupovic performance in goal and almost lost the draw if lazar markovic’s uncontested s didn’t go off






microsoft teams goes live with new email integration, enterprise bots


microsoft is counting on its decision to make microsoft teams an on-by-default office 365 feature as a way to build the market for its competitor to slack. credit: microsoft microsoft is rolling out teams, its team-collaboration service, in 181 markets and 19 languages to office 365 business customers starting today, march 14. there are more than 85 million active office 365 business customers who will be getting teams for no additional cost beyond what they already pay for their office 365 subscriptions. (there's still no word on when microsoft will make teams available to office 365 education users; i asked again last week.)microsoft has added 100 new features since teams entered public preview in november 2016, officials said. the much-requested external guest-access feature is not ther






soccer insider: lack of success in concacaf weighs on mls leaders


no major league soccer team has won the concacaf champions league in its eight years of existence. only montreal and real salt lake have reached the final, while teams from liga mx have won all eight titles in the competition’s history.it’s a record that weighs on mls powers-that-be, who would love nothing more than for the league’s teams to prove they belong among the best in the region. the fact that every year brings a new beatdown on mls teams, courtesy (most often) of liga mx sides, is a constant frustration for them.you can understand mls’s position. the league is still behind liga mx in fan interest among americans. it’s hard to argue to a longtime liga mx fan that mls deserves to be taken seriously, not when mexican teams consistently cruise against mls opposition.last year’s editi






disrespected big ten can 'make some noise' in ncaa tournament


washington — a season of criticism for not having elite teams has made the big ten feel like the big disrespected.perhaps that's about to change.the conference has seven teams in the ncaa tournament, second only to the acc's nine. after eighth-seeded michigan beat three fellow ncaa-bound teams on its road to the tournament title, players have big hopes for what the big ten can do in the big dance."i definitely think the big ten can make some noise in (the) tournament given that those teams play the same way they did in this tournament," wisconsin forward vitto brown said after losing to michigan in the big ten final sunday.despite losing its only conference tournament game to michigan, 15th-ranked purdue is a no. 4 seed, and maryland is still a no. 6 seed after losing its only game in home






disrespected big 10 can 'make some noise' in ncaa tournament


washington — a season of criticism for not having elite teams has made the big ten feel like the big disrespected.perhaps that's about to change.the conference has seven teams in the ncaa tournament, second only to the acc's nine. after eighth-seeded michigan beat three fellow ncaa-bound teams on its road to the tournament title, players have big hopes for what the big ten can do in the big dance."i definitely think the big ten can make some noise in (the) tournament given that those teams play the same way they did in this tournament," wisconsin forward vitto brown said after losing to michigan in the big ten final sunday.despite losing its only conference tournament game to michigan, 15th-ranked purdue is a no. 4 seed, and maryland is still a no. 6 seed after losing its only game in home






soccer insider: lack of success in concacaf weighs on mls leaders


no major league soccer team has won the concacaf champions league in its eight years of existence. only montreal and real salt lake have reached the final, while teams from liga mx have won all eight titles in the competition's history.it's a record that weighs on mls powers-that-be, who would love nothing more than for the league's teams to prove they belong among the best in the region. the fact that every year brings a new beatdown on mls teams, courtesy (most often) of liga mx sides, is a constant frustration for them.you can understand mls's position. the league is still behind liga mx in fan interest among americans. it's hard to argue to a longtime liga mx fan that mls deserves to be taken seriously, not when mexican teams consistently cruise against mls opposition.last year's editi






on the air - chicago tribune


food & diningunleash your inner food critic. vote daily in the dining awards.sports timegame & networkmlb exhibition3:05 p.m.cubs at brewerswscr-am 6703:05 p.m.dodgers at white soxwls-am 890world baseball classic2:30 p.m.puerto rico vs. venezuelamlbn9 p.m.u.s. vs. dominican republicmlbnnba7:30 p.m.cavaliers at clippersabc-78 p.m.jazz at bullswgn-9, wls-am 890men's college basketball11 a.m.ncaa, teams tbdcbs-2, wmvp-am 100011 a.m.nit, teams tbdespn1:30 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdcbs-2, wmvp-am 10004 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdcbs-2, wmvp-am 10005 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdtnt5 p.m.division iii championshipcbssn6 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdtbs7:30 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdtnt8:30 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdtbswomen's college basketball10 a.m.ncaa, connecticut vs. albanyespn212:30 p.m.ncaa, marquette vs. quinnipiacespn23 p.m.ncaa, tenne






on the air - chicago tribune


food & diningunleash your inner food critic. vote daily in the dining awards.sports timegame & networkmlb exhibition3:05 p.m.cubs at brewerswscr-am 6703:05 p.m.dodgers at white soxwls-am 890world baseball classic2:30 p.m.puerto rico vs. venezuelamlbn9 p.m.u.s. vs. dominican republicmlbnnba7:30 p.m.cavaliers at clippersabc-78 p.m.jazz at bullswgn-9, wls-am 890men's college basketball11 a.m.ncaa, teams tbdcbs-2, wmvp-am 100011 a.m.nit, teams tbdespn1:30 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdcbs-2, wmvp-am 10004 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdcbs-2, wmvp-am 10005 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdtnt5 p.m.division iii championshipcbssn6 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdtbs7:30 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdtnt8:30 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdtbswomen's college basketball10 a.m.ncaa, connecticut vs. albanyespn212:30 p.m.ncaa, marquette vs. quinnipiacespn23 p.m.ncaa, tenne






on the air - chicago tribune


food & diningunleash your inner food critic. vote daily in the dining awards.sports timegame & networkmlb exhibition3:05 p.m.cubs at brewerswscr-am 6703:05 p.m.dodgers at white soxwls-am 890world baseball classic2:30 p.m.puerto rico vs. venezuelamlbn9 p.m.u.s. vs. dominican republicmlbnnba7:30 p.m.cavaliers at clippersabc-78 p.m.jazz at bullswgn-9, wls-am 890men's college basketball11 a.m.ncaa, teams tbdcbs-2, wmvp-am 100011 a.m.nit, teams tbdespn1:30 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdcbs-2, wmvp-am 10004 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdcbs-2, wmvp-am 10005 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdtnt5 p.m.division iii championshipcbssn6 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdtbs7:30 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdtnt8:30 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdtbswomen's college basketball10 a.m.ncaa, connecticut vs. albanyespn212:30 p.m.ncaa, marquette vs. quinnipiacespn23 p.m.ncaa, tenne






on the air - chicago tribune


food & diningunleash your inner food critic. vote daily in the dining awards.sports timegame & networkmlb exhibition3:05 p.m.cubs at brewerswscr-am 6703:05 p.m.dodgers at white soxwls-am 890world baseball classic2:30 p.m.puerto rico vs. venezuelamlbn9 p.m.u.s. vs. dominican republicmlbnnba7:30 p.m.cavaliers at clippersabc-78 p.m.jazz at bullswgn-9, wls-am 890men's college basketball11 a.m.ncaa, teams tbdcbs-2, wmvp-am 100011 a.m.nit, teams tbdespn1:30 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdcbs-2, wmvp-am 10004 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdcbs-2, wmvp-am 10005 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdtnt5 p.m.division iii championshipcbssn6 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdtbs7:30 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdtnt8:30 p.m.ncaa, teams tbdtbswomen's college basketball10 a.m.ncaa, connecticut vs. albanyespn212:30 p.m.ncaa, marquette vs. quinnipiacespn23 p.m.ncaa, tenne






disrespected big ten can 'make some noise' in ncaa tournament


washington — a season of criticism for not having elite teams has made the big ten feel like the big disrespected.perhaps that's about to change.the conference has seven teams in the ncaa tournament, second only to the acc's nine. after eighth-seeded michigan beat three fellow ncaa-bound teams on its road to the tournament title, players have big hopes for what the big ten can do in the big dance."i definitely think the big ten can make some noise in (the) tournament given that those teams play the same way they did in this tournament," wisconsin forward vitto brown said after losing to michigan in the big ten final sunday.despite losing its only conference tournament game to michigan, 13th-ranked purdue is a no. 4 seed, and 25th-ranked maryland is still a no. 6 seed after losing its only






disrespected big 10 can 'make some noise' in ncaa tournament


washington — a season of criticism for not having elite teams has made the big ten feel like the big disrespected.perhaps that's about to change.the conference has seven teams in the ncaa tournament, second only to the acc's nine. after eighth-seeded michigan beat three fellow ncaa-bound teams on its road to the tournament title, players have big hopes for what the big ten can do in the big dance."i definitely think the big ten can make some noise in (the) tournament given that those teams play the same way they did in this tournament," wisconsin forward vitto brown said after losing to michigan in the big ten final sunday.despite losing its only conference tournament game to michigan, 13th-ranked purdue is a no. 4 seed, and 25th-ranked maryland is still a no. 6 seed after losing its only






baseball: keeping track of pitches has begun


this past weekend marked the beginning of the new state rule restricting the number of pitches players can throw in a game and required active participation of teams in keeping track of pitch counts.in the city section, teams have begun posting pitch counts on maxpreps.com. teams are supposed to consult after each half inning to make sure they have the same counts.southern section teams are on their own in keeping track of pitch counts. harvard-westlake is using a volleyball counter that will be displayed near its protective screen behind home plate (see above) so everyone knows.for the latest on high school sports, follow @latsondheimer on twitter






the ncaa's true seed list of 2017 tournament teams


here is what is commonly referred to as the ncaa selection committee’s ‘true seed’ list, the ranking of all 68 teams invited to march madness prior to being placed into the four regions.the process of seeding every team begins before the committee has finalized the at-large field.the first four teams are the no. 1 seeds, the next four at the no. 2s, etc.the final at-large team is no. 46, kansas state. after that, only automatic qualifiers.






unheralded special teams guys often best free agent signings


the best signings in free agency are usually unheralded players.quarterbacks and skill position players get the most money. high-profile defensive guys get plenty of attention. special teams players fly under the radar but can make the most impact.the philadelphia eagles signed safety chris maragos and linebacker bryan braman in 2014 to bolster their special teams. they did just that. the eagles have had one of the best special teams units in the nfl the past three seasons."part of the messaging to the team from my standpoint is we have three aspects of our team: you've got offense, defense, special teams. and, special teams is so important to the success of your team," eagles coach doug pederson said.maragos was lured away from the defending super bowl champion seattle seahawks three year






teams & times sports schedules download


download download simple, fast, mobile sports schedules, rosters, news and more. teams and times is designed to be an extremely fast way to check on your team's information. too many other sports apps are bloated with extra stuff and slow to load. we strive to be the fastest, most efficient sports app. also, you can load teamsandtimes.com in chrome and add multiple teams to your home screen at once.






unheralded special teams guys often best nfl free agent signings – the denver po


the best signings in free agency are usually unheralded players.quarterbacks and skill position players get the most money. high-profile defensive guys get plenty of attention. special teams players fly under the radar but can make the most impact.the philadelphia eagles signed safety chris maragos and linebacker bryan braman in 2014 to bolster their special teams. they did just that. the eagles have had one of the best special teams units in the nfl the past three seasons.“part of the messaging to the team from my standpoint is we have three aspects of our team: you’ve got offense, defense, special teams. and, special teams is so important to the success of your team,” eagles coach doug pederson said.maragos was lured away from the defending super bowl champion seattle seahawks three year






avalanche see dramatic decline in television ratings on altitude – the denver po


the nhl cellar-dwelling avalanche has seen a 57 percent drop in television ratings on altitude, according to sportsbusiness journal. the publication collected ratings information for 21 u.s.-based teams and said information for the carolina hurricanes and nashville predators and the seven canadian teams was not available.among 12 teams with ratings declines, colorado — which is on pace to finish with the fewest points in its 21-year history — had the biggest drop. the avs’ .75 average rating, however, is not among the bottom six. the perennial playoff-contending anaheim ducks on prime ticket has a .21 average rating, worst among the 21 teams included in the study and had a 46 percent decrease.the other teams with the weakest rankings were the florida panthers (.27), new york islanders (.29






sec, yes the football power, has 3 teams in elite 8


memphis, tenn. — the chant "s-e-c" so well known around football across the south is coming to the elite eight.the league best known for winning national titles in football has the most teams still alive and playing for a trip to the final four. kentucky and florida have been joined by upstart south carolina in the gamecocks' first ever trip to a regional final."no," kentucky coach john calipari said sarcastically when asked about three sec teams advancing. "there are not three sec teams in the elite eight. we're supposed to be a bad league. that's got to be all these other leagues, right?"nope. the sec, which struggled to get three teams into the ncaa tournament a year ago, now has two more teams playing on than any other league, including the atlantic coast conference, which sent nine te






avalanche see dramatic 57 percent decline in television ratings on altitude – th


the nhl cellar-dwelling avalanche has seen a 57 percent drop in television ratings on altitude, according to sportsbusiness journal. the publication collected ratings information for 21 u.s.-based teams and said information for the carolina hurricanes and nashville predators and the seven canadian teams was not available.among 12 teams with ratings declines, colorado — which is on pace to finish with the fewest points in its 21-year history — had the biggest drop. the avs’ .75 average rating, however, is not among the bottom six. the perennial playoff-contending anaheim ducks on prime ticket has a .21 average rating, worst among the 21 teams included in the study and had a 46 percent decrease.the other teams with the weakest rankings were the florida panthers (.27), new york islanders (.29






sec, yes the football power, has 3 teams in elite 8


memphis, tenn. (ap) — the chant “s-e-c” so well known around football across the south is coming to the elite eight.the league best known for winning national titles in football has the most teams still alive and playing for a trip to the final four. kentucky and florida have been joined by upstart south carolina in the gamecocks’ first ever trip to a regional final.“no,” kentucky coach john calipari said sarcastically when asked about three sec teams advancing. “there are not three sec teams in the elite eight. we’re supposed to be a bad league. that’s got to be all these other leagues, right?”nope. the sec, which struggled to get three teams into the ncaa tournament a year ago, now has two more teams playing on than any other league, including the atlantic coast conference, which sent ni






mls celebrates 22 teams in 22 years this season


the theme for major league soccer this season is 22 in 22, as the league embarks on its 22nd year with 22 teams — including two new teams in the atlanta united and minnesota united.the theme could just as easily be expansion, expansion, expansion.launched with 10 teams in 1996, mls has plans to expand to 28 teams in the coming years. the replacement for the defunct chivas usa, los angeles fc, joins the league next season. it is hoped that a long-anticipated miami franchise, an effort led by david beckham, will materialize as the league’s 24th team.there were 12 bids submitted earlier this year for the final four teams. in a preseason interview with the associated press, commissioner don garber said a decision about two of the teams could come by the end of this year and they could begin pl






mls celebrates 22 teams in 22 years this season – the denver post


the theme for major league soccer this season is 22 in 22, as the league embarks on its 22nd year with 22 teams — including two new teams in the atlanta united and minnesota united.the theme could just as easily be expansion, expansion, expansion.launched with 10 teams in 1996, mls has plans to expand to 28 teams in the coming years. the replacement for the defunct chivas usa, los angeles fc, joins the league next season. it is hoped that a long-anticipated miami franchise, an effort led by david beckham, will materialize as the league’s 24th team.there were 12 bids submitted earlier this year for the final four teams. in a preseason interview with the associated press, commissioner don garber said a decision about two of the teams could come by the end of this year and they could begin pl






nhl conference standings | wild


last updated mar. 19, 9:49 eteight teams in each conference qualify for the divisional playoff format.  the top three teams from each division make up the first six spots.   the two remaining teams with the highest points, regardless of division, qualify for the final two wild card spots.   x - clinched playoff spot, y - clinched division, z - clinched conference






nhl conference standings | wild


last updated mar. 5, 8:57 eteight teams in each conference qualify for the divisional playoff format.  the top three teams from each division make up the first six spots.   the two remaining teams with the highest points, regardless of division, qualify for the final two wild card spots.   x - clinched playoff spot, y - clinched division, z - clinched conference






nba, take-two to create professional videogame league


the national basketball ociation and videogame publisher take-two interactive software inc. on thursday announced plans to create a professional videogame league, marking the biggest tie-up yet between traditional and digital sports.under the agreement, nba franchises will be able to form and manage teams that will compete starting next year at take-two’s popular “nba 2k” videogame, the businesses said. while professional sports teams and athletes have independently acquired or invested in so-called e-sports teams...






why ncaa men’s basketball has more upsets than women’s basketball


both the men’s and women’s ncaa division i basketball tournaments tipped off last week. while analysts may continue to bemoan the effects of the “one and done” rule on the level of play in the men’s game, quality of play in the women’s game has never been higher. now with prospects in a professional league, girls and women can dream bigger than they used to and hope that they can play in the wnba.yet the men’s tournament, to judge by the ratings and attendance marks, continues to draw much more interest than the women’s game. why?first, traditional powers in women’s ncaa basketball dominate the game in a way unseen in the men’s game since the 1960s. the men’s game, meanwhile, appears much deeper than the women’s game, and men almost always wear cinderella slippers of march madness.men and






microsoft releases teams office 365 collaboration platform


teams, a business group chat and collaboration service for office 365, is generally available, microsoft announced today. teams is included in the business essentials, business premium and enterprise e1, e3 and e5 office 365 plans. customers who purchased an enterprise e4 plan before it was retired can also access the service.microsoft teams is the redmond, wash. software giant's response to slack, the fast-growing workplace chat service that has emerged as a favorite among technology startups and cloud-first companies. microsoft describes teams as a chat-based workspace for office 365, and as such it naturally integrates with several of the productivity suite's applications. "the office 365 applications and services that people use every day—including word, excel, powerpoint, onenote, sha






former neighbor recalls suspected killer as grieving widower


concord, n.h. — bob evans at a picnic table outside friend katherine decker's motorhome in 1986, sobbing that his wife had died when his then-5-year-old daughter, lisa, was just a baby."he really did cry. he'd cry and blow his nose and everything when he talked about it," decker recalled. "i used to feel really bad all the time about it. every time i saw him, i'd just feel sick."but evans hadn't been married to lisa's mother. she wasn't his daughter, and her name wasn't lisa. he also told decker his name was gordon jenson.three decades later, authorities say only one part of his story was true: the 's mother was dead. and they believe evans killed her, along with at least five other women and children.evans — who over his lifetime had gone by different names — died in prison in 2010, eight