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Finishing a Book

Michael Sampson - Currents

“ Writing a book is an adventure: to begin with it is a toy. So many roadmap statements from Microsoft. And an amusement.

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Volker on the New Book

Michael Sampson - Currents

Michael's Books Microsoft Office 365It’s almost scientific in that he backs up his assertions with findings from research and case studies. You can take a look if you are still not convinced. Thanks Volker. Read the full review: Michael Sampson: Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365.

2016 26

Volker on the New Book #office365

Michael Sampson - Currents

Michael's Books Microsoft Office 365It’s almost scientific in that he backs up his assertions with findings from research and case studies. You can take a look if you are still not convinced. Thanks Volker. Read the full review: Michael Sampson: Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365.

2016 26

Stuart on the New Book

Michael Sampson - Currents

Many thanks to Stuart McIntyre for posting his review comments on my new book: I got a lot of value from the book, particularly in terms of understanding how the newer aspects of the Office solution, Delve and Graph, fit in to the picture. Michael's Books Microsoft Office 365

2016 19

Stuart on the New Book

Michael Sampson - Currents

Many thanks to Stuart McIntyre for posting his review comments on my new book: I got a lot of value from the book, particularly in terms of understanding how the newer aspects of the Office solution, Delve and Graph, fit in to the picture. Michael's Books Microsoft Office 365

2016 19

Microsoft Announces Surface Pro 3 – iWant

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft announced the specifications and availability dates for its upcoming Surface Pro 3. For the most part, tablets have been designed to be great for watching movies, reading books, playing games, browsing the web, and amazing for digital “snacking” with apps. ZDNet, Microsoft’s Surface Strategy: As Long As It Takes.

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"I Use SharePoint" - a New User Adoption Resource Site from Microsoft

Michael Sampson - Currents

In my book, User Adoption Strategies , I show a four stage approach to gaining adoption of new approaches and new ways of working. like it.

2011 58

Reader Feedback on Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

While a couple of the readers of my new book have posted their responses publicly (thanks again Stuart and Volker – anyone else, please accept this an invitation to do likewise!), Michael's Books Microsoft Office 365others have written to me privately. Two of my favourite comments so far are: “ Great stuff!

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The Cost of SharePoint = License Fee x9 (It's a Microsoft Figure)

Michael Sampson - Currents

It's a Microsoft number. ComputerWorld article about SharePoint from April 2010 has these two paragraphs: " Microsoft may tout SharePoint's myriad features, but if you don't find what you need out of the box, a third-party solution might be your best bet, says Byrne. My Comments. 1. Here's what I found. 2. Buy NewsGator Social Sites.

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Thoughts About The Future of SharePoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

Some 12 hours ago (4.30am New Zealand time) I joined Microsoft’s live broadcast of its Future of SharePoint event. A few select people were actually in San Francisco for the event, and apparently 16,999 people joined me in watching the live online feed of the event. Microsoft announced some nice user interface / user experience touches.

2016 55

Susan Hanley on Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

Susan Hanley posted her review comments on my new book: 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. She seems to like the tables I included in the book; good job too, since it took a bit of puzzling to figure those out.

2016 28

Let’s Have Another SharePoint Failure! #sharepoint #office365 #culture #failure

Michael Sampson - Currents

have explored quite a bit of this in my book Collaboration Roadmap , although by design that book doesn’t have a specific Office 365 focus. Culture & Competency Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft SharePoint– the fish swims in water. Here’s a set of statements about a specific organisation: 1.

2016 47

Effective Use of Office 365 – September 23 in Brussels

Michael Sampson - Currents

This workshop will be based on Michael’s new book titled Re-Imagining Productive Work with Microsoft Office 365.

2016 33

Report On Intranet Analytics – Required Reading for Collaboration Teams and Analytics Vendors

Michael Sampson - Currents

Adoption & Effective Use Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft SharePoint Tools & TechnologiesWhat content is working well?

2016 49

Thoughts About The Future of SharePoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

Some 12 hours ago (4.30am New Zealand time) I joined Microsoft’s live broadcast of its Future of SharePoint event. A few select people were actually in San Francisco for the event, and apparently 16,999 people joined me in watching the live online feed of the event. Microsoft announced some nice user interface / user experience touches.

2016 49

Reader Feedback on Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

While a couple of the readers of my new book have posted their responses publicly (thanks again Stuart and Volker – anyone else, please accept this an invitation to do likewise!), Michael's Books Microsoft Office 365others have written to me privately. Two of my favourite comments so far are: “ Great stuff!

2016 30

Office 365 at Atkins

Michael Sampson - Currents

When I was putting the finishing touches on Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365 , Microsoft announced a flurry of new customer signups.

2016 51

Microsoft Excel: The Bumblebee's six most useful Excel add-ins

The Bumble Bee

In this article I introduce 6 excel add-ins which meet this criterion - NodeXL, Solver, Rainbow, Spreadsheet Converter, Crystal Ball and Fractal Maps.

Taking a Strategic Approach to the Use of Office 365 – my Session at the Digital Workplace Conference 2016

Michael Sampson - Currents

used some of the content from the Profiling Employee Expertise chapter in my recent book to illustrate how to structure such an exploration, and on slide 36 listed some of the many scenarios to explore. 5. Conference Notes Microsoft Office 365 Roadmap & StrategyMy slides are above. and. [3] how do I get started? 2. ”). 3.

2016 34

The Great Unbundling and Collapse of Local Newspapers

Alchemy of Change

In 1994, just a few years out of business school, I started an online car-buying service at Microsoft called  CarPoint. billion. billion to $5.6

2011 103

Managing Meetings in SharePoint 2013

Michael Sampson - Currents

In the video above, Jeremy Thake (who is now at Microsoft) overviews the capabilities of the AvePoint Meetings app.

2014 41

Case Studies on Office 365 at Work – What’s Happening in Your Work?

Michael Sampson - Currents

I am putting the final touches on a new book that looks at the business opportunities for using Office 365. Microsoft Office 365It explores eight core scenarios of how Office 365 can improve day-to-day work, and for each I want to profile firms that are already using Office 365 and experiencing some benefits. Holding discussions (e.g.,

2016 41

Ruven’s Foreword for Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

Michael's Books Microsoft Office 365Here’s what he wrote … Ruven’s Foreword. Thanks Ruven! ).

2016 15

Ruven’s Foreword for Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

Michael's Books Microsoft Office 365Here’s what he wrote … Ruven’s Foreword. Thanks Ruven! ).

2016 15

Ed on Living Microsoft Free

Michael Sampson - Currents

Ed Brill, an IBM executive, writes about living Microsoft free for two years : " Two years ago, I switched to a MacBook Pro as my business desktop. don't even have one of the at-one-time ubiquitous Microsoft mice. In short, I live a Microsoft-free life. haven't given up Microsoft Office though, unlike Ed - at least not yet.

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Case Studies on Office 365 at Work – What’s Happening in Your Work?

Michael Sampson - Currents

I am putting the final touches on a new book that looks at the business opportunities for using Office 365. Microsoft Office 365It explores eight core scenarios of how Office 365 can improve day-to-day work, and for each I want to profile firms that are already using Office 365 and experiencing some benefits. Holding discussions (e.g.,

2016 35

Keynote at the Digital Workplace Conference NZ

Michael Sampson - Currents

counted back to check, but yes, I was there at the very first one in July 2009; and actually, it was at that first event that I released my second book SharePoint Roadmap. ). Conference Notes Michael's Happenings Microsoft Office 365In 5 weeks I’ll be up in Auckland for the Digital Workplace Conference.

2016 30

Driving “Active Usage” of Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

For almost a decade I have been working in the user adoption area, with numerous blog posts, conference talks and keynotes, client-internal and public workshops, consulting projects, and multiple books the result. Adoption Microsoft Office 365

2015 40

Adoption Strategy for Office 365 at Merck

Michael Sampson - Currents

Merck has almost finished an 11 month transition to Office 365 from various older Microsoft products and messaging and collaboration tools from other vendors (e.g., With the Microsoft solution, we will have a completely new way of working together once all components of the Connect 15 program are rolled out. IBM, WebEx).

2015 42

Yammer: Better for Teams

Michael Sampson - Currents

In my book Collaboration Roadmap I talk about collaboration auto-discovery capabilities for both teams and groups; this is the latest iteration of Microsoft’s work within the context of Yammer. – Yammer group branding, or what Microsoft has called “immersive group experiences.”

My Two Workshops at the Digital Workplace Conference NZ 2016

Michael Sampson - Currents

The pre-conference workshop (Monday August 8) is Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365 – the one-day version of the workshop that goes with my new book : The Re-Imagining Productive Work with Microsoft Office 365 workshop is all about exploring the possibilities of using Office 365 in business and work. Go for it!

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My Two Workshops at the Digital Workplace Conference NZ 2016

Michael Sampson - Currents

The pre-conference workshop (Monday August 8) is Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365 – the one-day version of the workshop that goes with my new book : The Re-Imagining Productive Work with Microsoft Office 365 workshop is all about exploring the possibilities of using Office 365 in business and work. Go for it!

2016 21

Microsoft Surface RT - Nat Burgess

Michael Sampson - Currents

Nat shares the experiences of people at his Seattle area firm with the Microsoft Surface: " Now Microsoft is the visionary. People watch movies, check social status, listen to music, read a book. Read more: Commentary: Microsoft Surface breaks out of the walled garden. snip). The list goes on. snip). Enterprise Mobility

New Report: Distributing Team and Organisational Updates with Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

My book Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365 examines eight core opportunities for using Office 365 to improve day-to-day work activities.

SharePoint Conference Australia and New Zealand: Workshops and a Session

Michael Sampson - Currents

This is a full-day workshop based on my user adoption work and book, which has lots of examples of how firms using SharePoint are benefiting from a different approach to adoption. Conferences & Events Microsoft SharePoint Upcoming Events will be doing three things at each of the two conferences: 1.

On the Increasing Rate of Adoption (Acquisition) of Office 365, and the Challenge of Getting to Effective Use

Michael Sampson - Currents

have been collecting data points like these over the past year and a half for inclusion in my new book on Office 365. Adoption & Effective Use Microsoft Office 365On LinkedIn last week: By any current measure that I have seen, the adoption rates of Office 365 are going more than well.

2016 11

Microsoft on Emergency Response

Michael Sampson - Currents

I am at a Microsoft event in Christchurch (New Zealand), co-presented by Intergen New Zealand. The event is focused on how to use various Microsoft technologies for emergency response. You can learn more about the initiative at Microsoft Citizen Safety Architecture, at www.microsoft.com/csa. Microsoft Innovation Centre.

Thanksgiving 2013 Special - 20% Off All Books (THANKYOU is the coupon code)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Effective immediately, I offer you a 20% discount on my three most recent books. It is the strategy book. Michael''s Books 2012).

It is done. The History of Doing Business with IBM Connections (2013)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The book is finally finished. The book grew in length from the original "100 page" idea to an initial plan of 304 pages.

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Microsoft Surface RT - Nat Burgess (Redux) - and some commentary

Michael Sampson - Currents

Within 20 minutes of turning it on, we had mapped network drives, printed documents to network printers, edited Word and Excel documents, updated our Dynamics CRM system through the IE 10 browser, flipped through a book on Kindle, streamed music from a network share and from a Google music account and, yes, we also watched a YouTube video.