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Microsoft OneNote for Mac

Michael Sampson - Currents

This new announcements from Microsoft changes that dynamic. Nice work Microsoft. 2. OneNote for Mac. API for the Cloud Service.

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Recent News on Microsoft

Michael Sampson - Currents

Some recent news on Microsoft, Office, Surface, and Lync: 1. Microsoft reported a strong fiscal year third quarter. Microsoft is expected to announce new Surface models in a couple of weeks , including a new “mini” variant. Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft SharePoint Faster processors are coming. 3.

Business Reimagined by Dave Coplin, Microsoft

Michael Sampson - Currents

That it needs to be a deep-seated organizational change. But that the technological change needs a deeper cultural one to align with it.

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Blind Navigation – from Microsoft

Michael Sampson - Currents

Tom writes on The Verge about Microsoft’s work to help visually impaired people navigate through cities : “ Microsoft blindfolded me and led me around several streets before leaving me on the ledge of a freezing cold canal in London yesterday. Read more: Microsoft had to blindfold me so I could hear the future.

Change Management for Digital Transformation – my Keynote at the Digital Workplace Conference 2016

Michael Sampson - Currents

It was a great privilege to be able to speak at the conference, especially on the topic of change management for digital transformation, an area I have focused on for most of the past decade. slides 15-16) there are various names applied to these changes, and one commonality is that “tec(h)” is central to them all. 3.

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Microsoft + Nokia: Can Two Losers Collaborate to Win?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Late last week, Microsoft and Nokia announced a "broad strategic partnership to build a new global mobile ecosystem". Nokia and Microsoft intend to jointly create market-leading mobile products and services designed to offer consumers, operators and developers unrivalled choice and opportunity. My reaction is. Nokia is struggling.

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.

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Updates from Microsoft (OneNote on Mac and iOS, Office on iPad), and Surface Pro 3 Reviews

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft has delivered a variety of good things during the past week, and has received a couple of good reviews of the Surface Pro 3. The OneNote team also published a blog post about the changes (with various commenters diving in and requesting even more). - For Office on the iPad, there is a new version (1.1) Collaboration Hardwar

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Bravo! RIM - BlackBerry Client for Microsoft SharePoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

Research In Motion announced the BlackBerry Client for Microsoft SharePoint , an app for BlackBerry devices: " Connectivity between BlackBerry smartphones and SharePoint servers is made possible with the market-leading BlackBerry Enterprise Server software. Oh well - that will be the first section I'll change tomorrow! My Comments. 1.

Developing on Cloud Time

Michael Sampson - Currents

The long time it is taking Microsoft to get a reliable Mac client for OneDrive for Business to market. Adoption Microsoft Office 365

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The River Diagram: Strategic community change management

The Bumble Bee

I am always on the lookout for good simple visualisation techniques to support change management. In other words you start with a Maturity Model for the particular Change Management area you are working on. Next you aggregate the scores of all of the groups to create the River Diagram - this can easily be done in Microsoft excel.

Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365 – Now Available

Michael Sampson - Currents

An independent view on the state of the art with Office 365: what’s good, what’s not, and what needs to change.

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Finishing a Book

Michael Sampson - Currents

So many roadmap statements from Microsoft. So much change – frequently and relentlessly – coming out of Redmond.

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Office 365 in 2016 – More Stability? #office365

Michael Sampson - Currents

Tony’s comments in Predicting the world of Exchange in 2016 about the cadence of updates to Office 365 caught my eye, as he expresses one of my concerns with the offering: I expect Microsoft will throttle back the number of changes introduced into Office 365 during 2016. Microsoft Office 365Blue screens of death.

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Notes on “Office 365, User Adoption, and What’s In It For Me?” (Darrell Webster)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Conference Notes Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft SharePoint User Adoption When introducing a new system, (a) how do I get this to work?,

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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

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Digital Workplace Conference 2016 in New Zealand

Michael Sampson - Currents

Practical Advice to Overcome Common User Adoption and Change Hurdles (Sue Hanley), provided an expansive view on user adoption and change, offering 12 practical strategies for addressing the hurdles. Conference Notes Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft SharePointGot O365 – Now What? We Built it, but Why Won’t They Come?

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Opening Keynote at the SharePoint Conference in Auckland

Michael Sampson - Currents

Day one of the SharePoint Conference in Auckland is kicking off, with a two-hour Microsoft keynote. opening comments from Microsoft New Zealand.

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Driving “Active Usage” of Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

In light of the above, I find it very interesting to observe from afar the increased focus that many vendors, Microsoft included, are putting on user adoption. This investment also aligns with changes in our competency and incentive models to drive active usage. Adoption Microsoft Office 365

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Keynote at the Digital Workplace Conference NZ

Michael Sampson - Currents

Change Management for Digital Transformation. In the context of Office 365, and drawing lessons from leading organisations here and abroad, let’s construct a framework for approaching digital transformation, and an appreciation of how change management is the core discipline for enabling a successful journey.

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Little Black Rain Clouds

Michael Sampson - Currents

With many vendors offering cloud delivery of applications and services, the issue of changing what is delivered becomes critically important. In the old model of on-premises software, the IT department had a more controlled way of rolling out new capabilities – major changes every few years, along with some interim fixes and updates.

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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).

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Yammer: Better for Teams

Michael Sampson - Currents

The changes are part of an ongoing effort to make Yammer better for teams – those focused on projects and initiatives – as opposed to more loosely defined groups or communities of interest / practice. – Yammer group branding, or what Microsoft has called “immersive group experiences.”

Re-Inventing Collaboration: CRM as Social Technology

Alchemy of Change

Social technologies change the way we collaborate. Microsoft Office is still the behemoth here, but Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions evolved over time so that they too, play an important role in internal sharing of social objects. It may eventually need to change its name to simply RM –  Relationship Management.

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Notes on “Experience from the Field: How to Use a Team Site Effectively for Collaboration” (Benjamin Niaulin)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Can change the Quick Links to view pages, rather than lists and libraries. - … Content Types – a big discussion.

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Dear Microsoft

Collaborative Thinking

This took a couple of hours elapsed time followed by another hour or so running chkdsk and other tasks (like backing up my file changes made that day) to correct any problems. So - beside being a little upset at myself for forgetting to change the auto-update setting - I have a question for those Microsoft folks that read my blog.

Notes on “Making Sure That The SharePoint Solutions Your Team Has Created Don’t Go to Waste” (Lou Zulli, Jr)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Pay attention to what isn’t working in your solutions, and make rapid upgrades / changes, etc. Adoption Conference Notes Microsoft SharePoint Lou from the United States ( Lakewood High School ) is presenting on making sure your SharePoint solutions don’t go to waste. The points I heard: 1. Design for the end user first.

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NetDocuments and Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

NetDocuments, a cloud-based document and email management service for this market, just threw its hat into the ring with an integration to Office 365 : [The integration enables] the DMS functionality of opening, editing, creating, and searching within the native Microsoft Office 365 applications across desktops and mobile devices.

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Notes on “Deployment of SharePoint 2013 document, records and collaboration solution at AUT” (Alan Marshall, Stephen McWilliams, Shelley Tasele)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Conference Notes Microsoft SharePoint User Adoption Day two of the New Zealand SharePoint Conference is starting. Four campuses across Auckland.

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Collaboration and Culture Analytics: Answering Key Questions During a Merger or Acquisition

Michael Sampson - Currents

However, measuring culture change remains a common goal for analytics. Culture & Competency Microsoft Office 365For example: 1.

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Notes on “Melbourne Water Case Study: Engaging your Organisation in an Intranet Rebuild” (Rebecca Jackson)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Made some significant changes based on what they learnt. Conference Notes Microsoft SharePoint Rebecca from Melbourne Water talked about lessons from an intranet rebuild at her organisation. Key ideas: - Engagement is important because it’s their intranet. - Go out and talk to people about their needs and requirements.

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Notes on CCS105 Bayer MaterialScience - Integrating IBM Connections and Microsoft Technologies

Michael Sampson - Currents

Bert Oberholz and Cindy Schlebusch from BMS are talking about BMS's implementation of Connections, and the integration with Microsoft technologies. Will modify the Connections business card to show what the Microsoft one shows. Need some changes from IBM. -. Global organization - 113,000 employees, in 291 subsidiaries.

Review of the Driving Effective Use of #Office365 Workshop (Auckland, August 2015)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Change Manager, Retail). Microsoft Office 365Earlier this week I ran the Driving Effective Use of Office 365 Workshop in Auckland. Hence the workshop aligned almost perfectly with their planning activities, although one participant did mention she’d wished the workshop had run six months ago. It was a good day.

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Microsoft's Unified Communications Predictions

Collaborative Thinking

I thought I would offer some comments on some UC predictions offered by Gurdeep Singh Pall, who heads Microsoft's UC group: No Jitter | Microsoft: Gurdeep's UC Predictions. 1. single identity with presence at the core is spot on - but it makes you wonder why Microsoft does not openly share its rich presence information?


Collaborative Thinking: Should NewsGator Worry About Microsoft?

Collaborative Thinking

That could change of course if Microsoft wanted to improve IE7s feed reader beyond its rudimentary features at some point. And Yes.

Opening Keynote, SharePoint Conference in Australia

Michael Sampson - Currents

Care about apps, and connectivity. - … changed the journey over the past 5 years – from device power, to what it can do for us (apps, connectivity). Brian Farnhill (Microsoft), and Paul Culmsee (Seven Sigma). Conference Notes Microsoft SharePoint The SharePoint Conference is kicking off in Australia today. No iPad.

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Novell Vibe 3.3 Includes Seamless Integration with Microsoft Office

Portals and KM

offers integration with Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 as one of the major enhancements. There is also an activity stream, “What’s New,” so that if you are in Vibe, you get updated of any changes to documents that you have access to.   You can also lock down a document if you want to prevent further changes. Version 3.3

Get Microsoft Word and Excel Functionality for Your iPhone

Portals and KM

They provide native viewing and editing of Microsoft® Office documents in over 47 languages. Here is another app for your iPhone.

Quickoffice Gives the iPhone Microsoft Word and Excel Functionality

Portals and KM

They provide native viewing and editing of Microsoft® Office documents in over 47 languages. Here is another app for your iPhone.

Microsoft Vine: Social Messaging Entry For Alerts & Status

Collaborative Thinking

I really do enjoy seeing this type of innovation coming from Microsoft - the SharePoint team could learn a lot by working more closely with these folks - and consider leveraging their solutions for the next release of SharePoint. Brier Dudley's blog | Microsoft debuts Vine in Seattle: Twitter+Facebook on steroids | Seattle Times Newspaper.