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Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365 – Now Available

Michael Sampson - Currents

A week has passed since I said I was finishing a book , and I’m delighted finally to say the book is now finished, published, and available.

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Facebook Embraces Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

One piece of big news out of Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto this week is that Facebook has embraced Office 365 for its more than 13,000 employees. In outlining the reasons for doing so, Tim Campos (Facebook CIO) listed the following: – Facebook employees are distributed around the world. There is no central mandate.

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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.

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300,000 Hours a Year For One “Non-Essential” Meeting

Michael Sampson - Currents

The numbers were: – 7000 direct hours by 11 executives. – 20,000 hours per year for pre-meetings by each executive. Microsoft Office 365

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300,000 Hours a Year For One “Non-Essential” Meeting

Michael Sampson - Currents

The numbers were: – 7000 direct hours by 11 executives. – 20,000 hours per year for pre-meetings by each executive. Microsoft Office 365

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Then the Footsteps Came

Michael Sampson - Currents

Along the icy road we drove, To the hospital for 9am, an appointment to keep. But when we arrived she was underway. And so we waited, and she swayed.

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Then the Footsteps Came

Michael Sampson - Currents

Along the icy road we drove, To the hospital for 9am, an appointment to keep. But when we arrived she was underway. And so we waited, and she swayed.

2016 54

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

The third step of taking a strategic approach to the use of Office 365 focuses on creating the right organisational context for achieving value. – the fish swims in water. – the use of SharePoint takes place within a group of people working at an organisation that has a particular culture. And the current design is out-of-date anyway. 6.

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IBM Verse – It’s Here

Michael Sampson - Currents

A couple of weeks ago IBM released the first set of trial accounts for IBM Verse , its new Watson-powered email system for enterprises and individuals.

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Google vs. Microsoft on Mobile Productivity Apps (US Data Only)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Google Sheets boasted 2.9 million monthly-active users in April, more than double the 1.4 million who ran the Excel app. million for Docs, 4.6 million.

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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. Here’s the lead one specifically: The Future of SharePoint.

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Finishing a Book

Michael Sampson - Currents

“ Writing a book is an adventure: to begin with it is a toy. And an amusement. And then it becomes a mistress. And then it becomes a master.

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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.

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Use and Adoption of IBM Connections: State of the Market 4Q2014

Michael Sampson - Currents

Published November 2014. couple of months ago I kicked off a global survey on the use and adoption of IBM Connections. The survey garnered 58 valid responses, and the results are finally available. Table of Contents. The report is 28-pages in length. The report contents includes: - Use and Adoption of IBM Connections: About the Survey.

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RBS Embraces Facebook at Work: My Reflections and Questions, and the Challenge Ahead

Michael Sampson - Currents

Facebook announced Facebook at Work earlier this year, a business version of its service for use by organizations. RBS has had this for years.

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Driving Effective Use of Office365 – my Workshop at the Digital Workplace Conference 2016

Michael Sampson - Currents

On the day after the Digital Workplace Conference in Auckland a couple of weeks back, as has happened at conferences before, Paul Culmsee and I delivered the post-conference workshops. It was a good day; I wish the delegates every success moving forward, and will be doing what I can to support their progress.

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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. Here’s the lead one specifically: The Future of SharePoint.

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Use and Adoption of IBM Connections – A Survey

Michael Sampson - Currents

I am running a research survey on how organizations are using IBM Connections. The survey has 17 questions, spread across four pages: – Demographics and Current State of Connections. – Current and Forecasted Use of IBM Connections. – Upgrading to Connections 5.0. – Satisfaction, Value, and Next Steps. Thanks. IBM Connection

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Google vs. Microsoft on Mobile Productivity Apps (US Data Only)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Google Sheets boasted 2.9 million monthly-active users in April, more than double the 1.4 million who ran the Excel app. million for Docs, 4.6 million.

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Surface Pro 4 vs. iPad Pro – One Person’s Decision Experience

Michael Sampson - Currents

Chris was recently looking for a digital tablet to enable him to return to a paper-free workflow; like a few of us a decade or so ago, he used a Tablet PC with stylus. March 1, 9.08am on Facebook. couple of people mentioned the iPad Pro. Chris himself added at one point: I think I need to take a trip to the Microsoft Store! March 7, 11.19am.

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Handwritten Notes vs. Keyboard

Michael Sampson - Currents

One of the other laptop-toting students was blind, and thus used a laptop to capture his notes. And there was me. Interesting times. Being Effective

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When a Client Only Wants Part of Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

Not all clients want to buy into the complete service offering that is Office 365. For various reasons, they have separate systems in their IT toolkit that they want to maintain, but notwithstanding that desire, they want to cherry pick specific capabilities from Office 365. – uses Jive for its intranet and collaboration spaces.

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Real Story Group: Enterprise Collaboration and Social Software Market in 2016

Michael Sampson - Currents

have been a long-term fan of this report from Real Story Group, and have recommended its purchase to many clients. Collaboration Software

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Half-a-Call More Per Hour

Michael Sampson - Currents

The workers with standing desks alternated between standing and sitting, and on average, sat down for 1.6 – making half-a-call more per hour.

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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. It 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. using Delve profiles for finding people).

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Time Spent Collaborating: Research by Steelcase

Michael Sampson - Currents

In the April 2014 edition of the 360 Magazine by Steelcase , is this diagram of how people spend their time at work. Being Collaborative

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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!), others have written to me privately. Two of my favourite comments so far are: “ Great stuff! This is exactly what I’ve been looking for!!

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Giving Up on Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

In an article that’s almost four years old, Matt Gervais talked about five reasons Exchange shops delay Office 365 migrations. Some of the issues he raised have been addressed (re #1 – GE), and others remain problematic, although generally less so. What I found most interesting, however, was the comment section to the article.

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Giving Up on Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

In an article that’s almost four years old, Matt Gervais talked about five reasons Exchange shops delay Office 365 migrations. Some of the issues he raised have been addressed (re #1 – GE), and others remain problematic, although generally less so. What I found most interesting, however, was the comment section to the article.

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Developing on Cloud Time

Michael Sampson - Currents

One of the promises of cloud services is that you always have the latest stuff available. are part of the negative commentary.

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On Learning Something New

Michael Sampson - Currents

Derek offers his experiences and advice on learning JavaScript. If you don’t want to learn JavaScript though, there are some excellent principles of deep learning in his post: Build a real foundation and solid understanding. Don’t start with “little bits.” ” Go with multiple learning pathways at the same time.

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The PowerCube

Michael Sampson - Currents

Hey it worked, but it’s not the usual way I like to work. They are great in the office, but not so great on the road. Enter PowerCube. like that.

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Intranets 2016 Conference – Space is Running Out

Michael Sampson - Currents

The team at Step Two Designs are hosting Intranets2016 next week in Sydney, running from June 1-3. have attended three of the previous five conferences ( which have been great! ), and while I am not able to attend next week unfortunately, if you are fast you can attend. There are just 10 spaces left in the delegate line-up, so be quick.

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Profiling Employee Expertise – the Behavioural Aspects

Michael Sampson - Currents

Having good technology on offer to support the profiling of employee expertise is a helpful capability in collaboration tools. Don’t Ask for Dumb Data.

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How Do I Use OneDrive for Business?

Michael Sampson - Currents

At a recent meeting in Christchurch one of the participants grumped about his experiences with moving to Office 365, and in particular OneDrive for Business. That’s a valid alternative for enterprise file sync and share capabilities, but before making that move, he asked what he’d done wrong. That’s where they should live.

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Business Reimagined by Dave Coplin, Microsoft

Michael Sampson - Currents

The animation above presents a pretty decent summary of Dave’s book, but if you want a deeper look at his ideas, the book is still worth a read.

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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. Susan comments on one of her favourite chapters too – co-authoring documents. Thanks Sue! Michael's Books Microsoft Office 365

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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. It 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. using Delve profiles for finding people).

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Keynote at the Digital Workplace Conference NZ

Michael Sampson - Currents

In 5 weeks I’ll be up in Auckland for the Digital Workplace Conference. In addition to the two workshops I will be presenting, I am delighted to announce here that I will be presenting the opening keynote for the conference. Change Management for Digital Transformation. Conference Notes Michael's Happenings Microsoft Office 365

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Make or Break User Adoption Strategies – my talk at Collabosphere 2015

Michael Sampson - Currents

In late September I had the privilege of attending and speaking at the Collabosphere 2015 conference in Austin TX, hosted by Central Desktop. My trip was shorter than originally planned due to family circumstances, but I was still able to present the two sessions I had agreed to present. It was great to be there.

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