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Your Future with SharePoint? Looking Forward

Michael Sampson - Currents

Earlier in this series: 1 – Your Future with SharePoint? Looking Back. Looking Forward. How will success be measured? And so on. Interesting!

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User Adoption Strategies (2nd Edition): Now Available as Digital Book

Michael Sampson - Currents

My book on user adoption strategies is finally available as a digital book. Table of Contents. Foreword – by Nancy White (Full Circle Associates).

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Interview with Cirrus Insight on User Adoption – for Salesforce

Michael Sampson - Currents

Salesforce adoption is one of the biggest issues facing orgs today. It’s costing you money. Read the blog post: on Cirrus Insight.

2016 61

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

At the end of 2011 I published Collaboration Roadmap , and then faced a decision about what to do regarding User Adoption Strategies.

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Transitioning to Office 365: Becoming the Adoption Superhero for Your Firm

Michael Sampson - Currents

My talk at Ignite 2016 was called Transitioning to Office 365: Becoming the Adoption Superhero for Your Firm. Enjoy.

2016 50

SharePoint Intranets-in-a-Box v2 – from Clearbox

Michael Sampson - Currents

Sam and his team at Clearbox Consulting have published another great report: the 2016 update of their SharePoint Intranets-in-a-Box report: Our comprehensive guide to turn-key SharePoint solutions will accelerate your purchasing decision and ensure you make the right choice. Is Unily better than Rise? Is LiveTiles right for you?

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Your Future with SharePoint? Answer the 5 W’s

Michael Sampson - Currents

Earlier in this series: 1 – Your Future with SharePoint? Looking Back. 2 – Your Future with SharePoint? Looking Forward. Where?

2016 50

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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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.

2016 66

Meeting Rules

Michael Sampson - Currents

When I was in Europe last month I spent a few days in Rotterdam. ” They struck me as directly transferrable to meetings: 1. Why rush? Come early.

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Becoming an Adoption Superhero – My Session at Ignite 2016

Michael Sampson - Currents

At the time of writing, Microsoft Ignite New Zealand starts in 21 days, 21 hours, 48 minutes, and 55 seconds. That countdown timer is still going.

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Acknowledging the Work of Others

Michael Sampson - Currents

Writing for HBR Online, last year Amy Gallo wrote an article entitled How to Respond When Someone Takes Credit for Your Work : There’s nothing more infuriating than someone taking credit for your work. How should you handle these situations? Is it okay to speak up right then and there? Or should you keep quiet? Here’s what I noticed: 1.

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Digital Transformation at McDonalds – Drive Through Ordering

Michael Sampson - Currents

But how about going further? If it’s in the morning when the order is usually breakfast and black coffee, that’s what’s offered.

2016 57

Mini-Workshop at the Office 365 and SharePoint User Group Meeting

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week I was the second of two presenters at the Office 365 and SharePoint User Group meeting in Christchurch. All in 25 minutes. Managing Meetings.

2016 47

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.

2016 61

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.

2016 62

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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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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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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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

2016 59

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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Microsoft Ignite 2016 – New Zealand

Michael Sampson - Currents

Photo Credit: Smoke Photography Ltd. Last week I had the privilege of attending and speaking at Microsoft Ignite 2016 in New Zealand.

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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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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

2016 63

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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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

2016 61

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.

2016 53

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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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).

2016 52

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.

2016 47

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.

2016 50

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.

2016 54

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

A couple of weeks back I presented the opening keynote at the Digital Workplace Conference 2016 in New Zealand, followed a couple of hours later by a session called Taking a Strategic Approach to the Use of Office 365. My slides are above. Here’s the main points I focused on during the session: 1. and. [3] how do I get started? 2. ”). 3.

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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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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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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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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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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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