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Open Letter – Take a Strategic Approach to the Use of Microsoft Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft Office 365 offers a collection of software applications for various user devices plus an array of cloud-delivered online services to both power and complement any installed software. Microsoft SharePoint, IBM Connections, Office 365) as well as a mix of key themes (e.g., Microsoft Office 365This is somewhat perplexing.

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Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2014 – Some Highlights

Michael Sampson - Currents

The week of the Microsoft SharePoint Conference for 2014 has arrived, and as is usual for such events, today’s opening sessions featured a bevy of new announcements about the roadmap for SharePoint, Office 365, and more. Think YouTube for the enterprise, provided by Microsoft. The highlights I noted from afar are: 1.

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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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Opening Keynote, SharePoint Conference in Australia

Michael Sampson - Currents

Brian Farnhill (Microsoft), and Paul Culmsee (Seven Sigma). Conference Notes Microsoft SharePoint The SharePoint Conference is kicking off in Australia today. Mark Rhodes, Introducing Guy for the First Part of the Conference. first conference in 2010; done 6 conferences since then. - … SharePoint 2010 was in beta in 2010.

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User Adoption Strategies in June with Silverside

Michael Sampson - Currents

– Thursday June 11, for customers with Microsoft SharePoint, Office 365, and Lync. See Registration. Hope to see you there!

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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. Conference Notes Microsoft Office 365 Roadmap & StrategyMy slides are above. and. [3] how do I get started? 2.

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Office 365 for Business – a New Meetup Group in Christchurch

Michael Sampson - Currents

You’ve undoubtedly heard about this offering from Microsoft, but what exactly is it? Others know it as an email service from Microsoft; we’ll talk about that too. – 6.45pm Recent Updates on Office 365 from Microsoft. – 7.00pm Open Discussion and Networking. Microsoft Office 365Office 365?

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Keynote at the Digital Workplace Conference NZ

Michael Sampson - Currents

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. Conference Notes Michael's Happenings Microsoft Office 365In 5 weeks I’ll be up in Auckland for the Digital Workplace Conference. Change Management for Digital Transformation.

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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.”

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week I presented the opening keynote at the Digital Workplace Conference 2016 in Auckland, here in New Zealand. Conference Notes Microsoft Office 365 Re-Imagining Effective WorkMy slides are above. Here’s the story I tried to tell during the keynote: 1. ” 6. ” 9.

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Driving Authentic Active Use of Office 365 – a Workshop in Auckland on August 12 2015

Michael Sampson - Currents

If you or your organisation are using or evaluating Microsoft Office 365, I will be running a workshop in Auckland in two weeks on Driving Authentic Active Use of Office 365. Here’s the agenda: 09.00am … Opening Comments. Adoption Michael's Happenings Microsoft Office 365The workshop runs for the whole day (9am to 5pm).

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Using Office 365 and Office Web Apps for a Project – Reflections

Michael Sampson - Currents

Congratulations to Microsoft for the very good support of Safari on the Mac in Office 365. have had no problem logging in, opening the team site, accessing and downloading documents, and submitting new documents into the document library. One member of the team shared a Microsoft Project file. couple of comments: 1. Keep it up.

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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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SharePoint Conference Australia and New Zealand: Workshops and a Session

Michael Sampson - Currents

Registration for the two conferences are now open, as well as registration for my four workshops at the conferences. Conferences & Events Microsoft SharePoint Upcoming Events will be doing three things at each of the two conferences: 1. Pre-Conference Workshop on User Adoption Strategies for SharePoint.

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

And even if you have an agreed definition then the numbers associated with it are often indirect and open to interpretation. For example: 1.

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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. Then opened it to all 14,000 BMS staff. -. In Q3, the platform was opened to Bayer globally. Opened Connections up for the whole of Bayer. -. adoption strategies: -.

Notes on “Using SharePoint as the Canvas for Student Creativity and Inspired Solutions” (Lou Zulli)

Michael Sampson - Currents

SharePoint 2010 was the eye-opening experience; “look at what we can do with this.” Conference Notes Microsoft SharePoint Lou is talking about the use of SharePoint at Lakewood High School, and how students are deeply involved. Some notes: - Lakewood has been using SharePoint since 2001. Now a touch-activated process.

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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?

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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.

The Rise of Trollmarketing and Trashtweeting on Business Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Cup from Microsoft. Microsoft. Brand Hate The Other Guy – Microsoft vs Google. Advertising used to be so polite. Or a Coke.

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Collaborative Thinking: Microsoft UC (OCS) Presentations and Demos

Collaborative Thinking

Just follow the link below to Bretts blog to download several decks on Microsofts UC solution (decks are on PPT 2003 as well as PPTX format).

Integrating Alfresco with Office Online in Office 365 – Options?

Michael Sampson - Currents

From OneDrive for Business the document can be shared with others, or opened with Office apps or Office Online. ” That’s good.

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. My opinion is: No.

First Take: Microsoft Business Productivity Suite Online - Communications Online

Collaborative Thinking

Microsoft announced this week (Monday, March 2, 2009), that its Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS), was available for trial in 19 countries.

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Novell Vibe 3.3 Includes Seamless Integration with Microsoft Office

Portals and KM

  Their current strategic direction is to focus on existing Novell customers with GroupWise, Open Enterprise Server and ZENworks and providing increased services to them. offers integration with Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 as one of the major enhancements. and Novell GroupWise 2012 Expands its Collaboration Capabilities ). 

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.

New Open FAST-SharePoint Search Bits Post @ MSFT Codeplex

Green Chameleon

As part of Microsoft, FAST is now working with the SharePoint team to help enable the growing base of 85 million Microsoft Office SharePoint Server licensees to integrate advanced search and discovery capabilities into their collaborative environments, including, of course, the SharePoint E20 applications. practices.

Collaborative Thinking: What A Yahoo! Acquisition Might Mean To Microsoft

Collaborative Thinking

Acquisition Might Mean To Microsoft Notes from the conference call this morning: Press release : "Transaction valued at approximately $44.6

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.

Collaborative Thinking: Microsoft Announces FeedSync But Its Strategy Remains Un-Syncd

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Social Software Vendor Roundup | Main | AP-AOL Instant Messaging Trends Survey » December 06, 2007 Microsoft Announces FeedSync But Its Strategy Remains Un-Syncd Personally, I find this very confusing. feed subscriptions, download, storage).

RIM BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

Research In Motion announced BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365 : ". a new RIM-hosted online service for midsized businesses and enterprises that extends Microsoft Exchange Online to BlackBerry® smartphones, and allows organizations to self-manage their BlackBerry deployments in the cloud. My Comments. 1.

Microsoft SharePoint - Recent News (July 5, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Means that users can preview documents and files within SharePoint, without opening the associated document or file. Available immediately. Atalasoft offers a universal document and file viewer for SharePoint. Works in document libraries, and search results. Available immediately. Supports SharePoint 2007 and 2010.

Share2011 - Keynote: Looking at the Business Solutions of SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint Online (Jerry Smith, Microsoft)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Jerry from Microsoft is at the Share conference for the second year. SharePoint works with a whole lot of other Microsoft products.

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Collaborative Thinking: Opening Up The Social Graph: An Identity Perspective

Collaborative Thinking

Opening the social graph is a bad idea. This topic will remain "messy" for quite some time. He’s wrong. So let’s examine the matter.

Collaborative Thinking: Microsoft Eyes Future of Teleconferencing with RoundTable

Collaborative Thinking

Microsofts OneNote is an example but these types of tools typically dont receive a lot of strategic attention. Microsoft researchers felt sure they could come up with one – an audio/video device that’s mobile, simple to operate and costs much less than expensive video conferencing systems. Thats unfortunate. plug-in. Please try again.

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Will Google Succeed with TV Where Apple and Microsoft Have Fallen Short?

Portals and KM

But also notes the not-so-successful forays of Apple and Microsoft to bring the internet to TV with Apple TV and MSN TV. The open platforms of Andriod and Chrome open up room for developers to add to the initial functionality. Leslie D'Monte recently covered Google's linking of TV and the Web. Now it is Google’s turn.

Share2011 - On the Exhibition Floor with Open Text

Michael Sampson - Currents

OpenText's biggest partners are Microsoft and SAP. Recently won Microsoft Global ISV of the Year (in July 2011). Conference Notes

Avanade Research on Social Collaboration in the Enterprise

Michael Sampson - Currents

If the purpose the tools are being used – social or otherwise – is not aligned to work, then the value in work terms will be low. - Why is IBM Connections called “IBM Open Connections” in the report? Collaboration - Social IBM Connections Microsoft SharePoint ” (great line – great way of putting it).

Collaborative Thinking: Lotusphere 2008: Opening Session

Collaborative Thinking

Alistair Rennie Jeff Eisen (client), Russ Hoden (server): Version 8: Notes 8 UI improvements, open client, mentions Sametime Unyte. betted ID management, opening up Domino Directory, new data store (reduce mail file store, attachments, etc), Lotus Protector for e-mail security, Domino Design for Web 2.0 Workflow. DWA re-architecture.

Open Text Adds Social Media, More Web 2.0 Features, and SAP Integration

Portals and KM

Open Text is a relatively old player in the enterprise content management and collaboration space. It recently announced Open Text Web Solutions 10 , the latest release of Open Text?s It is nice to see Open text keeping up with the times. So Open Text is bringing in a ?full Web Content Management (WCM) software.