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

Michael Sampson - Currents

million people last month, while Microsoft’s Outlook app — praised by many reviewers — sported just 6.3 million for Docs, 4.6

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

million people last month, while Microsoft’s Outlook app — praised by many reviewers — sported just 6.3 million for Docs, 4.6

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Microsoft Envision 2016 (April 4-6)

Michael Sampson - Currents

I may have missed the earlier announcements but Microsoft is running a conference for business leaders called Envision. Conference Notes

2016 31

Business Reimagined by Dave Coplin, Microsoft

Michael Sampson - Currents

But that the technological change needs a deeper cultural one to align with it. Most of our products and services are good enough now.

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Re-Inventing Collaboration: CRM as Social Technology

Alchemy of Change

Social technologies change the way we collaborate. Though we don’t often see it as such, CRM (or Customer Relationship Management) truly is a social technology. Twitter, Facebook and other social network services have mastered what it takes to scale all three orders of engagement with massive investments in technology.

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Microsoft, Collaboration, Competition and how not to create a Knowledge-sharing Culture.

Chris Collison

So Steve Ballmer leaves Microsoft within the next year, and his epitaphs are already being cooked-up by many commentators. event.

Can Starting with the Technology Be Business Aligned?

Michael Sampson - Currents

One of the concepts I have been talking about for a while now is starting the collaboration journey with “Really Understand the Technology” (the R in the ROADMAP model I outline in my book Collaboration Roadmap ). The chain of analysis would go like this (see image above too): What’s the opportunity?

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How Do I Use OneDrive for Business?

Michael Sampson - Currents

We asked if he was using the new OneDrive for Business client (which Microsoft calls the Next Generation Sync Client), and as far as he knew, he was. Adoption & Effective Use Microsoft Office 365 Tools & TechnologiesThat’s not its purpose, and he was clearly suffering with his earlier approach.

2016 39

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.

The Great Unbundling and Collapse of Local Newspapers

Alchemy of Change

But technology was not the only culprit: greed also had much to do with it. Microsoft eventually sold the service to CitySearch. billion.

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Digital Workplace Conference 2016 in New Zealand

Michael Sampson - Currents

Working on the Move with SharePoint and Other Microsoft Apps in your Pocket (Darrell Webster), in which Darrell lived the possibility and presented from and demoed from his mobile phone. Conference Notes Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft SharePointLast week I attended the Digital Workplace Conference in Auckland. Good stuff.

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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.

2014 38

Microsoft Updates Windows Phone 7 - 10% Failure or 90% Success?

Michael Sampson - Currents

10% of users upgrading their Windows Phone devices had problems, according to BBC Technology News : " Microsoft has revealed that 1 in 10 users who tried to install a software update on their Windows mobile experienced problems. Microsoft pulled the update soon after the problem came to light. ". My Comments.

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Office 365 Video

Michael Sampson - Currents

See the blog post from Microsoft for a sense of what’s coming in future editions of Office 365 Video.

2014 31

Making Microsoft Office More Collaborative: The Google Approach

Michael Sampson - Currents

Google will soon release a new tool, Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office, that enables users to upload their Microsoft Office documents to Google Apps, and then work collaboratively on them with others. The technology is based on technology developed at DocVerse, which Google acquired. Document Co-Authoring

Susan Hanley on Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

Michael is a brilliant author and approaches his overview of Office 365 not from the perspective of the individual technology elements, but from the perspective of the activities that “information workers” do every day. Michael's Books Microsoft Office 365Thanks Sue!

2016 28

Little Black Rain Clouds

Michael Sampson - Currents

Consider for example some recent and rumoured upcoming changes in SharePoint Online : Recently, Microsoft eliminated the Tags & Notes feature in SharePoint Online. Now, it looks like Microsoft may drop the public sites feature in SharePoint Online. Adoption Microsoft Office 365 featured Take this pathway, 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. Will modify the Connections business card to show what the Microsoft one shows. Global organization - 113,000 employees, in 291 subsidiaries. Have companies in almost every country.

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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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?


The Intranet Management Handbook - Part 2. Technology

Michael Sampson - Currents

Technology. - 3. Here are my comments on Part 2 - Technology. Chapter 6 talks about managing Intranet technology.

Technology Review Finally Talks about SharePoint - But Gets the Data Wrong

Michael Sampson - Currents

MIT Technology Review has been looking at collaboration approaches and tools during March, and has finally devoted an article to SharePoint. " The collaboration tools discussed this month in Business Impact all have one thing in common. feel the article gives a "populist" view on SharePoint, but doesn't get the underlying data correct.

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. Our clients expect us to stay on top of technology trends. Read more: Commentary: Microsoft Surface breaks out of the walled garden. We quickly realized, however, that this device is different.

Defining Collaboration - 5. Collaboration Scenarios as a Way of Classifying Collaboration Technology

Michael Sampson - Currents

Post 4 was concerned with mapping people, work, and outcomes to technology capabilities. Post 2 talked about four types of work.

Integrating Alfresco with Office Online in Office 365 – Options?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft Office 365 Tools & TechnologiesAlfresco is an enterprise content management and business process management vendor.

Kraft Foods - "Social business is not just about technology"

Michael Sampson - Currents

NewsGator is hosting a webinar next week, at which Vinicius from Kraft Foods and Doug from Microsoft will talk about social business being about more than just the technology : " Kraft Foods is in the middle of a dramatic transformation to embed innovation into every aspect of its business. Registration is required.

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

Shelley is the Technology & Resources Manager at the Faculty of Business and Law at AUT. Four campuses across Auckland. content migration?

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On Windows Ink

Michael Sampson - Currents

Windows Ink is integrated into apps like Maps, Microsoft Edge, and Office. Some thoughts: 1. We’ll see. 3. Interesting. 4.

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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 Microsoft Innovation Centre.

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

” - CATNIP – Center for Advanced Technologies News and Information Portal. It is the learning management system at the Center for Advanced Technology. Conference Notes Microsoft SharePoint Lou is talking about the use of SharePoint at Lakewood High School, and how students are deeply involved. The teacher gives this.

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Collaborative Writing Tools And Technology: A Mini-Guide

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

March 1, 2007 Collaborative Writing Tools And Technology: A Mini-Guide Collaborative writing tools are those technologies that facilitate the editing and reviewing of a text document by multiple individuals either in real-time or asynchronously. EditGrid supports Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla FireFox (Safari coming soon).

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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).

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: 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.

Microsoft Powerpoint: The Bumblebee's 3 most useful PPT add-ins

The Bumble Bee

In an earlier article, The Bumblebee's six most useful Excel add-ins , I shared my 6 most useful excel add-ins. Acoolsoft PPT to Video (paid).

Opening Keynote, SharePoint Conference in Australia

Michael Sampson - Currents

Finding Meaningful Insights: New Technologies That Tap Into Organizational Wisdom. 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. No iPad.

2014 19

Robots Rising…

Alchemy of Change

Innovation & Technology Android Arduino Google Kinect robotsWe are sitting at the edge of the age of robots. Robotic nervous system anyone?

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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

Taking a Toshiba Z20T to a Meeting

Michael Sampson - Currents

Scenarios Tools & Technologieshadn’t seen one in the wild before. – it was his “one device.”

2016 15

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.