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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

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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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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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The Art of the Possible in London – with Automated Intelligence, Microsoft UK, and Others

Michael Sampson - Currents

Jeff Johnson, UK Azure Sales Director at Microsoft, talked about “Why Cloud Needs to Be in Your Digital Agenda.”

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The Cost of SharePoint = License Fee x9 (It's a Microsoft Figure)

Michael Sampson - Currents

It's a Microsoft number. ComputerWorld article about SharePoint from April 2010 has these two paragraphs: " Microsoft may tout SharePoint's myriad features, but if you don't find what you need out of the box, a third-party solution might be your best bet, says Byrne. My Comments. 1. Here's what I found. 2. Buy NewsGator Social Sites.

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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.

Your Future with SharePoint? Looking Forward

Michael Sampson - Currents

In exploring how to frame that journey, I take note of the following principles: Technology can provide a starting point, but not the journey itself.

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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.

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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.

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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Where were we again? Re-starting that last meeting

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft Office 365 Tools & Technologies” “Where did we get to?,” ” and “What is unresolved?”

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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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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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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

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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.

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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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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.

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.

Diane Moore on Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

We like Michael’s customer centric approach and his open advocacy for clear thinking, good decision making, creating business value and ensuring the effective use of technologies and capabilities. Michael's Books Microsoft Office 365Diane from Peritia attended the Digital Workplace Conference in New Zealand a couple of months ago.

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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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Martin White on Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

Michael's Books Microsoft Office 365Martin White from Intranet Focus recently posted his review comments on my new book.

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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!

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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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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.

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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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.

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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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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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'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.

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.

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).

Surface Studio – the Surface Hub for Professionals?

Michael Sampson - Currents

At its reveal event in New York yesterday, Microsoft introduced the Surface Studio, its first desktop computer under the Surface brand.

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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.

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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.