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SharePoint 2009 Conference: Morning Keynotes

Collaborative Thinking

Collaboration, analytics, social networking, content management, portal, workflow, etc etc. Adobe AIR) that front-end SP2010 via these standards might be one of the most significant advancements in the release and Microsoft doesn't push this concept strongly enough - look at all the AIR apps around other social tools for instance.

News Updates (November 25, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

MindTouch Cloud is built on MindTouch 2009. and others to automate reports, create content workflows to increase efficiency and effectiveness.

News Updates (November 18, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Standardization of Collaboration Tools. The EU has been giving funding towards the standardization of online collaboration tools. "

News Updates (April 27, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

But, is SharePoint enough to reach these goals or is it simply a tool among many used to build your integrated solution? AIIM on SharePoint.

News Updates (October 20, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The applications featured in the Intuit App Center help users grow their businesses, reduce costs and manage workflow and customers. " Groove 3.1

News Updates (July 29, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

With all the technology available how do I know which tools are best for my virtual team or virtual office?” Government 2.0. Embracing Web 2.0

SharePoint Conference 2009: Notes from Day 1

Michael Sampson - Currents

Day 1 of the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2009 is underway. Here's what I've seen announced or discussed during the day. Michael's Analysis.

News Updates (June 5, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Nintex Workflow. The latest edition of Understanding SharePoint is focused on explaining Nintex Workflow, a third-party workflow tool for SharePoint. Understanding SharePoint Journal has now released a new issue, focused on understanding Nintex Workflow 2007. IBM Touting Customer Wins. Ecofiling. Other Items.

News Updates (March 5, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Socialtext released Signals, a new information sharing tool. Conference 2009. Conference in June 2009 in Boston is up-leveling its focus to strategy. K2 released Blackpoint, its entry-level workflow development tool for SharePoint. " CMS Watch released its 2009 Content Technology Vendor Map. Enterprise 2.0

News Updates (December 17, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

So now we’re going to beef it up… more flexible content management, better workflow, enhanced search and business intelligence. TeamStudio announced that its add-on tools for Lotus Notes developers now support Notes 8.5.1. John comments on the "great inflection" and the age of DIY productivity tools. Adoption in SharePoint 2010.

News Updates (October 15, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Businesses and government agencies deploying increasingly more sophisticated collaboration tools -- such as VoIP soft phones, immersive video and fixed mobile convergence -- saw a corresponding improvement in business results relative to the amount invested. ROI on Advanced Collaboration Solutions. So what did it find? Glasscubes. Open Unite.

News Updates -- Lotusphere 2009 Special (January 20, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

IBM's annual user conference -- Lotusphere 2009 -- is on this week in Orlando FL. IBM and SAP announced the forthcoming release of Alloy, an integration tool for Notes and SAP Business Suite. Alloy supports SAP workflows, reporting and analytics, and the use of roles from within the Lotus Notes client. Available March 2009.

News Updates (August 7, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Voice Workflow at Law Firm. A Minnesota law firm has implemented a voice workflow system to help improve productivity. Cisco's TelePresence product line, however, saw a 97 percent revenue increase for the fiscal year, showing how much interest has arisen in these cost-saving collaboration tools during the global recession.

News Updates (September 18, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Lastly, the eBook offers a set of best practices to align business strategy with document and forms management, as well as establish supportive workflow processes and security policies for the entire e-Document creation process. IntraLinks said that many clients are starting to use its secure document sharing tools. are discussed.

News Updates (October 8, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Jive customers can do the bulk of their work in the highly intuitive Jive environment while maintaining easy access to SharePoint's content repositories and workflow. The integration with SharePoint be available later in 2009. - Windows Phone. Microsoft announced the "Windows Phone", the next generation in its mobile aspirations.

News Updates (October 9, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Socialcast released a suite of analytics tools, to help organizations improve collaboration. The tool tracks the movement of information between people, teams, and departments. Mindjet released Catalyst, an online collaboration tool. Socialcast Analytics. At the center of Social Business Intelligence® is the conversation.

News Updates (January 30, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

When we heard the news, we immediately began work on a Google Notebook import tool. SharePoint Workflow Resource Center. SharePoint Solutions released a new workflow resource center for SharePoint. Welcome to our SharePoint workflow resource center! EverNote and Google Notebook. Today, it’s ready. Tungle and Lotus Notes.

News Updates (May 21, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The application is designed to add secure, synchronised file sharing and version management, simultaneous, multi-author document creation and editing, and communication and co-ordination tools. Praura is the web's premier provider of online document sharing and collaboration tools for the professional services market. Remote access?

News Updates (September 16, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Redmond was IBM's rival bidder for handling the bank's social tools. Instant messaging trailed behind, with less than 25 percent of workers using the tool with some frequency. US Bank Dumps SharePoint for Lotus. US Bank is rolling out Lotus Quickr and Connections to its 58,000 employees, and removing SharePoint. More. - IQJam in Beta.

News Updates (August 13, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

is the problem a lack of agreement about where and how to use the different tools?) What's the role of social networking platform and tools, in contrast to the formal collaboration tools in a firm? Ad Hoc Collaboration. John comments on the need for a post-email way of creating ad hoc collaboration spaces on the fly. "

News Updates (November 2-6, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Novell Pulse leverages Novell's expertise and experience developing enterprise collaboration and communication tools, as well as industry leadership in creating strong identity and security management solutions. Combines email, document authoring and social messaging tools, per eWeek. Microsoft BPOS Price Reduction. Xobni Enterprise.

News Updates (September 4, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The tool also features a timeline where you can click into any stage of the document and see the evolution from that point. Email integrated with social collaboration becomes a tool for both ad-hoc and process-driven workflow, from brainstorming to supply chain management to project monitoring to community interaction. Eg, " 3.

News Updates (July 31, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The application melds decision-making templates with social tools and BI inputs to measure decisions against possible outcomes and to build consensus within a distributed workforce. An audit trail of business scenarios is core to the product, which includes decision-making templates and workflows. NewsGator Social Sites a Million.

News Updates (July 21, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

It’s been a real pleasure watching Document Connection come together, and it’s been an even greater pleasure adding Document Connection to my daily workflows. Intridea released, a micro-blogging tool for firms. Mike on Cisco and Collaboration. Mike comments on the collaboration technology moves being made by Cisco. "

News Updates (June 16, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Perhaps most notably, in its announcement, Adobe said that it would soon be launching additional online tools, including an online spreadsheet application. Mary wonders whether instant messaging is a useful workplace tool. - Documents to Go for iPhone. Available immediately. SharePoint 2007 Governance Course. More , Course Outline.

News Updates (May 27, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Teach them how to approve a workflow. The Times looks at various tools for many-to-many collaboration, eg, wikis, document sharing, social networks, and more. Much of the technology we use in the workplace today is just an extension of the business tools we have used for centuries. Training Approaches. Say No, Say Yes.

Collaboration tools

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Engineers without Fears Tuesday, September 11, 2007 Collaboration tools James Robertson has been thinking about collaboration tools. So here are the phases and my responses to them: Phase 0: Fragmentation As the usage of collaboration tools grows in an unmanaged and unconsidered way, so does the "fragmentation" of information.

News Updates (January 16, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The product also maintains Notes document link functionality and preserves workflow by automatically redirecting e-mail-based document hyperlinks to the current location of the application, whether it is on Notes or SharePoint. Binary Tree released migration tools to help organizations switch from Lotus Notes to Google Apps. "

Using IBM Lotus Connections 2.5


how I am living " A World Without Email " by making use of my primary Enterprise Social Software tool: Lotus Connections. Why not?

The Online Collaboration Tools Guide

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

The following review of major products in this space will help you choose the right collaboration tools for your needs. Some of your collaborators do not have access to a word processor, spreadsheet, or presentation tool on their computers. Posted by: Arturas Kvederis | April 16, 2009 4:42 AM These tools are really very helpful.

Communities and Networks Connection Hotlists

Nancy White

Twitter Compared to IM, Email and Forums - Collaborative Thinking , March 2, 2009. FreshNetworks , March 22, 2009. Enterprise 2.0

Telligent Releases an Integrated Suite of Collaboration Tools with High Powered Metrics | The AppGap

John Tropea - Delicious Community

You can also use these tools to track what is going on outside the enterprise on the Web. I also dropped by their booth at the Enterprise 2.0

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

This should not reflect negatively on the tool or be used to scare people away from implementing it. ". Microsoft recognizes the value of its partner network: For every dollar customers spend on Microsoft enterprise licensing fees, they spend $8 with consultants and channel vendors customizing Microsoft's tools or integrating other products.

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Id Rather Be A Hammer Than A Nail or Nails Come in Boxes

Evolving Web

We have a tool that we are fond of, or worse yet hate and have invested tremendous money in, and we are anxious to find a use for it. Whack us.

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Life Without eMail – Year 6, Weeks 21 to 24 – (Newcomer Challenging for King Email’s Crown)


I am sure plenty of folks are wondering where I am with it today and whether I am back on track, or not, right? Well, yes, I surely am!

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Reflections on Personal Kanban: A Series

Evolving Web

The implementation became confused with the tool. Visualization : Primarily, kanban is a visualization tool. The Time Capsule Approach.

Retrospectives and Personal Kanban

Evolving Web

Again, I’m not writing a how-to manual here, these tools should help you or your group manage tasks in a way that works best for you.

Pattern Recognition and Outliers: Beginning to Recognize Waste in Personal Kanban

Evolving Web

Kanban's primary tool: limiting WIP. Later on we'll discuss actual measurement tools that can illuminate where waste resides.

Socialcast Moves Toward Providing a Unified Activity Stream with Its New API

Portals and KM

A few days ago I spoke with Tim Young, their CEO, about a broader set of issues, the role of dedicated micro-messaging tools in the enterprise.