Newsgator Integrates Social Software into Core Work Process

Portals and KM

I have written about NewsGator on a number of occasions (see for example:  NewsGator Enhances its Social Sites 2010 Platform for SharePoint ). NewsGator is a long time Microsoft partner for enterprise social on SharePoint with millions of active users of its Social Sites offering.

Twitter is Not a Social Network

Alchemy of Change

Social Network as the New Platform It’s not a perfect analogy, but Facebook is on its way to building a general purpose computing and communications platform with the same kind of power Microsoft held in its hay day.

Trending Sources

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

It's a Microsoft number. A 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. Ultimately, Microsoft sees itself as a platform company, providing generic capabilities, says Birger Steen, a Microsoft vice president in charge of sales to small and midsize businesses. ".

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NewsGator Enhances its Social Sites 2010 Platform for SharePoint

Portals and KM

NewsGator recently launched Social Sites 2010 2.0, Other features include:  IM, and other third-party integrations, auto-updates based on user actions, two-way email integration, and notifications and digests.

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. in 2010, more focused approach - to introduce Connections with the new personalized work place (a new standard laptop image). -. plan for 2012 - Bayer-wide availability, integration with SharePoint, and Connections 4 late in 2012. integration challenges: -. integrating Profiles.

Australia Sharepoint Conference June 16/17 2010

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

This article on IDM – Image and Data Manager has a good wrap up: While it is estimated that SharePoint is Microsoft’s fast growing product, the likely reality is that in many instances the product is not being fully utilised. june 2010 lionel gomes da rosa sharepoint social crm

Microsoft SharePoint - Recent News (July 5, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Layer2 offers Auto Tagger for SharePoint 2010. - For SharePoint 2010. Supports SharePoint 2007 and 2010. Alan (from Socialtext) has a video on Socialtext and SharePoint integration. Alan demonstrates Socialtext within SharePoint 2010. For the automatic reasoning of tags to be assigned to list items and documents. - The reasoning engine analyzes a variety of inputs to decide which tag items to apply, including the contents of documents or files. -

Internet Evolution - Executive Clan Editor's Blog - Social Net-Based Onboarding Boosts Productivity

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Reddit Email This Tweet This If you believe the tea leaves , executives are looking to 2010 as a year for growth. Michael Singer IQ Crew Wednesday April 28, 2010 1:14:21 PM no ratings Login to Rate Youve hit the nail on the head.

Community Input: SharePoint 2010

Collaborative Thinking

Many organizations have invested in Microsoft Office SharePoint 2007 as strategic infrastructure for content management and collaboration. IBM, Jive) delivered social platforms that were far superior to what was delivered out-of-the-box by Microsoft. Microsoft partners (e.g., Atlassian, NewsGator) whose products integrated into SharePoint in ways that alleviated some of the worst functionality (e.g.,

Collaborative Thinking: Integrating SharePoint And Confluence

Collaborative Thinking

It would be valuable for Microsoft to continue down this path of providing well-defined and public interfaces (as opposed to vendor point-to-point deals) so that other blog and wiki vendors could integrate with the platform.

IA Webinar: Real-time Working with Collaboration | Information Architected

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Are the tools involved well-integrated into the flow of collaborative work (search, research, document, refine, revise, publish, re-use, etc.),

My App Gap Posts for July 2010

Portals and KM

Central Desktop Adds Microsoft Office Integration. Here are my AppGap posts for July. I am also writing in another Corante blog, FastForward (see right side bar for links), The AppGap posts began toward the end of January 2008.   Here, I am primarily doing product commentaries with a few other things thrown in. Below are the ones for July. There will be more in August. SuccessFactors Acquires CubeTree to Extend Its Enterprise Capabilities. OpenSpan Automates User Processes.

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. It's on the trajectory to be the faster growing product from Microsoft ever. Microsoft will get to feature parity across both at some time in the future.

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. First, Sean notes that by buying a Google TV box for a one-time fee or a new HDTV with Google TV built in, you are then not resigned to pay an extra monthly fee when pay TV providers decide to add new features like Web integration to their packages. Leslie D'Monte recently covered Google's linking of TV and the Web.

News Updates (February 9, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

LotusLive Labs will be available, with a range of pre-production services that are fully integrated with LotusLive, later this year. New Microsoft License. Microsoft is contemplating a new user license type, to support its new Azure platform. " Collaboration Mobile in 2010.

News Updates (January 20, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

a consequence of the Lotusphere 2010 conference this week. Mainsoft Integrating Notes and SharePoint 2010. Mainsoft demo'd the integrating between Lotus Notes and SharePoint 2010. " Mainsoft is also previewing SharePoint integration with Microsoft Outlook.

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).


News Updates (January 18, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Gmail 2010 vs Lotus Notes 1995. CASAHL announced a forthcoming upgrade to its tools for analyzing, integrating and migrating Lotus Notes applications to Microsoft technologies. Network World lists 10 firms that threaten Google in 2010, including Amazon and Apple.

Collaborative Thinking: Should NewsGator Worry About Microsoft?

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Social Presence: Time To Push The Reset Button | Main | More On Presence And The Social Feed » January 09, 2008 Should NewsGator Worry About Microsoft?

Welcome to 2010: Its Time for Social TV

Portals and KM

  This is the time of year for predictions and Steve Rubel predicts that television will integrate social media (see: What To Watch In 2010: Social TV ). People certain talk about TV on the Web and through social media but the is discussion has not been integrated into the TV set itself. "The lines between television, video and gaming are beginning to blur," wrote Kroese on Microsoft's blog. "When Happy New Year’s Day.

News Updates (February 8, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Wrike announced an integration with Google Wave, for better task tracking. " Jim shares his reaction to Lotusphere 2010, especially the impact of the announcements on unified communications and collaboration. Another surprise was the improved integration with Microsoft Outlook and Office. CorasWork for SharePoint 2010. CorasWorks released SharePoint 2010 updates to its SharePoint add-on tools. " Microsoft and NSF on the Cloud.

IBM Plugging Holes In Connections/SharePoint Integration

Collaborative Thinking

this type of integration could help people understand what the resulting user experience would be like. Despite this plug-in, I still believe IBM has made a fundamental and perhaps unrecoverable competitive mistake by not being radically more aggressive regarding SharePoint integration. usability, communities, wiki) rather than dramatically improving its integration with SharePoint (adopting a "surround and extend" tactic).

News Updates (February 26, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Eg, " Oracle Beehive Extensions for Outlook: Ability to access Oracle Beehive Team Collaboration from Microsoft Outlook, Display Beehive shortcuts, Redesigned workspace management UI, View booking characteristics for Resources, and Ability to apply server-side rules to team workspace folders. Formotus provides mobile device integration with SharePoint. Microsoft's Business Productivity Office Suite and IBM's LotusLive mark those companies' serious forays into the cloud.

News Updates (February 22, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

As a mobile client for NewsGator Social Sites, the social computing environment most deeply integrated into the SharePoint collaboration platform, the iPhone client accesses all the relevant updates from the user's colleagues and communities. Microsoft: More Total Value than Google Apps. Microsoft is fighting back against Google Apps. " Metalogix released a new migration tool, for migrating blogs to SharePoint 2010. Chatter will be released in the middle of 2010. -

News Updates (January 15, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

As part of this investment in open IBM technology, Panasonic will migrate employees from Microsoft Exchange or other collaboration software to LotusLive for email, calendaring and contact management. Alfresco announced an integration with Lotus software. Microsoft: Move from Lotus. Microsoft announced free training for 500 Notes pros wanting to shift across to the Microsoft office and collaboration stack. HP and Microsoft on the Cloud. Panasonic to IBM.

News Updates (February 18, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Marc (Salesforce CEO) positions Chatter as follows : " The end of legacy collaboration software like Microsoft SharePoint and IBM Lotus Notes is here. ". Is Microsoft cool again, in the smartphone world? With Windows Phone 7, however, it seems Microsoft finally has some skin in the non-PC game. It screams "boring and predictable" in the way only a Microsoft product can. But apparently that's the single thing about it that's Microsoft-like. Available March 2010.

News Updates (February 4, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Oracle Beehive is a unified collaboration solution providing a complete range of integrated collaboration services including conferencing, instant messaging, email, calendar, and team workspaces that can be deployed either on premise or as a hosted service. Is SharePoint 2010 for ECM? Colligo Networks is hosting a webinar called "Is SharePoint 2010 Ready for Enterprise Content Management". Tricia from Microsoft is the guest speaker. Oracle Beehive 2.0.

News Updates (January 22, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents added an integrated file viewer to its service, enabling users to view files in the browser without having to open the actual authoring application. " Box’s integrated file view feature lets you view the most popular file formats, including documents, spreadsheets, presentations, PDFs, images, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator files, audio and video. Newsgator has always had deep ties with Microsoft. Microsoft seems to look kindly on Newsgator as a partner.

Enterprise 2.0 Boston June 2010 Highlights: Making Technology Work in Organizations

21st Century Organization

As evidenced by SocialText's "Connect" announcement this year "social" functionality has turned to harnessing activity streams and integrating flows of information from multiple sources into platforms where the individual is front and center.

News Updates (February 15, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft After RIM. Is Microsoft about to make an acquisition of RIM? Such an acquisition would strengthen Microsoft's ability to compete for mobile customers against Google and Apple. Microsoft unveiled the next iteration of its Windows Mobile offering -- Windows Phone 7 Series. With Windows Phone 7 Series, Microsoft takes a fundamentally different approach to phone software.

News Updates (February 25, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

It also released a new LinkedIn integration. OCS 2010 is Coming. The 2010 edition of Office Communications Server is coming. The highly anticipated Microsoft Office Communications Server 2010 is set to release for the last calendar quarter of 2010, but the company had promised a beta version for testers by the end of March. Shannon offers a comparison between the social computing features in SharePoint 2007 and 2010. TimeBridge


Collaboration – If it Were That Easy We Would all Do It – Well

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Stay Informed Add Our RSS Feed Follow Us On Twitter Get Email Updates Top Articles CMSWire Top Articles What is SharePoint 2010? Email It Buzz it Tag It Stumble It Add RSS Tweet Share Featured Research 4 Reader Comments 1 | Lucas Lu — August 9, 2010 6:21 PM Great post Carl!

News Updates (January 21, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Yuuguu Corporate is also setting a new standard in custom branding of web conferencing sessions by enabling companies to integrate their own corporate identity into the login screens and background of a conferencing session. Quest Software released a new version of its Notes to SharePoint migration tool, with new support for SharePoint 2010. Sheri from Forrester shares her take on Lotusphere 2010. Yuuguu Corporate.

SharePoint 2010 for Intranets: Post-Webinar Comments

Michael Sampson - Currents

Earlier today, the Intranet Benchmarking Forum hosted a 90-minute webinar on SharePoint 2010 for Intranets. Martin set the scene, drawing on the SharePoint 2010 for Intranets report he wrote, and that was just published by the IBF. SharePoint 2007 was "good", but there has been a lot of interest in SharePoint 2010. Some of the expectations for SharePoint 2010 have been met -- better support for mobile workers, significant search enhancements, etc.

News Updates (February 12, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft announced details of Office for Mac 2011, with plans for better compatibility with Windows, improved collaboration tools, and a better UI. Also, as Microsoft announced last August, the suite will include Outlook for Mac, which replaces Entourage as Office's e-mail client. And, in keeping with Microsoft's 2008 promise, the new version of Office will offer renewed support for Visual Basic, which was dropped in the 2008 version of the productivity suite.

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News Updates (March 1, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Unlike competitive offerings designed as specific-purpose products, the Sentrion Message Processor is a messaging platform with integrated enterprise messaging applications. Microsoft is introducing an edition of Business Productivity Online for the Federal Government. " For the federal government, security is the biggest concern when it comes to any form of networking, but Ron Markezich, corporate vice president of Microsoft, has told CNET that there should be no worries.

Formicary Offers a Trial of Group Chat in Lync Server 2010

Michael Sampson - Currents

Formicary launched a free evaluation of Microsoft Lync Server 2010 , to allow firms to experience the benefits of real-time group chat before paying up: " Formicary Collaboration Group, a provider of real-time team collaboration solutions, has launched a hosted Group Chat evaluation portal. Persistent IM, the previous Parlano tag line (which Microsoft purchased and integrated into Lync Server) was a Twitter-style internal network before the days of Twitter.

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 helps Microsoft when it comes to search/advertising. Solid business boost for Microsoft without doubt.

SharePoint Server 2010 Adoption Best Practices White Paper

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week Microsoft published a new white paper (written by Scott Jamison and Susan Hanley), on adoption for SharePoint 2010. Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 provides a vast number of capabilities that empower business users. We'll also provide some examples of how to integrate your governance plan into the training and communications plans for your solution. ". Link: SharePoint Server 2010 Adoption Best Practices White Paper.

Conference Notes - Day 1 of New Zealand SharePoint Conference 2010

Michael Sampson - Currents

Day 1 of the 2010 New Zealand SharePoint Conference was today. I went mainly to the business sessions; here's some notes: Ryan Duguid, the Senior Product Manager for SharePoint ECM from Microsoft Redmond, gave the opening keynote. He went through the new 2010 pie and compared it to the 2007 pie, and pretty much confirmed what I'd been mapping out on the plane this morning getting here. My 'note-to-self': check out the Microsoft Online Services story for my business.