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. the challenge for Microsoft will be to get the relationships right, and to not overwhelm users with redundant, duplicated, or irrelevant information. Both will show the same information, thus giving people the choice of how they want to work.

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News Roundup – Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2014

Michael Sampson - Currents

I know the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2014 in Las Vegas was over a month ago, but here’s the news I saw coming out from the show (or a bit after). “ Speech Search, which is unique to Qumu’s enterprise video platform, is a revolutionary way to organize and ingest information from videos. “ Colligo Briefcase for Mac … Colligo released Colligo Briefcase for Mac , which integrates SharePoint into the Finder application on a Mac.

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Trending Sources

Using Machine Learning to Help Process Email – Microsoft Adds Clutter to Declutter the Inbox

Michael Sampson - Currents

The information Clutter learns from each user’s actions are only applied to that user’s experience and are not shared with anyone else. Clutter is powered by Microsoft Office Graph, which is also the power behind the recently released Delve capability for Office 365.

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oneDrum Releases Peer-to-Peer Collaboration Application for Microsoft Office #collaboration

Michael Sampson - Currents

The application brings Google Docs functionality and more to Microsoft Office documents, with edits appearing in real time when working online, while offline edits synchronize effortlessly when connectivity is re-established.

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Your Future with SharePoint? Looking Forward

Michael Sampson - Currents

In other words, in light of Microsoft’s public re-commitment to SharePoint, what’s the necessary equal response from organisations planning their journey with SharePoint? Microsoft SharePointEarlier in this series: 1 – Your Future with SharePoint? Looking Back.

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List of "White Label" or "Private Label" (Applications you can Rebrand) Social Networking Platforms

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Five hosted web apps comprise the application suite – each adding core, must-have features to thriving websites. is used all over the world to power everything from simple, personal homepages to complex corporate web applications.&#

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Using SharePoint 2010 as an Enterprise Application Platform

Michael Sampson - Currents

Owen Allen, the VP of Solutions at Pingar is speaking at the SharePoint User Group in Christchurch tonight on using SharePoint 2010 as an enterprise application platform. Before joining Pingar, Owen had 8 years at Microsoft. SharePoint is both a platform and an application. as applications that can be used immediately. SharePoint as an application platform - you can do a whole lot of things with it. -

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

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

or do you as a user of the toolkit have to remember what tool or application to use at various stages within the context of collaboration? Watch the Video archive of Webinar Is your Information Architected for Collaboration? Information Technology Toolkit.

Notes on “Making Sure That The SharePoint Solutions Your Team Has Created Don’t Go to Waste” (Lou Zulli, Jr)

Michael Sampson - Currents

People only want to see current / immediate information. Instead, developed a new application using InfoPath, with lookups, pre-population of the form based on lookups. Now, it’s a SharePoint application. This is the key place where people are interacting with SharePoint for accessing information. Adoption Conference Notes Microsoft SharePoint

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Dear Microsoft

Collaborative Thinking

I was having a very productive day yesterday when a Windows Update pop-up informed me that important updates had been installed on my computer and that a reboot was necessary. So I closed down my applications and proceeded to reboot my system (a 6 month old Dell E6400 running Vista (business). So - beside being a little upset at myself for forgetting to change the auto-update setting - I have a question for those Microsoft folks that read my blog.

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. Can take the most important information out of a SharePoint list and put it on a mobile device. other projects / applications: - … the Student Schedule Builder – an academic planner. Once the latter approves it, it sits in the student information system as a requested course request. - … the Teacher Lesson Planner – an early success from 2010.

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Collaborative Thinking: Tagging Beyond Content: Applications & People

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Microsoft "People Ready" = Lotus "Super Human Software" | Main | CIOTalk Radio Interview: Making Enterprise Portals Work! » March 28, 2006 Tagging Beyond Content: Applications & People This post was originally contributed at CollaborationLoop. Tag buttons added to browsers could be used to tag application-related data in the same manner that they are used to tag content.

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. – Access to real-time co-authoring and editing capabilities in Microsoft Office. Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Social Computing Overview

Collaborative Thinking

Microsoft design point is to co-mingle structured collaboration tools alongside social computing tools - it's unrealistic to think of social computing disconnected from collaborations strategies. Back to information workers and productivity. Long-term ROI of social computing is helping information workers feel valued (e.g., Microsoft also thinks of the IT Pro. No iPhone application - too bad :). Notes from Christian Finn, Director, Social Computing.

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. A 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? If identity and presence are at the core of UC - then Microsoft needs to open up how it federates presence to other systems beyond "basic presence".


Opening Keynote, SharePoint Conference in Australia

Michael Sampson - Currents

Brian Farnhill (Microsoft), and Paul Culmsee (Seven Sigma). Question: How do large amounts of information at work affect you? days per week doing their job, and the rest of the time navigating a virtual forest of information. - … 2004 book, Lost Knowledge by David DeLong. A new way to interact with data – finding information that is contextually relevant to you as a user. Key idea: working like a network (people and an information network).

Expanding Web Search Part One: Focused Search-Based Applications

Portals and KM

He mentioned that the major players such as Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo are continuing their battle for broad based Web search. Microsoft has now brought Bing into play in this market. This application won an Europe award for IT innovation.

When Work And Social Worlds Collide: Microsoft Outlook, Xobni & Facebook

Collaborative Thinking

Xobni is perhaps one of the most interesting e-mail add-on applications that I've come across over the years. The company offers a free Microsoft Office Outlook plug-in that you can download. Does that person have control over that application in terms of editing its settings?

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. Brier Dudley's blog | Microsoft debuts Vine in Seattle: Twitter+Facebook on steroids | Seattle Times Newspaper.

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. It also leaves Microsoft clients without a clear framework for how XML feeds and feed syndication comes together for those investing in the Microsoft platform.

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.

Collaborative Thinking: Analytics: Key To Understanding Social Media

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Legal Profession Explores The Value of Social Network Sites | Main | Microsoft UC (OCS) Presentations and Demos » February 19, 2008 Analytics: Key To Understanding Social Media Valuable information. Last month, I looked at Sentiment Analysis: Opportunities and Challenges , promising a follow-on focus on applications.

Our Upcoming Session at Boston KM Forum on Chaos Theory and Information Discovery

Portals and KM

The presentation will share with the audience a practical application of chaos theory for creating knowledge focal points from the chaotic mess of content resources distributed across the Web. The examples will illustrate how activity can make information more discoverable, and easier to explore through various visualization techniques. It will be from 4 to 6 PM at the Microsoft offices, 201 Jones Road, Waltham, MA.

Collaborative Thinking: Its All About Protecting The Member? Or, "How I Was Sold Out For 25 Cents".

Collaborative Thinking

Interesting article from Fortune - on the one hand, it is comforting I suppose to see Microsoft (as well as other sites) concerned about the confidentiality aspects of harvesting contact information and correlating relationships across sites.

Share2010 Keynote: John Michael Simpson from MDOT on "Microsoft SharePoint Saves Lives: Utilizing SharePoint Business Intelligence to Reduce Traffic Fatalities"

Michael Sampson - Currents

John talked - no PowerPoint - here are some key points: Line of business applications and data are largely in place. Why Microsoft? For BI informing policy, do you see this being adopted by other government departments? John Michael Simpson, the CIO from the Mississippi Department of Transportation, talked about how they are using SharePoint to reduce traffic fatalities.

Lockheed Martin Launches Open-Source Social Networking Project - Application Development from eWeek

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

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Collaborative Thinking: Social Networking (?) With Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

David Knoke: Social Network Analysis (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences). With Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Solutions that intrigue the most right now (alpha order): Awareness Networks, HiveLive and SelectMinds - but none are perfect, all of these vendors have some gaps in their technical architecture, application functionality or go-to-market effort. s Human Resource Information System (HRIS) via the Business Data Catalog (BDC).

Visualize Your Own LinkedIn Network

Alchemy of Change

For instance, the big blue cluster at the bottom of my map seemed pretty much like it was my “Microsoft cluster&# at first blush, but then I looked a little more closely and realized it also included connections from other technology companies.

NewsGator Enhances its Social Sites 2010 Platform for SharePoint

Portals and KM

NewsGator is built to sit on top of SharePoint as a managed service application and does not operate independent of it. In NewsGator’s case it collects a continuous flow of events, content, and activities to provide users with relevant and timely information.

Collaborative Thinking: More On Formalizing Informal Networks

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Cross: The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations David Knoke: Social Network Analysis (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences) John P Scott: Social Network Analysis: A Handbook Martin Kilduff: Social Networks and Organizations Linton C. I disagree however that we can say universally that informal networks should never be formalized. Formalizing informal networks strikes me as a similar ruse.

Boston E20 Notes: The Post-2.0 Era: Social in the Context of My Work

Portals and KM

Here is the session description: “The widespread adoption of Facebook, the embrace of activity streams by business applications, and the success of smartphone applications have significantly changed information worker expectations since Enterprise 2.0 technologies are enabling the Social Online Workplace, a worker-centric yet social environment facilitating ongoing discussions that are seeded by messages coming from individuals, business applications, and collaborative tools.

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Avoid Profile Potpourri

Collaborative Thinking

In a broader context, issues related tagging and bookmarking lead to more business-centric conversations on the benefits from user-led information discovery, filtering and allowing people at a personal and group level to self-organize information.

In The Next Version - It’s Like Facebook For Work. Wait It Is Facebook For Work

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

This has led to vendors such as SAP, Oracle, Salesforce, Infor, IBM, Microsoft (who acquired Yammer) and others have made sharing, commenting and liking native features of their CRM, ERP, HR and other business applications. In The Next Version.

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Collaborative Thinking: The Value Of Being A "Generalist"

Collaborative Thinking

With so much complex information, fragmented in so many ways and developing faster and faster, it is increasingly important to have generalists around to make sense of it all, of the big picture. Mathemagenic Microsoft Knowledge Network Team Blog Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Team Blog Microsoft Team RSS Blog Microsoft Unified Communications Group Team Blog Nicholas Carr Peter OKelly Peter Saint-André Rashmi Sinha Robin Good Solution Watch Stowe Boyd Techcrunch You’re It!

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Nielsen Norman Group Names Best Intranets for 2010

Portals and KM

  While the introduction of social networking and other social applications has grealty increased the potential of knowledge management in my opinion, I would hardly say that KM was simply a cliché before their advent. Several winners have weblogs this year, but the blogs are restrained, emphasizing useful information instead of “what I did on my last date.” KT (Republic of Korea), an information, communications, and technology company.

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Collaborative Thinking: Harnessing The Power Of Informal Employee Networks

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Cross: The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations David Knoke: Social Network Analysis (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences) John P Scott: Social Network Analysis: A Handbook Martin Kilduff: Social Networks and Organizations Linton C. I would offer some cautionary advice - informal networks are - well - informal. Trying to make them formal (formal, informal networks) may not always work as intended.

Surface Pro 3 ??? Some Further Thoughts and Links

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 3 tablet / laptop hybrid is almost ready to touch down in New Zealand (on August 28, as well as in 24 additional countries). I think the dual functionality, plus the lighter weight aspect, plus the ability to run standard applications is a big part of this.

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SharePoint on the iPad - SouthLabs Acquired by Infragistics

Michael Sampson - Currents

With more-and-more professionals carrying and actively using the Apple iPad, SouthLabs offered a good solution - called SharePlus - for gaining access to Microsoft SharePoint. SharePlus Lite, a free version, enables business users to navigate corporate information while on the road, read documents offline and view e-mail, calendars, IM, video conferencing and shared documents by connecting to Office 365.

In the Mo

Michael Sampson - Currents

One of the concepts for building collaborative capabilities into tools is to support the need for collaboration “in the flow” of what the user is doing, as opposed to taking them out to another or separate application. In a play on words that I’ve only just thought about, one of the concepts in the information security area could be called “in the mo,” short for “in the moment.”

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TownSquare … Social Networking and Social Computing R&D

Green Chameleon

They look, in conversations, for ways to stitch information and knowledge together so that it becomes useful. One more piece of evidence that " organizations will have to realize … " is the recent announcement that Microsoft is testing, and may offer the corporate market, a Facebook-like application called TownSquare , a business-user-focused social networking application. Whether one think Microsoft is the answer to E2.0