Microsoft Build 2018 – Keynote Highlights

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft Build 2018, a major conference hosted by Microsoft for its developers, was held in Seattle during the past week. – the importance of data privacy to Microsoft (as it should be). The second application is called Microsoft Layout, for designing new physical spaces.

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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. Microsoft also thinks of the IT Pro. SharePointM social journey began with MySite 2003 (disagree that Microsoft had any clue of social computing in 2003 though - some recasting history here). Notes from Christian Finn, Director, Social Computing. 13 sessions in "social track".

Microsoft Excel: The Bumblebee's six most useful Excel add-ins

The Bumble Bee

Solver: What is the optimum solution to my model? Spreadsheet Converter is designed for applications which gather input values in forms which can then be processed in situ or sent over the web to dedicated back-end applications (e.g.

2012 166

Openness or How Do You Design for the Loss of Control? | Blog | design mind

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

business / technology / design Magazine Articles Video Audio Blogs Events Subscribe frog design | about | contact | privacy policy | terms of use Elektroniker Tim Leberecht Digital lifestyle at the intersection of attention, beauty, productivity, and the social web. Openness or How Do You Design for the Loss of Control? conference: “Design for the loss of control.” Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) , founded by teams from Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!,

Digital Workplace Conference 2016 in New Zealand

Michael Sampson - Currents

Some comments on those: Ambiguity, Fetishes and Teddy Bears: The Modern Workplace Survival Kit (Paul Culmsee and Kailash Awati), focused on the positive and negative ways that models (a way of reducing uncertainty and ambiguity) can used in organisational life. Paul and Kailash led a fun activity during their session to show how to build a model and give it an impressive sounding name, and provided a categorisation of how people respond to and use models in their work.

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Collaborative Thinking: LiquidTalk - Filling In The Daily Gaps

Collaborative Thinking

Spy » January 31, 2008 LiquidTalk - Filling In The Daily Gaps Intriguing idea but not sure theres a long-term business model here - technically, the barrier to entry seems small (re: IBM, Microsoft, Oracle or some other best of breed vendor). Connections Categories Attention Management AugmentedReality blogging Books BurtonGroupCatalyst07 BurtonGroupCatalyst08 Business_IT_Alignment CiscoCollab Collaboration Commentary Communication design digital+life e-Mail Enterprise 2.0

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Notes on “Power BI – What Is It, How it Works, and Why it Matters” (John White)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Some notes: - classic architecture – from source data, extract / transform / load, into a storage alternative, and then ready for design and visualization. In a Microsoft world, ETL is done by SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), storage in SQL Server DB with SQL Server Analysis Services, and design and visualization through Reporting Services (SRSS, on SQL Server), SharePoint (Excel Services, PowerPivot for SharePoint, SSRS SharePoint Mode, and PerformancePoint), or Excel.

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Change Management for Digital Transformation – my Keynote at the Digital Workplace Conference 2016

Michael Sampson - Currents

slides 23-24) when looking inside a firm – and using Office 365 as an example – we can see the direct effects (on practices and processes) and indirect effects (on organisation structure, corporate culture, and business model). Conference Notes Microsoft Office 365 Re-Imagining Effective WorkLast week I presented the opening keynote at the Digital Workplace Conference 2016 in Auckland, here in New Zealand.

2016 89

Being social at work: which communications model to adopt for the enterprise? | The AppGap

John Tropea - Delicious Network

About | Contributors | Contact us | Subscribe: via RSS , via Twitter + sponsored by QuickBase Sponsored post : Access the 7 Tip Series from Intuit QuickBase on using Web-based software Being social at work: which communications model to adopt for the enterprise?

Collaborative Thinking: Social Media & Pharmaceuticals

Collaborative Thinking

Connections Categories Attention Management AugmentedReality blogging Books BurtonGroupCatalyst07 BurtonGroupCatalyst08 Business_IT_Alignment CiscoCollab Collaboration Commentary Communication design digital+life e-Mail Enterprise 2.0

2007 130

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

It is built on a tree-branching model. If you are trying to reify and support a hierarchical reporting and accountability model based on the org chart, SharePoint fits like a glove. Our mental models and values permeate the very coding of the software we use.

Collaborative Thinking: Socializing At Work - No Longer A Waste Of Time

Collaborative Thinking

Investments in human capital rise only when the risk to the core business model is self-evident (e.g., Business strategists increasingly view the consumer market as a template for enterprise solutions that enable more flexible work models, catalyze informal interactions and connect people with shared interests.

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Collaborative Thinking: Sametime 7.5 Asterisk

Collaborative Thinking

& Asterisk IBMs approach to unified communications is anchored around applications, an important distinction from the current state of Microsofts effort which has been more centric to platform convergence.

Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This topic is designed to give you some tools and ideas for including social media appropriately in your overall organizational strategic plan and to measure its effectiveness. Do you know how to do this on Google, Yahoo or Microsoft search?

Introducing Network Thinking: A Mobile Approach to Customer Communities

Online Community Strategy

The Inertia of the Support Community Model. Most Community Advocate programs were based on the Microsoft MVP model, which was optimized around support use cases. We learned a lot in the industry from the Support Community model, no question.

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Convert excel spreadsheets into online simulations and dashboards

The Bumble Bee

There are two neat tools you can use to quickly turn excel spreadsheets into online simulations, what-if models and dashboards. They are Simulate from Forio and Crystal Dashboard Design (formerly known as xcelsius) from SAP. Here is an example model I built with Crystal.

2012 156

AdeoServe Launches in the United Kingdom - Hosted and Managed SharePoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

Anyway, the behind-the-scenes work is now front-and-center, and AdeoServe is ready to serve: " AdeoPoint, a leading Microsoft SharePoint partner in the United Kingdom today announced the launch of AdeoServe - a full range of hosted and managed services for Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010. Read more: AdeoPoint Unveils Hosted and Managed Services for Microsoft SharePoint.

Sightedness: The Lesson

Michael Sampson - Currents

When looking at a current work process, business model or other situation, your training and background have a large impact on what you can see, what you can notice, and what you can pay attention to.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

September 17, 2007 Could You Be a Model Natural Entrepreneur? Likewise I dont believetechnologies will save us, because, as James Kunstler points out, theyare designed to enable us to continue to live the unsustainable way wedo now, a little longer. Some of these working models will be better, responsible, sustainable ways to live : Models of radical simplicity, love and generosity, let-self-change, self-sufficiency and intentional community.

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Collaboration: It's Not About The Tools

Collaborative Thinking

Peter O'Kelly (former Burton Group analyst and now at Microsoft) responded to my points with this post. To Peter's point - his diagram remains very much a tooling model. Rather than take a bottom-up technology view on collaboration and push tooling as the proper means to participate and contribute in collaborative contexts (as a tooling taxonomy does), I swiveled the model around. We need to not treat communication as being outside collaboration models.

2010 154

Notes on "Social Business: Moving the Business Needle Forward" at AusLUG 2013 - Chris Crummey, IBM

Michael Sampson - Currents

It's integrated and seamless by design. -. integrating Connections into Notes 9 Social Edition, Microsoft Outlook and Office, and Mobile Clients. Various Microsoft customers say, "IBM integrates better with Outlook and Internet Explorer than Microsoft does." IBM treats Microsoft tools as a client to IBM's tools - eg., We need to get away from a religious war between Microsoft and IBM. Enables a self-service model for others. -.

2013 146

Looking Back - Moving Forward

Collaborative Thinking

When the conversation does turn to IT – I’ve been a long-time advocate that design and user experience are critical success factors. Finally, I have come to appreciate that no single deployment model is always correct and that organizations need to have flexible delivery models (e.g,

2010 280

Re-Imagining Effective Work (aka Digital Transformation) – What Is This?

Michael Sampson - Currents

One of my key themes is called Re-Imagine Effective Work to Transform Possibilities to Realities , which I describe this way: Taking a wide view of the business world reveals many challengers to current industry business models, often fuelled by new technological innovations that are creatively applied to overturn entrenched players.

2016 89

Circling Around To Enterprise 2.0 Again

Collaborative Thinking

Thomas Vanderwal posted an article on Microsoft SharePoint 2007 that has caught traction on other blogs ( Sharepoint as a Gateway Drug to Greater Efficiency. ) Locking your data up in some wiki that has no data architecture, no services interface, no meta model and meta data model. They were designed by different teams that did not necessarily take a "long view" of their individual projects. The workspace model itself creates transparency issues.

News Updates (February 22, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

With work underway to support other IBM ECM systems such as IBM Content Manager and Lotus Connections Files next month, SnappFiles is designed to be a single point of entry into corporate document management systems. Microsoft: More Total Value than Google Apps. Microsoft is fighting back against Google Apps. " NetworkWorld looks at what's next for Microsoft Active Directory (eg, extending Active Directory to the cloud), as well as looking back over the past 10 years.

2010 109

The Art Of The Possible

Collaborative Thinking

Need all pieces in order to send complete systems (Oracle's assertion that justifies Fusion - could debate that re: standard interfaces, protocols, etc - owning all the parts just one model/approach not the only one). Would have been nice for them to talk about the peering between designers - very process focused (typical Oracle) but missing the notion of building community across roles, experts, etc. Demo shows integration between Promotions and analytics and statistical modeling.

2009 111

From Social Insights to Social Business Innovation: MIT Enterprise Forum

Portals and KM

New and powerful business models are emerging – models based on social innovation.”. Betsy said she was the blog queen at Microsoft and helped blogging get started at Microsoft in 2004. Microsoft was one of the first firms to allow employees to blog on a mass scale. They still have it as their Microsoft Community Blogs section on their site with a directory to find weblogs about Microsoft technologies written by Microsoft employees.

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Notes From Cisco WebEx Connect Session

Collaborative Thinking

Cisco Collaboration Architecture: higher level of services (presence, messaging), designed for other people to extend (mashups), designed for enterprise environment (policy management). Cisco focused on a communication-centric user experience, existing tools (IBM, Microsoft) are more document centric or file centric and historically, asynchoronous. Microsoft integration: with Outlook/Exchange (e.g.,

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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.

Should You Move Your Email To The Cloud?

Portals and KM

This will change everything in workplace IT support from designing workplace information strategies for collaboration, to delivering content experiences to people across channels, to engaging the next-generation workforce to serve customers better. The split domain hybrid model means that some of workforce is in the cloud and some stays on premise for regulatory or other purposes. Forrester has a model for this.

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Boston E 20 Notes: Interview with Cisco’s Raj Gossain

Portals and KM

 With this release of WebEx Social, Cisco is introducing the following capabilities: Cisco now provides integration with WebEx Social and Microsoft Office that enables workers using Word, PowerPoint or Excel to jointly edit and post updated documents, presentations and spreadsheets back to WebEx Social. With enhanced e-mail integration, workers can stay in e-mail clients such as Microsoft Outlook while also creating and posting updates to WebEx Social.

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2009: Enterprise 2.0 - Innovate Through Acquisition?

Collaborative Thinking

Social Networks in '09: The Year of Consolidation, Not Innovation ": IBM, for its part, has more aggressively shown willingness to move forward with Lotus Connections, which right now has a better design than the social software features in SharePoint, which is largely still a document management system. This isn't a sustainable model for innovation in the enterprise Web 2.0 When this happens, they'll either fold or be purchased by IBM or Microsoft.

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News Updates (October 19, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

A number of Microsoft business partners formed a new interoperability body for add-on products for SharePoint. " Products that are designated as being SISA compliant will have the ability to exchange information, processes, and tasks between two or more different SharePoint systems or components on a standard platform. The new and improved T1 is designed for executives working at satellite offices and requires about 50% of the space of a TANDBERG T3.

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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. The design largely emphasizes task-driven interaction and explores ways that this model can be enabled more effectively on the desktop. In the design document, there is a reference to research conducted at PARC which found that many people use their e-mail inbox as an ad-hoc to-do list.

2010 104

Collaborative Thinking: Enterprises Not One Dimensional - Technology Not the Only Influence on the Future Enterprise

Collaborative Thinking

Acquisition Might Mean To Microsoft » January 31, 2008 Enterprises Not One Dimensional - Technology Not the Only Influence on the Future Enterprise I totally and enthusiastically agree with Dan. Organizations should consider consumer trends as a source for new work models.

2008 130

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience

Nancy White

For a number of years I have cringed every time one of my clients tells me that have or are planning to deploy Microsoft SharePoint as a collaborative platform. It is built on a tree-branching model. Our mental models and values permeate the very coding of the software we use.

Notes on Joel's Keynote at the NZ SharePoint Conference (July 2, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

you have two types of service models. - Joel recommends keeping these two service models separate, maybe even going to the degree of different SharePoint farms. you can have SharePoint Designer if you have been trained in SharePoint Designer", and "you can have a site, if you fill out our form." See Microsoft's governance center at TechNet.

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Collaborative Thinking: Modern managers are all the same - Telegraph

Collaborative Thinking

Firms in a particular industry tend to reinforce each other in regarding these rigid models as best practice. The illusion can prevail for years, because the impact of failed strategies and models does not occur overnight.

2008 130

Enterprise 2.0 Conference: Session Proposals

Collaborative Thinking

The panel session on Microsoft was well received at the San Francisco November event. For instance - not a promise but an intent - I would like to have some from the following: (LinkedIn or Facebook or Google), Salesforce, and (IBM or Microsoft). For organizations looking for market innovation, it is more often represented by smaller vendors leveraging open source and SaaS-based delivery models. Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Win, Place, Or Show?

Collaborative Thinking: PARC Forums: People & Social Technologies

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Enterprise-enabling Facebook | Main | Designing & Enabling Communities » December 19, 2007 PARC Forums: People & Social Technologies Both presentations are worth viewing. Given that all vendors are mashed into the lower part of the model, either the model is flawed or its too early to assess the market.

2007 100

Presence Is Too Important To Leave To UC Vendors

Collaborative Thinking

Cisco, IBM, Microsoft). This new type of presence model creates a type of social context and sense of connectedness that is not easily replicated in the UC world. My firm belief is that such a solution cannot be delivered by platforms designed (and biased) towards SIP/SIMPLE.

Communication (and Coordination?) in a Modern, Complex Organization

Collaborative Thinking

design. In dyad-level models of the probability that pairs of individuals communicate, we find very large effects of formal organization structure and spatial collocation on the rate of communication. Microsoft Knowledge Network Team Blog. Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Team Blog. Microsoft Team RSS Blog. Microsoft Unified Communications Group Team Blog. Collaborative Thinking.

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Collaborative Thinking: Lotusphere 2008: What Ill Be Looking For

Collaborative Thinking

Filling in the gaps While Lotus Connections is the most complete social computing platform from a major vendor re: BEA, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle (as of right now), it has gaps - there is no wiki component unless you use other Lotus products and the product itself lacks a feed syndication platform. Heading them off at the pass Microsoft. In this lab you spend 30 minutes with a designer or researcher from one of our product teams.

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