August, 2018

Reflections on PGviz18

Michelle Laurie

I am inspired. Icon jam with the word feathers. Sometimes a workshop or meeting leaves me feeling better than when I walked in the room and this happened recently at PGviz18 in Prince George. From the moment I set-up to the time I finished, I knew hosting this workshop was one of my best decisions.

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Blog>> Synaptica’s Vivs Long-Ferguson Interviews Patrick Lambe

Green Chameleon

In June this year, Patrick sat down (virtually) with Vivs Long-Ferguson of our partner Synaptica for an interview. Among the things they spoke about was how Patrick viewed the KM and taxonomy landscape. Here’s the transcript of that interview

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Microsoft Whiteboard

Michael Sampson - Currents

While a white background is a common starting experience in Microsoft’s applications, the specific capabilities of each tool both create and constrain what you can use it for. Word’s white background is for words, sentences, paragraphs and pages.

Guest post: Networks for Mangrove Protection in Costa Rica

Net-Map Toolbox

(by Barbara Schroeter). Costa Rica is one of the world´s biodiversity hotspots. In the southern Pacific Cost of the country, the Golfo Dulce region contributes to a rich biodiversity thanks to mangrove and other wetland ecosystems.

Sustainability of smart digitally enhanced learning ecosystems

Taming the spaces

We have published an article that models sustainability issues in digitally enhanced schools. The digital innovation sustainability bottlenecks in schools are related with actuating the organizations as systems, that is influenced by ill-developed feedback loops of data-, learning- and information flows for the purpose of intra-organizational innovation driven transformation as well as for transforming the […]. digital learning ecosystems sustainability

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Hierarchy is the Enemy of Learning

How to Save the World

drawing by hugh macleod at gaping void . I spent many years of my professional life advising small and medium sized businesses.

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Markers – ready!

Michelle Laurie

It’s always fun getting ready to host a graphic facilitation workshop and I have one coming up Aug 15-16 in Prince George (a few spaces left in case you are keen). What I love is the opportunity to sift through my books, resources and extensive marker collection!

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More Trending

Rotten from the Core?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Along with many others, my late 2017 Apple MacBook Pro suffers from a problematic keyboard. While I have had the laptop since before Christmas last year, I haven’t used the keyboard very often, since it is usually connected to a large screen and external keyboard in the office.

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Rosviz18 reflection part 2

Michelle Laurie

See below for a second reflective guest blog from Lisa Theissen, social reporter at Rosviz18: “I’ve been mulling over our time together, and thinking about my own Harvest from the point of view of Social Reporter.

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Protecting Mobile Devices

Michael Sampson - Currents

Mobile devices as endpoints to corporate information have taken the world by storm. The “mobile first” mantra refers to the preferential use of a mobile device before a desktop or laptop. Have phone, will work (or even run the company ).

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Email Security

Michael Sampson - Currents

The prevalence of email (addresses, services, checking behaviours) has made it a key vector for hackers, attackers, and others devoted to maleficence. There are many varieties of bad email: – spam – unwanted email messages, normally carrying a commercial offer.

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Spoof Intelligence Added for all Exchange Online Protection Plans #office365

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft added Spoof Intelligence for email security earlier this year (January 2018 I think). This was included as a feature of the Office 365 Enterprise E5 plan, as well as a feature of the Advanced Threat Protection add-on for non-E5 customers.

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Excel for Mac Plus Excel MVPs

Michael Sampson - Currents

Excel Table Talk Episode 6. Back in the early 1990s, the first client project that paid decent money (NZ$25 per hour, which my client described as “charging like a bull”) required the use of a massive spreadsheet to analyse cost flows in a small manufacturing firm.

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Data Residency in Office 365 – It’s Complicated

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft announced data residency for data in Microsoft Teams for Canada, with Australia and Japan coming before the end of August as well. However, the details matter.

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Information Protection in Windows 10 and OneDrive

Michael Sampson - Currents

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Onboarding and Offboarding: The Hidden Processes

Michael Sampson - Currents

There’s a whole set of activities required for effectively onboarding and offboarding new employees. People to coordinate. Processes to develop and operate efficiently. Magic moments that should just happen – because first impressions count and create memories.

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Information Protection: The What – Office 365 DLP

Michael Sampson - Currents

As mentioned the other day , Microsoft uses two specific products to deal with the what of information protection: Office 365 DLP and Azure Information Protection. There are similarities between the two, but some fundamental differences as well. Let’s focus on Office 365 DLP today.

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Information Protection: The What

Michael Sampson - Currents

When thinking about information protection , one of the key questions is what: what specific information should be protected? Some information doesn’t need to be protected at all, such as when it is common knowledge (2+2=4) or easily available (the name of the current leader of a country).

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“Information Protection”

Michael Sampson - Currents

If you thought “collaboration” was a wiggly word with lots of definitions and places it could be used, you should try the phrase “information protection” on for size.

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Even Microsoft Struggles With It

Michael Sampson - Currents

With the rate of change in Office 365, everyone is struggling with staying up to date on what’s available, what’s coming, what’s possible, what’s not working yet, and more.

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New Computer – 2014 vs. 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

Several years ago I had the opportunity to help the husband and wife team of a small business go from one computer to two new laptops.

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Walking a Different Path – Redux

Michael Sampson - Currents

Yesterday I wrote briefly about Colgate-Palmolive shifting to Google G-Suite : Colgate-Palmolive needed to refresh its collaboration tools portfolio, and unlike most of its industry peers, did not embrace Office 365.

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Walking a Different Path

Michael Sampson - Currents

Colgate-Palmolive needed to refresh its collaboration tools portfolio, and unlike most of its industry peers, did not embrace Office 365. A year after the migration to Google Cloud, it looks like things are still going well – the core collaboration team is happy, and so are the users.

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Integrating Adobe with Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

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Your Self: An Owner’s Manual

How to Save the World

Image by Darren Hopes in New Scientist. C ongratulations! You have acquired a Self. Every one is different, but in some respects each is identical to all others.

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On Gratefulness: A Self-Enquiry

How to Save the World

photo by geralt at pixabay CC0.

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