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Microsoft Ignite 2016 – New Zealand

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week I had the privilege of attending and speaking at Microsoft Ignite 2016 in New Zealand. Conference Notes Microsoft Office 365

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Open Letter – Take a Strategic Approach to the Use of Microsoft Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft Office 365 offers a collection of software applications for various user devices plus an array of cloud-delivered online services to both power and complement any installed software. Microsoft SharePoint, IBM Connections, Office 365) as well as a mix of key themes (e.g., Microsoft Office 365This is somewhat perplexing.

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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. Think YouTube for the enterprise, provided by Microsoft. The highlights I noted from afar are: 1.

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The Art of the Possible in London – with Automated Intelligence, Microsoft UK, and Others

Michael Sampson - Currents

Jeff Johnson, UK Azure Sales Director at Microsoft, talked about “Why Cloud Needs to Be in Your Digital Agenda.”

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Opening Keynote at the SharePoint Conference in Auckland

Michael Sampson - Currents

Day one of the SharePoint Conference in Auckland is kicking off, with a two-hour Microsoft keynote. opening comments from Microsoft New Zealand.

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Let’s Have Another SharePoint Failure! #sharepoint #office365 #culture #failure

Michael Sampson - Currents

No one in executive management champions the cultural tenets of collaboration, sharing, openness, and transparency. Culture & Competency Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft SharePointThe third step of taking a strategic approach to the use of Office 365 focuses on creating the right organisational context for achieving value.

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Can IBM Watson Workspace Save Our Productivity?


General Interest IBM iPad iPhone Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership Productivity Tools Tools and Gadgets #elsuapps

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SharePoint Congress 2016 – September 22 in Netherlands

Michael Sampson - Currents

I have two sessions to give: The opening keynote called Your Future with SharePoint? That’s from 9.30am to 10.15am.

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Becoming an Adoption Superhero – My Session at Ignite 2016

Michael Sampson - Currents

At the time of writing, Microsoft Ignite New Zealand starts in 21 days, 21 hours, 48 minutes, and 55 seconds. Are you coming?

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Embracing Hands-Off IT with Office 365 – Meetup Session Next Tuesday

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last month we looked at and discussed the Office 365 offering from Microsoft; this month we are looking at the opportunity to use Office 365 to enable hands-off IT services. – 6.45pm Recent Updates on Office 365 from Microsoft. – 7.00pm Open Discussion and Networking. Microsoft Office 365

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Office 365 for Business – a New Meetup Group in Christchurch

Michael Sampson - Currents

You’ve undoubtedly heard about this offering from Microsoft, but what exactly is it? Others know it as an email service from Microsoft; we’ll talk about that too. – 6.45pm Recent Updates on Office 365 from Microsoft. – 7.00pm Open Discussion and Networking. Microsoft Office 365Office 365?

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Your Future with SharePoint? Looking Back

Michael Sampson - Currents

A few weeks ago I presented the opening keynote at Congres SharePoint 2016 in the Netherlands. Microsoft SharePoint

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Diane Moore on Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

We like Michael’s customer centric approach and his open advocacy for clear thinking, good decision making, creating business value and ensuring the effective use of technologies and capabilities. Michael's Books Microsoft Office 365Diane from Peritia attended the Digital Workplace Conference in New Zealand a couple of months ago.

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Keynote at the Digital Workplace Conference NZ

Michael Sampson - Currents

In addition to the two workshops I will be presenting, I am delighted to announce here that I will be presenting the opening keynote for the conference. Conference Notes Michael's Happenings Microsoft Office 365In 5 weeks I’ll be up in Auckland for the Digital Workplace Conference. Change Management for Digital Transformation.

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Taking a Strategic Approach to the Use of Office 365 – my Session at the Digital Workplace Conference 2016

Michael Sampson - Currents

A couple of weeks back I presented the opening keynote at the Digital Workplace Conference 2016 in New Zealand, followed a couple of hours later by a session called Taking a Strategic Approach to the Use of Office 365. Conference Notes Microsoft Office 365 Roadmap & StrategyMy slides are above. and. [3] 3] how do I get started?

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Yammer: Better for Teams

Michael Sampson - Currents

In my book Collaboration Roadmap I talk about collaboration auto-discovery capabilities for both teams and groups; this is the latest iteration of Microsoft’s work within the context of Yammer. – Yammer group branding, or what Microsoft has called “immersive group experiences.”

Driving Authentic Active Use of Office 365 – a Workshop in Auckland on August 12 2015

Michael Sampson - Currents

If you or your organisation are using or evaluating Microsoft Office 365, I will be running a workshop in Auckland in two weeks on Driving Authentic Active Use of Office 365. Here’s the agenda: 09.00am … Opening Comments. Adoption Michael's Happenings Microsoft Office 365The workshop runs for the whole day (9am to 5pm).

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Using Office 365 and Office Web Apps for a Project – Reflections

Michael Sampson - Currents

Congratulations to Microsoft for the very good support of Safari on the Mac in Office 365. I have had no problem logging in, opening the team site, accessing and downloading documents, and submitting new documents into the document library. One member of the team shared a Microsoft Project file. Good job Microsoft.

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SharePoint Conference Australia and New Zealand: Workshops and a Session

Michael Sampson - Currents

Registration for the two conferences are now open, as well as registration for my four workshops at the conferences. Conferences & Events Microsoft SharePoint Upcoming Events I will be doing three things at each of the two conferences: 1. Pre-Conference Workshop on User Adoption Strategies for SharePoint.

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week I presented the opening keynote at the Digital Workplace Conference 2016 in Auckland, here in New Zealand. Conference Notes Microsoft Office 365 Re-Imagining Effective WorkMy slides are above. Here’s the story I tried to tell during the keynote: 1. But the indirect effects are where the real value and impacts happens.

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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.

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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. Then opened it to all 14,000 BMS staff. -. In Q3, the platform was opened to Bayer globally. Opened Connections up for the whole of Bayer. -. started with Connections 2.5

Integrating Alfresco with Office Online in Office 365 – Options?

Michael Sampson - Currents

From OneDrive for Business the document can be shared with others, or opened with Office apps or Office Online. ” That’s good.

Notes on “Using SharePoint as the Canvas for Student Creativity and Inspired Solutions” (Lou Zulli)

Michael Sampson - Currents

SharePoint 2010 was the eye-opening experience; “look at what we can do with this.” Conference Notes Microsoft SharePoint Lou is talking about the use of SharePoint at Lakewood High School, and how students are deeply involved. Some notes: - Lakewood has been using SharePoint since 2001. Now a touch-activated process.

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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?


Collaboration and Culture Analytics: Answering Key Questions During a Merger or Acquisition

Michael Sampson - Currents

And even if you have an agreed definition then the numbers associated with it are often indirect and open to interpretation. For example: 1.

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Microsoft on Emergency Response

Michael Sampson - Currents

I am at a Microsoft event in Christchurch (New Zealand), co-presented by Intergen New Zealand. The event is focused on how to use various Microsoft technologies for emergency response. You can learn more about the initiative at Microsoft Citizen Safety Architecture, at Microsoft Innovation Centre.

The Rise of Trollmarketing and Trashtweeting on Business Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Cup from Microsoft. Microsoft. Brand Hate The Other Guy – Microsoft vs Google. Microsoft doesn’t. And unusual.

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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).

Collaborative Thinking: Should NewsGator Worry About Microsoft?

Collaborative Thinking

That could change of course if Microsoft wanted to improve IE7s feed reader beyond its rudimentary features at some point. My opinion is: No.

First Take: Microsoft Business Productivity Suite Online - Communications Online

Collaborative Thinking

Microsoft announced this week (Monday, March 2, 2009), that its Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS), was available for trial in 19 countries.


Novell Vibe 3.3 Includes Seamless Integration with Microsoft Office

Portals and KM

  Their current strategic direction is to focus on existing Novell customers with GroupWise, Open Enterprise Server and ZENworks and providing increased services to them. offers integration with Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 as one of the major enhancements. and Novell GroupWise 2012 Expands its Collaboration Capabilities ). 

Get Microsoft Word and Excel Functionality for Your iPhone

Portals and KM

They provide native viewing and editing of Microsoft® Office documents in over 47 languages. Here is another app for your iPhone.

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

New Open FAST-SharePoint Search Bits Post @ MSFT Codeplex

Green Chameleon

As part of Microsoft, FAST is now working with the SharePoint team to help enable the growing base of 85 million Microsoft Office SharePoint Server licensees to integrate advanced search and discovery capabilities into their collaborative environments, including, of course, the SharePoint E20 applications. practices.

Quickoffice Gives the iPhone Microsoft Word and Excel Functionality

Portals and KM

They provide native viewing and editing of Microsoft® Office documents in over 47 languages. Here is another app for your iPhone.

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. feed subscriptions, download, storage).

RIM BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

Research In Motion announced BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365 : ". a new RIM-hosted online service for midsized businesses and enterprises that extends Microsoft Exchange Online to BlackBerry® smartphones, and allows organizations to self-manage their BlackBerry deployments in the cloud. My Comments.

Microsoft SharePoint - Recent News (July 5, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Means that users can preview documents and files within SharePoint, without opening the associated document or file. Layer2 offers Auto Tagger for SharePoint 2010. - For the automatic reasoning of tags to be assigned to list items and documents. - For SharePoint 2010. Available immediately. Works in document libraries, and search results.

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. SharePoint works with a whole lot of other Microsoft products.