Microsoft Office 362

Michael Sampson - Currents

In May I was in Norway presenting a round of workshops, and a couple of the people there jokingly called Microsoft Office 365 by a different name — “Office 362.” “ Microsoft’s Exchange Online hosted email service suffered a disruption Tuesday morning, leaving many users without email for much of the morning. We recommend customers visit the service health dashboard for real-time updates,” a Microsoft spokesperson told InformationWeek.

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. Microsoft and the conference organiser team did a great job of making the logistics work – getting people between rooms and sessions. Conference Notes Microsoft Office 365

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Trending Sources

Update on Microsoft Teams

Michael Sampson - Currents

Update from Kirk on the Office 365 Team on the new (still in preview) Microsoft Teams service in Office 365: … Microsoft Teams has picked up momentum since its launch last November. In the last month alone, 30,000 organizations across 145 markets and 19 languages have actively used Microsoft Teams. – Pramit Nairi, Only Microsoft Could Make Teams. – Stuart McIntyre, My musings on Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Office 365

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Microsoft OneNote for Mac

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Office team at Microsoft announced three updates to OneNote today : a Mac version, a freemium model (both OneNote 2013 for Windows and the new OneNote for Mac are free, with premium features available by subscription), and a new API for the cloud service. Nice work Microsoft.

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Microsoft Ignite is the place to be for SharePoint futures

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft gave a sneak peak at the timeframe and focus areas for SharePoint Server 2016. If you are going to Microsoft Ignite in a couple of weeks in Chicago, there will be a lot more disclosed, discussed, and debated about SharePoint Server 2016 (and many other Microsoft tools).

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Microsoft Releases a New Outlook for Mac

Michael Sampson - Currents

I have been wondering over the past month whatever happened to the next version of Microsoft Office for Mac. Friday saw a surprise release from Microsoft of the next version of part of the next release: a new Outlook. Today we are announcing the new Outlook for the Mac, which delivers improved performance and reliability and a fresh look and feel that is unmistakably Microsoft Office. Microsoft Office 365

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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. the challenge for Microsoft will be to get the relationships right, and to not overwhelm users with redundant, duplicated, or irrelevant information. Think YouTube for the enterprise, provided by Microsoft.

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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). “ Today at the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2014, Metalogix is the first vendor to announce a complete solution to move email, files and SharePoint content to Microsoft Office 365. Collaboration Software Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft SharePoint

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Google vs. Microsoft on Mobile Productivity Apps (US Data Only)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Gregg recently wrote on ComputerWorld about the comparative monthly active user base for Google’s mobile productivity apps versus the Microsoft offerings. million people last month, while Microsoft’s Outlook app — praised by many reviewers — sported just 6.3

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Recent News on Microsoft

Michael Sampson - Currents

Some recent news on Microsoft, Office, Surface, and Lync: 1. Microsoft reported a strong fiscal year third quarter. Microsoft is expected to announce new Surface models in a couple of weeks , including a new “mini” variant. Microsoft changes its licensing definition of a Surface and Surface Pro when used against Office 365. About two thirds of that time was spent on Microsoft Outlook, checking and responding to email.

Developing a Strategic Approach to Microsoft Office 365 (my slides)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week I presented at the Christchurch SharePoint User Group meeting on Developing a Strategic Approach to Microsoft Office 365. Collaboration Microsoft Office 365 Reports My slides from that session are above. Presentation flow (slides): 1. Title slide. About Michael and what I do for clients. Agenda. Office 365 offers many features. Tactical approaches emphasise short term gains. A strategic approach is different. 12-13. Examples of tactical vs. strategic questions.

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Google vs. Microsoft on Mobile Productivity Apps (US Data Only)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Gregg recently wrote on ComputerWorld about the comparative monthly active user base for Google’s mobile productivity apps versus the Microsoft offerings. million people last month, while Microsoft’s Outlook app — praised by many reviewers — sported just 6.3

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

Clutter is powered by Microsoft Office Graph, which is also the power behind the recently released Delve capability for Office 365. When Microsoft announced the Office Graph earlier this year, it said that Delve (codenamed Oslo) was the first application of that idea.

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Business Reimagined by Dave Coplin, Microsoft

Michael Sampson - Currents

Over the past few days I have been reading Dave Coplin’s book, Business Reimagined: Why work isn’t working and what you can do about it (2013).

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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’s sales people are focused on selling Office 365 and Microsoft’s other cloud services, and this is leading to a strong uplift in the subscriber base around the world. Microsoft SharePoint, IBM Connections, Office 365) as well as a mix of key themes (e.g.,

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Microsoft Ignite NZ 2016 – October 2016

Michael Sampson - Currents

In October I will be attending and speaking at Microsoft Ignite 2016 in New Zealand, with a talk focused on user adoption and effective use of Office 365 – a key component of my theme on taking a strategic approach to the use of Office 365.

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OnTime Group Calendar for Microsoft Exchange and Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

The team at OnTime announced the upcoming release of its group calendar product for Microsoft Exchange and Office 365. Collaboration Software Meeting Scheduling Microsoft Office 365

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Blind Navigation – from Microsoft

Michael Sampson - Currents

Tom writes on The Verge about Microsoft’s work to help visually impaired people navigate through cities : “ Microsoft blindfolded me and led me around several streets before leaving me on the ledge of a freezing cold canal in London yesterday. Microsoft is aiming to change this with 3D Audio technology and a smart headset the software giant is trialling in the UK. Read more: Microsoft had to blindfold me so I could hear the future.

Microsoft Announces Surface Pro 3 – iWant

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft announced the specifications and availability dates for its upcoming Surface Pro 3. Coverage around the web: - ZDNet, Can Microsoft Create a New Market with Surface Pro 3? - ZDNet, Five Reasons to Upgrade from a Microsoft Surface Pro to a Surface Pro 3. ZDNet, Microsoft’s Surface Strategy: As Long As It Takes. ComputerWorld, No Surface Mini from Microsoft on Tuesday.

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

On the Tuesday in London I attended and participated in The Art of the Possible , a one-day conference hosted by Automated Intelligence and Microsoft UK, at the new Microsoft premises at Paddington. Conference Notes Microsoft Office 365

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Microsoft Surface Hub – Reinventing Meeting Dynamics

Michael Sampson - Currents

At the Windows 10 event today, Microsoft announced Surface Hub. It is weird to me that Microsoft chose the name they did, since there is also a Surface Hub app for the Surface Pro. It is intended to be used for collaborative meetings, brainstorming, and other group activities.

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"I Use SharePoint" - a New User Adoption Resource Site from Microsoft

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft has recently released the I Use SharePoint web site, which is filled with "winning attention" material. Well done Microsoft. In my book, User Adoption Strategies , I show a four stage approach to gaining adoption of new approaches and new ways of working.

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

The Bumble Bee

There are a plethora of excel add-Ins out there, many of which aim to improve or extend a feature which excel already performs. I am not much interested in these but what I am interested in is add-ins which enable you to do something really useful which you cannot currently do in excel.

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Microsoft + Nokia: Can Two Losers Collaborate to Win?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Late last week, Microsoft and Nokia announced a "broad strategic partnership to build a new global mobile ecosystem". Nokia and Microsoft intend to jointly create market-leading mobile products and services designed to offer consumers, operators and developers unrivalled choice and opportunity. Microsoft used to be a top-dog in mobile devices - before the iPhone hit the market, and as Palm was crumbling, it was Microsoft and Research in Motion.

Microsoft, Collaboration, Competition and how not to create a Knowledge-sharing Culture.

Chris Collison

So Steve Ballmer leaves Microsoft within the next year, and his epitaphs are already being cooked-up by many commentators. He was presenting Microsoft’s collaboration technologies at a groupware (remember that term?

Thoughts on Microsoft Surface

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft last week took the wraps off an upcoming tablet - Microsoft Surface - running Windows 8. Microsoft has (some) time to sort these things out; we'll see how they go. The external keyboard integrated into the flip cover is a nice idea - well done Microsoft.

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Bravo! RIM - BlackBerry Client for Microsoft SharePoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

Research In Motion announced the BlackBerry Client for Microsoft SharePoint , an app for BlackBerry devices: " Connectivity between BlackBerry smartphones and SharePoint servers is made possible with the market-leading BlackBerry Enterprise Server software. Microsoft Office document editing using Documents To Go® (pre-installed on BlackBerry smartphones) to download, create, revise and upload documents.

Updates from Microsoft (OneNote on Mac and iOS, Office on iPad), and Surface Pro 3 Reviews

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft has delivered a variety of good things during the past week, and has received a couple of good reviews of the Surface Pro 3. If you are using OneNote on your Mac, or any of the Office products on your iPad, see: - For OneNote on Mac, Microsoft released notebook access from OneDrive for Business, file insertion (PDF!), “ If you are interested in a deep dive on the screen, see DisplayMate and the Microsoft Surface blog.

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Thoughts About The Future of SharePoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

Some 12 hours ago (4.30am New Zealand time) I joined Microsoft’s live broadcast of its Future of SharePoint event. There are a bunch of blog posts from Microsoft on Office Blogs ; they are worth checking out. It was good to see Microsoft’s incremental innovations in the offering. Microsoft announced some nice user interface / user experience touches. Microsoft said it will re-label the “Sites” tile in Office 365 as “SharePoint.”

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Microsoft Surface Pro 2

Michael Sampson - Currents

When Microsoft released the first generation of its Surface RT / Surface Pro tablet / laptop hybrid, New Zealand customers had to wait for some months before they arrived down under. More reading on the Surface Pro 2: - ZDNet, Microsoft Surface Pro 2 review: Better, but too heavy and too expensive. TechCrunch, Microsoft Surface Unit Volume Doubled in Most Recent Quarter.

Report On Intranet Analytics – Required Reading for Collaboration Teams and Analytics Vendors

Michael Sampson - Currents

Adoption & Effective Use Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft SharePoint Tools & TechnologiesAt the end of 2011 I published Collaboration Roadmap , and then faced a decision about what to do regarding User Adoption Strategies.

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Thoughts About The Future of SharePoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

Some 12 hours ago (4.30am New Zealand time) I joined Microsoft’s live broadcast of its Future of SharePoint event. There are a bunch of blog posts from Microsoft on Office Blogs ; they are worth checking out. It was good to see Microsoft’s incremental innovations in the offering. Microsoft announced some nice user interface / user experience touches. Microsoft said it will re-label the “Sites” tile in Office 365 as “SharePoint.”

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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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User Adoption Strategies in June with Silverside

Michael Sampson - Currents

– Thursday June 11, for customers with Microsoft SharePoint, Office 365, and Lync. Adoption Conferences & Events IBM Connections Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft SharePoint

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Transitioning to Office 365: Becoming the Adoption Superhero for Your Firm

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft’s Channel9 team were at the conference, and the video of my talk is above. Adoption & Effective Use Microsoft Office 365My talk at Ignite 2016 was called Transitioning to Office 365: Becoming the Adoption Superhero for Your Firm.

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Mini-Workshop at the Office 365 and SharePoint User Group Meeting

Michael Sampson - Currents

Adoption & Effective Use Conference Notes Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft SharePointLast week I was the second of two presenters at the Office 365 and SharePoint User Group meeting in Christchurch.

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SharePoint Conference – Australia and New Zealand

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft SharePoint In eight and nine weeks respectively the SharePoint Conference will be on in Sydney and Auckland.

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

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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