Improving SharePoint Lists – Roadmap 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft used the recent SharePoint Conference to introduce numerous improvements to SharePoint lists scheduled for 2018. – Add file upload to Microsoft Forms – Add a custom question to allow users to supply a file to upload to SharePoint. (

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Thinking with SAMR – SharePoint News Changes

Michael Sampson - Currents

During the keynote from the SharePoint Conference 2018 in Las Vegas yesterday, Microsoft made several announcements of new goodness coming to SharePoint. What else could be a modification or redefinition, to use Ruben’s levels, in thinking about organisational news in SharePoint?

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Notes from the Keynote at the SharePoint Conference 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

On the Silverside blog, I share five key takeaways from the SharePoint Conference keynote earlier this week: The SharePoint Conference North America 2018 in Las Vegas is the place to be this week if SharePoint is critical to the collaboration strategy at your organisation.

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SharePoint Swoop – The Intranet Makeover Show

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft published Season 1 of SharePoint Swoop: The Intranet Makeover Show , where three well-known MVPs swoop into an organisation for three days and make some SharePoint and Office 365 magic happen. This is Microsoft’s description: SharePoint Swoop is not a typical reality show — this new, enterprise-focused, five-part web series from Microsoft is jam-packed with fun. Office 365 and SharePoint Online enable (and demand) a new profile of the IT professional.

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Your Future with SharePoint? Looking Forward

Michael Sampson - Currents

Earlier in this series: 1 – Your Future with SharePoint? 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 SharePoint

2016 148

Misconceptions of SharePoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

Evoke IT, a Microsoft business partner in Scotland, has an infographic on the misconceptions of SharePoint. SharePoint gives you a lot of functionality, but there are many specialist products out there that may be cheaper in the long run. See all: 10 Misconceptions of Microsoft SharePoint. Microsoft SharePoint They even deal with this one: 9. Everyone’s using it so we should too. Make sure you’re using it for the right reasons.

2014 98

Managing Meetings in SharePoint 2013

Michael Sampson - Currents

Within the context of SharePoint 2013, AvePoint offers a Meetings App for this scenario. The app is available for SharePoint 2013 on-premises, as well as for use within SharePoint Online on Office 365. Meeting Scheduling Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft SharePoint

2014 136

Your Future with SharePoint? Answer the 5 W’s

Michael Sampson - Currents

Earlier in this series: 1 – Your Future with SharePoint? 2 – Your Future with SharePoint? Microsoft’s future with SharePoint offers increased simplicity (e.g., In the first post, I explored Microsoft’s journey with SharePoint over recent years.

2016 116

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. Here’s the lead one specifically: The Future of SharePoint. SharePoint has become an important platform for many of my advisory clients, and has been the conduit for making many friends around the world. The extension of the OneDrive for Business look-and-feel to SharePoint document libraries was good. Go SharePoint!

2016 104

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. Here’s the lead one specifically: The Future of SharePoint. SharePoint has become an important platform for many of my advisory clients, and has been the conduit for making many friends around the world. The extension of the OneDrive for Business look-and-feel to SharePoint document libraries was good. Go SharePoint!

2016 104

Beezy Integrates Yammer and SharePoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

Since its acquisition of Yammer in 2012, an improving level of integration between SharePoint and Yammer has been drip fed from Microsoft. Last week Beezy announced two-way integration between Yammer and SharePoint that is a great step up from what’s available from Microsoft: As a native SharePoint and Office 365 solution, Beezy displays all of your existing Yammer data within SharePoint, whether online and on prem, through the Beezy UI.

SharePoint Conference 2011

Michael Sampson - Currents

The 2011 Microsoft SharePoint Conference is happening this week in Anaheim. Unlike the 2009 conference, the next release of SharePoint (then 2010) will not be announced and debated, but the focus will be on looking back over recent wins (eg., Conference Notes SharePoint

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Huddle vs. SharePoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

Ben on Cool Tools writes about his use of Huddle , and positions it against SharePoint due to Huddle's cloud strategy: " Huddle is a great alternative to SharePoint, as we were not on the same network, intranet, or VPN. We used Huddle in a similar manner to SharePoint (if you are familiar with that enterprise Microsoft product); it features document libraries, shared calendars, private wiki pages, etc. Collaboration Software SharePoint

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SharePoint Conference – Australia and New Zealand

Michael Sampson - Currents

In eight and nine weeks respectively the SharePoint Conference will be on in Sydney and Auckland. a post-conference workshop on the roadmap to success with SharePoint for collaboration. Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft SharePoint

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. – compliance and reporting, with data loss protection (DLP), data encryption, and compliance tools that work across data on-premises in SharePoint and in-cloud in Office 365.

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"Don't Make SharePoint Look Like SharePoint" - Ouch

Michael Sampson - Currents

Sue wrote last month about intranets based on SharePoint that "don't look like SharePoint" : " I'm spending this weekend hunkered down with the 433-page Intranet Design Annual 2011 from Nielsen Norman Group featuring what they consider this year's 10 best intranets. As in the previous several years, about half the winners (5 in the current edition) use SharePoint as a foundation for the entire intranet or a significant component. Intranets SharePoint

MindManager for SharePoint: Overview

Michael Sampson - Currents

It's called MindManager for SharePoint , and combines the visual mapping power of MindManager with the collaboration capabilities of SharePoint. There is nothing installed on the SharePoint server. - It works with SharePoint 2007 and 2010 content.

Mobile Entree for SharePoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

Mobile Entree provides a way for SharePoint developers to extend SharePoint capabilities to end users via mobile devices. SharePoint 2007's mobile capabilities are (only) "okay". Tags: Enterprise Mobility SharePoint I took a quick look at Mobile Entree this afternoon.

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Getting Email into SharePoint: The Mainsoft SharePoint Challenge

Michael Sampson - Currents

(Source: SharePoint Challenge Results. Mainsoft attended the SharePoint Technology Conference in Boston last week. Instead of running a traditional booth, they invited the SharePoint pros in attendance to see how difficult some tasks in SharePoint actually are.

SharePoint: 100,000 Million Users (??)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Mary Jo Foley wrote in March that Microsoft says it is adding 20,000 new SharePoint users a day : " Microsoft has been adding 20,000 SharePoint users per day, every day for the last five years, according to Jared Spataro, Director of SharePoint product management. million new SharePoint users every year. Microsoft hasn’t gotten a lot more granular about SharePoint sales beyond that. We heard in 2009 that SharePoint was a $1.3 SharePoint

SharePoint Intranets-in-a-Box v2 – from Clearbox

Michael Sampson - Currents

Sam and his team at Clearbox Consulting have published another great report: the 2016 update of their SharePoint Intranets-in-a-Box report: Our comprehensive guide to turn-key SharePoint solutions will accelerate your purchasing decision and ensure you make the right choice. We review 26 of the solutions on offer, using eight common scenarios based on our years of experience in SharePoint consulting.

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SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities in October 2015

Michael Sampson - Currents

I head to Canada for a client meeting in mid-October, which works perfectly for dropping by Minneapolis on the way home to attend and speak at SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities. For more information, see SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities (October 24, 2015). Adoption Conferences & Events Microsoft SharePoint Re-Imagining Effective Work

2015 89

MindManager for SharePoint: Tasks

Michael Sampson - Currents

Today I installed MindManager for SharePoint on my Lenovo W500 running Windows 7 Professional. So here's the setup: - I have a SharePoint site -- Windows SharePoint Services v3 from the SharePoint 2007 wave -- for testing purposes (as you would expect!).

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 Office Graph works across SharePoint, Exchange, Lync, Yammer, and Office. In the first instance, you can have a Yammer conversation in a sidebar in Word or PowerPoint that are stored in SharePoint or OneDrive for Business (see below).

2014 104

SharePoint 2010 for Collaboration

Michael Sampson - Currents

Messaging News Magazine for November and December 2010 is out, and it includes my article on SharePoint 2010 for collaboration. " It’s been over a year since Microsoft announced the details of SharePoint 2010, and now six months since the product has been on the market. SharePoint 2010 is a substantial update to the SharePoint product, with new capabilities and enhancements strewn throughout the code. Messaging News Magazine SharePoint

2010 89

SharePoint 2013 and User Adoption

Michael Sampson - Currents

Elaine from OBS in Australia shares her top 13 list of features in SharePoint 2013. I don't have a problem with the list, and am pleased to see that (at least on the face of it), SharePoint 2013 finally addresses some of the weaknesses I highlighted in SharePoint 2007 (see 7 Pillars analysis of SharePoint 2007 ). We saw this problem with SharePoint 2003, and 2007, and 2010 - all versions of SharePoint that Microsoft said were wonderful at the time.

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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). “ Qumu’s Speech Search for SharePoint 2013 … Qumu added speech search and other new capabilities to its Video App for SharePoint 2013. In its embedded form within SharePoint and Qumu’s Video Control Center 7.0, ” K2 for SharePoint was released at the end of March 2014.

2014 98

SharePoint Conference – Australia and New Zealand (Update)

Michael Sampson - Currents

In just a couple of weeks the SharePoint Conferences in Australia and New Zealand are happening. Tuesday 15 July – 10.30am – User Adoption Strategies for SharePoint: What’s Used, What’s Effective? Wednesday 23 July – 4.15pm – User Adoption Strategies for SharePoint: What’s Used, What’s Effective? Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft SharePoint Upcoming Events featured

SharePoint Saturday (Washington DC): Governance Will Not Save SharePoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Washington DC SharePoint Saturday is this week, Saturday May 2. My session is called Governance Will Not Save SharePoint, Nor You : " There’s a myth going around that governance will save SharePoint in organizations.

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VisualSP for Training on SharePoint Features

Michael Sampson - Currents

of SharePoint. I have no affiliation with SharePoint Videos , but its VisualSP on-demand training video series looks like a great way of implementing part of your adoption strategy. SharePoint User Adoption User Adoption Strategies

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David on SharePoint Saturday

Michael Sampson - Currents

As I said yesterday, I took my 14-year old son - David - to the first SharePoint Saturday in New Zealand. SharePointDavid blogged about it, and thanked the speakers and sponsors. If you are so inclined, please leave him a comment! It would make his day :-).

SharePoint 2010 - Recent News

Michael Sampson - Currents

Metalogix released a migration tool for shifting blogs and wikis to SharePoint. Moves blog and wiki content to SharePoint; supports Google Blogger, WordPress, Telligent, Confluence, and Wikimedia. Supports SharePoint 2007 and 2010. My analysis : With much better wiki capabilities in SharePoint 2010, organizations that previously had to look elsewhere for enterprise wiki capabilities will think twice. Yammer integrated its micro-blogging service with SharePoint. -

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SharePoint 2010 on the iPad

Michael Sampson - Currents

with the Apple iPad only days away in New Zealand , I discover that SouthLabs has developed an iPad app called SharePlus , which gives access to SharePoint (WSS 3.0, As they say on the product page: " Access your SharePoint's data from anywhere with SharePlus iPad Client for SharePoint.

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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. SharePoint, Integration, and Knowledge. Heading towards 2013 at the moment. - … primarily used SharePoint out of the box.

2014 127

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week I was the second of two presenters at the Office 365 and SharePoint User Group meeting in Christchurch. Capabilities in Office 365 … Yammer, Skype Groups, and SharePoint discussions, with Yammer being the best overall tool in the opinion of the group.

2016 116

SharePoint: #1 Challenge is User Adoption

Michael Sampson - Currents

Global360 is running its SharePoint Survey for Fall 2011 : " It is time again for our semi-annual SharePoint Survey! This is why we run our SharePoint survey every six months. From early results (as above), the #1 challenge facing organizations with SharePoint is user adoption.

SharePoint Saturday in Christchurch, New Zealand

Michael Sampson - Currents

SharePoint Saturday is coming to New Zealand, and even better, it's coming to my home city of Christchurch. I will be speaking on Hitting a Home Run with SharePoint: 7 Essential Skills for Doing Great Work. Tags: SharePoint Upcoming Events

One Way to Fix SharePoint's Outlook Problem - The BrainYard #sharepoint #outlook

Michael Sampson - Currents

My latest post is up on The BrainYard, entitled One Way to Fix SharePoint's Outlook Problem : " For as long as I can remember, I have connected the idea of "SharePoint on the desktop" with Colligo Networks and its suite of products for taking SharePoint offline and embedding it inside Outlook.

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Mobolize for SharePoint -- Browser-based Offline Access to SharePoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

Mobolize for SharePoint is a new option in the offline SharePoint space. The main differentiator is that Mobolize provides a browser-based online and offline experience, and claims to support all SharePoint content offline, with full synchronization when reconnecting to the SharePoint server. This includes wiki pages, something that neither SharePoint Workspace 2010 nor Colligo Contributor 4.2 When online, SharePoint is "up to 12 times faster.". -

What Are You Doing with SharePoint?

Michael Sampson - Currents

I'm trying to get a quick snapshot of current state use with SharePoint today. across the globe, across industries, across SharePoint capability sets. Take the survey: What Are You Doing with SharePoint? Tags: SharePoint