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

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

– the use of SharePoint takes place within a group of people working at an organisation that has a particular culture. The firm is moving to Office 365, from an on-premises Exchange, Lync, and SharePoint environment. The firm has been using SharePoint for many years, and has had three major SharePoint deployments over the past decade. All three of the SharePoint deployments have been considered a failure.

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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. 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!

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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.

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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. 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!

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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 – 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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SharePoint Congress 2016 – September 22 in Netherlands

Michael Sampson - Currents

On Thursday September 22 I will be speaking at the SharePoint Congress 2016 in Utrecht, hosted by Entopic. On September 22, 2016 Entopic organizes Congres SharePoint & Office 2016. I have two sessions to give: The opening keynote called Your Future with SharePoint?

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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. The keynote played off Microsoft’s re-embrace of SharePoint this year (e.g., The Future of SharePoint! ) and was entitled “Your Future with SharePoint?”

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

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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 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).

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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.

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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.

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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

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SharePoint Conference Australia and New Zealand: Workshops and a Session

Michael Sampson - Currents

In July I will be attending and participating in both the Australian SharePoint Conference (Sydney, July 15-16) and the New Zealand SharePoint Conference (Auckland, July 22-23), put on and coordinated by Debbie Ireland and her team at ShareThePoint. Pre-Conference Workshop on User Adoption Strategies for SharePoint. Post-Conference Workshop – Collaboration Roadmap for Organisations with SharePoint. Conferences & Events Microsoft SharePoint Upcoming Events

SharePoint Roadmap for Kindle - Now Available

Michael Sampson - Currents

While I was in Auckland earlier this week, I created the Kindle edition of SharePoint Roadmap for Collaboration. This is (essentially) the only way to get a copy of SharePoint Roadmap now. SharePoint Roadmap for Collaboration

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.

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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. For each of the "winning attention" videos, there is then a longer explanation of "how" to make it work in SharePoint - at the Show Me How tab. SharePoint User Adoption

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Workshare Point for Document Management in Outlook and SharePoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

Earlier this year, Workshare introduced Workshare Point , a connector for linking email messages and documents in Outlook with Microsoft SharePoint, and for providing easier ways for people to access and work with SharePoint from Microsoft Office applications. SharePoint

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

Notes on “Making Sure That The SharePoint Solutions Your Team Has Created Don’t Go to Waste” (Lou Zulli, Jr)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Lou from the United States ( Lakewood High School ) is presenting on making sure your SharePoint solutions don’t go to waste. The aim is to improve user adoption of SharePoint solutions. The out-of-the-box design of SharePoint 2010 is too hard for people to use. One of Lou’s students analyzed how people were working and designed a better method using SharePoint – a single, editable, revisable online form. Now, it’s a SharePoint application.

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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: #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.

NewsGator Enhances its Social Sites 2010 Platform for SharePoint

Portals and KM

NewsGator is built to sit on top of SharePoint as a managed service application and does not operate independent of it. They make SharePoint more social which is a very useful task. I really like the collection of capabilities and they certainly enhance SharePoint.

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

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. SharePoint 2010 was the eye-opening experience; “look at what we can do with this.” The whole design principle is to make the student successful. - … using SharePoint Online, have set up a mini calendar to pull data from a teacher’s Exchange calendar of Lync meetings.

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Opening Keynote, SharePoint Conference in Australia

Michael Sampson - Currents

The SharePoint Conference is kicking off in Australia today. first conference in 2010; done 6 conferences since then. - … SharePoint 2010 was in beta in 2010. Everyone on SharePoint 2007. - … go and see the vendors in the Showcase; they can help you get off SharePoint 2007. - … going back to 2009/2010 – iPhone was nascent. Conference Notes Microsoft SharePoint Mark Rhodes, Introducing Guy for the First Part of the Conference.

The Cost of SharePoint = License Fee x9 (It's a Microsoft Figure)

Michael Sampson - Currents

In response to my post about making SharePoint not look like SharePoint , Mike asked where the figure I quoted came from. Just because a company does spend extra on SharePoint customizations doesn’t mean that it was needed in order to make the solution work. Take "SharePoint workflow," as an example. One client had spent three-and-half-weeks trying to build a (simple) workflow using SharePoint Designer, and could not get it to work properly. SharePoint

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What Does It Actually Mean to Offer a "Platform"? - Reconsidering the SharePoint Decision

Michael Sampson - Currents

Earlier in the week, I pointed to some Microsoft material from last year that talked about "the partner opportunity" with SharePoint. The key point from Microsoft, is that for every $1 an organizations pays Microsoft for SharePoint licensing, they pay business partners "$6 to $9 on services.".

Notes on “Deployment of SharePoint 2013 document, records and collaboration solution at AUT” (Alan Marshall, Stephen McWilliams, Shelley Tasele)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Day two of the New Zealand SharePoint Conference is starting. people involved in the project – SharePoint specialists, records management, project management, business group, ICT, subject matter experts (content and process owners), and change management.

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harmon.ie Goes Mobile, Bringing SharePoint to the iPad

Portals and KM

Their tools focus on increasing user adoption of collaboration tools include bringing central components of SharePoint into both Outlook and Lotus Notes. Now they have moved a step further gone mobile and unveiling the capbility to bring Microsoft SharePoint document collaboration and social interactions to the iPad – “harmon.ie For the iPad to realize its potential it must have the ability to bring in enterprise apps such as SharePoint. I have written about harmon.ie

Is SharePoint "Worth It" as a Collaboration Tool? - Joe Shepley

Michael Sampson - Currents

Joe Shepley, the VP and Practice Leader at Doculabs asks whether firms should be using SharePoint 2010 as their collaboration platform at all: " I’m in the middle of a series on SharePoint collaboration. In the first two posts, I focused on why SharePoint collaboration fails and how you can take steps to ensure that it succeeds. It's awesome to meet someone else who is willing to ask similar questions on the topic of using SharePoint for collaboration. SharePoint

Research on Collaboration and SharePoint in the UK - All is Not Well

Michael Sampson - Currents

Fujitsu released results from a recent survey of IT managers in the UK (and maybe Ireland) on collaboration and SharePoint: " The research - commissioned by Fujitsu - shows that of all collaboration technologies, SharePoint is by far the most common. 92% of enterprise organisations using collaboration software use SharePoint and for over three-quarters of organisations (78%) SharePoint is the only collaboration technology that they use. Collaboration SharePoint

Notes on “Integrating Yammer with SharePoint” (Elaine van Bergen and Chris O’Connor)

Michael Sampson - Currents

In the session before lunch, Elaine and Chris are talking about the integration between Yammer and SharePoint. out-of-the-box can add “Yammer Feed” to a SharePoint site. in SharePoint on-premise, can replace the SharePoint Newsfeed with the Yammer feed. Requires SharePoint 2013 SP1 to work. Chris showed a variety of other ways of integrating Yammer and SharePoint, using the SDK and other approaches.

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AvePoint Survey on Managing and Governing SharePoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

AvePoint recently released the results of a survey about managing and governing SharePoint. According to the survey, commissioned by AvePoint, leader in governance and infrastructure management solutions for Microsoft SharePoint, the platform is deployed to support a number of key business needs, including end-user collaboration (93%), document management (88.25%), intranet portals (79.75%) and project management (58.7%). SharePoint

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Results from 2012 SharePoint Study: Value is a Work in Progress

Portals and KM

Vizit , maker of SharePoint. collaboration and search tools, recently conducted a study: SharePoint Study: Insights into Content Use and Collaboration. There were 1100 participants who were responsible for SharePoint in their organizations. Less than 50% of SharePoint content is actively used each month. Yet 41% of organizations store over 100,000 documents in SharePoint. Over 60% of respondents said that users often email SharePoint files as attachments.

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Bayer Embraces Lotus Connections Across-the-Board, Not SharePoint MySite

Michael Sampson - Currents

What I didn't know was the wider story about Bayer choosing SharePoint, and the resulting conflict inside that BMS's decision to go with Connections caused. Sharepoint MySite vs. Connections. Lotus SharePointI have previously commented on the use of IBM Connections at Bayer Material Science, a 15,000 employee part of Bayer - see Bayer Material Science to Implement Lotus Connections (November 2010), and An Update on Value and Adoption (March 2011).

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The Group Work Site in SharePoint 2010 - "strange, inconsistent, weird, and unusable"

Michael Sampson - Currents

SharePoint 2010 ships with a number of pre-defined site templates, list templates, and library templates. As I've said in recent presentations, SharePoint 2010 offers "technically correct" options, not "usable and useful" ones. Enterprise Collaboration SharePoint

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. Check-out, check-in, and versioning of files reflected on the SharePoint server. Content searches across multiple SharePoint sites from a BlackBerry smartphone ". Enterprise Mobility SharePoint

Technology Review Finally Talks about SharePoint - But Gets the Data Wrong

Michael Sampson - Currents

MIT Technology Review has been looking at collaboration approaches and tools during March, and has finally devoted an article to SharePoint. " One way or another, they will run up against the market leader: Microsoft's SharePoint software, which is used by more than 100 million people around the world. ". I feel the article gives a "populist" view on SharePoint, but doesn't get the underlying data correct. See Lies, Damned Lies, and SharePoint Licenses for more.