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Apttus launches the X-Author for Excel partner program

May 28, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Apttus, the category-defining Quote-to-Cash solution provider, announced today the formal launch of its X-Author for Excel Partner Program. The program will provide participating organizations of all size and industry-type with the support and service required to sell the Apttus X-Author for Excel solution directly to their own customers. This functionality will not only open additional streams of revenue for Apttus partners, but also diversify the overall business needs they can address. In addition to these tangible business enhancements, participants will significantly increase Salesforce user adoption and usage throughout their customer base, contributing to an overall increase in efficiency and effectiveness of their own solutions.

X-Author for Excel transforms Microsoft Excel from a standalone desktop tool into a native UI for Salesforce and is applicable across all industry verticals and functions. For business tasks such as mass data manipulation and financial modeling, many users are accustomed to the multi-row, multi-tasking experience provided by Excel, often eschewing the utility and innovation of the Salesforce platform. Implementation of X-Author for Excel integrates the data, controls, permissions, and routing of Salesforce with the familiar user experience of Excel. With X-Author for Excel, data manipulation can be completed in one percent of the time that it would take in the traditional browser UI. X-Author technology is also transforming data migration, moving data between orgs 80 percent faster than comparable tools.

Topics: Apttus

Twenty ways Datazen will power up your BI

May 27, 2015 12:32:36 PM

George Bernard Shaw wrote, “Progress is impossible without change.” If you know Microsoft and heard the messages from the recent Ignite conference, you know this is Microsoft’s mantra (sometimes to our discontent).

Topics: Business Intelligence, Datazen

A look at NextGen Portals for Office 365

May 20, 2015 10:44:24 AM

Two weeks ago at Microsoft’s Ignite conference, we got one of our first looks a potential new shift on how we may customize SharePoint Online to create our own completely custom portals. The answer? NextGen Portals for Office 365. In a few sessions on NextGen portals, Daniel Kogan and Jeremy Kelley, both SharePoint Product Managers within Microsoft, gave a session called “Behind the Scenes: Engineering NextGen Portals,” which may be viewed now at Channel 9. This talk explored a customization paradigm shift, and it certainly appears to be the answer to Microsoft’s warning of changing master pages in Office 365.

Topics: Office 365, NextGen Portals

Office 365 to further integrate Outlook Web App and OneDrive for Business; enable Clutter feature by default

May 18, 2015 2:35:27 PM

Microsoft has announced new features and integrations for Outlook Web App, OneDrive for Business, and the Clutter e-mail organization feature for Office 365.

Topics: Office 365, Clutter

Tools to help you get more out of SharePoint

May 12, 2015 5:20:29 PM

Lots of third-party tools were on display at Microsoft’s Ignite conference held in Chicago last week, and while we turned the spotlight on a number of them in last week’s newsletter, today we’ll offer up our thoughts on a few more.

Topics: Gimmal, Colligo

Microsoft’s bringing the cloud to you

May 6, 2015 12:20:29 PM

Microsoft would like every organization to move to the cloud. But realizing that many are not yet ready to move, the company has decided to bring the cloud to you.

Topics: cloud, Microsoft Ignite

A look at Office 365 video

May 6, 2015 11:00:37 AM

When Microsoft announced Office 365 Video at the last SharePoint conference, many folks were impressed by the demos, both in the keynote as well as the breakout sessions. At the time, it was not available for customer tenants, and the news faded into the mix of other announcements made at the conference.

Topics: Office 365 Video,

AvePoint unveils new solutions for Microsoft Office 365 and Azure at Microsoft Ignite 2015

May 6, 2015 10:11:24 AM

From the halls of Microsoft Ignite 2015, AvePoint, the established leader in enabling enterprise collaboration across platforms and devices, today announced new tools to help customers speed up and simplify the move to Microsoft Office 365. Utilizing Microsoft Azure technologies, AvePoint Solutions for Office 365 enable organizations to migrate to Microsoft Office 365 faster while ensuring sustainable user adoption and effectively managing critical business data on the platform.

Formotus debuts on-demand forms for SharePoint at Microsoft Ignite

May 5, 2015 12:10:00 PM

Formotus, a mobile enterprise form provider, announced an expansion to its mobile form offerings at Microsoft Ignite including the Formotus SharePoint List Connector. The new custom control enables uses of a repeating table in any form to update data in a SharePoint list. The expansion also adds a feature allowing column additions to SharePoint form libraries for one-click item opening in the Formotus mobile app from the browser. The company also announced on-demand mobile data forms through its new Formotus Now mobile app for iOS and Windows 8. The app is in limited beta preview. More details are available in the Formotus blog post.

SMART Technologies expands capabilities of its SMART Room System

May 5, 2015 11:54:04 AM

SMART Technologies Inc. now offers new capabilities in its  SMART Room System (SRS) for Skype for Business (previously known as Microsoft Lync), including enhanced functionality, new support services, and seamless integration with Skype for Business and Microsoft Office 365.