SPTechCon Boston | August 24-27, 2015


Building up Office 365 momentum

Apr 29, 2015 1:34:18 PM

Microsoft’s Build conference kicks off today. Developers will hear about Windows 10, HoloLens, Azure enhancements, Cortana, Windows Phone 8.1, Docker containers... oh, and new tools for creating Office 365 applications. In his keynote, CEO Satya Nadella spoke of Office as a complete platform, more than simply a collection of applications and APIs. Integrations with DocuSign, LinkedIn and Salesforce were demonstrated. Imagine, Microsoft partnering with Salesforce! Also, an Uber add-in for Outlook will allow users to get reminders about rides based on events in their calendars.

Topics: Office 365, Microsoft Build

Microsoft BI: Power BI powers up with Datazen!

Apr 29, 2015 12:40:05 PM

Last week I blogged about Power BI and gave a balanced perspective regarding a project I am working on. Jen Underwood from Microsoft had some great feedback. In looking at her blog, I found a vendor call Datazen that offered a product that might fill a couple of my project needs where Power BI could not.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Datazen

The “YIPS” of SharePoint 2016

Apr 28, 2015 4:41:08 PM

Do you know what the “yips” are?  According to Wikipedia, the yips is a term applied to sports players who lose fine motor skills without apparent explanation. Athletes affected by the yips demonstrate a sudden, unexplained loss of previous skills. Athletes affected by the yips sometimes recover their ability, sometimes compensate by changing technique, or may be forced to abandon their sport at the highest level. Perhaps the most famous example of someone with the yips is former big-league baseball player Chuck Knoblauch, a second baseman who during his tenure with the New York Yankees seemingly forgot how to throw a ball from his position to first base. And there’s pro basketball player Charles Barkley, who golfs with a strange hitch-push motion when swinging. Check it out on YouTube if you haven’t seen it before.

Topics: SharePoint, SharePoint 2016

AvePoint Provides Sync and Share for Microsoft SharePoint with New Release of Perimeter

Apr 28, 2015 3:42:30 PM

AvePoint, the established leader in enabling enterprise collaboration across platforms and devices, today announced the general availability of AvePoint Perimeter Service Pack (SP) 4. AvePoint Perimeter extends the collaboration power of on-premises SharePoint beyond the walls of the organization, increasing user productivity by allowing them to work with anyone from a single content repository – all while maintaining security over the content with robust administrator options. 

PlexHosted offers support for discontinued SharePoint online public websites

Apr 23, 2015 11:27:23 AM

PlexHosted, a developer of robust managed cloud-hosting solutions for better enterprise collaboration, today announced a new set of product offerings for Microsoft SharePoint that will allow Microsoft Office 365 customers to continue using SharePoint Online Public Websites, a feature that was discontinued by Microsoft earlier this year. As a Microsoft Partner, PlexHosted is approved to host public websites based on SharePoint.

Power BI: An objective perspective

Apr 22, 2015 12:29:23 PM

The last few weeks I have been working on a project that includes utilizing Power BI. This post is a short summary of what I have found, highlighting three good functions offset by three missing functions. The information here will help you evaluate if this is the right tool for your project.

Topics: Power BI

Nintex and Sharegate announce partnership to move customers to Office 365

Apr 22, 2015 10:56:57 AM

Nintex, the global standard in workflow automation, and Sharegate, a leader in content, migration and management, today announced that Sharegate is extending its SharePoint migration solution to include migration paths for Nintex Workflow and Nintex Forms between SharePoint versions and from on premise versions to Microsoft Office 365. With Sharegate as the recommended migration partner, Nintex customers will be able to migrate their business processes quickly and cost-effectively without hassle. Nintex and Sharegate will demonstrate the migration capabilities at Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft’s unified enterprise technology conference May 4 – 8 in Chicago.

Topics: Nintex

SharePoint 2016: It’s about time

Apr 22, 2015 9:00:00 AM

AvePoint integrates Microsoft Office 365 management activity API into DocAve policy enforcer for proactive SharePoint monitoring

Apr 21, 2015 3:07:49 PM

AvePoint, the established leader in enabling enterprise collaboration across platforms and devices, today announced a new enhancement to DocAve Policy Enforcer with the integration of the new Microsoft Office 365 Management Activity API. This integration creates a new information stream that allows customers to fully audit and take action on all events that take place throughout their Office 365 environments.

Topics: AvePoint

Metalogix announces mobile, Office 365 and social media archiving enhancements for award-winning Archive Manager Suite

Apr 21, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Metalogix, the premier provider of collaboration content management software to move, manage and secure on Office 365, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, Exchange, Box, Dropbox, Amazon, Google and other leading enterprise content management (ECM) systems, announced today the release of Archive Manager 7.0 to improve mobile access, Office 365 backup, security and social media compliance capabilities.