SPTechCon Boston | August 24-27, 2015


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.

QUADROtech officially announces triple play stack for end-to-end e-mail migrations

May 5, 2015 10:46:48 AM

QUADROtech today officially announced a Triple Play offering for Exchange and Office 365 mail migrations. QUADROtech, who are a leading email migration vendor enabling businesses to non-disruptively migrate data – has updated its framework following feedback from its growing customer base with a new workflow designed to solve ISV Disparity and speed-to-completion time.

Topics: QUADROtech

Cryptzone leverages the flexibility of Azure for cloud collaboration across multiple products

May 5, 2015 10:14:15 AM

Cryptzone, a provider of dynamic, context-aware network, application and content security solutions, today announced its enhanced offerings for Microsoft Azure at this week’s Ignite conference. Cryptzone is rolling out support for Azure across its cybersecurity solutions, including AppGate Secure Access and HiSoftware Security Sheriff for Office 365, ensuring the same multi-layered and tailored security for sensitive information whether in the cloud or on-premises.

Topics: Cryptzone