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Five trends that increase Office 365 and SharePoint user engagement

Oct 18, 2016 5:14:01 PM

According to Merriam-Webster, a trend is defined as following a general course or to veer in a new direction. Based on the way Microsoft is deploying rapid updates to us in Office 365, I would say a new direction is the only direction you can take when it comes to engaging your users during an Office 365 rollout. Upgrading, migrating or just deploying SharePoint is a whole new ballgame now, not to mention all of the other Office 365 applications you need to keep in mind.

Running SharePoint Server on-premises on Azure’s cloud?

Oct 5, 2016 9:00:00 AM

The proposition in the headline almost seems like an oxymoron, but it is a real option. Today many companies are in a race to the cloud in order to get out of the data-center business. And while Office 365 is a great long-term solution, the investment many companies have already made in SharePoint is too great to just “start over” in Office 365. The truth is while software-as-a-service (SaaS) is the best solution to future-proof things, it does take an investment to get there.

Topics: Azure

Metalogix announces 2016 MetaHero Awards winners

Sep 29, 2016 10:32:50 AM

Metalogix, the market-leading provider of solutions to move, manage and protect content within enterprise collaboration platforms, today announced the winners of its third annual MetaHero Awards.  The awards recognize the individuals and teams, leveraging Metalogix solutions together with Microsoft SharePoint and/or Office 365 cloud, to help ensure their organization's agility, competitive advantage and business success. 

Topics: Metalogix

SharePoint, Office 365 dominate Ignite with new functionality, productivity tools

Sep 28, 2016 11:22:59 AM

SharePoint and Office 365 took center stage this week at Microsoft’s Ignite conference here in Atlanta, with new features and functionality that move the platform closer to the company’s vision of providing tools that further collaboration and productivity.

Topics: Office 365, Microsoft Ignite

Dell Boomi customers turn data into intelligent action with connectivity to Microsoft Cortana Intelligence Suite

Sep 27, 2016 4:55:51 PM

Dell Boomi today announced connectivity support for MicrosoftCortana Intelligence Suite, Microsoft’s cloud-based big data, advanced analytics and machine learning platform for organizations to transform data into intelligent action. Utilizing Boomi connectors, customers can quickly and flexibly integrate data and applications between Cortana Intelligence Suite, part of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, and virtually any combination of cloud or on-premises data sources. Dell Boomi’s extension of its market-leading AtomSphere integration platform as a service (iPaaS) for Cortana Intelligence Suite better equips organizations to make informed, data-driven decisions, while seamlessly transitioning to hybrid IT environments of cloud-based and on-premises applications.

Topics: Dell

Smartsheet unveils integration for Microsoft Skype

Sep 27, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Smartsheet, the work management and process automation platform redefining the way that individuals, teams, and organizations work, today announced an exciting new integration with Skype for Business, which will be available to Smartsheet Enterprise accounts in December 2016. Smartsheet for Skype will enable team members using Skype to quickly start a video call, voice call or instant message (IM) from within the Smartsheet application. 

Topics: Smartsheet

Cryptzone secures data from creation to completion with Security Sheriff and Microsoft Azure Information Protection

Sep 26, 2016 2:58:06 PM

Cryptzone, a provider of dynamic, context-aware security software, today announced a native integration between the company’s Security Sheriff product and Microsoft’s new Azure Information Protection (AIP) offering. The integrated solution allows for dynamic protection of documents across their lifecycle. Cryptzone will be demonstrating the integrated solution this week at the Microsoft Igniteconference (Booth 2030) in Atlanta, GA.

Topics: Cryptzone

The beginning of the end of .NET in SharePoint?

Sep 26, 2016 11:55:23 AM

First off, let me be very clear about a few things: I don’t have any special knowledge here (probably, even though I’m a SharePoint MVP) and I’m probably making a few things up. But recently I’ve been thinking about where the future of SharePoint development lies, and I’ve connected some dots in my head.\

Topics: .NET

Infragistics partners with Nintex to empower the mobile workforce

Sep 26, 2016 10:40:53 AM

Infragistics, a leading provider of mobile collaboration solutions, today joined Nintex, the leader in workflow and content automation, at Microsoft Ignite to announce a new partnership to integrate Nintex Workflow and Forms, which automate processes on and between today's most used enterprise content management systems and collaboration platforms, connecting on-premises, cloud workflows, and mobile users; with Infragistics' SharePlus platform, a mobile collaboration and productivity application enabling teams to run business processes, work on documents on premises or in the cloud, and analyze data all in one place. Together, these solutions enable teams to use a SharePlus Mobile Workspace to run business processes, analyze data, and work on documents both on-premises, or in the cloud, natively from their iOS devices.

Topics: Infragistics

X2O Media powers up the digital workplace at Microsoft Ignite 2016

Sep 23, 2016 4:08:57 PM

X2O Media, a Barco company, today announced its X2O visual communications platform will drive a number of digital workplace solutions at Microsoft Ignite 2016. Held in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center from Sept. 26-30, Microsoft Ignite will host thousands of IT decision makers, IT professionals, and enterprise developers from around the world. Attendees are invited to stop by booth 659 to see the X2O-powered SharePoint TV and the Connected Desktop application in action. 

Topics: X2O Media