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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

K2 releases new updates, continues to empower customers to digitally transform their business processes

Sep 22, 2016 12:04:05 PM

K2 Software today announced new capabilities for K2 Mobile, K2 management, K2 Rest Service and Microsoft SharePoint 2016. These updates are available both on- premises via blackpearl 4.7 and in the cloud via Appit.

K2 delivers value for customers with business process application management efficiency gains of over $750,000 for a composite organization based on customer interviews according to a recent commissioned Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study conducted by Forrester Consulting. Using K2 blackpearl as its enterprise business process application standard, the organization consolidated and centralized its business processes onto a single, holistic tool, improving its efficiency in supporting, managing, optimizing and troubleshooting its business process-oriented applications. Additional benefits can be found in the complete Forrester TEI study here.

Here's how K2's latest release delivers value for customers:

K2 Mobile
K2 continues to increase investments in its mobile platform. New features for K2 Mobile for iOS help customers remain productive while on the go with the following new enhancements:

  • Barcode controls enable organizations to digitally transform their business processes by leveraging K2 Mobile. For example, customers can scan a UPC or SKU to prepopulate information on a K2 form, making it easy to capture data for inventory management, asset tracking or incident management.
  • Image annotation lets users mark up and add notes to images and attach them to forms for further explanation when using the K2 Mobile App, thus improving the quality of information shared and ultimately speeding up resolutions.

Proactive diagnosis before deploying SmartForms and views
K2 improves Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) by providing proactive, real-time impact analysis on changes made to SmartForms and views during the design stage, all without any architectural changes or coding. ALM provides visual indicators to inform you that you are missing required data fields, controls, control properties and rules. Notifications provide the option to keep or remove dependencies as you see fit. ALM also analyzes dependencies on check-in, and allows for correction or cloning to avoid errors in deployment.

K2 Management
K2 Management offers a centralized, intuitive user interface for configuring and managing of an organization's K2-based applications. Administrators can centrally manage all the workflows, methods, user rights, security, roles, worklists, authorization settings and more. K2 Management also allows administrators the ability to view, run and test SmartObjects quickly and easily, as well as identify process errors and repair those errors with ease. Lastly, administrators can manage their users' ongoing tasks and schedule workflow processes. 

K2 REST Service now available for blackpearl
A short time ago we shared updates for Appit, including support for REST. The new K2 REST broker with Swagger support makes integration with net new or legacy systems easy. REST is now available for blackpearl on-premises customers as well. To find out more about how customers are using REST, please see the following case study.

Microsoft SharePoint 2016
K2 now supports SharePoint 2016 and adds key enhancements to performance, forms rules, modern SharePoint lists and registering web applications, which dramatically simplify the application registration and activation management for the K2 app.

"K2's low code apps platform allows SharePoint users to build process apps in both cloud and on-premises environments without coding," said Rob Howard, director of Office Ecosystem, Microsoft Corp.  "K2's deeply integrated, reusable workflows reinforce SharePoint as a one-stop-shop for intelligent collaboration from any device."

For more in-depth information about this release, join the upcoming webinar here.

Topics: K2

Metalogix Awards announces finalists

Sep 21, 2016 10:49:20 AM

Metalogix, a provider of unified software, announced the finalists of the third annual MetaHero Awards, which recognizes leaders of innovation with Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365 deployments. The winners will be announced during the Microsoft Ignite conference next week.

Topics: Metalogix

Integrating the SharePoint Framework into your custom development strategy

Sep 20, 2016 4:29:33 PM

With the introduction of the SharePoint Framework, organizations now have an entirely new option to choose from when designing custom extensions for their cloud and on-premise collaboration solutions. Although this new model provides additional capabilities and addresses many of the feature gaps present in Azure Web Applications and SharePoint Add-Ins, it also makes the development landscape more complicated than ever before, inevitably leading to confusion around which model to use for specific business scenarios. Integrating the Framework into an existing development strategy involves several key decision points and a deeper understanding of why it was introduced and what specific problems it was created to solve.

Topics: SharePoint Framework