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SharePoint and the citizen developer

Jul 25, 2016 3:12:48 PM

We’re seeing a growing need for information workers to create line-of-business applications on their own, without the need to put a ticket into the development group, being told they’ll have to wait three weeks for it to get done, and then seeing a final product that doesn’t quite do what the requester had envisioned.

Topics: citizen developers

End-user benefits of the new SharePoint framework

Jul 19, 2016 3:39:07 PM

The new SharePoint Framework (sometimes referred to as SPFx now) is really only for developers, in most cases. End users really shouldn’t care whether their developers are building things in an “old” way or a “new” way as long as what they get meets their requirements. Most—if not all—of the information we’ve seen about the SharePoint Framework (including the video below by Dan Kogan) is focused squarely on developers. Unless you’re into syntax and semicolons as my pal Jennifer Mason Roth likes to say, the available information may seem like Greek to you.

Topics: SharePoint

Introducing Microsoft Stream: The secure destination to manage and share videos for businesses of all sizes

Jul 19, 2016 1:09:16 PM

Video is one of the most powerful ways we connect, communicate and learn today – breaking down geographic boundaries and bringing a distinctly human element to digital interactions.  Myriad platforms exist in the consumer space to upload and share live or on demand in a matter of seconds. As one of the most consumed and shared content types on the internet, video is increasingly an important part of our personal lives. We believe video can – and should – be just as impactful in the workplace.

Topics: Microsoft Stream

Content Panda unveils new products for Microsoft SharePoint and custom applications at WPC 2016

Jul 14, 2016 5:12:23 PM

From the halls of Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) 2016, Content Panda, the online user experience expert, today announced enhancements to its flagship product, Content Panda for SharePoint, and the immediate availability of its newest product, Content Panda for Custom Apps. Both products deliver meaningful experiences for members of the Microsoft technology and partner communities to drive business value.

Topics: Content Panda

Here’s an idea: Manage your team’s ideas

Jul 13, 2016 10:24:09 AM

Ideas are the lifeblood of any organization. Companies that can’t imagine new products, or new ways to work, will find it hard to compete in today’s rapidly changing marketplaces.

Topics: Beezy

Take the plunge with Office 365! What’s holding you back?

Jul 12, 2016 3:23:05 PM

Deployment planning: seemingly one of the more intimidating things about Office 365. Moving the cheese. Transforming the way people work. It’s exciting! And yet terrifying. On one hand, as the leader of an organization, you hold a responsibility to point the company in the direction of the most efficient way to work. On the other, you are strapped with finding the most fiscally responsible approach.

Topics: Office 365

Moving to Office 365? SharePoint 2016?

Jul 6, 2016 12:46:27 PM

Despite Microsoft’s best efforts to show the value of cloud-based collaboration for increased productivity, nearly 40% of the approximately 150 respondents to a pre-SPTechCon survey continued to maintain they have no plans to migrate to Office 365.

Topics: Office 365, SharePoint 2016

Ultimate guide to SharePoint size and usage limitations

Jul 6, 2016 12:35:16 PM

If there’s one thing all SharePointers have to keep in mind, it’s the limits of the tool you’re using.

Topics: SharePoint

Nintex to showcase workflow-as-a-service at the 2016 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

Jul 6, 2016 11:35:58 AM

Nintex, the leader in workflow automation, today announced plans to demonstrate its latest technology solutions at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Toronto, July 10-14, 2016. Nintex is introducing a number of new cloud solutions for its workflow automation platform, including the integrated capabilities to deliver Workflow as a Service – Nintex Workflow Cloud, Nintex Hawkeye, and Nintex Xchange. In addition, the company will introduce the newest workflow and forms solutions for SharePoint Server 2016.

Topics: Nintex

K2 increases customer productivity with latest mobile, DocuSign and cloud updates

Jul 5, 2016 12:49:49 PM

K2 Software today announced new capabilities to its cloud service, Appit, and outlined plans for future cloud-first offerings. Customers will find enhancements to K2 Mobile, introduction of SmartStarters, deeper DocuSign integration and a new REST broker with Swagger compatibility. These updates will become available for on-premises customers this summer. 

K2 Mobile

K2 Mobile for Android now includes offline functionality that enables users to view and action their tasks from anywhere, increasing productivity by allowing users to delegate, check process status, redirect, accept, reject, or send for revisions in real time. In addition, a new Universal App for Windows devices is now available, bringing full support for iOS, Android and Windows-based devices.

To help customers reduce the IT backlog, K2 has simplified system connectivity through its patented K2 SmartObjects, which creates identities around data sets and workflows, allowing better access and integration across systems. In addition, K2 has simplified mobile app development significantly by allowing any business process app or form built in K2 to be fully mobile, enabled and optimized with very minimal IT support.   

K2 SmartStarters

Further enhancing its already strong capabilities in low code app development, K2 has created SmartStarters to help app creators users build new apps quickly by providing simple example apps created by K2 that are fully functional and include template forms, workflows, actions and data integration via K2 SmartObjects. K2 supports reusability of its forms, workflows and SmartObjects so app creators can easily leverage a component many times across their portfolio of business applications.

DocuSign

Digital signatures now embed directly into K2 SmartForms, which enables editing, uploading and management of documents, creation and management of DocuSign envelopes, define signature placeholder tabs, and signing recipient details. By using K2 and DocuSign together, customers can easily and quickly capture signatures inside their apps while maintaining visibility into the process at all times, including a full audit trail of the signing steps.

"Although accelerating mobile app deployment is a critical step in our customers' digital transformation, the best way to unlock business value is to allow our customers to quickly complete any type of business contract/transaction that includes a document using digital signatures," said Adriaan Van Wyk, CEO of K2. "K2 customers can now create business process apps that have embedded digital signature integration through DocuSign, which lets their users stay in the app and be more productive."

K2 REST Service

The K2 REST service now includes a REST Broker with Swagger support for modern web APIs, making it easier to integrate K2 forms and workflows across systems and cloud services, streamlining the business application creation process.

K2 Cloud Platform

Looking toward the future, K2 will continue to innovate in low code, automating business process with apps and cloud-first development. Appit has realized over 200 percent growth in net new customers since June of last year, demonstrating that the demand for K2 cloud services is showing positive traction. 

"We believe there is a unique intersection at the convergence of Business Process Applications and low code that will disrupt the classic BPM market," added Van Wyk. "Apps for process automation are most efficient when the best of both low code and BPM come together, and the ability to deliver the K2 platform more broadly in the cloud will help even more of our customers stay ahead of the curve."

The K2 Cloud Platform will bring full functionality to integrate across systems, a new app design experience and new solutions that will become available on top of the K2 Cloud Platform in the future. Customers interested in participating in the K2 Cloud Platform Limited Preview program can sign up here and a local sales rep will be in touch.

Topics: K2