Office 365 and SharePoint: Mobile apps you need to know

Feb 10, 2016 1:00:03 PM

Mobile app development has continued to grow astronomically over the last couple of years. Our smartphones and tablets have become an all-inclusive virtual workspace, or rather a “Multitaskers ‘R’ Us” for constant communication and collaboration. The world is literally at our fingertips 24 hours a day, seven days a week. While I still prefer working at a desktop, my mobile applications help me meet deadlines and troubleshoot work emergencies when I can't make it to a computer in time.

Topics: Office 365

How to use SMART goals to create a SharePoint analytics strategy

Feb 10, 2016 12:08:23 PM

Many organizations are beginning to realize the value in social collaboration platforms. Yet proving that value and relaying it in the form of numbers and metrics has proved to be challenging for enterprises across the spectrum. Portal stakeholders and administrators need to be equipped with the right tools so that they can deliver intelligent and easily digestible insights to senior management. Understanding why measurement is important (and then how to proceed) is vital for aligning business requirements with portal initiatives.

Nintex Sponsors SPTechCon Austin

Feb 5, 2016 12:04:28 PM

BELLEVUE, Wash.Feb. 4, 2016—Nintex today announced that it will be a diamond sponsor of SPTechCon, the SharePoint Technology Conference, to be held February 21-24 in Austin. Nintex will exhibit in Booth #600 and demonstrate its workflow platform that IT professionals and lines of business (LOB) leaders utilize to automate simple-to-sophisticated business processes.

Topics: SharePoint

CXOs create their ideal cloud solution: Using innovation games to gain insight

Feb 3, 2016 11:36:50 AM

Last November, I got the opportunity to work with Microsoft to gain insight and understanding into what the ideal cloud solution would look like from the eyes of the CXO. During last year's European SharePoint Conference's CIO Summit, a select number of CIOs participated in a full-day event focused on discussing the future of cloud and hybrid. At the end of an action-packed day, we asked the CXOs to divide up into working groups of four and design for us their ideal cloud solution.

Topics: teamwork

Get ahead of SharePoint 2016

Jan 27, 2016 11:48:20 AM

The good news is that the SharePoint 2016 release candidate is here. The bad news, for those interested in giving it a whirl, is that you have to first install the beta before installing the RC.

Topics: SharePoint 2016

Natural language processing and SharePoint

Jan 27, 2016 10:38:19 AM

Wait, what? Natural language processing, as in reading what people are saying on my SharePoint site?

Topics: natural language processing

MessageOps unveils 'ROOT'

Jan 26, 2016 11:04:10 AM

MessageOps, a Microsoft Cloud business unit of Champion Solutions Group, announced today the launch of ROOT, a new SharePoint Intranet platform for Office 365 that is intelligently built, intuitively designed, and immediately useful. This feature-rich intranet portal is attractively priced to give all Office 365 customers an opportunity to create a more collaborative working environment, and give their employees a central access point to important company information and apps.

Topics: MessageOps

Training SharePoint End Users Is A Waste Of Time

Jan 26, 2016 10:08:30 AM

Many years ago, I came to the conclusion that thoroughly training end users on SharePoint is a waste of time for employees and trainers. I don't mean to say that SharePoint trainers are bad people or that all training programs are useless. It's just that comprehensive SharePoint training, crammed into a 1/2 day or five days is by and large wasteful. This might sound controversial, but this is the conclusion I have come to after many years of unsuccessful attempts by myself and other Microsoft MVP trainers like me.

Topics: SharePoint, SharePoint training

So much to learn, more than a little time

Jan 20, 2016 12:17:41 PM

User experience. Branding. APIs. Office add-ins. Hybrid. Hosted. Business value. Office Graph. Videos.

Topics: SPTechCon

Microsoft works on protecting e-mail

Jan 20, 2016 11:27:19 AM

A typical month for the Microsoft Office 365 Exchange Online Protection team might be considered atypical for most. In our fight against spam and malware, we process over 200 billion e-mails each month and block 10 million spam messages every minute. That’s the norm for our malicious threat protection efforts—but we don’t stop there. As e-mail attackers around the globe are getting smarter and more sophisticated, we’re making big investments in our Exchange Online Protection and Advanced Threat Protection services to proactively identify and block the most dangerous e-mail threats, with features like:

Topics: e-mail