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Developer Days

Feb 25, 2015 11:34:22 AM

I’m putting the finishing touches on the program for SPTechCon Developer Days, a three-day conference on June 24-26 designed to give SharePoint and Office 365 developers the tools and skills they need to enhance the value of their organizations’ SharePoint implementations.

Topics: SPTechCon Dev Days

Office 365 readiness: Know your organization’s collaborative maturity

Feb 25, 2015 10:55:49 AM

A few weeks ago at SPTechCon in Austin, I was on the expert panel discussing “SharePoint at the Crossroads.” Of course, a lot of the talk was about Office 365 and whether it was right for everyone, or if hybrid was the right thing for everyone, or what “right” even might look like, and so on.

Topics: Office 365, SharePoint Maturity Model

SPTechCon Sponsor Interview: Stephen Moore | Kapow

Feb 25, 2015 10:45:10 AM

Stephen More explains how his service makes migration to SharePoint from any legacy platform a possibility.

Topics: SPTechCon

SPTechCon Sponsor Interview: Ayman Husain | Amazon Keynote Speaker

Feb 25, 2015 10:28:00 AM

Ayman Husain explains the benefits of integrating Amazon Web Services with your SharePoint implementation as well as the developing role of cloud services for business of all sizes. The cost to entry barrier for cloud services gets smaller every day and AWS has a great history of making these products consumer ready and affordable.

Topics: Cloud Services

K2 Raises Over $100 Million to Accelerate Growth

Feb 20, 2015 12:59:49 PM

Seattle, WA.– K2, an industry leader in business application platforms and solutions, today announced it has agreed to accept a strategic investment from Francisco Partners, a leading global private equity firm focused on the technology sector, to support investment in K2’s go-to-market initiatives and product innovation.  The funding will enable K2 to further its vision of empowering its customers to optimize their business processes and seamlessly build and run their own unique business applications on premises and in the cloud.  The transaction is expected to close during the first quarter of 2015.

Topics: SharePoint, K2

How does your SharePoint perform?

Feb 18, 2015 11:47:13 AM

People implementing SharePoint concern themselves with business value, and governance, and adoption. But performance seems to be one area that too often is either overlooked, or put off until major problems arise.

Topics: performance

Walking the app model tightrope: An ISV’s perspective

Feb 18, 2015 10:14:30 AM

Since the creation of the App Model for SharePoint, which has been extensively covered in SPTechCon’s news section, there have been a few hiccups, a few changes, and a whole lot of learning curve. Even today, many people do not have apps configured on their farm. The reasons for not configuring vary from person to person, but in the end come down to a few major pieces.

Topics: app model

Microsoft debuts new cloud partner program and Office iOS integrations

Feb 17, 2015 12:19:00 PM

Microsoft has announced a new Cloud Storage Partner Program, along with new integrations allowing third-party cloud storage providers to natively integrate into the “Locations” picker in iOS Office apps on iPhone and iPad.

According to an Office blog post, third-party storage integrations for Android and Windows 10 universal apps are on the way. The integration also allows cloud providers to integrate Office Online into their individual applications as part of the new Cloud Storage Partner Program. The program, of which Box, Citrix and Salesforce are already a part, will enable users to open, view and edit documents in the browser using any of the given third-party Web applications.

Topics: cloud

SPTechCon Austin 2015 Wrap-Up

Feb 17, 2015 10:31:00 AM

A splendid time was had by all at the inaugural Austin, TX version of the venerable SharePoint Technology Conference, usually known as SPTechCon. There was a tangibly different energy in the air at this SPTechCon. I’m sure some of that had to do with the new venue, but there seemed to be a bit more to it than that.

My friends at BZ Media did a wonderful job – as always – with the conference. David Rubinstein, Stacy Burris, Katie Serignese (soon to be Katie Flash!), and the whole team really know what they are doing and it shows.

In addition to the two session I presented, I was honored to be a part of an “expert panel”, discussing ‘SharePoint at the Crossroads’. I think SharePoint always seems to be at some sort of crossroads, so there’s always a lot to talk about.

Topics: SPTechCon

Free version of mobile SharePoint framework puts developers first

Feb 12, 2015 10:48:08 AM

H3 Solutions, Inc. announced today the availability of free developer licenses for their mobile SharePoint solution, Mobile Entrée. This accompanies the announcement of new subscription licensing for Mobile Entrée, as the industry moves away from perpetual licenses. The founders of H3 Solutions have deep roots in the SharePoint development community, and want to offer their framework, free of charge, to the over 3.4 million developers worldwide who already recognize the extensibility of SharePoint.

Mobility in SharePoint has always been a wild card with many different approaches to solve the issue. From commercial or custom phone apps to responsive design, there hasn’t been a definitive answer to the question “How do I make my SharePoint solution mobile friendly”. Mobile Entrée answers this question with the most robust and tightly integrated framework for building mobile web apps around all types of SharePoint solutions. With these new, free licenses, SharePoint developers can build, test and market their mobile solutions without having to spend a dime.

Topics: H3 Solutions

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