Microsoft releases Sway, a new Office presentation tool

Oct 1, 2014 3:38:11 PM

Microsoft announced the creation of a new app in the Office portfolio, called Sway, which is a tool to create interactive presentations.

Topics: Sway

BrightStarr launches Unily: An out-of-the-box intranet solution atop Office 365

Oct 1, 2014 11:59:45 AM

Unily, an out-of-the-box intranet solution that sits atop Office 365 for collaboration as well as engaging, organizing and structuring content, was launched last week by BrightStarr, a provider of SharePoint solutions.

Topics: BrightStarr

Keeping the discussions alive

Oct 1, 2014 10:45:21 AM

The panels at SPTechCon two weeks ago addressed topics that are resonating in the broader SharePoint community. Last week, I wrote about the shortcomings in Office 365 for people used to working with the on-premises server. This week, I received this note from one of my readers, Patrick Parker. He’s the founder and CEO of EmpowerID:

“I just read your article on Office 365 shortcomings today. It was very interesting and the timing made me do a double take as I just gave a webinar on Office 365 security shortcomings today. Well written and definitely what we are seeing with our customers.

Topics: SPTechCon

Whither thou SharePoint?

Sep 30, 2014 1:16:42 PM

I’ve been working with SharePoint for more than 15 years now, in one guise or another. (Yeah, I can claim connection to Tahoe, just like thousands of other people.) When it comes right down to it, I’m tired of the word “SharePoint.” And the word “Office 365.” And many other brand names that now sound meaningless in my brain.

What I haven’t become tired of is what those tools enable, though. Ever since the fire of knowledge management was lit in my belly back in the mid-1990s, I’ve seen tools like this for what they are: a means to an end.

Topics: SharePoint

There's no need to be a nerd to use SharePoint

Sep 24, 2014 10:27:00 AM


Topics: SharePoint, SharePoint Basics,, SharePoint search

Office 365 shortcomings

Sep 24, 2014 10:07:00 AM

Hybrid. Business intelligence. Full-trust code. Internal politics and external regulations. Data residence. Web content management.

Topics: Office 365

SharePoint and antivirus protection

Sep 23, 2014 3:23:16 PM

Whether or not to deploy a SharePoint-integrated antivirus solution is a topic that comes up in many architecture discussions with prospective clients. Despite the fact that typical collaborative documents are pretty low on the attack vector list, the answer remains very situational.

Topics: SharePoint antivirus

New Document Capture Software from Kodak Alaris Simplifies Scanning

Sep 23, 2014 10:31:00 AM

Despite widespread adoption of document capture solutions[1], IT and operations managers in many mid-to-large sized enterprises with paper-based processes are still searching for solutions to boost efficiency and productivity in the ways they capture and manage information. Scanning and extracting data for use in business processes and exporting information into repositories can be a bottleneck with serious implications on the cost of back-office operations and customer satisfaction. “As organizations become increasingly dependent on e-business platforms to drive profitability, it’s clear that the remaining paper-based information must be managed more effectively,” said Harvey Spencer, President of Harvey Spencer Associates, a leading analyst firm in the capture software market. “The best way to do this is to convert paper to usable electronic information as fast as possible.”

To address the increasing demand for fast, efficient capture solutions, Kodak Alaris is introducing KODAK Capture Pro Software v5.0, the next generation of award-winning software that enables businesses to accomplish greater accuracy, efficiency and cost effectiveness within their document scanning processes. Capture Pro Software v5.0 enables users to convert forms, invoices, records, and other critical business documents into high-quality images, delivering clear-cut benefits that simplify scanning, automate indexing and enable end users to streamline the process of transforming paper into information. Designed to meet demanding customer requirements, its advanced indexing capabilities automate data extraction and deliver critical information to ECM systems and Microsoft SharePoint, as well as business applications. “With Capture Pro Software v5.0, Kodak Alaris continues to make it quick and easy for end users to scan documents and index information, helping businesses save costs and improve productivity,” said Spencer.

SharePoint Users Stick with Older Versions, Eye Hybrid Cloud

Sep 19, 2014 3:13:00 PM

When we caught up in Boston a year ago with SharePoint Technology Conference Chair David Rubinstein, SharePoint 2013, Office 365 capabilities and mobile were all the rage.  

Topics: cloud

SPTechCon: Content Panda Interview

Sep 19, 2014 12:31:34 PM

SPTechCon conference chairman David Rubinstein talks to Simeon Cathey and Heather Newman about Content Panda, an in-context help solution announced Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at SPTechCon Boston. The solution enables users to get video or written instruction to solve problems as they arise:


Topics: Content PAnda