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  • A question comes up quite often: “How do we find internal influential people who can actually help with driving SharePoint and Office 365 adoption?”

    Successful adoption of new technologies is the result of organizational change. And, change seldom happens on it owns; long-term strategic efforts are needed.

    In addition to having a proven strategy, executive influence and peer pressure are needed. You need to assemble a team of influencers that will set expectations and inspire action.

  • With every iteration of the SharePoint Server platform, there are new features and functionality that administrators must learn about. But every now and then, instead of introducing something entirely new, Microsoft goes in the opposite direction and revisits the ability to better reflect customer needs. Such is the case with User Profile Synchronization in SharePoint Server 2016.

  • Blog Site Or Publishing Site: When To Use One Over The Other?

    Friday, December 22, 2017 Asif Rehmani

    Another common question we always get from SharePoint administrators is on the choice between a Blog Site and a Publishing Site: "Should I go for the first or the later??

  • You knew it had to happen. With Satya Nadella pushing Microsoft technologies onto more platforms, it was only a matter of time before Office 365 would become available on a smartwatch.

  • Boole Server, leading company in the protection of digital data and data-centric IT security, will be part of the SPTechCon: The SharePoint Technology Conference, the largest independent SharePoint training conference in the world, to be held in Boston (MA) from the 16th to the 19th September.

  • 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.

  • Build a Form, win a prize

    David Rubinstein

    The fine folks at Kintivo have launched their “Build a Form” contest to encourage SharePoint users to create a fully functioning form its business can actually benefit from.

  • If you work in technology long enough, you begin to see it has trends just like any industry. Suddenly, no conversation can be had without certain buzzwords coming up. Old problems are said to disappear without any clear explanation of how they were dealt with. Enthusiastic people assure us that everything will be OK if we just follow the trend.

  • Microsoft’s Build conference kicks off today. Developers will hear about Windows 10, HoloLens, Azure enhancements, Cortana, Windows Phone 8.1, Docker containers... oh, and new tools for creating Office 365 applications. In his keynote, CEO Satya Nadella spoke of Office as a complete platform, more than simply a collection of applications and APIs. Integrations with DocuSign, LinkedIn and Salesforce were demonstrated. Imagine, Microsoft partnering with Salesforce! Also, an Uber add-in for Outlook will allow users to get reminders about rides based on events in their calendars.

  • BA Insight and LexisNexis Legal & Professional today announced a strategic alliance that integrates Lexis Search Advantage natively into law firms’ Microsoft SharePoin environments using the BA Insight Software Portfolio to optimize legal research, drafting and review processes. By layering Lexis Search Advantage capabilities on top of their BA Insight knowledge management systems, law firms open up access to the full capabilities and content of LexisNexis research solutions – reaping significant efficiency and quality benefits. 

  • BA Insight announces availability of Smart Analytics for SharePoint - out of the box software that provides insight into how users are interacting with SharePoint to help improve the user experience. Smart Analytics for SharePoint automatically collects data about the operation and usage of SharePoint sites, content, and search, whether on-premise or online, and distills it into a dashboard and an extensive set of pre-built reports.  

  • BA Insight announces availability of our Connectors for Hybrid SharePoint. This out of the box software works in conjunction with Microsoft’s new Cloud Search Service Application (Cloud SSA) to bring content into a unified search index running in Office 365. For the first time, organizations can use an online search facility, run by Microsoft, to provide a unified view across all content enterprise-wide.    

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    SharePoint collaboration software provider Bamboo Solutions has announced that Workflow Conductor R4.0 is available for SharePoint 2013. Workflow Conductor is the company’s solution to creating, managing and reusing custom business processes without having to do custom coding.

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  • Beezy, the preferred enterprise social collaboration solution for SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013, announced today the availability of Beezy for Office 365, with support for migration from Beezy on-premises to the cloud, and from competitive social platforms Jive and IBM Connections to Office 365. Beezy is the only social tool provider built on SharePoint that supports social collaboration on-prem, in the cloud, and in hybrid SharePoint deployments. Additionally, Beezy is the only solution providing migration options between platforms.

  • Beezy Inc., the premier enterprise collaboration solution for Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Office 365, is pleased to announce the publication of a new case study highlighting the company's integration with the Microsoft Graph as part of Microsoft's betterwith.office.com website. The Microsoft Graph uses machine-learning to identify connections between user profiles, social network activity, content, and other data sources and hen provides relevant, timely, and contextual data for the end user based on those connections. The case study highlights the innovative ways that Beezy leverages the Microsoft Graph to better surface content, conversations, and connections within SharePoint, turning the collective intelligence captured by the platform into timely and relevant organizational knowledge. The end result is a more contextual and intuitive platform, with productive and engaged end users.

  • Beezy Inc., the premier enterprise collaboration solution for SharePoint and Office 365, has announced the availability of new capabilities through integration with Microsoft's Office Graph. The Office Graph uses machine-learning to identify connections between user profiles, social network activity, content, and other data sources and hen provides relevant, timely, and contextual data for the end user based on those connections. The latest innovations from Beezy leverage the Office Graph to provide a faster and more personalized experience within the Beezy collaboration solution for SharePoint and Office 365.

  • Beezy Inc., the most comprehensive enterprise collaboration solution for Office 365 and SharePoint, today announced the general availability of the first seamless integration between Yammer and the award-winning Beezy enterprise collaboration solution. Using Beezy, community activity within Yammer is now visible and interactive in SharePoint, and likewise, all social activity in SharePoint can be visible within the Yammer newsfeed, allowing organizations to leverage their social investments across both Yammer and SharePoint.

  • Beezy Inc., the premier enterprise social collaboration solution for SharePoint, announced today the general availability of the latest release of its award-winning solution for Office 365, which is also available for SharePoint on-premises. Beezy Version 3 provides enhanced collaboration capabilities across the latest versions of the industry-leading Microsoft intranet and extranet platform, providing a superior user experience and leveraging all of the communication and collaboration capabilities within Office 365 and the Office suite.

    “We are able to match the robust social collaboration found in competing platforms, and we do it within the Office 365 platform. We are the only vendor within the Microsoft partner ecosystem that can match these competitors feature-by-feature, but we raise the bar beyond what they provide with an amazing user experience. There’s nothing else like it on the market today.” Commented Maximo Castagno, Product Lead for Beezy.

    Beezy is the first company to provide migration tools from competitive platforms, such as Jive, IBM Connections, Sitrion (formerly NewsGator). Supporting on-prem, cloud, and hybrid environments with a seamless UX, Beezy improves adoption and engagement, and gives customers the flexibility to move to the cloud at their own speed.

    “As we heard from Microsoft CVP Jeff Teper in this morning’s [European SharePoint Conference] keynote, Microsoft is continuing to make investments in the SharePoint platform, and because of that there is a renewed interest in building out a unified collaboration and digital workplace within most organizations. Beezy makes this a much more seamless experience for customers, enhancing and extending the platform that Microsoft provides with additional collaboration capabilities beyond what SharePoint can provide. The end result is that users are more productive, collaborative, and happy.” said Jordi Plana, Beezy’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer.

  • SPTechCon 2015 wrapped up a month ago, and those of us who were there are still processing the insights we had at the live event in Boston.

  • Scott Edwards and Ben Curry were chosen to present during five different sessions alongside 27 other industry leaders at SPTechCon (Nov 12-15) in Washington D.C. 

SPTechCon will be held at the Sheraton Boston Hotel

There are special discounted room rates for SPTechCon attendees and sponsors - $189 per night plus taxes.

The number of rooms in the discounted block is LIMITED and historically rooms sell out well before the deadline. Don't wait until the last minute to reserve your hotel room!

More information coming soon!

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Take advantage of special discounted room rates at the Sheraton Boston Hotel - only $189 per night!  

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