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  • Office 365 Admin app updated

    David Rubinstein

    Microsoft this week announced an update to its mobile Office 365 Admin app with design changes to make it “easier and more efficient” for users.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Office 365 shortcomings

    David Rubinstein

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

  • Microsoft has announced new features and integrations for Outlook Web App, OneDrive for Business, and the Clutter e-mail organization feature for Office 365.

  • In his book “The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference,” Malcolm Gladwell defines a tipping point as "the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point.” We are always approaching tipping points or looking at them in the rear-view mirror with technology. The art of it is to see the tipping points coming before everyone else and react mindfully so that your organization can succeed.

    Five years ago, if I had told you that many enterprise-class organizations would move their e-mail into the thing we now call “the cloud,” what would your reaction have been? I know for a fact that it would have been something between laughing openly and telling me that it would never happen for a long list of reasons, possibly including data sovereignty, intellectual capital protection, organizational culture, etc. I know this would have been the case because I had a lot of conversations with my clients and others back then that went that way.

  • Office Lens.

  • Around the world, audiences are flocking to the theaters to participate in the ongoing saga that is Star Wars. But in a galaxy much, much closer to home, within the expanded universe of SharePoint and Office 365, we have our own ongoing saga: OneDrive.

  • I’m calling it ThreeDrive now.

  • In my Making SharePoint Strategic session at SPTechCon yesterday, I asked the audience for topic suggestions for this week’s article. To no one’s surprise, the responses were geared toward operational-level questions specifically targeted on the usage of SharePoint by various business units.

    One gentleman asked how IT can make SharePoint more consumable across his business, while another asked about how SharePoint can be used from an operational level. During my talk, I addressed these issues fundamentally, but there are some higher-level issues that I will focus on in this piece. Think of them as the foundational elements that any project must have, similar to a foundation for a house—a substantial component that the system will rest on for its life within the organization.

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