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    Thursday, February 08, 2018 Joanne Klein
    I often give Information Management/Data Protection presentations to discuss the new capabilities existing in Office 365 to help manage it. This typically covers Azure Information Protection (AIP), Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and the new Retention Labels. It has become clear to me that a new problem is starting to emerge in this space and for some reason, not many are talking about it. For several years, many of us have been grappling with the concept of “When to Use What Tool” in Office 365 and in fact, an entire school of thought has emerged to answer that question. Whitepapers, blog posts, infographics and presentations have been created covering this misunderstood, and often confusing, aspect of Office 365.
  • 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.

  • Microsoft certainly opened the SharePoint fire hose last week, demoing new features from the SharePoint Framework to Flow and PowerApps, the new SharePoint Home in Office 365 (complete with the SharePoint logo where “sites” used to be), and the new look of the Document Library.

  • Microsoft continues to push Office 365 as its solution for team collaboration, and hybrid seems to be gaining traction as something folks can live with. They can move some lightweight tasks such as communication and their outward-facing websites to the cloud, while still maintaining control over more sensitive documents and data.

  • On Monday, I sat back and watched the keynote at Microsoft’s Convergence 15 conference. Convergence is Microsoft’s only conference dedicated to business, showing off not just technology, but the latest and greatest products within the Microsoft world.

  • It's still early enough in 2017 that we can talk about new year's resolutions. I think most of us already put a lot of pressure on ourselves, so I'm keeping my personal resolutions to a minimum. However, I'd like to suggest a resolution for your intranet pages that should not be too difficult and will dramatically help usability of your content pages: Eliminate all instances of "click here.?

  • What's YOUR strategy?

    Michael Pehel
    In the SharePoint world there are two types of roles: Those that are considered “tech” and those that are considered “business.” Regardless of whether you carry the internal title of IT Pro, Developer, Decision Maker or Administrator, these two categories always prevail, and your association with the category implies a certain level of understanding.…READ MORE
  • The headline of this article is from a statement by European SharePoint expert Bjorn Furuknap, who anecdotally posited on Facebook that he’s seeing a diminution of skills among those who call themselves SharePoint experts...READ MORE
  • Microsoft's push to get its SharePoint customers onto Office 365 (which includes SharePoint) has forced organizations to take a hard look at the cloud and tackle some difficult questions. READ MORE
  • Whither thou SharePoint?

    Marc Anderson

    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.

  • We use forms all the time: when we sign up to a newsletter, when we book tickets online, when we fill out personal details on an application form. Forms are used by businesses to collect information and enable the smooth running of important business processes.

  • Knowledge management within organizations is becoming increasingly important to corporate productivity and being able to meet strategic goals and objectives. Microsoft's Office 365 SaaS product is intended to provide that level of integration between collaborative technologies and the ever-ubiquitous Office suite to connect the dots for knowledge workers, making it easier to share, store, find and retain knowledge. However, the path to solving the knowledge-management challenge isn't quite as clear as we might think.

  • Why is this a 'community'?

    David Rubinstein

    Why do we talk about a SharePoint “community”? Isn’t it really just a collection of unique workers who happen to use the same software? We don’t talk about a “Word” community, or an “iTunes” community. So what does a SharePoint community mean?

  • For every intranet or collaboration space we’re deploying, we want it to be useful to our users, increase productivity, and be a well-governed environment. For anyone who has never managed a SharePoint environment, you might ask yourself: This doesn’t seem that hard, what’s the big deal? It turns out that getting our users to love SharePoint, to use SharePoint, hasn’t been that easy over the years.

  • SharePoint stakeholders can't know their risks without knowing their requirements.

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    The Women in SharePoint organization is launching at SPTechCon Boston in June a new initiative, called #IStandByYou, designed to support women in technology careers.

  • Wall Street Network, provider of knowledge management (KM) and collaboration solutions, announced today the latest release of WSN Insight for Microsoft SharePoint. It enables organizations to capitalize on one of their most untapped resources, the tacit knowledge of their workforce. "We have addressed some of the biggest challenges facing every organization in the 21st century by making WSN Insight practical and applicable for integration into daily business activities. The latest enhancements focus on making it easier to collaborate, improve the find-ability of existing content, making connections between workforce teams, project management and faster absorption of critical knowledge and best practices throughout an organization." said Kristina Mazelis, COO & CFO of Wall Street Network.

  • One of the bigger shifts that have occurred in the modern workplace is the ability for team members to work remotely.

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