Category: Cloud

CollabTalk tweetjam and GDPR

Understanding the Impacts of Looming Data Privacy Changes

The handling of personally identifiable information (PII) has long been an issue for the enterprise, but most people don’t pay much attention to how their data is used and stored – until a major breach makes the headlines. However, on May 25th, 2018, the European Union is taking things a...

Office 365 Growth Trajectory

As you probably saw in the news yesterday, Microsoft has released it’s third quarter earnings with the company reporting revenue of $22.1 billion with operating income at $5.6 billion, GAAP. Net Income during the period was $4.8 billion with a diluted EPS for the quarter being $0.61. The most interesting...

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A Brave New PM World

On my drive back to Utah from a week in Seattle, I had a great call with fellow Microsoft MVP Treb Gatte (@tgatte), who is an expert on Project Server and PowerBI. We were talking about the evolution of the project manager role, and the wide-open opportunity for business intelligence...

May the Security Breach Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

Security breaches make great blogging fodder, but what are the odds that it will happen to your Office 365 account? Simply defined, a security breach occurs anytime an unwanted person gains access to your account. If anyone other than one of your end users signs into one of your Office...

Defending Against User Error in Office 365

Office 365 is the fastest growing platform Microsoft has ever released with a powerful set of collaboration features for individuals and teams. While there are many benefits, there are also risks associated with any SaaS product. First and foremost is user error. We’ve all been there, done that. Think of...

What is the current state of SharePoint?

Ahead of tomorrow’s year-end #CollabTalk tweetjam, I’ve been doing some reflecting on the state of all things SharePoint. Well, that’s partially true — I’ve also been iterating on my 2016 budget and plans, with some big content projects already underway that will go live in Q1, and a huge initiative...

Leveraging the Cloud to Visualize Project Time

Back in June 2004, I wrote a whitepaper directed toward Microsoft’s collaboration strategy (Capitalizing on Collaboration: Microsoft’s Collaboration Strategy) which included some recommendations, such as offering a hosted version of SharePoint – well before any announcements of what would later become Office 365. But twelve to fifteen years ago, I...

Integration a Thing of the Past

I had a thought this evening, as I was sitting on a call listening to someone from Microsoft talk about something new for Office 365: what are organizations doing about their line of business (LoB) application integrations to SharePoint? In case you haven’t noticed, SharePoint has also gone through some...