Category: Drinking the Kool-Aid

Breakdown of the Future of SharePoint Announcements

I'm sitting in San Francisco this morning, participating in the Future of SharePoint event (which you can stream live or watch on demand) with members of the SharePoint product team, many of my fellow SharePoint and Office 365 MVPs, customers, and members of the press. It's a pretty exciting place...

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...

The Maturity of SharePoint’s Social Story

An expansion on an article first published on the SPTechWeb earlier this week: I'm attending the European SharePoint Conference in Barcelona this week (#ESPC14), presenting a session on cloud and hybrid SharePoint adoption (a version of the presentation I gave at the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas earlier this year),...

In Defense Of On Prem

Back in April, I wrote a blog post where I shared my perspective on what is happening with the roadmaps and positioning of SharePoint, Office365 and Yammer, and Microsoft’s overall messaging for the platforms. My underlying message was that change is happening, most of it directionally correct, that there have...

Microsoft will dominate the tablet space, as well

How many years now have we been hearing that Microsoft was about to wither and die, either shrinking down or going away in some categories altogether? And then what happens? They expand and grow, make record profits, and extend their dominance in many of those categories. Look, I am no...

The Trouble with Travel

You’re attending a tradeshow abroad, or visiting a customer site across the country. You intend to check in regularly on your blog, and even lay out some high-level plans for content over the week, with the best intentions. And then reality happens. You are in constant meetings with customers and...

SharePoint, Hillbillies, and Community

What a flurry of great blog posts and commentary we’ve seen today! It started with an excellent article by Barb Mosher over on CMSWire (The SharePoint Community: What it is, Why It's Important and Microsoft's Role) including interviews with SharePoint community stalwarts Laura Rogers (@wonderlaura, a SharePoint MVP), Jennifer Mason...