Category: End User

#MVPbuzzChat with Ellen Finkelstein

#MVPbuzzChat with Ellen Finkelstein

In Episode 6 of the #MVPbuzzChat video series, I spoke with PowerPoint MVP Ellen Finkelstein (@EFinkelstein), who is the President of Ellen Finkelstein, Inc. based out of Fairfield, Iowa — but during the cold winter months she can be found in Davie, Florida. This was my first time speaking with...

Mastering Knowledge and Records Management in Office 365 with Colligo

The Role of Email in Knowledge and Records Management

Since the early 1990’s, email has been a core part of enterprise collaboration and communication. As I outlined in a webinar yesterday, hosted by Colligo and in support of their Email Manager for Office 365 solution, I shared some of the history and continued importance of email within Knowledge Management (KM)...

Kitty loves the new Resume Assistant in Word

Resume Assistant in Word, Powered by LinkedIn

What It Is: There were a few people scratching their heads when Microsoft acquired LinkedIn, spending $26 billion on the purchase, but not me — I was excited about the expansion possibilities to the Microsoft Graph, the Dynamics platform, and even to typically internal-facing collaboration platforms like SharePoint and Outlook....

The Digital workplace Hero is the key to successful business transformation

Preparing for Organizational Transformation

The SharePoint story within the enterprise is a great example of how many organizations struggle with change. The challenge for most companies is finding a balance between flexibility (giving end users the features they want, through the devices they choose) and control (auditing, compliance, and governance). Having a strategy in...

Improving Team Collaboration

Jump-Starting Team Collaboration

There is no shortage in options for collaboration these days. There are so many competing and overlapping tools and services on the market these days, it truly is a buyer’s market. Of course, the hard part is that there is no single method for collaboration that fits every single organization...

Making SharePoint Sticky

One of the biggest shifts in direction for the user interface of SharePoint in recent years was the alignment of SharePoint lists and libraries with the modern UI of OneDrive. This was a huge shift in SharePoint’s approach, moving the platform toward a much more flexible, dynamic, and user-centric design...

The Ongoing Battle Against Employee Disengagement

Around the world, one obvious trend in the collaboration ecosystem is the increasing focus on employee adoption. It’s a no brainer — you can spend all the money in the world on technology, but if your employees don’t use it, you’ve failed. Organizations are questioning the value of their structured...

Never Underestimate the Power of Praising Your Employees

We live in a world that is increasingly being measured at every click, every decision, every outcome – even within the tools we use to connect and praise our peers and employees. Praise and recognition are an important part of any collaboration platform. Of course, different users, teams, and business...

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Is Your User Group Still Relevant?

It’s an important question – one that user groups around the world should constantly ask themselves. As a former board member of the Puget Sound SharePoint User Group (PSSPUG, now called O365 Seattle) and now part of the Utah SPUG, and also having running entrepreneur and collaboration user groups for...

Good UX Directly Impacts User Productivity

When I first read The Goal by Eli Goldratt, it had been following a discussion with some of our service technicians who had been talking about our company’s productivity reporting. Specifically, a huge part of our business was running the refurbishing business for Hewlett-Packard in Rocklin, California, and tracking our...