Category: Enterprise Collaboration

Preparing to move to the cloud

The Ongoing Cloud Transition

Over the past couple months, as I traveled between events in DC and Minnesota in the US, presented to audiences at 10 different events in South Africa, and most recently spoke at SharePoint Saturday Vienna and the European SharePoint Conference in Dublin, part of my focus was to understand the...

October 2017 CollabTalk TweetJam

SharePoint Realignment with Hub Sites

One of the more exciting announcements to come out of the Microsoft Ignite conference last month in Orlando — at least from a SharePoint perspective — was the new SharePoint Hub Sites capability. One of the frustrating activities of any SharePoint Admin is the almost constant state of change to...

SharePoint Transformed ebook by Christian Buckley and Barry Jinks

Putting UX at the Center of your Operational Planning

Collaboration fails when your planning does not begin and end with the end user experience (UX). If your end goal is a collaborative digital workplace, your planning must begin with user adoption. You can have the most perfectly architected solution, hitting every major requirement, and with all of the latest-greatest...

Hybrid SharePoint sessions at MSIgnite

Learn About Hybrid SharePoint at #MSIgnite 2017

While the topic of hybrid is being discussed within many different sessions, as most of you know, I’ve done a lot of work around Hybrid SharePoint, specifically, and so I thought I’d share some links to content this week for those attending Microsoft Ignite in Orlando — with many of...

CollabTalk tweetjam on Productivity Automation with Office and Office 365 at #MSIgnite

Transforming Productivity with Microsoft Office and Office 365

As part of next Wednesday’s “Office Takeover” theme at the Microsoft Ignite conference happening next week in Orlando Florida, CollabTalk will be hosting the  3rd of 5 tweetjams on Wednesday, September 27th from 12:30pm to 1:30pm Eastern on an Office-related topic — “Productivity Automation with Office and Office 365” that will bring together an assortment...

The Future of Intelligent Search and Discovery tweetjam with CollabTalk

The Future of Intelligent Search & Discovery

As part of next Monday’s “Data Takeover” theme at the Microsoft Ignite conference happening next week in Orlando Florida, CollabTalk will be hosting the 1st of 5 tweetjams on Monday, September 25th from 12:30pm to 1:30pm Eastern on a data topic — “The Future of Intelligent Search & Discovery” that...

Microsoft Teams on every desktop!

The Forthcoming Microsoft Teams Revolution

With the arrival of Microsoft Teams in mid-2016, there has been both excitement and some confusion within the ecosystem as to how this new tool fits into the broader collaboration story. Microsoft Teams, in many ways, is the embodiment of the Groups concept: a way for organizations to provide one...

Archiving Microsoft Teams

How are Microsoft Teams archived?

One of the top features requested from the community for Microsoft Teams is to have some kind of archiving capability, allowing an organization (or possibly an individual) to manually or automatically create a backup, or completely archive a team, its channels, and all related conversations. Of course, any content attached...

Identifying your influencers

Influencing the Intelligent System

The tagline for my company includes three words: Strategy, Influence, Amplification. Strategy, as a concept, is probably the  most understood of the three — which is not to say that companies are good at strategy, but that most organizations understand that in a hyper-competitive world, you often need to be...

KanBo board with conversation

Upgrading My Kanban Experience in Microsoft Teams

When I launched CollabTalk as an independent research and technical marketing services company on January 1st of this year – building on a 5-year-old brand that I had built around open, community-based conversations on all-things collaboration – I decided to leverage Microsoft Teams as my primary platform. As the CollabTalk...