Category: Office Graph

Turning text into SmartArt in PowerPoint

Project Timelines in PowerPoint

How often do you use PowerPoint Designer when creating presentations? Personally, I’ve never been very good at making PowerPoint look good. In fact, a running joke whenever I present at SPTechCon events during their Lightning Talks is that I use an Arial font with a plain white background and no design...

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...

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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...

Microsoft Buys LinkedIn, Office Graph Benefits

It sounds like people were universally surprised by the news this morning that Microsoft will be acquiring LinkedIn for $26.2 billion (yes, billion with a B) in cash and debt, with both boards unanimously approving the move. The deal should close by end of year. You can read Microsoft’s official...

Leveraging Office Graph to Improve Productivity

In a blog post on the Beezy website this morning, my product lead, Maximo Castagno, explained our latest development activity involving tighter integration with the Office Graph within the Beezy solution for SharePoint and Office 365. For customers using SharePoint Online, or with a hybrid SharePoint deployment, you’ll be able...