Category: Office Graph

#MVPbuzzChat with Tom Arbuthnot

#MVPbuzzChat with Tom Arbuthnot

In Episode 4 of the #MVPbuzzChat video series, I’m joined in the Microsoft Studios in Redmond, Washington by fellow Office Servers & Services MVP Tom Arbuthnot (@tomarbuthnot), who is a Principal Solutions Architect with Modality Systems, and is a Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) in the Skype platform. In fact, Tom...

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)...

Microsoft Connections marketing tools for Office 365

Microsoft Connections (No, it’s not a dating app)

What It Is: While attending Microsoft Inspire in Washington DC this past July, which is the re-branded Worldwide Partner Conference, one of the minor announcements that stood out to me was the preview of the new Microsoft Connections, a streamlined email marketing campaign tool for Office 365 business accounts that...

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...