Category: Office365

Office 365 Groups

Resource Guide: Office 365 Groups

An outline of various online resources for Office 365 Groups from Microsoft and across the global community. Refreshed regularly, so please provide links to additional content you would like to see included within the comments below. What are Office 365 Groups? Groups in Office 365 brings together features of People,...

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Understanding the Impacts of Looming Data Privacy Changes

The handling of personally identifiable information (PII) has long been an issue for the enterprise, but most people don’t pay much attention to how their data is used and stored – until a major breach makes the headlines. However, on May 25th, 2018, the European Union is taking things a...

Email and the Modern Digital Workplace

The move to the Digital Workplace will not happen at the flip of a switch, and yet that doesn’t stop tech journalists and IT die-hards from making predictions and forecasts that lean heavily on current trends – while often ignoring the cultural nuances that can make change difficult. A great...

Office 365 Growth Trajectory

As you probably saw in the news yesterday, Microsoft has released it’s third quarter earnings with the company reporting revenue of $22.1 billion with operating income at $5.6 billion, GAAP. Net Income during the period was $4.8 billion with a diluted EPS for the quarter being $0.61. The most interesting...

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Understanding the True Management Costs of Office 365

In the latest edition of Redmond Channel Partner magazine (RCPmag.com), a short article by Editor in Chief Scott Bekker caught my eye in which he shares some important data points from a recent report from Champion Solutions Group, who surveyed a small sample of Office 365 administrators to try and...

Hitting the Road — My Event Schedule through June

Nothing like weeks on end alone in a basement office working on gargantuan whitepapers and research projects to make you appreciate getting back out there on the road for more SharePoint and Office 365 events! Looking forward to big announcements next week – and especially to start talking about the...

Conversation Portability in the Age of the Digital Workplace

Back in early 2014, I wrote a piece for Wired.com called ‘The Future Requires Social Portability’ where I reminisced on a time from my telecommunications career when we built out a number of key operational capabilities, including number portability. It’s something we largely take for granted now – when you...

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Quantifying Support for Hybrid SharePoint

A few years back when I was working for Axceler, I was frustrated by what I viewed as a slow response to hybrid SharePoint by many of the SharePoint vendors. I saw hybrid as a necessary next step for most on-premises solutions given the time, cost, and complexity of transitioning...