Category: Technology That Interests Me

#MVPbuzzChat with Chantal Bossé

#MVPbuzzChat with Chantal Bossé

In episode 9 of #MVPbuzzChat, I spoke with Montreal-based PowerPoint MVP Chantal Bossé (@CHABOS), President of CHABOS and, as her clients refer to her, a Lead Presentation Magician. This discussion with Chantal is a great example of the diversity of business and technical breadth and depth within the Microsoft MVP community...

#MVPbuzzChat with Eric Overfield

#MVPbuzzChat with Eric Overfield

For Episode 3 of the #MVPbuzzChat series, I interviewed my good friend and fellow SharePoint Saturday community organizer Eric Overfield (@ericoverfield), Founder & CEO of PixelMill in Davis, California (just west of Sacramento). Eric is an Officer Servers & Services MVP, as well as a Microsoft Regional Director (don’t know...

Announcing the #MVPbuzzChat video series

Introducing the #MVPbuzzChat Interview Series

Introducing the #MVPbuzzChat video interview series, and supporting blog posts! As part of an effort to consolidate my video creation process into two primary outputs (and reduce the production time/effort to publish some of my video content), I’m officially launching this new series alongside a long-running series: #MVPbuzzChat is a...

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...

Microsoft 365 in 365 blog series

Microsoft 365 in 365

#Microsoft365Challenge – 365 Blogs in 365 Days about Microsoft 365. For those unfamiliar with the challenge, my good friend and fellow Microsoft MVP Tracy van der Schyff completed her self-imposed challenge of writing 365 blog posts on Office 365 in 365 days, and then apparently went into blogging withdrawals, and...

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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...

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Building Unity Through Community Service

When I started blogging on a regular basis back in 1998, publishing content was a painful process. Back then, I used a free text editor and posted simple HTML to my startup’s website, uploading my images and content using a free FTP tool. In February 2004, I switched to Moveable...

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#Zune Retro Ads

Great product, late to market, confusing but visually brilliant ad campaigns. Oh Zune, you left us too soon. If only you were still around – people would love you so. Except the part about people not listening to standalone music players any more, and using their phones instead. At least...