Category: Technology That Interests Me

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...

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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...

The Role of Culture in Productivity and Collaboration

At the upcoming European SharePoint Conference taking place next month (Nov 14-17), I will be taking the main stage with my friend and fellow MVP Benjamin Niaulin (@bniaulin) to give a keynote on a topic that I often talk and write about: finding the right cultural fit for collaboration technology....

Discussing the Rise of the Citizen Developer

While not a new concept or discussion point, the increased availability of cloud-based solutions and low-code tools and scripts has brought the "citizen developer" back into the spotlight as of late. As a Microsoft technology guy, what sparked my attention was the announcements around PowerApps and Flow, and the public...

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...