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Q1 2016 Events Planning

Oh, its been so nice and quiet working from the home office these past few weeks, but alas, the quiet time is coming to an end, with an active event schedule coming up — and an increasingly hectic team calendar as Beezy continues to grow, hire, and add customers. It’s...

Platforms and Productivity, Oh My!

In his vision keynote at the Worldwide Partner Conference (#WPC14) in Washington DC last month, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talked about a change of focus and messaging within the company, moving Microsoft from a “devices and services” company to a “platform and productivity” company. I was very happy with this...

Magnify Your Inner Slacker

It was during my freshman year of high school that I recognized certain patterns in my own study habits, and, thankfully, had a conversation with a school counselor about it who just happened to be a psychology and leadership development junkie, much as I am today. I found that my...

#WPC13 Day 1 Keynotes

My thoughts on keynotes are that if you walk away with nothing more than a list of new products or new features, your overall message has failed. The point of a keynote is to paint with a broad brush, to set the tone for the coming year. So walking into...

Departing for the European SharePoint Conference 2013

I am sitting once again in the Seattle-Tacoma airport, waiting to board an overnight flight to EMEA. For those who know me, you know what this means: no sleep, half a dozen articles written, and 2 or 3 business magazines read cover to cover. Add to that the fact that...

On the Road at WPC

On the road from Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference, I am submitting a short burst post here from my iPad as I am about to head over to my next appointment. First and foremost, I wanted to see how the Typepad app worked, and figure out if it was going to...

Metrics for metrics sake

One point of pain in my professional career is what I view as blind adherence to defined (by whom, I don’t know) metrics that, it is suspected, measure the progress and success of a business. If the goal of these measurements is to track the needle movement (i.e. General health)...

Adoption Strategy for Social Software in the Enterprise

"Experience has shown that simply installing a wiki or blog (referred to collectively as ‘social software’) and making it available to users is not enough to encourage widespread adoption. Instead, active steps need to be taken to both foster use amongst key members of the community and to provide easily...

Targeting Collaboration Breakdowns

I came across an interesting summary of a study being performed by Dominic M. Thomas, a visiting assistant professor of decision and information analysis at Emory University, along with co-authors Robert P. Bostrom and Marianne Gouge. Their goal is to help managers and team leaders understand how to better use...

Microsoft Aero

From Mary Jo Foley at Microsoft Watch: Microsoft has moved 10 of its social-computing experts from Microsoft Research onto its Windows user interface team. Will the ‘Aero’ interface be more interactive, as a result? Social-networking technologies, including blogs, Wikis, and RSS, are likely to play a key part in the...