February 2016 Content Wrap-Up
I’m going to keep the synopsis brief this month, because I’m sitting in a hotel room in Denver trying to get a couple major pieces of content edited – but I don’t want to push off this post at all. Getting ready for another SharePointFest Denver event….trying to remember if this is my 2nd time at this particular event or 3rd. Oh well. This comes on the heels of SharePoint Saturday Utah, followed by SPTechCon Austin last week, a presentation and panel at the Dallas Ft. Worth SPUG a day later, and then a road trip with fellow MVPs Benjamin Niaulin (@bniaulin), Matthias Einig (@mattein), and Erwin van Hunen (@erwinvanhunen) and team as we traveled from Austin to Dallas to Roswell, New Mexico, and then up to Denver. We had quite the adventure.
You may have seen the pictures on Twitter and Facebook – but here are a few more. The giant head photos were given as gifts to the speakers at SPTechCon and they made quite a memorable series of photos on our road trip and alien adventure. Every so often we’d pull off the highway and take some random photos…which was an excellent way for all of us to stay awake on what is a very flat and largely uninteresting drive through western Texas and eastern New Mexico. (In fact, the border crossing into Colorado is quite dramatic as the landscape changes within a mile of the Colorado welcome sign)
February included a number of online activities, including a demo with CardioLog Analytics and Jussi Mori (@jussimori) from Peaches Industries, and a session and panel on Unity Connect Online. The CollabTalk panel also met and discussed the latest Office 365 and SharePoint happenings….but no tweetjam this past month. No time, no time. But don’t worry, it’ll be back in March.
As for content, I’m always amazed at how it adds up at the end of the month. In my mind this was an incredibly light output month as I was focusing on some large content items. But there was still a sizeable chunk of content output, for sure. I’m writing more and more about different aspects of the Office 365 platform, and I expect this to continue. With the rapid pace of change, it can be difficult to keep up with everything. Writing is a great way to test out ideas, and experiment with the technology, pushing it through various scenarios. More of this in the coming months.
- May the Security Breach Odds Be Ever In Your Favor (buckleyPLANET) http://bit.ly/21GosFn
- Service Error in Office 365? Walk It Off. (buckleyPLANET) http://bit.ly/1QKbbnx
- CollabTalk: The State of the SharePoint Brand, UI Guidance, and Yammer's Future (IT Unity) http://bit.ly/1QKboXF
- CollabTalk: The State of the SharePoint Brand, UI Guidance, and Yammer's Future (YouTube) http://bit.ly/1WUbgtn
- The 10 Best Office 365 Features You’ve Never Used (But Should) (SlideShare) http://bit.ly/1oNWhpO
- Leveraging the Power of the Office Graph (Beezy) http://bit.ly/1WUc55o
- Incorporating Video into SharePoint (Beezy) http://bit.ly/1L4oOSp
I've written a number of times on the shift toward social collaboration tools — and network science, in general – and have really been pushing the topic of the “modalities” of collaboration that Microsoft supports, because customers I talk to are confused by the veritable cornucopia of options available.
- EXPERT PANEL: Understanding Different Collaboration Styles (UnityConnect Online) http://bit.ly/1Qq5uvA
- The Network Science Behind 'Working Like a Network' (UnityConnect Online) http://bit.ly/1VPAh8R
- The Network Science Behind 'Working Like a Network' (SlideShare) http://bit.ly/1UxCGq9
- Supporting the Next Layer of Social Collaboration (Beezy) http://bit.ly/1VPAh8R
As I do every month, I enjoy exploring different ideas within the broader collaboration spectrum, often focusing on the strategy and planning side of things. These articles are mostly targeting the BDM crowd (business decision-makers) rather than IT Pros and Devs.
- Understanding Different Collaboration Styles (buckleyPLANET) http://bit.ly/1L4lB5n
- How to Plan for Collaboration Success (LinkedIn) http://bit.ly/1QKbdLW
- Why is it so hard to measure the business value of enterprise collaboration? (LinkedIn) http://bit.ly/1oNTWLx
- Social is About Increasing Productivity (Beezy) http://bit.ly/1Qq5MCB
- The Connection Between Content and Engagement (Beezy) http://bit.ly/1Qq5MCB
- Defining and Measuring Collaboration Success (Storify) http://bit.ly/1T6YLfM
- Working Between Office Workloads (Beezy) http://bit.ly/1WUbZuv
- Unlocking Information Silos in the Enterprise (Beezy) http://bit.ly/1Qm6Qtz
- Office Integrations Drive Deeper Productivity (Beezy) http://bit.ly/1nhAeXf
- 3 Phases of Implementing an Enterprise Social Network (Beezy) http://bit.ly/1ONT3aX
And for those looking for product or feature-specific topics, I’m trying to dig more into specific social collaboration areas. In fact, my content schedule over the next couple months is very feature-specific. Watch for it.
- #MotivationHacking (buckleyPLANET) http://bit.ly/21Gotcu
- Gamification: Motivational Hacking! (YouTube) http://bit.ly/1ONQTbf
- Gamification: Motivational Hacking for SharePoint (SlideShare) http://bit.ly/1WUc55o
- Why Enterprise Blogs Are Still Relevant (Beezy) http://bit.ly/1TQkeIS
March is fully underway with SPFest Denver, but after a couple weeks on the road, I am really looking forward to heading home. Next week will be SharePoint Saturday Vancouver, and then after that I believe I’ll be home through early April. Avoiding looking at my schedule right now so that I can focus on what is in front of me, but home time is always nice.
Until then, you know how to reach me. @buckleyplanet