Category: Social

When we focus on Social in a Microsoft context, we are talking about SharePoint, Teams, Teamwork and Yammer. Social can be a private network that helps employees collaborate across departments, locations and even business apps, it can be your company’s private network, your Facebook and Twitter handle, however various other applications are used to help you and your  team stay on top of it all. With SharePoint and other Microsoft technologies, this is a broad subject which is constantly evolving.

Therefore, the Social category is broad too, many different subjects are touched upon and this section is full of handy tips, tricks and advise. Check out some of the Step by Step blogs or learn with our eBooks, How To videos and Webinars.

Highlight a Cool SharePoint Tool
Highlight a Cool SharePoint Tool
Blog Posts

Of course I would naturally highlight Beezy as the coolest SharePoint tool, because it helps user adoption in any SharePoint deployment. However, taking into consideration the audience and my background I will highlight AutoSPInstaller, from @brianlala and other developers.

Guest MVP's Choice of Content to Highlight
Guest MVP’s Choice of Content to Highlight
Blog Posts

Over the last few months there have been three different hot topics in the SharePoint world. SharePoint and Yammer integration, the decision to retire some of the existing certification paths and the new development model.

Is Yammer confusing the SharePoint Roadmap?
Is Yammer confusing the SharePoint Roadmap?
Blog Posts

It’s amazing to watch the confusion followed by crazy mudslinging that’s going on in the market these days. The big acquisition a year ago by Microsoft has endorsed enterprise social in a big way. I’m personally looking forward to the big battles ahead of head on SalesForce.com with Chatter, and Jive Software as well as Microsoft Social with CRM and SharePoint and more building on the Yammer social roadmap. Looking forward to following this in my new role. Microsoft has made big bets, and over the course of the next year I hope and expect to see a clearer road ahead.

Does Social Media Equal Collaboration?
Does Social Media Equal Collaboration?
Blog Posts

I ran across an interesting article by Rachel Miller summarizing research gathered by her company, All Things IC, and simply-communicate.com, a community for internal communications professionals, that asked an important question for those of us in the broader information management space: What does your organization call internal social media within your company?”

The Rise of Enterprise Social Networks
The Rise of Enterprise Social Networks
Blog Posts

The following white paper was released this week and available for download from Microsoft: The Rise of Enterprise Social Networks. This 26 pages whitepaper from Mark Fidelman is a good read to help you help understand the business value of Enterprise Social and how to get started :

SharePoint Social Versus Yammer: What Makes Sense For You?
SharePoint Social Versus Yammer: What Makes Sense For You?
Blog Posts

In my second Social 101 session presented this week at the Worldwide Partner Conference (#WPC13, www.digitalwpc.com) in Houston, I tried to shed some light on the confusion between social features in SharePoint 2013 and Yammer. My session directly followed that of the Yammer team, who stood by throughout my session (I suspect to ensure that I didn’t say anything crazy).

Dell Software is Ready for the International Launch of the SharePoint App Store
Dell Software is Ready for the International Launch of the SharePoint App Store
Blog Posts

It’s been an exciting week for Dell Software and many others who have gathered in Houston for the Microsoft World Wide Partner Conference. One of the many exciting themes of the conference has been Microsoft’s announcement that the US Office and SharePoint App Stores will be supporting an additional 22 markets with localized Office and SharePoint storefronts.

Social Networks and New Technology Paradigms
Social Networks and New Technology Paradigms
Blog Posts

In the previous articles we saw that process innovation declined with the wise definition of crowd sourcing and collective intelligence is a very important lesson learnt from Social Network even more considering the new conversation patterns between user and systems enforced by context aware application, but what we can learn from implementation of such systems, which are the insights we can capture? Is there anything that can consider in our daily business? Can we run another trip over some common social networks features and consider the correspondents in our daily business? Let’s continue the journey with our new friend FourSquare using it as our playground to play and explore its technical features and we’ll see whether we can get inspired.