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.

Enterprise Social Roadmap for Microsoft: Yammer and SharePoint 2013
Enterprise Social Roadmap for Microsoft: Yammer and SharePoint 2013
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So the cat is out of the bag thanks to Jared Spataro, Senior Director of the Microsoft Office Division. If you’ve followed my thoughts on Yammer vs SharePoint in the past, you would know that I was very critical of the “current state” of SharePoint 2013 and Yammer and also my comparison post. We made a decision at AvePoint to stick with SharePoint 2013 for “social” rather than look at the integration with Yammer which I explain here. After reading the direction that Jared had spelt out, I’m still happy with our decision as we are on-premises with SharePoint much like a lot of Enterprise customers rather than Office 365 SharePoint Online. I will say that we are seeing a lot more questions around O365 since January with the release of 2013 wave on February 27th. It was great that they included some information around on-premises too at the same time rather than delaying answering.

Whitepaper: Managing Compliance and Safety Reform in an Ever-Changing Regulatory Environment
Whitepaper: Managing Compliance and Safety Reform in an Ever-Changing Regulatory Environment
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IN A SWEEPING RESPONSE to BP’s Deepwater Horizon massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the US House of Representatives passed a bill in July toughening offshore drilling safety standards. Known as the Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources (CLEAR) Act, the House version removed the $75 million economic liability cap from oil spills, imposed new safety standards, increased the number of independent inspections and equipment certifications required, and increased penalties for safety violations.

The Death of Email and Personal Drives at AvePoint
The Death of Email and Personal Drives at AvePoint
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In the IT industry we all talk about “social collaboration” and the benefits it can bring to Information Workers both within and outside our business. However, we are all at fault on when it comes to the continued overuse of email and personal drives to run our businesses. At AvePoint, we are pushing extremely hard to leverage the social collaboration technologies to reduce our stubborn need to use email and personal drives to run our business to our 1,300 – and growing – employees.

What's New in 2013
What’s New in 2013
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The short video, presented by Nintex VP Product Technology, Mike Fitzmaurice covers what’s new in Nintex Workflow 2013, with a focus on mobile. The video also covers the Nintex Windows 8 app available in 2013.

Unlocking Insights and Measuring Success Across the Social Enterprise
Unlocking Insights and Measuring Success Across the Social Enterprise
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Eighty percent of Fortune 500 companies rely on SharePoint for internal collaboration. But what started as a way to manage content and communication across organizations has evolved with the emergence of the social enterprise. Yesterday’s intranet has transformed into a more dynamic, user-friendly environment for interacting with information and people.

Top Ten Productivity Reasons to Move to Microsoft SharePoint 2013
Top Ten Productivity Reasons to Move to Microsoft SharePoint 2013
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Microsoft is heavy in its campaign since publically making available the Microsoft Office 2013 Preview for client and server operating systems in July. I spend a great deal of time discussing with our customers all things business productivity. One of the biggest questions that keeps coming up is whether they should upgrade to SharePoint 2013 sooner rather than later.

The Maturity Model of Social
The Maturity Model of Social
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In a CMSWire article today entitled The Social Networking Phenomena is Coming Apart at the Seams, Virginia Backaitis discussed a recent Forbes.com article in which the health of several social technology-based companies are examined.

SharePoint 2013 for the Decision Maker
SharePoint 2013 for the Decision Maker
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Microsoft unveiled Office 2013, including SharePoint 2013, the newest versions of Office 365, and all other related products. It’s been a huge week in the Twittersphere and blogosphere.
There’s little that hasn’t been said already about the new products and their features. There are even blogs describing, in detail, deployment and implementation procedures. Perhaps the perspective I can provide that’s unique is to tell you what I am telling C- and D- level executives, as well as IT Pros and Devs, about what all of this means to your business and the choices you need to make.