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.

SharePoint 2013 Top 10 New Features
SharePoint 2013 Top 10 New Features
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Here are some Top Features of SharePoint 2013 that will start to sell your business on investigating the Preview. All of these features are documented in TechNet. I’ll do a Top 10 for each audience as more information becomes available.

Free eBook - Measuring the Intangible SharePoint Social ROI
Free eBook – Measuring the Intangible SharePoint Social ROI
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‘Intangible’ is defined as ‘difficult to define or describe clearly, but nonetheless perceived’. So let me ask you a question:

“What is the most intangible set of features in SharePoint?”
It may be a hard one to call, but based on my experience, ‘social’ is definitely up there! Everyone is wrestling with how to prove the real value that most of us instinctively know exists in delivering SharePoint social feature, but how do we measure SharePoint Social ROI?

This eBook strives to answer that question and arm you with a range of insights and techniques that you can use today.

Whitepaper - Social Information Management
Whitepaper – Social Information Management
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Today the usage of social networks is ingrained into our day to day live. Platforms such as Facebook will soon reach one billion registered users, more than 50 million professionals engage with each other on LinkedIn, the Google +1 button is starting to influence the purchasing decisions that we make based on our friends’ recommendations and Twitter motivates people to post an average of 50 million tweets a day.

SharePoint as a Social Business Hub: Tips to Transform
SharePoint as a Social Business Hub: Tips to Transform
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As we learned in last Wednesday’s Social Business TweetJam, creating a social business requires a unique combination of people, process and technology. For SharePoint users, the technology is the easy part, but getting the people and process in place can be challenging.

Taking Advantage of Social Computing in SharePoint 2010
Taking Advantage of Social Computing in SharePoint 2010
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Social computing is the topic de jour. End users want it, enterprises apparently must have it. But what does it all mean? What is the enterprise applicability of these largely consumer-focused technologies? With all the focus on efficiency, cost cutting and doing more with less, does it make sense to offer users what may be nothing more than a productivity-sapping application boondoggle? And once these tools are deployed, what can a company do to track usage and productivity? What are the best practices for managing SharePoint social computing in the enterprise?

Fortune 250 Company ABB Adopts 'Socail Email' to Drive Its Global Collaboration Initiative by harmon.ie
Fortune 250 Company ABB Adopts ‘Socail Email’ to Drive Its Global Collaboration Initiative by harmon.ie
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Fortune Global 250 power and automation technologies group ABB is currently rolling out a multi-year, global collaboration program. Designed to improve the company’s competitive advantage, customer satisfaction, and improve work efficiency, this initiative is intended to encourage and improve employee interaction and information sharing among the company’s 124,000 employees. To bring everyone on board, ABB is using harmon.ie for SharePoint to integrate people’s social and collaboration spaces into the email client, where people are accustomed to spending their workday.

We’re Riding a Big Wave and Loving It
We’re Riding a Big Wave and Loving It
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In case it wasn’t clear before, the release of Forrester Research Inc.’s first ever August 2011 “The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Social Platforms, Q3 2011” report further cements what we at NewsGator have been experiencing first hand – enterprise social is not a niche, fad, or point solution, it is the future of work in the enterprise and that future is now.

NewsGator is positioned solidly among the handful of Enterprise Social Platform leaders, all selected, “due to breadth and depth of functionality and long-range strategy.” That last part is key. We were early into the social computing revolution and our close relationship with Microsoft gave us an inside track on delivering social capabilities to the enterprise as a global platform capability – not just a siloed, point solution.
When we first partnered with Microsoft and began building what would become Social Sites, it was with a goal of targeting the entire enterprise, infusing it with a new connective tissue for communicating, collaborating, and working