Category: Microsoft Office 365

Driving “Active Usage” of Office 365

For almost a decade I have been working in the user adoption area, with numerous blog posts, conference talks and keynotes, client-internal and public workshops, consulting projects, and multiple books the result. In light of the above, I find it very interesting to observe from afar the increased […]

Beezy Integrates Yammer and SharePoint

Since its acquisition of Yammer in 2012, an improving level of integration between SharePoint and Yammer has been drip fed from Microsoft. It hasn’t been a speedy integration. Last week Beezy announced two-way integration between Yammer and SharePoint that is a great step up from what’s available from […]

Price Increases in the Microsoft Ecosystem

On August 1 a range of prices in the Microsoft ecosystem are going up: – the User CAL for on-premises software (including Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync) is increasing by 13%; and – pricing for enterprise cloud products, including Office 365 and Azure in certain regions, are increasing by […]

User Adoption Strategies in June with Silverside

In June I will be presenting the User Adoption Strategies Workshop twice in Rotterdam, in partnership with Silverside. The workshop will be presented for two different audiences: – Wednesday June 10, for customers with IBM Connections, SmartCloud, and Sametime. – Thursday June 11, for customers with Microsoft SharePoint, […]

Outlook 2016

Last week Microsoft announced details of Office 2016 for the Windows desktop. The details included new features for Outlook: – We’ve replaced the RPC-based sync with a new Internet-friendly MAPI-HTTP protocol that supports Exchange/Outlook connectivity. – We’ve eliminated the use of foreground network calls to ensure that Outlook […]

Adoption Strategy for Office 365 at Merck

Merck has almost finished an 11 month transition to Office 365 from various older Microsoft products and messaging and collaboration tools from other vendors (e.g., IBM, WebEx). The deployment of the new foundation is expected to be completed by mid-April. Here’s the paragraphs in the announcement about the […]