Charles Cote

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Stop Hiring for Culture Fit

I really dislike the term “A player.” It implies a grading system that can determine who will be best for a position. HR people always ask how Netflix, where I served as chief talent officer from 1998 to 2012, managed to hire only A players. I say, “There’s an island populated exclusively by A …

Employment

Reference Architecture for a high availability SharePoint Server 2016 farm in Azure

The Azure CAT Patterns & Practices team has published a new reference architecture for deploying and running a high availability SharePoint Server …

Using Microsoft Teams to enhance your organizational productivity

Microsoft Teams became generally available on March 14th and is on by default in all Office 365 tenants. Spend 45 mins with Jeremy Thake learning how Microsoft Teams can encourage your employees to unlock the value of all of Office 365. Microsoft Teams is built on top of Office 365 Connected Groups …

Microsoft Teams

Announcing the OpenNeuro platform – Open and Reproducible Science as a Service | Stanford Center for Reproducible Neuroscience

We are pleased to announce that the OpenNeuro platform is now available for users at http://www.openneuro.org. This platform represents the …

Data Science

Put people ahead of technology when targeting your collaboration efforts

The possibilities and potential of collaboration and social tools are endless. So are the features and capabilities offered by the tools, making it …

Project Management

Immersive classroom experience in Microsoft Teams rolling out to Office 365 for Education customers worldwide |

Microsoft Teams is poised to empower students, educators and staff virtually everywhere, with new features rolling out across 181 markets and in 25 …

How to Stop Wasting Time on the Wrong Content

Have you ever spent weeks or even months crafting a perfect piece of content that generated almost no response from your audience? You expected …

Product Management

You Just Had a Difficult Conversation at Work. Here’s What to Do Next

We’ve all been there: the fluorescent light flickering above, your stomach in knots, voices at the table becoming raised, including your own. Nearly everyone experiences difficult conversations at work, whether with peers, managers, clients, or direct reports. We know they are difficult …

Management

A simple question can keep your most tedious meetings from dragging on

I was sitting at the long conference table listening to a fascinating discussion.<p>Actually, <i>discussions,</i> as the participants in the meeting seemed to be covering a lot of ground. As a consultant I have learned to hold my contributions until asked.<p>Inevitably someone notices two things: No. 1, I am …

Management

After Giving 1,000 Interviews, I Found the 4 Questions That Actually Matter | Inc.com

If there's one thing that keeps every founder up at night, it's hiring. Hiring the best talent is a massive and never-ending challenge. It's hard to hire your first employee, it's hard to hire your 50th employee, and it's still hard to hire your 500th employee. If you're just starting your company, …

Employment

Why Problem Solvers, Not Whiners, Always Win in Business

Discover the techniques you can use to help your employees better understand how to tackle – and not just complain about -- problems.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Jill Schiefelbein’s book</i> Dynamic Communication<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | …

Employment

Making Money Is About You, Not Your Business

Plans are important but the foundation of business success is your confidence in yourself.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I seem to attract every man and his dog who wants to start a business. I don’t know why I’m seen as the guru and I definitely don’t want to be. Yes, …

Entrepreneurship
Microsoft SharePoint

Introducing Modern Backup Storage with Azure Backup Server on Windows Server 2016

One of the key features that was announced with the latest release of Azure Backup Server is Modern Backup Storage. Modern Backup Storage is a …

What If Companies Managed People as Carefully as They Manage Money?

Today’s executives spend a lot of time managing the balance sheet, despite the fact that it doesn’t represent their company’s scarcest resource. Financial capital is relatively abundant and cheap. According to Bain’s Macro Trends Group, the global supply of capital stands at nearly 10 times global …

Human Resources

To Be a Strong Leader, There Are 6 Things You Must Give Your People (Most Rarely Do) | Inc.com

The impact of work cultures on the bottom line is a hot business topic. More execs and HR leaders are connecting the dots on how an ecosystem of commonly held values, beliefs, and positive work behaviors drives engagement, innovation, and high performance.<p>Yet culture doesn't just happen. It takes …

Employment

SharePoint Virtual Summit showcases growth, innovations and customer success

<i>Today’s post was written by Jeff Teper, corporate vice president for OneDrive, SharePoint and Office.</i>Today, during the SharePoint Virtual Summit, we …

Microsoft SharePoint

the next wave of creating and running apps

Today’s announcements at the SharePoint Virtual Summit bring out the best features of PowerApps with SharePoint. We are embarking on a journey to …

A New and Mature SharePoint: The 2017 Roadmap

With Office 365 hitting over 100 million active users per month, I always wondered what that meant for SharePoint.As Jeff Teper announced at …

Microsoft SharePoint

Want Your Best Employees to Never Leave You? Ask Them 5 Simple Questions | Inc.com

Want to do something that will launch you into the new era of HR? Get rid of your exit interviews and replace them with "stay interviews."<p>If you're new to this concept, unlike the exit interview, managers are using stay interviews to get fresh insight into improving the work environment or their …

Employment

34 Metrics That Startup Founders Need to Track [Infographic]

Success as a startup is measured in a lot of different ways. Some people think a high valuation is the key to turning heads in the business world, …

Marketing Strategy

SharePoint MVP Blog - Part 1

Inspired by our SharePoint MVPs, PowerApps Engineering Manager Carlos Aguilar Mares offers this really practical design for PowerApp business form …

The Power of SharePoint

Do you have SharePoint Online and want to better automate and streamline your business processes? Have you heard of PowerApps, Microsoft Flow, or …

Using ADConnect with multiple clouds

(dieser Artikel ist auch auf deutsch verfügbar)<p>I was curious how you can connect an on-premise domain to <b>multiple</b> clouds, especially to Azure and …

Generate random content for SharePoint

This post is about how to create dummy files that you can use in SharePoint for various purposes.<p><b>Chapters:</b><p>Generate random content for SharePoint - …

Webinar Understanding Office 365 Groups with Microsoft Experts

Need Help Understanding Office 365 Groups? Ask The Experts!<p>Hi ya’ll! In the past year, there’s been a lot of buzz about Office 365 Groups since all …

Scrum Myths: Scrum Conflicts With Fixed Dates

This is a very common myth, especially with people who develop software only within the context of a closed scope (i.e., a traditional project). The …

Harvard Announces Free Online Architecture Course

The Harvard Graduate School of Design has announced a new, free online course entitled "The Architectural Imagination." Taught by the school's Eliot …