Owen Allen

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Where Office 365 and Groups Fit in Your Collaboration Approach

Do you remember when the geeks referred to Microsoft as the "Evil Empire"?<p>I was one of them.<p>I've been working with SharePoint since it was invented, …

Microsoft SharePoint

10 Slack apps to boost workplace collaboration

Slack is the favored collaboration tool for office workers trying to avoid email fatigue and to communicate with remote team members. It allows for …

Apps

It Takes More Than Tech to Get Teams to Collaborate Effectively

The many project management tools available are useful but don't substitute for healthy culture.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Collaboration is a popular business buzzword these days due to the proliferation of mobile apps and enterprise social platforms such as …

Project Management

SharePoint Virtual Summit 2017

A connected workplace empowers you to securely connect to the people and content you need, to transform business process, to inform and engage your …

Microsoft Teams

Is it Time to Take Off Your Collaboration Training Wheels?

As a parent and a sales executive, it amazes me how similar the issues are that I face in the two worlds.<p>Right now, as a parent, I face a critical …

Microsoft Teams
Online

Office at Build 2017—announcing new opportunities for developers

<b>Editor’s note 5/11/2017:</b><br>At Build Day 2, we announced <b>OneDrive Files On-Demand</b>. Access all your files in the cloud without having to download them and …

Software

Fewer meetings, more productivity: Can enterprise messaging apps help your team?

Flock CEO argues that businesses needs better collaboration tools.<p>Helping teams communicate and share information better has been a challenge that …

Apps

18 Executives Are Asked, 'What Will Company Cultures Look Like in the Future?' The Answers Are Priceless | Inc.com

In 2014, Merriam Webster's dictionary awarded "culture" the most popular word of the year. Today, culture remains a buzz word that's a hot topic in the C-Suite and board room.<p>And for good reason. A healthy organizational culture is now being lauded as the secret weapon to win the hearts and minds …

Team Building

Introducing Microsoft To-Do—now available in Preview

<b>Editor’s note 4/25/2017:</b> <br>Please see this support article to help troubleshoot any issues using Microsoft To-Do with your Office 365 work account and …

Android Phones

Announcing the SharePoint Virtual Summit

I am excited to announce the SharePoint Virtual Summit—a free, global online event—will be on May 16, 2017.With more than 85 million active users, …

Microsoft SharePoint

SharePoint Saturday Vancouver - SharePoint Framework, Angular and Azure Functions

Things are moving fast. Sometimes you might even feel that you own comfort zone is getting of control. But in a Mobile-First, Cloud-First world, things are changing to a crazy pace and to stay on the top of your game, you need keep up with the latest and greatest technologies that are available out …

Microsoft SharePoint

Report: Cisco, Microsoft Lead Collaboration Market in Q4 2016

Cisco may have led the collaboration market in Q4 2016, but Microsoft continues to hold a strong lead in cloud-based collaboration, according to data …

Microsoft Confirms SharePoint vNext Will Have On-Premises Iteration

If you have attended any Microsoft event during the past five years, the word cloud is likely drilled deep into your brain. It’s no secret that the …

Microsoft SharePoint

Here’s a reality check for AI in the enterprise

When Slack introduced its new Enterprise Grid product in January, it pledged to bring “much of the same day-to-day Slack experience that users have come to know and love” to large organizations. Similarly, CRM giant Salesforce unveiled its new Einstein artificial intelligence service this past fall …

Updated Information Protection Poster for Office 365

The Information Protection for Office 365 poster has been a popular resource for tracking capabilities we recommend customers use with Office 365.<p>The …

The great enterprise chat race

Against all odds, Slack has emerged as the darling of enterprise chat.<p>The competitive deck appears nearly stacked against the startup, and it seems that every other month a new product launches from a major tech company that’s billed in the tech press as the next “Slack Killer.”<p>What Slack does …

Chatbots

Microsoft Teams Adoption: A How To Guide for a Successful Rollout

Microsoft Teams Adoption: A How To Guide for a Successful Rollout<p><i>Editor’s note:</i> <i>this is a guest post by Chris Slemp, Director of Strategy for Carpool</i> …

Microsoft Teams

Google Beefs Up Google Drive For Enterprise Customers

Last week Google enhanced Google Drive with a suite of features designed to make their cloud service more attractive to enterprise customers. The new additions provide increased security, a team-oriented work environment, and migration, use and access improvements.<p><b>Google Vault for Drive</b><p>Google Vault …

Google Drive

Announcing granular tenant settings in Power BI | Microsoft Power BI Blog | Microsoft Power BI

Power BI allows organizations to monitor and analyze their most critical business data. As such, it’s very important for administrators to have …

Did Microsoft Just Accidentally Reveal Office 365 Active User Base Numbers?

We all know how fast Microsoft Office 365 has been growing, and how competition from Google and Amazon is slowly building up the enterprise …

Introducing the new Office 365 profile experience

<b>Editor’s note 5/16/2017</b>:<br>This post has been updated to reflect additional updates made to the Office 365 Groups card.In the modern workplace, an …

Track Down

A New Release Strategy: Preparing for Teams Release

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ProBeat: Slack is screwed

Slack’s problem just got a lot worse. Not only did the full-page New York Times ad fail to stop the upcoming launch of Microsoft Teams next week on March 14, but now Google is entering the fray with Hangouts Chat in private beta. For the millions of G Suite and Office 365 users, Slack will soon be …

Google goes after Slack and splits Hangouts into Chat and Meet

Google’s messaging strategy can be confusing, but if there’s one thing that’s clear after today’s Cloud Next keynote, it’s that the company is doubling down on the idea that Hangouts is its enterprise product and Allo/Duo are its consumer communications apps.<p>But now there are a couple of new …

Apps

Workplace by Facebook

<b>Pros</b><p>Familiar Facebook interface. Easy for new members to join. Text, audio, and video chat are supported. Inexpensive.<p><b>Cons</b><p>Doesn't encourage brief …

Social Media

Microsoft Office 365 reduces threats, and enhances visibility and compliance

At Microsoft IT, we use Microsoft Office 365 Enterprise E5 features to complement our security platform services and enhance visibility into our …

Microsoft Office