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How Branded, Online Communities are Making Companies Millions

A Tale of Two Indexes

Big Macs, iPhones, and a currency conundrum.<p>By<p>The <i>Economist</i> has long used an index to compare the purchasing power of currencies using local prices of …

There is a 'game changer' technology on Wall Street and people keep confusing it with bitcoin

Goldman Sachs says the technology "has the potential to redefine transactions" and can change "everything."<p>JPMorgan last month announced it was launching a trial project with the blockchain startup led by its former executive, Blythe Masters.<p>Her company, Digital Asset Holdings, has secured funding …

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ASUS Chromebit review – the little Chrome OS dongle that could

Current Google CEO Sundar Pichai once said he wanted to see Chrome and Android in every screen available, a goal that is now looking more real than ever. Android is obviously all over the spectrum, but there is a whole other beast Google has been very good at taking over the market with – Chrome OS.<p>…

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Help Your Team Agree on How They’ll Collaborate

It’s easy to assume that everyone knows how to work on a team — and on some level this is true. But each member of your team probably has her own understanding of how to collaborate, not to mention individual styles and preferences. If you ask six team members what they think “completing work on …

GE's Alstom Prize Shifts Focus Back to Finance, Appliance Sales

As General Electric Co. closes in on one of its biggest-ever purchases, Jeffrey Immelt can shift his focus back to selling assets.<p>Returning GE to its …

75% of Cross-Functional Teams Are Dysfunctional

When I was in the midst of researching what caused cross-functional teams to succeed — and finding that many of them failed — I discovered a deeply dysfunctional development project in a huge multinational IT company. The company had invested $100 million in the project, which involved three …

Technical diagrams for SharePoint Server

2 minutes to read<p>Contributors<p><b>Summary:</b> These diagrams provide visual representations of recommended solutions for SharePoint Server 2016 in the form …

Share SharePoint files or folders in Office 365

Applies To: SharePoint Online Office for business Office 365 Admin Office 365 Small Business Office 365 Small Business Admin Office 365 operated by …

SharePoint Content Types, Site Columns or Columns | Sharegate

After working for so many years with SharePoint, I realized that I might take some things for granted. I don't question myself so much anymore, when …

Python Programming

Is Collaboration Limited by Organizational Structure?

We've been seeking enterprise 2.0 and social business for several years now with some notable success, but still quite a lot of “vague” and some …

Training: Organize and configure a SharePoint library

Applies To: SharePoint Server 2016 SharePoint Foundation 2013 SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise SharePoint Server 2013 More... Less<p>There are several …

Uncovering the ROI of SharePoint

• Office365 / SharePoint<p>Christian Buckley<p>Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and Office Servers and Services MVP, the Founder & CEO of …

Creating a Simple Project Schedule with SharePoint 2013 & Project 2013

SharePoint 2013 introduced a lot of enhanced functionality for project management, most of which can be found in this webcast: How to Manage Projects …

Discover SharePoint: How To Set up a site in a few clicks

Xbox One creator: how to design a games console

You might not know Carl Ledbetter by name but you'll have seen his work. After all, it's plastered across billboards, nestling in living room cabinets and perhaps even wired up to your PC.<p>In his two decades at Microsoft, the veteran industrial designer has gone from crafting computer mice and …

Yammer Analytics with Excel and Power BI

Congratulations, your organization has rolled out Yammer, the best darn enterprise social platform on the planet! You probably already have some …

Why invest in an Enterprise Social Network? (Internal communications edition)

Download the PowerPoint file: http://www.businessgoessocial.net/why-invest-in-an-enterprise-social-network-powerpoint<p>Making a business case for an internal social network can be a challenge. This presentation is for people working in internal communications who want to convince their senior …

MSDN Blogs – Get the latest information, insights, announcements, and news from Microsoft experts and developers in the MSDN blogs.

Changes for six (6) issues made to this specification (behavior notes added and removed, processing rules modified). See …

SharePoint Conference 2014

SharePoint Conference 2014 (SPC14) now offers the main keynote, the three audience foundational sessions, and all 230+ recorded breakouts for …

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How to become a Yammer Power User in 75 minutes

There should be some governance on the making of groups w/in a company. Leaving group creation will most likely lead to recreating the silos within a …

Why The ROI of Online Community Doesn't Matter

<i>Sarah Judd Welch is the founder & head of community design + BD at Loyal where she designs communities for startups, brands, and Fortune 100s.</i><p>I’ve never felt entirely comfortable defending my work in community. Yes, I’ll tell you about Return on Investments (ROI) all you want, but truly, community …

What Data-Obsessed Marketers Don’t Understand

Big data has become the X factor of modern marketing, the hero of every marketer’s story. But it’s a promise at risk of letting you down. You may be thinking that data will magically turn bush-league marketing into a winning “Moneyball” performance. But that’s an artifact of our big data obsession. …

There is no more B2B or B2C: It’s Human to Human, #H2H

It used to be that marketing was segmented into two categories; business-to-business (B2B) or business-to-consumer (B2C). This was done (I assume), …

How Virtual Teams Can Create Human Connections Despite Distance

In a recent Unify survey of knowledge workers, 79% of respondents reported working always or frequently in virtual teams, but only 44% found virtual communication as productive as face-to-face communication. The vast majority connected via email, phone, or conference calls even though 72% said …

Best iPad Apps of 2013

2013 has been another memorable year for the iPad App Store. The number of apps designed specifically for the iPad hit the 500,000 milestone this year and is now well on its way to 600,000. By now, there are excellent iPad apps for just about any purpose. From heavy-duty productivity and business …

Microsoft releases Xbox One cheat sheet: here's what you can tell Kinect to do

Every Xbox One comes with a new Kinect sensor — a powerful peripheral that lets the game console read your heart rate and respond to your voice commands. In our review of the Xbox One, however, we discovered that the Kinect typically only recognizes extremely specific vocal cues like "Xbox turn …

Business Intelligence in SharePoint 2013

Starting in May 2010, with SQL Server 2008 R2, Microsoft began talking more and more about "Personal BI". The focus of this discussion was a paradigm shift moving business intelligence from being something a few BI professionals do with a data warehouse to a practice done by Information Workers …