Big Changes for Office 365 (SharePoint Online) Intranets

Big Changes for Office 365 (SharePoint Online) Intranets

SKYPE FOR TEAMS I lauded the launch of Microsoft Teams earlier this year when Redmond launched the service that could be a killer for Slack. Some thought that Teams couldn’t possibly survive or that it signalled the end of Yammer. Instead, Microsoft is doubling-down on Teams and elevating it to a key service of focus […]

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Microsoft testing new intranet search, Bing for Business

Microsoft testing new intranet search, Bing for Business

Microsoft has begun testing a new intranet search, Bing for Business, in a greater effort to compete with Google. MS hopes this corporate Bing will also promote more use of Bing.com, a tall order given their competitor is referenced as a verb in day-to-day vernacular (“I Googled that.”). One wonders what’s wrong with SharePoint search, the […]

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Intranet content curation at Google

Intranet content curation at Google

On the indexed Internet, there are more than 4.5 billion pages. Finding the most relevant content can be akin to finding a needle in a hay galaxy. “It’s not information overload. It’s filter failure,” says writer and futurist Clay Shirky. Google obviously helps find and filter out irrelevant content, but the ubiquitous search engine doesn’t […]

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Does Slack live up to the hype?

Does Slack live up to the hype?

I cannot think of a digital workplace tool, since SharePoint, that has received so much attention and ink as Slack. It’s very popular, widespread and extremely hip, particularly with the media and technology pundits. Even Vanity Fair has dedicated some of its oh-so-fashionable pages to the hipster app (Slack, The Group-Chat App Everyone Hates To Love…). […]

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Improving Intranet Search

Improving Intranet Search

The search engine sucks!” is the single-most common complaints we hear from employees (regardless of company and industry). Naturally, most immediately blame the search engine. They should blame themselves. “It was the number one thing that our associates (employees) said needed to be improved,” says Karen Downs, Intranet Program Manager for H&R Block. Ten years […]

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SharePoint 2010 is Dead

SharePoint 2010 is Dead

Death is coming to SharePoint 2010. Mainstream Support from Microsoft SharePoint ended nearly two years ago. More importantly, Extended Support will end in just three years. Once that happens, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or non-security hotfix support, honor warranty claims or offer paid extended support Suffice to say, you need to get […]

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Intranet benchmarking

Intranet benchmarking

Denmark’s premier intranet community and conference organizer, IntraTeam (arguably the World’s most active and advanced, certainly per capita) has launched an Intranet/Digital Workplace Self Assessment Benchmark. In truth, the tool has been around since 2005 and used to evaluate the competitors to the Danish IntranetPrize, awarded at the their annual IntraTeam Event conference. The Assessment […]

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