Author: Jed Cawthorne

Unpacking SharePoint Conference Day One’s Announcements

Unpacking SharePoint Conference Day One's Announcements

SharePoint Conference 2018 kicked off yesterday with an hour and 45 minute keynote delivered to an audience of over 3000 at the MGM hotel in Las Vegas and countless others watching the live broadcast from the comfort of their homes, as I did.

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SharePoint Hub Sites Have Arrived

SharePoint Hub Sites Have Arrived

Microsoft has officially released SharePoint hub sites and is gradually rolling them out to Office 365 customers — but what's all the hub-bub about? Hub sites were first announced at the Microsoft Ignite conference last fall. A Hub is basically a new site template for a specific type of SharePoint

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The Rise of the Digital Workplace Chatbot

The Rise of the Digital Workplace Chatbot

Chatbots have invaded the workplace. Or at least, invaded the conversations around the digital workplace. In the last month, I have seen some outstanding presentations on the use of conversational interfaces (aka chatbots, aka bots) in the digital workplace/intranet context.

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Outlook Remains a Viable Collaboration Tool

Outlook Remains a Viable Collaboration Tool

It became clear at Microsoft Ignite that the company was doubling down on its Microsoft Teams product as the center of an Office 365 user's world. Microsoft introduced new integrations with other Office 365 components, including SharePoint, OneDrive and Yammer as well as integrations with other third party tools.

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Is Microsoft Teams the ‘Portal’ We’ve Been Looking For?

Is Microsoft Teams the 'Portal' We've Been Looking For?

On day one of Microsoft Ignite, the company announced its Teams collaboration product would become the “hero client” for all communications functionality in Office 365 going forward.  Teams will subsume the functionality of Skype for Business for Office 365 users, bringing voice, video calling and even plain old telephone services

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