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I don't think we're in disagreement here, Marc. I constantly advise people to "know their requirements" which means have purpose, understand the business results you are trying to achieve, establish clear measurements of success so that you know whether or not what you've built is meeting those requirements, and adjust your tools and systems and measurements as needed to fine tune. What we know is that simply "turning it on" and hoping end users figure it out does not work. Neither does attempting to replicate your last intranet platform with all of its integrations and complexity, but this time out in the cloud, and assume that this strategy will work. What what has shown to work again and again is a more thoughtful approach, piloting key workloads at first, then expanding as it makes sense. And I do believe people have caught onto the idea that using native capability and configuring the OOTB features before turning to development is the right approach. I do believe that most organizations over-build for the simple fact that they 1) do not understand their business requirements, and 2) they fail to understand how their end users work, and what they need to be more productive. So my argument is not so much about to build or not to build, but about having an understanding of what to build before attempting to build it.
Toggle Commented Dec 12, 2014 on Don't Over-Build for the Cloud at buckleyPLANET
Steven, you've just touched on what I think is the major disconnect between social tools and enterprise content management: how metadata is applied and then utilized. Most users of social platforms ignore the long-term value of conscientiously tagging content and conversations because of the future value of their actions, and instead focus on the immediate need to chat and share. Maybe that's where machine-based tagging needs to come into play -- automate what we can't seem to do manually, thus allowing us to begin identifying all of those patterns, and get more value out of these platforms.
Toggle Commented May 14, 2013 on Garbage In, Garbage Out at buckleyPLANET
Opt-in is key, and here in the US, the law. But your first line is very representative of your attitude toward sponsors through your other writings, Bjorn, so I'm not really surprised by your response. I guess you can put me on the glass-half-full end of the argument: I am thankful for the generous support of the sponsors that make these events free. If the cost of the event is that they email me, wow...what a small price, resulting in a quick delete. Ouch. How painful. So of course the handling of contact information needs to follow the law, first and foremost. But here's something shocking: vendors are able to get your contact information through non-SPS events. I've received emails from vendors thanking me for stopping by their booth for an event I never attended. It's a crazy world. Delete.
Hien, you can get more info on the SharePoint to Yammer integration here: https://www.yammer.com/company/sharepoint
Agreed -- IT's job is to enable the business. The problem I see is that many decisions are made for short-term benefit without attempting to understand long-term impacts. My point is to ask the question, own the decision.
Toggle Commented Jul 4, 2012 on The Cost of Automation at buckleyPLANET
I do think they are very different markets -- Windows and Office are different competitively. SharePoint would suffer much more greatly than they would from details on vNext details slipping out too early, impacting sales of the current version. Most ISVs hold their product roadmap and next version feature list very close. It's as much about competitors as it is about current sales. People won't buy if they're sold on the next version....even if it won't be generally available for months (or years). And why give your competitors marketing material in which they can develop targeted campaigns, months ahead of your release, by giving them the inside track on what you're delivering?
Toggle Commented Jun 26, 2012 on Censored Blogging at buckleyPLANET
Social tools within the enterprise, like project/portfolio management platforms and knowledge management platforms, need end user activity to work. The more end users participating, the more links you'll make between disparate content, the more depth you'll uncover in expertise, the more metadata you'll generate -- all of which will improve (in theory, if managed properly) the overall search experience for everyone else. In short, you get out of it what you put into it. The best advice I can give is to develop tools and solutions that fit into the way that your teams work. If the tools fit in with your culture, people will use them, and benefit the overall system. If the tools are foreign, if they work contrary to how people are accustomed to working, people won't adopt.
wait a second -- newt has the right moral compass? look, i appreciate the good things he did, but the guy has been married several times AND cheated on his wife. let's not get carried away with our definitions of morals. while i agree with much of what he says, and yes, he is a good debater, the guy cannot beat obama. too much baggage, too smarmy for the scrutiny of a presidential run. secretary of state, yes. president, no. cain has some good ideas, but i'd like to see him hold some other office first to get a feel for the role. run for senate or congress (and clean up this harassment mess, if baseless it all is). perry just hasn't shown himself to be a deep enough thinker about the important topics of the day. romney knows the economy better than any of them, has strong moral fiber, and i know he would defend the constitution -- but he needs to clean up his romneycare perceptions mess. paul is too much of a disruptor, without enough realistic ideas on how to make things work -- some good ideas, but too hit or miss (plus an acerbic personality). bachman, santorum, and huntsman are non-starters. now having said all that, at the end of the day, ALL of these candidates are better than obama, and when the selection is made, we need to all get behind that candidate. because the worst RINO is still a lot better than another 4 years of this nightmare, if nothing more than the 1 or 2 supreme court seats that will likely come up next term.
Toggle Commented Nov 15, 2011 on Gingrich takes the lead at Public Policy Polling
It was the jeans comment, I know. It pushed you over the edge. It's understandable.
Toggle Commented Oct 18, 2011 on A Rare Political Post at buckleyPLANET
an urge to constantly build things -- models, motors, designs. As I look back at my friends from junior high forward, the most successful among them were the builders, the creators, the ones who could not sit still but needed to create. I think its a fairly reliable indicator of future success.
Toggle Commented Oct 11, 2011 on what traits predict future success? at Summation
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One of the better endings, I have to say. Thanks again for participating in the series. Great advice!
There is no question that there is currently a solid consumer platform for these simple apps -- but this does not match the needs of the enterprise....not to mention that the way these apps are being created will not meet this model. We're just not there yet. The transition period will be rich apps with functional mobile apps to quickly post/share data, and allow for simple inputs. The giant step will be when mobile apps can run alone (on their single task) or connect to each other (to complete more complex tasks), acting differently based on the other apps on your device (app awareness). That's my dream, anyway... :-)
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2011 on The Age of the App is (Almost) Here at buckleyPLANET
You can also read the detailed article published in ECM Connections at http://ecmconnection.com/download.mvc/11-Strategic-Considerations-For-SharePoint-0001
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Great points, Sherman. And by the way, SPSVAN is a great example of reaching out to the community for help. Sherman approached me with questions about starting his Vancouver event this summer, and while I was unable to attend (I was confirmed as a speaker for the SPS Boston event), I shared my insights on planning and sponsors, and did my best to help support and promote his event -- as I'm sure other former SPS hosts also did. I don't think there is a set way of doing any of this. Some things that worked for one location may not work in others. Read through these tips, learn from past event hosts, and don't be shy -- ask a lot of questions.
While I don't agree, I do understand your perspective -- which is why I say the portal is irrelevant. Build the content where you stand. Publish to your own site. The point I am trying to make is that we need more content. As for the EUSP business model, yes, its his livelihood, but as an author writing for the SharePoint space, it is one way to reach more readers, quickly. I don't know what your issue is with someone trying to make money off of it. Very few content portals pay for guest author content. Author a book and your cut from the publisher is paltry, but the distribution channel is large. It's all about readers. You then take that readership and go build your own portal, or sell books directly, whatever.
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What about when the monkeys throw poop at each other?
Toggle Commented Apr 30, 2010 on Friends at Joshtopia
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