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Extend your networking reach with social apps for Office

Social apps can make working with Office 2013 more engaging, efficient, and fun. They combine the networking and outreach capabilities of social media sites with the mobile productivity power of Office.  Together, Office and social apps give you more insight into your contacts, allow you to monitor your social channels without using a browser, and can spice up your SharePoint sites in ways that you’ll “like” (thumbs up). Read on to…

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Use cross-site publishing to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server 2013

Cross-site publishing is a new publishing method in SharePoint Server 2013 that can help streamline the publishing process in your organization, and at the same time reduce costs associated with maintaining and updating your website. By combining cross-site publishing with SharePoint search features, you can reduce the number of pages needed to maintain your website, and gain flexibility in how content is presented to your customers. 

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Get started with Business Intelligence in the new Office

Reliable business intelligence and insight are key to a thriving business. Excel, SharePoint and Office 365 make business intelligence (BI) in the new Office more accessible to everyone across an organization as part of their everyday work. New and enhanced features in familiar tools such as Excel empower everyone in a business to easily explore, model, analyze, and visualize data. With SharePoint, users of all levels can collaboratively develop and…

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dmg Events excites workers, managers, and IT staff with move from Google to Office 365

International events producer dmg Events Middle East & Asia moved from an on-premises email system to the cloud-based Gmail system, and the move proved frustrating for employees and IT staff. When the Google contract came up from renewal, dmg decided it was time for a new email system. We recently spoke to Gehan Madhanayake, Head of IT at dmg Events Middle East & Asia, to learn why.

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What’s new in SharePoint Online–top 10

SharePoint Online (SPO) has a gaggle of new innovation and welcome improvements. The premier sharing service is updated with a new, fluid user interface, active personal file sharing, higher storage limits for both personal and team sites, a high-end cloud app development model, and more robust tooling for admins to more easily and effectively control their SPO environment. Everyone benefits from the new SharePoint Online! Users benefit with new ways…

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Law enforcement organization cuts costs and streamlines operations with SharePoint 2013

Cambridgeshire Constabulary replaces aging Lotus Notes environment with 40 Microsoft SharePoint 2013 portals The Cambridgeshire Constabulary, which provides law enforcement and public safety services for 800,000 residents in Cambridgeshire, England, started using Microsoft SharePoint 2013 in April 2012 to develop a cost-effective environment where employees can easily discover information, share documents, and manage data.

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Yammer and SharePoint: Enterprise social roadmap update

At last November’s SharePoint Conference, we announced our roadmap for enterprise social and talked about three phases of Yammer integration: “basic integration, deeper connections, and connected experiences.”  (For more details, see the Putting Social to Work post published just after the SPC keynote.)  Today at Convergence 2013 we provided an update to that roadmap, and I wanted to share the details more broadly. 

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Nonprofit moves to Office 365 and SharePoint Online to improve income generation

The British Ballet Organization (BBO) trains students and teachers in the globally respected BBO syllabi. As a nonprofit organization, we organize courses and events locally, nationally, and internationally to enrich lives through the medium of dance. Working on these events was a challenge because we had limited collaboration tools. We had a shared file server running on an old PC in the office, and I worried about losing teacher, student,…

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“Transformational ROI” with SharePoint and Line-of-Business Systems

When we first introduced Business-Critical SharePoint, or “BCSP”, about 18 months ago, we didn’t quite expect the level of interest it would generate from customers world-wide. Now, as more and more evidence is being documented about SharePoint deployments that include connectivity to line-of-business systems (whether on-premises or in the Cloud), it is becoming clear that leading companies and organizations are able to utilize this approach and extract much needed value…

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Paris airport management uses SharePoint 2013 search tools to enhance knowledge sharing

Aéroports de Paris, which owns and manages the 13 civil airports and airfields in the Île-de-France (Paris) area, wanted to make it easier for employees to search efficiently, share knowledge, and deliver faster service to airport passengers, employees, and partners. The organization had been using Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 to run its enterprise content management system. The system contains two terabytes of data, two million objects, 1,500 sites, and 69…