AIIM and Microsoft: Working together on the future of ECM

Today, 70% of organizations use SharePoint, but 50% express concern around whether SharePoint can meet key compliance requirements and serve as an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system. These numbers come from AIIM International, a non-profit professional organization focused on advocating for and supporting information professionals by providing continuing education, research, and certification programs to help navigate the changing information environment.  On May 13-14, John Mancini, AIIM’s president, and Atle Skjekkeland,…


New study: People want social tools at work; weigh in at “The Worldwide Water Cooler”

We’re big believers that enterprise social is the new cornerstone of workplace collaboration. It addresses the changing nature of work, and the changing demographics of the workforce. We’re not alone here. We just published new research detailing global information worker interest in enterprise social tools. We weren’t surprised to find that three quarters of workers want social tools to increase productivity and collaboration. We were surprised to learn that nearly…


Find content easily with the Microsoft Office Interactive Content Pivot

The Microsoft Office Interactive Content Pivot helps you find the SharePoint Server 2013, Project Server 2013, and Office 365 technical content that you’re looking for. The content pivot brings together content from TechNet and and allows you to filter on a variety of parameters, such as technical subject, job role, and IT lifecycle. Each tile in the pivot represents an article on TechNet or


SkyDrive Pro client for Windows now available

We are pleased to announce that the SkyDrive Pro sync client is now available for Windows. This standalone client allows users of SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online in Office 365 to sync their personal SkyDrive Pro and any SharePoint 2013 or Office 365 team site document libraries to their local machine for access to important content on and offline. The SkyDrive Pro client can be installed standalone and does not…


Use event-click parsing to increase e-commerce site revenue

Your e-commerce site can increase revenue opportunities, and understanding what user behavior led to a purchase can help retain repeat customers and gain new ones. In this post, we explore how you can connect SharePoint with Hadoop and map-reduce analysis in the background to create a web browsing experience that is personalized to the end user’s intent and past behavior, thus increasing the success of a sale on your e-commerce…


New server release: Spreadsheet controls in Office 2013

In April, we released 2 important new spreadsheet management server-based applications to complement the desktop spreadsheet management features we introduced with the release of Office 2013. Now available are Audit and Control Management Server (ACM), and Discovery and Risk Assessment, which are both designed to help you manage the use of spreadsheets and Access databases.  Read on to learn more.


Audio manufacturer boosts go-to-market speed with centralized web content management

New Jersey-based D&M Group is the parent company of several high-end audio brands such as Denon, Marantz, and Boston Acoustics. With offices in more than 70 countries, D&M Group struggled to manage a geographically dispersed IT environment. To centralize IT management and create a single enterprise platform for all of the D&M Group websites, the company implemented Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013. By migrating and redesigning websites using SharePoint Server 2013,…