President Bill Clinton will deliver the keynote address at SharePoint Conference 2014

The largest and most comprehensive event in the world for SharePoint, Yammer and Office 365 announces President Bill Clinton, Founder of the Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, as the keynote presenter. Read on for more information about SharePoint Conference 2014!


Everything You Need to Get Up To Speed on Social Networking for Business

Enterprise social networking for business is one of the fastest growing technology trends in recent years. In fact, there were 208 million subscribers to enterprise social networking tools in 2013 alone, according to market research firm Frost & Sullivan. This reflects a 29.5% increase from the previous year, with 160.8 million users in 2012. Forward-looking…

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SkyDrive and SkyDrive Pro are now OneDrive and OneDrive for Business

We wanted to be sure everyone saw the news today – SkyDrive and SkyDrive Pro will soon become OneDrive and OneDrive for Business! Current users of SkyDrive and SkyDrive Pro are all set.  The service will continue to operate as you expect and all of your content will be available on OneDrive and OneDrive for Business as the new name rolls out.  Be sure to join us at SharePoint Conference,…


Yammer Featured Partner: Officevibe

This post was brought to you by Officevibe, one of the newest partners on the Yammer platform. Learn more about Officevibe’s team building activities and employee engagement platform. Imagine a workplace where your colleagues are more healthy, productive, social, eco-friendly, and generous. This is what Officevibe is all about! 8 out of 10 people admitted…


The Operational Definition of Innovation

Can innovation be as simple as an operational formula? According to MIT Fellow and Harvard Business Review contributor, Michael Schrage, it is. In the video below, Schrage cites his operational definition of innovation. For those seeking to spur business innovation within their business or product, here are directions from Schrage, the author of Serious Play: Understand…


Save the Date! Working Social Tour is Coming to Tokyo, Amsterdam and São Paulo

It’s only a few weeks into the new year, but we’re already gearing up for the second leg of the Working Social Tour. And this time, we’re going global. On the heels of our events in San Francisco and New York, the Working Social Tour will be stopping in Tokyo, Amsterdam and São Paulo in…


Announcing improved access to Office

Microsoft and GW Micro are partnering to provide people who are blind or have low vision improved access to Microsoft Office. Starting today, customers who have purchased and installed any version of Microsoft Office 2010 or 2013, including both perpetual and subscription clients, are eligible to download a free copy of Window-Eyes, GW Micro’s widely used and highly regarded screen reading software.

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Intuitive collaboration tools empower team members to drive sales and service

Owned by Wesfarmers, Coles is a leading Australian food retailer with more than 2,300 stores and sites across the country. Around 100,000 Coles team members collectively service more than 19 million customer transactions each week. Coles prides itself on its nurturing corporate culture, which has a direct relation to team member allegiance to the brand and to improved customer service. Coles chose Microsoft Office 365 cloud-based enterprise social and collaboration…


Overcoming the Fear of Sharing

It has been 4 months since I joined the Microsoft Yammer team. Prior to that, I was a customer of Yammer and was responsible for bringing Yammer into our company, getting business buy-in and executive support, launching our network, training the company, and managing our community. During that process I got to know the tool like the back of my hand. I…


6 Productive and Easy Work Resolutions for 2014

A new year often means a new start and new resolutions. It also means experiencing the challenges of meeting the goals and expectations we set for ourselves. However, not all resolutions are difficult to achieve. Here are six work-related resolutions that are not only easy to achieve, but will increase your work productivity. 1. Praise…