Office 365 ProPlus – Responses to Frequently Asked Questions

Office 365 ProPlus is a hot topic that I often discuss with my large enterprise customers. This post will summarize responses to some of the frequently asked questions that I receive. Here are the questions that I will be answering: Why should my company use/purchase Office 365 ProPlus? How do I deploy Office 365 ProPlus?…

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Office 365 User Group in Boston Area?

Many customers and partners have been asking about starting an Office 365 user group and/or having some sort of Office 365 Saturday events (similar to SharePoint Saturday) here in the Northeast. We would cover various Office 365 related topics and include Exchange, SharePoint, Yammer, Lync, and Office related sessions. Please let me know if you're…

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New Role …

I am happy to announce that I have recently accepted a new position within Microsoft. I will still be working with enterprise customers and partners based here in the Northeast but my focus will be shifting to Office 365. So, why am I making this move now? Here are the top 5 reasons: On March…

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The (Hidden) Power of SharePoint Content Types

During my 4+ years working at Microsoft I have had the privilege to work with many of the largest SharePoint enterprise customers based in the Northeast. One of the consistent topics that we end up discussing is SharePoint content types. One of the interesting observations is that so many customers have not yet realized the…

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Got SAP and SharePoint 2010? Connect them with Duet.

Last week, I had the opportunity to work the Microsoft booth at the SAP Boston event. There was a lot of discussion during the event about Duet Enterprise which is a product that is jointly developed by Microsoft and SAP to connect SAP to SharePoint and Office. Duet is a great example of how SharePoint…

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Office 365 … The Next Generation of Microsoft Online Services

Today we announced Office 365, which we believe will define the future of productivity.  Office 365 is a new cloud service from Microsoft that brings enterprise-grade productivity to everyone – helping professionals and smaller organizations get access to enterprise-grade productivity solutions for the first time, and helping larger organizations reduce costs and stay current with…

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Seeking your feedback on SharePoint and Office

While SharePoint and Office 2010 were recently released in April, Microsoft is already hard at work on planning for future versions and updates of these products. I am fortunate to have a number of meetings setup with members of the product development team over the next few weeks to offer feedback and input as part…

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Presenting on SharePoint, Office and Visual Studio 2010 Development in Boston on April 29th

Cross posting the event details that Jim O’Neil recently announced on his blog. The Boston launch event for Visual Studio, SharePoint and Office 2010 will take place on Thursday, April 29th, at the Westin Copley Place, with two tracks.  One, focused on developers, will cover application lifecycle management (ALM), SharePoint development, Windows client, Web, and…

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Slides from SharePoint for Internet Sites and Knowledge Management Events

It’s been a busy past few weeks of customer and partner meetings – as well as speaking at a number of events. Lots of great buzz and excitement around the upcoming launch of SharePoint and Office 2010. As requested, the slides have been posted from the Knowledge Management and SharePoint for Internet Sites events that…

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Getting Started with SharePoint 2010

<May 2010 – Updating with SharePoint RTM links.>  Since the beta for SharePoint 2010 was publicly released in November 2009 there has been a lot of interest and activity by our customers and partners testing and planning for SharePoint 2010. About 90% of my activities these days is directly related to working with customers and…

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