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Time for an Upgrade      11-Jun-2017     160  
After 14 years of using Typepad, I am finally updating this blog and moving to Wordpress hosted on Azure. As I finish building out the entirely new design and go through the joys of migrating almos...
May 2017 Content Wrap-Up      07-Jun-2017     130  
May was my second busiest travel month for the year, having logged four trips (but only one international this time) as I prepare for a crazy fall schedule, and it is good to be home -- and get a...
The Ongoing Battle Against Employee Disengagement      27-May-2017     145  
Around the world, one obvious trend in the collaboration ecosystem is the increasing focus on employee adoption. It's a no brainer -- you can spend all the money in the world on technology, but i...
Reactions to the SharePoint Virtual Summit      16-May-2017     165  
Like many of you, I’ll be watching tomorrow’s SharePoint Virtual Summit event, which takes place from 10am until 1pm(ish) PDT (UTC –7:00) and am excited to hear more about Microsoft’s plans for t...
The CollabTalk Podcast is Live      15-May-2017     163  
In case you haven’t been hit by some of my online promotions, after several months of recording content, launching my new company, and trying to find the time to work on several of the important-b...
8 Best Practices for Leveraging OneNote      09-May-2017     227  
I can't tell you how many times I've sung the praises of OneNote. Not that I am an expert in every nuance of the tool, but it has become my primary writing platform -- and an excellent resource fo...
Email and the Modern Digital Workplace      04-May-2017     177  
The move to the Digital Workplace will not happen at the flip of a switch, and yet that doesn’t stop tech journalists and IT die-hards from making predictions and forecasts that lean heavily on cu...
Why Search Still Matters      04-May-2017     161  
I was chatting with Jeff Fried over at BA Insight yesterday, and I was reminded of a conversation we had a few years back while in either New York City or Washington DC (honestly, I can't remember...
April 2017 Content Wrap-Up      01-May-2017     171  
Out of the frying pan, and into the fire. With a couple major projects wrapping up at the end of March, and a couple new projects starting up to replace them in April, I had expected things to c...
Office Hours with Christian Buckley      01-May-2017     174  
One thing I am really looking forward to in the coming months is taking time to meet with people within the community to discuss their collaboration plans. If you know me at all, you know that I a...
Collaboration has changed pretty dramatically since I entered the space (officially) back in 1997, when my little startup built our own proprietary instant messaging app, and then developed an ear...
Office 365 Growth Trajectory      30-Apr-2017     174  
As you probably saw in the news yesterday, Microsoft has released it’s third quarter earnings with the company reporting revenue of $22.1 billion with operating income at $5.6 billion, GAAP. Net ...
In the latest edition of Redmond Channel Partner magazine (RCPmag.com), a short article by Editor in Chief Scott Bekker caught my eye in which he shares some important data points from a recent re...
The Coming Business Analyst Surge      25-Apr-2017     98  
With so much talk about "productivity transformation" and moving businesses to the "digital workplace," I really thought we would see a huge spike in the hiring of one specific role: the Business ...
The Strategic Value of Hybrid SharePoint      21-Apr-2017     151  
It’s amazing to see the SharePoint community continue to grow. While there are many new tools in the space (Teams, Planner, OneDrive for Business, Yammer, etc) that may pull users away from the tr...
Measuring Sentiment and Engagement      13-Apr-2017     171  
Since last fall, I've been partnering with the team over at tyGraph (www.tyGraph.com) around the metrics for my monthly CollabTalk tweetjams, helping them tweak their analytics to improve upon som...
March 2017 Content Wrap-Up      08-Apr-2017     147  
It’s been a whirlwind of a week. Literally, in fact. I stepped off the airplane on Sunday in Austin to learn that a tornado warning had just been lifted on the airport and surrounding area. I was...
I am very excited about SPTechCon Austin next week, flying from Salt Lake City to Texas early on Sunday morning, arriving with plenty of time to lock myself away in my hotel room to work on conte...
Hitting the Road -- My Event Schedule through June      29-Mar-2017     137  
Nothing like weeks on end alone in a basement office working on gargantuan whitepapers and research projects to make you appreciate getting back out there on the road for more SharePoint and Offi...
We live in a world that is increasingly being measured at every click, every decision, every outcome – even within the tools we use to connect and praise our peers and employees. Praise and recogn...
What is the Future of Email?      25-Mar-2017     197  
All of this this talk about Teams, Groups, SharePoint, and Yammer – and yet not much talk about the leading collaboration tool in use today: email. Yes, that’s right – email. Having a discussion on...
Back in early 2014, I wrote a piece for Wired.com called ‘The Future Requires Social Portability’ where I reminisced on a time from my telecommunications career when we built out a number of key ...
Brief Musical Interlude      08-Mar-2017     188  
I’m usually not a fan of radio, but this morning while dropping my youngest off at school, I had a random station playing in the background and was pleased with the assortment of tunes from Alphav...
The Power of Employee Engagement      06-Mar-2017     193  
The most misunderstood metric in collaboration today is engagement. What engagement means within your organization, and how you measure it, depends on a number of factors: technologies in place, c...
February 2017 Content Wrap-Up      03-Mar-2017     233  
  For the shortest month of the year, it’s amazing how my activities at the start of February seem like they happened such a long, long time ago. So much happening on both the work and family...
The ROI of Social Collaboration      01-Mar-2017     547  
When most people think about collaboration, they often have specific features in mind. Some people think of the new Microsoft Teams, Yammer, or Slack. Others look at Skype, or the many different w...
Quantifying Support for Hybrid SharePoint      27-Feb-2017     216  
A few years back when I was working for Axceler, I was frustrated by what I viewed as a slow response to hybrid SharePoint by many of the SharePoint vendors. I saw hybrid as a necessary next step ...
Visual Studio 2017 Launch Event      22-Feb-2017     232  
As a non-developer, what am I doing talking about Visual Studio? Well, I think the 20th anniversary of it’s release is a pretty important milestone – and the launch date is coming up quick on Marc...
Will Groups Impact Your Organization?      17-Feb-2017     508  
Ever since Microsoft debuted their Office 365 Groups, focusing initially on the conversational capability within Outlook rather than the underlying architectural changes – which is what Groups is...
Subscribe to the CollabTalk Newsletter      16-Feb-2017     209  
Still working on the new website, which will provide a single location to aggregate all of the research projects and community activities that fall under the CollabTalk banner. As I was going thro...
Always Focus on Productivity      16-Feb-2017     239  
I may have spent a good portion of my career building or running project and product management teams, but I owe a lot of my process knowledge (and what little patience I have) from my two years...
The Email Resurgence      13-Feb-2017     202  
Ok, that title is not exactly honest -- because email never went anywhere. It certainly didn't die, as was predicted by every social technology vendor ever. Funny enough, one of the biggest perpet...
Building Unity Through Community Service      13-Feb-2017     182  
When I started blogging on a regular basis back in 1998, publishing content was a painful process. Back then, I used a free text editor and posted simple HTML to my startup’s website, uploading my...
A Brave New PM World      12-Feb-2017     236  
On my drive back to Utah from a week in Seattle, I had a great call with fellow Microsoft MVP Treb Gatte (@tgatte), who is an expert on Project Server and PowerBI. We were talking about the evolut...
January 2017 Content Wrap-Up      05-Feb-2017     232  
I'm still adjusting to real winter weather, and the fact that many days I don't venture far from my basement home office. I was explaining to someone last night at a #SharePint mixer in Bellevue (I...
#Zune Retro Ads      02-Feb-2017     200  
Great product, late to market, confusing but visually brilliant ad campaigns. Oh Zune, you left us too soon. If only you were still around – people would love you so. Except the part about people ...
Is Your User Group Still Relevant?      27-Jan-2017     198  
It’s an important question – one that user groups around the world should constantly ask themselves. As a former board member of the Puget Sound SharePoint User Group (PSSPUG, now called O365 Seat...
Creativity, Innovation, #Assembled17      20-Jan-2017     278  
If you have not already done so, you should sign up for next week’s free online event Assembled 2017. The event was organized by designers, marketers, professionals and entrepreneurs to share t...
The Illusion of Control      19-Jan-2017     230  
In the latest edition of Harvard Business Review (Jan-Feb 2017) there is a short article that caught my attention: “Algorithms: People Like the Illusion of Control” that is based on research from...
December 2016 Content Wrap-Up      06-Jan-2017     205  
Oh, what a year! One of the benefits of going through this monthly exercise of recapping last month's content and activities is that it is fairly easy to the 'Monthly Summary' category in the tag...
Craving Digital Experiences      02-Jan-2017     224  
In a December 7th, 2016 post by Microsoft's Cindy Bates on the US Small and Midsize Business Blog, Bates highlights some data points from a recent survey of over 1,000 consumers that, as she points...
Favorite Posts From the 2016 Archives      01-Jan-2017     225  
For my final blog post last year, I compiled a list of the top 10 most viewed posts on this blog in 2015. As I started compiling a 2016 version of that list, I realized that just because some of t...
For those who know me well, I have been bullish on social collaboration going back to the late 1990's when I co-founded my first software company and helped create a project management solution tha...
As we wrap up yet another year -- a year in which we saw SharePoint gain some steam once again -- it is time to come together as a community and share our collective thoughts about what we think wi...
Already Planning for Microsoft Inspire      13-Dec-2016     287  
For anyone within the Microsoft Partner ecosystem, the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) is “the” event of the year to attend each July. There is no better place to connect with experts and pract...
November 2016 Content Wrap-Up      02-Dec-2016     264  
The Beezy team at the European SharePoint Conference in Vienna, Austria taking home the award for Most Innovative Cloud Solution for 2016 Ok, November was kind of a big deal. If you recall, at t...
The term "Intelligent Enterprise" is not new -- it has been used for several years by management and technology consultants to refer to the application of technology and new service paradigms to so...
Sharing Slides from ESPC16      22-Nov-2016     294  
After 3 weeks on the road, I am feeling the jet lag. I started my adventures by driving up to Seattle (just over 850 miles) to organize my 7th and final SharePoint Saturday Redmond event on Microso...
What is the Digital Workplace?      06-Nov-2016     278  
Following the SharePoint Saturday Redmond event last weekend, I was able to spend the week in the Seattle area, crashing at my sister’s house and enjoying some time with the nieces and nephews. O...
October 2016 Content Wrap-Up      03-Nov-2016     247  
October was bittersweet. It was my final outing as SharePoint Saturday Redmond organizer, and I have now officially turned over the reigns. I’ve been involved for 7 years, but now that I have mov...
You may be the new thing, Workplace, but I've already moved on. Yes, you have the familiar Facebook layout that people know and we use, and I love your live streaming technology that Microsoft and ...
I have been an active part of the SharePoint community for over 12 years now, and have noticed quite a few changes. Like any personal or professional network, there is a natural ebb and flow as exc...
At the upcoming European SharePoint Conference taking place next month (Nov 14-17), I will be taking the main stage with my friend and fellow MVP Benjamin Niaulin (@bniaulin) to give a keynote on...
How Are You Leveraging Your Intellectual Capital?      14-Oct-2016     281  
Years back, before I entered the SharePoint space, I was working as a consultant for a company that create a sort of “think tank” under the auspices of identifying innovations within the company....
Delivering Business Value within SharePoint      12-Oct-2016     333  
I was on a call this morning with my fellow MVP Jussi Mori (@jussimori) in a planning session for our joint presentation at the European SharePoint Conference next month in Vienna (How to Break the...
September 2016 Content Wrap-Up      04-Oct-2016     307  
No matter how much you prepare for something as big at Ignite, it still takes a lot out of you. Having organized, presented, and participated in events all over the world, you would th...
Community Insights on Microsoft Ignite 2016      24-Sep-2016     322  
There is a global migration to Atlanta underway, with Microsoft’s largest annual event – Ignite – set to officially begin on Monday. Most of my team, from various points around the globe, are alrea...
My Sessions at Ignite 2016      15-Sep-2016     288  
As I’m sure many of you are, the Beezy team is heads down preparing for the Microsoft Ignite event in Atlanta at the end of this month. While m,embers of my tam will begin trickling into the area...
August 2016 Content Wrap-Up      09-Sep-2016     282  
For many months now I have been planning a road trip with my oldest son, Preston, to drive down through southern Utah and into Arizona to visit some of the areas in which he served his LDS missio...
As I begin to prepare for some of the fall events, one of the topics I will be picking up again is governance. It’s a subject that continues to interest SharePoint and Office 365 admins, and there ...
Discussing the New SharePoint Framework      30-Aug-2016     267  
At the Future of SharePoint event in San Francisco in May, Microsoft announced a number of new features and capabilities expanding on the SharePoint platform. As part of their roadmap, they announc...
Making Innovation a Repeatable Process      24-Aug-2016     289  
Every company talks about innovation, but how many put the infrastructure in place to make innovation a key aspect of their business? Innovation is not just an output – it is also a process that ...
Turning Ideas Into Innovation Inside of SharePoint      17-Aug-2016     296  
Early in my career, I joined a team on the week that a core team member was retiring, and was tasked with helping him with the transition. As a young project manager, I was already well-versed i...
Productivity Requires Operational Change      16-Aug-2016     299  
There is a definite ROI in improving productivity: faster employee onboarding and training, for example, or simply generating more business output and more usage of the platform, all of which lead ...
Social Will Not Displace Email, People      12-Aug-2016     312  
In a post by Himanshu Sareen, founder and CEO of Icreon Tech, entitled Enterprise Social Networks May One Day Replace Email, the author makes a case that we’ve heard again and again over the past...
Good UX Directly Impacts User Productivity      11-Aug-2016     277  
When I first read The Goal by Eli Goldratt, it had been following a discussion with some of our service technicians who had been talking about our company’s productivity reporting. Specifically, a ...
July 2016 Content Wrap-Up      03-Aug-2016     263  
Ah, I remember this thing they call summer. After spending the past decade in the Seattle area, with those one to two weeks of 90+ degree weather, the move to the Salt Lake Valley has been somewh...
How do you measure SharePoint Success?      29-Jul-2016     413  
Back in March, we kicked off phase 1 of the ‘Measuring Collaboration Success’ initiative (#MeasureCollabSuccess) by looking at how we, as a community, define “success” in collaboration, and, spec...
Switching Geographies      21-Jul-2016     335  
I've been working on this post for a few days now, with little time to complete it. As some of you are aware via social media, I've moved my family from the beautiful green, cool, sometimes-rainy-b...
June 2016 Content Wrap-Up      04-Jul-2016     329  
To my friends in the US, Happy 4th of July! I’m with family this weekend in California enjoying some fun in the sun in gold country, but I thought I’d pause and push out my monthly content summar...
Another SPTechCon for the History Books      01-Jul-2016     357  
I’m sitting at Logan Airport in Boston, on my way home from another successful SPTechCon Boston event. Always lots of fun, great to see so many friends and acquaintances, wish I had had time to g...
Discussing the Rise of the Citizen Developer      23-Jun-2016     437  
While not a new concept or discussion point, the increased availability of cloud-based solutions and low-code tools and scripts has brought the "citizen developer" back into the spotlight as of lat...
Microsoft Buys LinkedIn, Office Graph Benefits      14-Jun-2016     420  
It sounds like people were universally surprised by the news this morning that Microsoft will be acquiring LinkedIn for $26.2 billion (yes, billion with a B) in cash and debt, with both boards una...
June 2016 Event Plans      10-Jun-2016     372  
Gearing up for some travel later this month, as well as several online activities, I thought it was time to post an update with links and details. Like many of you, my kids are wrapping up the sc...
May 2016 Content Wrap-Up      07-Jun-2016     344  
For a month that was slow on published articles, it was jam-packed with activity. Of course, the month kicked off with the epic Future of SharePoint event held at the Village in downtown San Fran...
If you’ve been following this blog or my writing for any amount of time, then you’re well aware of my passion for social collaboration, spanning back beyond the start of this blog 12+ years ago. Bu...
Insights and Impacts of the SharePoint Roadmap      19-May-2016     314  
Adding to the flurry of post-Future of SharePoint events and commentary, my good friend and fellow MVP Liam Cleary (@helloitsliam), who is an associate director and principle consulta...
Change Management in an Evergreen World      17-May-2016     251  
The only constant in life is change – and if you are a customer of Office 365, then you know all about change, and have likely had to adjust some internal practices to handle the almost constant ...
Collab365 In Da House      10-May-2016     414  
I remember a few years back when someone suggested an online SharePoint Saturday event, and I thought “Well, you’re missing the point of these regional community events – its more about the netwo...
I'm sitting in San Francisco this morning, participating in the Future of SharePoint event (which you can stream live or watch on demand) with members of the SharePoint product team, many of my f...
April 2016 Content Wrap-Up      02-May-2016     368  
For a month that was relatively light on external content (a few internal irons also in the fire), I feel like I am still out of breath. Of course, the big news of the month for the Buckley house...
Additions to Your SharePoint Video Library      27-Apr-2016     414  
At the end of January, some of you may remember that I took a ride up to the hinterlands of Montreal to hang out with Benjamin Niaulin (@bniaulin) and the Sharegate team – in part to talk to their ...
Hey SharePoint, What Flavor Are You?      11-Apr-2016     451  
With SharePoint 2016 moved into RTM status, we're going into the all-too-familiar cycle with many SharePoint customers beginning to think about upgrade. I'm still running into customers who are run...
March 2016 Content Wrap-Up      01-Apr-2016     407  
One of the benefits of providing a monthly recap of my travels and content is that I am able to reflect on events and activities that already seem like they happened so long ago. I started off th...
How Collaboration Generates Business Value      01-Apr-2016     487  
Here we are once again at the early stage of another major SharePoint release, which always causes organizations to take a pause and reflect on the latest Microsoft messaging, licensing offers, a...
Leveraging Office Graph to Improve Productivity      30-Mar-2016     479  
In a blog post on the Beezy website this morning, my product lead, Maximo Castagno, explained our latest development activity involving tighter integration with the Office Graph within the Beezy ...
Governance and Systems Thinking      28-Mar-2016     434  
While working for SharePoint ISVs Axceler and Metalogix as chief evangelist, I lived and breathed the topic of governance. While it's true that I don't talk much about migration anymore -- the othe...
How Do You Define Collaboration?      27-Mar-2016     447  
What does collaboration look like in your organization? Depending on your role, your focus on back-end knowledge management systems versus end user productivity solutions, your answer may be differ...
Supporting End User Experiences      24-Mar-2016     397  
As mentioned in yesterday's post, when we focus all of our time and effort on deploying technology, we tend to forget some of the basics -- like delivering something that end users really want and ...
The Things We Ignore When Focusing on Technology      24-Mar-2016     398  
I was reading Marc Anderson's (@sympmarc) post on the SPTechCon newsletter this afternoon, and after completing my slow clap with affirmative nod in his general direction, I thought I'd share a cou...
The Science Behind 'Working Like a Network'      19-Mar-2016     458  
Like most of you, when Microsoft started talking about how we should all 'work like a network' a few years back, I thought it was another example of poorly considered marketing. And maybe it wasn...
Whatever happened to the project post-mortem?      17-Mar-2016     489  
While it doesn't have the most positive-sounding name, I always saw tremendous value out of the formal project post-mortem. Your project comes to a close, maybe with end users going through some ki...
What does successful collaboration look like?      15-Mar-2016     539  
If you've spent any amount of time in the SharePoint space, or even if you're responsible for a broader set of collaboration tools and solutions for your organization, you're likely also responsibl...
Recognizing The Value of Strategic Planning      12-Mar-2016     434  
Looking back on my career, it's amazing to think that I've been through 7 separate business acquisitions -- including two companies that I co-founded (QOSES Inc and eBig.org), and more recently two...
Thinking More Like a Business Analyst      11-Mar-2016     451  
Increasingly, information workers are tasked with translating between the business and technology teams. If you were brought on as a Business Analyst, your role is likely to help your organization ...
February 2016 Content Wrap-Up      02-Mar-2016     420  
I’m going to keep the synopsis brief this month, because I’m sitting in a hotel room in Denver trying to get a couple major pieces of content edited – but I don’t want to push off this post at al...
May the Security Breach Odds Be Ever In Your Favor      29-Feb-2016     434  
Security breaches make great blogging fodder, but what are the odds that it will happen to your Office 365 account? Simply defined, a security breach occurs anytime an unwanted person gains acces...
Understanding Different Collaboration Styles      18-Feb-2016     439  
One of the sure-fire ways to boost adoption of any collaboration platform is to match the technology to the culture and requirements of your organization – because no two organizations are alike, a...
#MotivationHacking      13-Feb-2016     482  
I am a huge fan of incorporating gamification techniques into enterprise software – but its rarely done right, or measured correctly to know if it generated business value you were striving for i...
Service Error in Office 365? Walk It Off.      02-Feb-2016     498  
It’s an online service, so it’s inevitable that at some point you will experience a service error in Office 365. Nobody promised 100% uptime, did they? Microsoft has spent a tremendous amount o...