Web collaboration consultant, public speaker and Microsoft Press Author. @resing on twitter

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I publish about 2 articles a month to this site and focus on web collaboration topics. If you have an idea for a post topic, please feel free to contact me. You can read more about me. Or Subscribe to new posts by email.

Social Intranet Resources Needed

Social Intranet Resources Needed

Search google or Amazon for the words “social intranet” and you won’t find a lot of great resources. Why is that? I started a conversation on twitter today asking a similar question and was lucky to have a number of very experienced intranet developers respond. Who Cares? When I do a search for “social intranet” on the Jive Community, I see a totally different picture. Consulting companies are talking about it: Making Good on the Social Intranet Promise, by Wes Goldstein, […]

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A Look at 1 year of Community.Nintex.com

A Look at 1 year of Community.Nintex.com

I’ve been a fan of Nintex, as a company, for quite a while. I know they’ve got smart people like Mike Fitzmaurice working there. I’ve recommended their solutions for workflows and forms to many of my consulting customers over the years. At Rackspace, I even wrote a blogpost highlighting a neat Cloud Computing workflow in Office 365. And, for the past year, I’ve watched and participated in the new Nintex Community site powered by Jive Software. Happy First Anniversary! Nintex […]

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TomResing.com Now Hosted at SiteGround.

TomResing.com Now Hosted at SiteGround.

TomResing.com’s pages are now being served from a provider called SiteGround.com. Why make the move from Microsoft Azure? Two main reasons for me, performance and cost. Performance Azure’s performance for WordPress hosting just wasn’t cutting it for me. I want TomResing.com to be available 24×7 at the quickest page load time for readers. I’m sure part of the issue with Azure is the lack of a cloud-based MySQL service. I was using ClearDB, which is a MySQL service provider in […]

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Try the Jive-x Community Manager App on BlueStacks

Try the Jive-x Community Manager App on BlueStacks

There’s a new Jive app in the Google Play store this month. A version is coming soon to iOS, too. If you’re like me and can’t wait to see whats in the new Jive-x App for Community Managers and don’t have an Android device, here’s a workaround. BlueStacks The BlueStacks App Player available for PC and Mac allows you to run mobile apps from the Android platform.   Jive-x App for Community Managers The Jive-x App for Community Managers was […]

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Video: Map Your Office 365 SharePoint Masterpage Library from Windows Explorer

Video: Map Your Office 365 SharePoint Masterpage Library from Windows Explorer

As a followup to my post earlier this year on mapping your SharePoint Masterpage Library, there’s a new option. Bruce, from webucator, made an easy-to-follow, 3 minute video showing the steps visually. Webucator has a whole series of YouTube videos on SharePoint available for free. And they are just an example of the quality of their instruction and instructors available for on-site and online SharePoint training. Let me know what you think of the video in the comments or by […]

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4 iPhone Tips for Americans visiting Paris

4 iPhone Tips for Americans visiting Paris

We celebrated my wife’s birthday in Paris, France this year and picked up some travelling tips along the way. If you’re thinking of going to France, speak English and not much French, some of these tips might help you plan for your trip. Buy the Global Plan, Download the Cell Provider App and the CityMaps2Go App and Paris Guide before leaving so you don’t get charged by your cell provier after arriving in Paris. Note: This article is a slight […]

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Map your Office 365 SharePoint Masterpage library from Windows Explorer

Map your Office 365 SharePoint Masterpage library from Windows Explorer

Here’s a great tip I got from Randy Drisgill at SPTech Con Austin 2015. You can map your masterpage gallery from Windows Explorer to make it very easy to work with SharePoint Branding projects. Here are the steps: Right click on your computer in Windows Explorer and select Map Networked Drive. Paste in the URL to your SharePoint Online Site Collection you’d like to brand. Note: your site collection must be in the Intranet Zone in your Internet Settings from […]

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SharePoint 2016 Coming in 2015

SharePoint 2016 Coming in 2015

Update 2/2/15: Microsoft reconfirms new on-premise version named SharePoint Server 2016 Update 4/22/15: Microsoft announced plans for a public beta in 2016 and general availability in the 2nd quarter of 2016. Now that Office 2016 has been announced as the official name of the next version of Office, it’s safe to assume that SharePoint’s next on-premise version will also be named SharePoint 2016. The announcements yesterday also confirmed that Office 2016 will be available in the second half of 2015. Considering […]

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Web Communication – It Gets Better

Web Communication – It Gets Better

The quality of communication is important. Quantity is also important. Both effect your team’s productivity in different ways. Over the years, the tools available have dramatically increased our ability to communicate effectively. And, improvements are still being made. Quality versus Quantity A friend at a conference said to me, “[Our activity stream platform] at work is great! I ask a question and get all kinds of responses in the same day.” I replied, “That’s great! Finding answers at work can […]

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My 2014 Community Activity Recap

My 2014 Community Activity Recap

Happy Holiday Season! Did you see me speak in the last 12 months? If not, I haven’t been doing a great job letting you know where I’ve been. Take a look at this recap of activity to get an idea of where you might find me in the next 12 months. I’ve been measuring my community impact on a 12 month basis from October to November. What do you think? Am I applying my talents and experience to the right […]

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