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

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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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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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A Great SharePoint Fest Experience

A Great SharePoint Fest Experience

SharePoint Fest Denver 2014 Last week was the 5th annual SharePoint Fest Denver. My first SharePoint Fest was SharePoint Fest NYC in June. Both were great events. The feedback I received from attendees of all 4 sessions at both shows was great and I’m looking forward to presenting at a third SharePoint Fest in Chicago in December. If you haven’t attended a SharePoint Fest in your city when it comes through, I encourage you to try one. There were many

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SPTechCon San Francisco 2014 Highlights

SPTechCon San Francisco 2014 Highlights

SPTechCon San Francisco 2014 wrapped up last Friday. I was there from end to end, presenting in the first time slot Wednesday and the last time slot Friday. Here are some of my highlights from the show: Andrew Connell’s Keynote Andrew encouraged attendees to get used to the fact that Microsoft is moving to the cloud. As an example, he pointed out that Yammer has no executable install file. It is cloud only. And further, SharePoint Social will not be

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Advanced SharePoint Solutions Video Recordings Available

Advanced SharePoint Solutions Video Recordings Available

The video recording of the sessions @geektrainer and I delivered for Microsoft Learning are now available in two places. Originally, Chris and I delivered the full day workshop live to help viewers learn about some highlights of material that can help you get your preparation for Exam 70-489 started. Developing SharePoint Server Advanced Solutions on MSDN Channel 9 Option 1: Visit MSDN’s Channel 9 for Developing SharePoint Server Advanced Solutions delivered in 6 videos. Each module averages an hour of presentation and demo

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Thanks for the MVP Award!

On January 1st 2012, I was honored to hear about an award that is very special to me. I was notified that I had received the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for community work in SharePoint. Over the years, I’ve had the chance to learn quite a lot from recipients of the MVP Award, commonly referred to as MVPs or Microsoft MVPs. Clearly, they set a great example for me to follow in their footsteps. I’ve learned from MVPs

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My 2012 Community Activity Recap

Happy New Year! Wondering what I did in 2012? I hope I saw you at one of these events, but if not, you have a good idea how to find me next year. In 2013, I’ll no doubt be engaging the SharePoint community by in person presentations, webinars, organizing events, book writing, blogging and tweeting once again. Take a look below to see how I’ve been measuring my community impact and feel free to let me know what you think.

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Find Rackspace and me at SharePoint Conference

Did you know that SharePoint 911 is now part of Rackspace SharePoint Services? When you’re looking for the experts from SharePoint911, you’ll probably see them with Rackspace shirts on and often at the Rackspace booth. Also, they’re very active presenting, signing books and working with the community. The Rackspace booth is number #704 and it’s in the 6th row of exhibitors when you head forward with your back to the main entrance of the Exhibit Hall. As part of the

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