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

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1 Year at Microsoft!

1 Year at Microsoft!

Last week marked the one year anniversary of my employment with Microsoft in sunny Redmond, Washington. It’s been an honor and a privilege to work with the SharePoint product team after so long as a partner and community member. It’s really amazing how much work goes on to make SharePoint the best product it can be. And, I had no idea how much work went into content design, both the in-product experience and writing and maintaining user assistance articles. I’m

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“Alexa, ask Graph Bot to Send Email”

Alexa and the Microsoft Graph are connected in two new ways. Office 365 Calendar Did you know that Alexa can now check your Office 365 calendar? Connect your calendar to Alexa from the Alexa app or alexa.amazon.com. If you don’t have an Alexa device, try echosim.io for free. Graph Bot If you want to learn more about how Alexa connects to Office 365, check out the new Graph Bot skill added to the store by Paul Stubbs. When you add

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A Conversation with Alexa about SharePoint

A Conversation with Alexa about SharePoint

If you could talk to you Amazon Echo about SharePoint, what would you discuss? Conversation as a Platform (CaaP) is a hot topic in technology in 2016. The Echo device just celebrated it’s second birthday, Facebook Messenger just launched a new commerce model and millions in China are using messaging apps to transfer money every day. My Story with Personal Digital Agents I’ve been exploring conversations with personal digital agents like Alexa, Siri and Cortana for more than 2 years

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Happy 5th Birthday, Office 365!

Happy 5th Birthday, Office 365!

Jeff Teper’s tweet “Happy 5th Birthday” to Office 365 caught me a little by surprise yesterday. Has it really been that long? What was I doing June 28th, 2011? I was probably working on a SharePoint 2010 deployment. I know I wasn’t giving a ton of thought to Microsoft’s plans for SharePoint Online in my day to day. Look at how much has changed, since! I’ll join the others with a Happy Birthday wish. Another thing to note in Mr. Teper’s

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I’m Working for Microsoft!

I’m Working for Microsoft!

I’m happy to announce I’ve accepted an offer to work for Microsoft full-time! Starting in April, I’ll be a Senior Content Publisher in the Modern Assistance and Support Experience (MAX) group. We’re moving to Seattle! For me, this is really the culmination of a dream I’ve had for a long time. The first time I applied to work at Microsoft was in 1997, as a senior in Computer Science at Northwestern. If I recall correctly, the only response to my application

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Off with SharePoint’s Head? Or, bye Dad?

Off with SharePoint’s Head? Or, bye Dad?

@maryjofoley broke the news this morning that @jeffteper has been promoted. It’s great news for Teper in his continued rise up in Microsoft. What does it mean for SharePoint, the business he takes responsibility for creating? Teper has been the head of SharePoint since before it was SharePoint in 1995 with Site Server 1.0. His LinkedIn Profile says Led the SharePoint business from its inception through growth to a $2 billion business used by 75% of organizations Teper’s departure from

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The post-pc era is here.

See below for a small capture of Microsoft’s evolution of the 3 screen approach, PC, Mobile and TV. The 4th and most recent article below is clearly the most interesting today, but the progression itself is also interesting. They are also positioning the surface tablet device shipping Friday as a PC because it has a detachable keyboard. In that way, they are saying the PC is still relevant, it’s just gone to a new form factor, but they still give

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