• CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    [Microsoft] Industry Leaders Conversation: Change, Culture, and Learning #KMWorld
    Jean-Claude Monney , Former Chief Knowledge Officer, Microsoft, Columbia University and Digital Transformation Coach. at Microsoft Services, Jean-Claude Monney was given responsibility to get 100% of Microsoft knowledge to 100% of Microsoft’s customers, 100% of the time. . . . . . . . Mary Abraham took these notes on a panel discussion I was on at KM World .
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017
    [Microsoft] Dreamforce 17: Live Blogging the Benioff Keynote #df17
    Mostly, the announcement seems designed to head off Microsoft’s growing dominance in office productivity with Office 365, though there are some interesting analytics news as well. I’m sitting here in the vast keynote chamber within Moscone Center in San Francisco again this year for Salesforce’s annual confab.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017
    [Microsoft] In Digital Transformation, The Art-of-the-Possible and Average Practice Are Diverging
    This means letting Amazon, Google, Microsoft, IBM, and SAP pathfind their future and build on their capabilities/ecosystems, or being content to cherry pick from the successful digital pioneers and hopefully to attain success in that way. I’ve long noticed an interesting phenomena when it comes to more fully digitizing our organizations. Namely, that it mostly looks like what other organizations have already been doing.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017
    [Microsoft] Best Global Brands
    Interbrand has named Apple, Google and Microsoft as the three most valuable brands in its "2017 Best Global Brands" ranking
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2017
    [Microsoft] friday’s urban finds
    Microsoft: 1.81 Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Cars are like pharmaceuticals. There’s a legitimate place for them, but we resort to them too much.” ” —Peter D. Norton, via @grescoe. “And then you automate it, and it makes that same mistake hundreds of millions of times.” ” — @eskokilpi. The Trillion-Dollar Vision of Dee Hock (1996), via @ChrisCorrigan.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2017
    [Microsoft] The Essential Digital Strategies
    IT vendors such as IBM, Microsoft, SAP, and Oracle have long played a key enabling role in this strategy, but most of them have since moved their new products and services to other digital models below. Most of us are now familiar with the digital platform discussion , made famous back in the PC days with Microsoft vs. IBM, and now much more familiar to us as iOS vs. Android or Amazon Web Services vs. Microsoft Azure.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2017
    [Microsoft] No. Social Terrorists Will Not Win
    Nor is it unique to Apple, or Facebook, Microsoft or Apple — it could have easily arisen and been leapt upon by social terrorists at any of those companies. The post No. Social Terrorists Will Not Win appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. A small group of social terrorists have hijacked the rational discourse led by society’s most accomplished, intelligent, and promising organizations. cross posted from NewCo Shift ). Let’s start with this: Google is not a perfect company.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017
    [Microsoft] The CKO of Microsoft Services Has a Surprising Perspective on Knowledge Management
    He is the CKO of Microsoft Services, the largest Division of Microsoft with over 22,000 people. He notes that most customers that Microsoft works with, have a 2020 project to think about how the Digital Workplace will be changing the way they work. He explains that at Microsoft they have engineered the three processes of 1) creating knowledge, 2) reusing knowledge (embedding it in daily work processes), and 3) harvesting, curating and growing knowledge.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2017
    [Microsoft] Jay Cross Memorial Award 2017: Marcia Conner
    As a Senior Manager at Microsoft, she developed new training practices and wrote an accessible white paper on the deeper aspects of learning design. The Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award is presented to a workplace learning professional who has contributed in positive ways to the field of Real Learning and is reflective of Jay’s lifetime of work. Recipients champion workplace and social learning practices inside their organization and/or on the wider stage.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2017
    [Microsoft] Jay Cross Memorial Award 2017
    As a Senior Manager at Microsoft , she developed new training practices and wrote an accessible white paper on the deeper aspects of learning design. The Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award is presented to a workplace learning professional who has contributed in positive ways to the field of Real Learning and is reflective of Jay’s lifetime of work. Recipients champion workplace and social learning practices inside their organization and/or on the wider stage.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017
    [Microsoft] The Internet Big Five Is Now The World’s Big Five
    Back in December of 2011, I wrote a piece I called “ The Internet Big Five ,” in which I noted what seemed a significant trend: Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and Facebook were becoming the most important companies not only in the technology world, but in the world at large. Internet Big Five Media/Tech Business Models Amazon Apple facebook Google Microsoft technology
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017
    [Microsoft] simplifying the complexity
    Later I used this tool to evaluate the entire Microsoft suite of enterprise tools, as part of a paid writing project for the company’s 365 Office initiative. Complex Problems. I like complex problem-solving. Perhaps my most interesting project was when a client gave me a statement of work to ‘simplify the complexity’ I did not have a solution but felt that with my extended networked I would be able to solve their problem.
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017
    [Microsoft] Make the Commercial First
    For moving or panning shots, use image stabilization such as the Instagram Hyperlapse app for iPhone or the Microsoft Hyperlapse app for Android. Illustrations by the talented Sous Simonphone. If an app launches in the app store, and no one hears it, did it really launch? Today, digital products like apps and sites require marketing. Luckily, this has become easier to do, even a limited budget. This is also a great opportunity to do market research.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017
    [Microsoft] Meet the judges for the 2017 Intranet and Digital Workplace awards
    She is a Microsoft Office Servers and Services MVP and is the co-author of three popular SharePoint books – Essential SharePoint 2007: Delivering High Impact Collaboration Solutions , Essential SharePoint 2010: Overview, Governance, and Planning and Essential SharePoint 2013: Practical Guidance for Measurable Business Results.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017
    [Microsoft] It’s Time For Facebook to Start Making Media
    Microsoft tried, but ultimately failed, to be a media company (there’s a reason it’s called MS NBC), and had the sense to retreat from “social media” into “enterprise tools” so as to not beg confusion. The post It’s Time For Facebook to Start Making Media appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. There’s only one company that can possibly spin media gold on Facebook. And that’s Facebook.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017
    [Microsoft] What We Know About Making Enterprise Social Networks Successful Today
    Eventually, the hard knocks of marketplace competition ultimately led to the domination of the top part of the industry by a few players that executed well: IBM (with Connections and host of associated platforms ), Microsoft (with Yammer, Sharepoint, and now Groups , and probably Teams as well), Salesforce (with Chatter/Community Cloud ), and finally Jive as the only truly dedicated enterprise player still standing from the inception of the industry.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2017
    [Microsoft] World's Most Innovative Companies
    Apple, Google, Tesla Motors and Microsoft top the list this year The Boston Consulting Group has released its 11th annual "Most Innovative Companies" report.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2017
    [Microsoft] Predictions 2017: A Chain Reaction
    That didn’t really happen, despite truly commendable philanthropic, social, and climate change work done by all of the “Big 5″ tech companies (Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Apple, Facebook). The post Predictions 2017: A Chain Reaction appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. This is my 14th annual predictions post. And as I look back on the previous 13 and consider what to write, I’m flooded with uncertainty. That’s not like me.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2016
    [Microsoft] Predictions 2016: How’d I Do?
    LinkedIn hasn’t yet rolled out a publisher friendly platform, but it’s become a crucial traffic driver for a lot of publishers, and I’ve heard plenty of well-sourced rumors that a publishing platform is coming once the Microsoft integration is complete. 9 – Microsoft and Google get serious about hardware. The post Predictions 2016: How’d I Do? appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2016
    [Microsoft] Designing Progressive Web Applications for the Future
    Microsoft, on the other hand, has already stated on its blog that it is working on implementing service workers for both Windows and Microsoft Edge, so that might nudge Apple to move a tad quicker. Some webmasters and business owners might be persuaded to wait with implementing a progressive web app until both Microsoft and Apple have added support for the technology in their respective browsers. Google unveiled progressive web apps around 12 months ago.
  • THEORIA CUM PRAXI  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2016
    [Microsoft] Microsoft Surface Studio: The engineering beneath floating pixels
    MICROSOFT SURFACE STUDIO: THE ENGINEERING BENEATH FLOATING PIXELS. Pound of Obscure design engineering Hardware microsoft microsoft surface studio“We’re not here to get to show off our work, we’re here to make awesome products,” says Hill. “I think that’s super important.” ” It’s a belief that’s reflected by Groene, too.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2016
    [Microsoft] Dreamforce 16: Live Blogging the Benioff Keynote #df16
    1:32pm: Introduced Tony Prophet , their new Chief Equality Officer, who has come over from Microsoft. The annual main keynote session here at Dreamforce in San Francisco starts today at 1pm ET in Moscone Center. I’m onsite in the industry analyst section just 50 feet or so from the main stage, so I should get good photos as for the live blog. The usual flair is on display with a well produced and colorfully lit stage as the crowd streams in early to try and get a good seat.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
    [Microsoft] Hate Speech; Counter narratives #2ndEURMIL
    Further impressions from the 2nd European Media and Information Literacy Forum and the session on Human Rights and Healthy Democracy, Countering Radicalization and Hate Speech. Maciej Tomaszewski , Policy Officer - DG JUST, European Commission, highlighted work of the European Commission in this area. They recently launched a Code of Conduct on illegal online hate speech https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/european-commission-and-it-companies-announce-code-conduct-illegal-online-hate-speech
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2016
    [Microsoft] The Building Blocks of Digital Transformation: Community, Tech, Business Models, and a Change Platform
    Growing hacking in fact, has become an important new technique used by top Internet companies to ensure early lift and adoption, and has been a key subject of interest by top technology leaders like Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. I’ve been making the argument lately that the single largest obstacle in successful digital transformation is change itself.
  • THEORIA CUM PRAXI  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016
    [Microsoft] WebDAV and MediaWiki
    In the enterprise this typically means Microsoft Office files from a Windows computer. A few weeks back at EMWCon 2016 , Angelika Müller from Hallo Welt! spoke about the sales life cycle for enterprise wiki services, featuring their Blue Spice MediaWiki Enterprise Distribution. During her talk, Angelika hinted at a project they had completed for some customers* involving WebDAV.
  • THEORIA CUM PRAXI  |  THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016
    [Microsoft] EMWCon 2016 – some notes (day 2)
    We aren’t competing against each other, we are competing against the Microsofts. . Live-blogging (kind 0f) again, day 2. Also, livestream. Contracting with the GPL. Greg Rundlett talking about the challenges – and joys? – of doing MediaWiki work for large enterprise clients. Challenge 1 – Lead time: Make sure lead time and discovery are in your pricing model. Challenge 2 – Payment: Large enterprises have set processes that may not be in your best interest.
  • THEORIA CUM PRAXI  |  THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016
    [Microsoft] Rethinking work
    Dave Coplin, Chief Envisioning Officer at Microsoft, imagines what might be possible if more organisations embraced the full, empowering potential of technology & encouraged an open, collaborative & flexible working culture. Pound of Obscure future of work remote rethinking work Rework rsa video
  • COLUMN TWO  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016
    [Microsoft] Meet the judges for the 2016 Intranet and Digital Workplace awards
    She is a Microsoft Office Servers and Services MVP and is the co-author of three popular SharePoint books – Essential SharePoint 2007: Delivering High Impact Collaboration Solutions , Essential SharePoint 2010: Overview, Governance, and Planning and Essential SharePoint 2013: Practical Guidance for Measurable Business Results. We’re thrilled to be able to announce our guest judges for this year’s Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016
    [Microsoft] The Long Game is Winning in Digital Ecosystems, and Other Global Tech Trends
    Of course, I’m talking about Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Apple — sometimes referred to as the Four Horsemen of the Digital Apocalypse , for good reason — on the consumer side as well as Salesforce, and now surprisingly Microsoft, on the enterprise side, the latter two which are making major new inroads to enterprises I speak to. I’ve traveled nearly 70,000 miles all over the world since the beginning of the year, talking with digital practitioners in the trenches.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2016
    [Microsoft] Is the Great Transformation On Its Way?
    But now I read that the big guys, both Microsoft and GE have done away with ranking employees - that bastion of command and control that Drucker told us years ago was worthless in improving performance and destroyed team work to boot!
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2016
    [Microsoft] IBM buys Ustream: is it a workforce communication play?
    Even though there’s a broad market of offerings from companies like Google, Microsoft, Unify, Cisco, and so on, no one has become the dominant player in video-based workforce communication, which may be the most natural solution for an increasingly mobile world.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2016
    [Microsoft] The SharePoint marketplace is undergoing a huge pivot (and it’s great news for intranets)
    This makes SharePoint the very opposite of an “out of the box” solution, despite the claims by the sales division of Microsoft. SharePoint has been an enormously successful platform globally. While concrete figures are hard to get, it’s safe to say that at least 75% of all intranets delivered in the last five years have been on SharePoint. While this is to be expected at the top end of town, even mid-sized organisations have pursued the SharePoint dream.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2016
    [Microsoft] Is the PC going extinct?
    The economic downdraft is likely having a large impact, and even Microsoft’s Windows 10 might not be able to counter that trend. New numbers tell a dark story for PC manufacturers, except perhaps Apple. New Gartner stats are unequivocal: worldwide sales are down 8.3%. Source: Gartner. Apple is the only brand bucking the tide, with growth of 2.8% and market share of 6.7% at this point.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2016
    [Microsoft] Dear Microsoft. I Want To Use Office 365. But…
    The post Dear Microsoft. Here’s what I encountered when I, as a first time ever user, was directed to a document that lived in Office 365 World: Holy crap, Microsoft! Microsoft, you have a lot to learn about living on the web. The post Dear Microsoft. I Want To Use Office 365. But… appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2016
    [Microsoft] The web economy will chopshop the car industry
    In this case, imagine a few years down the line when a car is even more of a hardware commodity than it is now, and where you will select the ‘carware’ based on how well it integrates with your ‘homeware’ Say I am a big fan — and buyer of — Amazon’s smart home products, and not invested in Apple, Google and Microsoft alternatives.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 2016
    [Microsoft] Predictions 2016: Apple, Tesla, Google, Medium, Adtech, Microsoft, IoT, and Business on a Mission
    The post Predictions 2016: Apple, Tesla, Google, Medium, Adtech, Microsoft, IoT, and Business on a Mission appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Microsoft and Google get serious about hardware. Microsoft has already committed to its well-regarded Surface line, and Google has been dabbling with hardware with what have essentially been limited-run, high-end products in the Chromebook Pixel and Nexus line of smart phones.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2015
    [Microsoft] Can Business Get A Conscience?
    Prior to Kodak, Steven held senior roles at Nokia, first during its remarkable ascendance, and then through its capitulation and ultimate defeat through combination with Microsoft. The post Can Business Get A Conscience? appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. This post is a book review, but it starts with a story from my past.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2015
    [Microsoft] Are microservices just SOA redux?
    Microsoft’s Don Box was one of the first to truly spell out the guiding principles of SOA, captured in four simple tenets: Boundaries are explicit. Sinclair is CEO and cofounder of Apprenda , a leader in enterprise Platform as a Service. It seems like every conversation related to cloud-native software projects these days involves microservices.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2015
    [Microsoft] Mobile Information Literacy - course material
    As part of their Information Strategies for Societies in Transition project (sponsored by United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Microsoft Partners in Learning, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Tableau Foundation), the University of Washington has developed teaching materials for Mobile Information Literacy.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2015
    [Microsoft] Microsoft relaunches Bing Pulse research tool to go beyond search
    Microsoft is relaunching its Bing Pulse audience engagement and market research service to make it clear that it reaches farther than the search engine. The service will now be called Microsoft Pulse — no relation to the LinkedIn Pulse news app — in honor of its connections to Skype, Yammer, and other tools. That early success led Microsoft to expand the platform to other broadcasters, teachers, and conference runners, all of whom use Pulse to poll their audiences.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2015
    [Microsoft] Bing Pulse engagement and research tool drops the “Bing”
    Microsoft is relaunching its Bing Pulse audience engagement and market research service to make it clear that it reaches farther than the search engine. The service will now be called Microsoft Pulse — no relation to the LinkedIn Pulse news app — in honor of its connections to Skype, Yammer, and other tools. That early success led Microsoft to expand the platform to other broadcasters, teachers, and conference runners, all of whom use Pulse to poll their audiences.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2015
    [Microsoft] Unsurprisingly, Dropbox to shutter Mailbox and Carousel, focus on businesses
    Microsoft introduced several cloud tools. Other companies improved their email apps all the while, with Apple updating Mail , Gmail tinkering with Inbox , and Microsoft debuting a brand-new Outlook. There are many, like Google Docs and the Microsoft Office suite, for starters.) Dropbox has abandoned its efforts to take over your smartphone.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2015
    [Microsoft] Atlassian, Slack, and the promise of ChatOps
    We’ve also seen the introduction of applications such as Salesforce’s Chatter and Microsoft’s Yammer, which mimic the likes of Facebook and other social media platforms. The consumerization of enterprise IT is entering an exciting new phase. The process of bringing consumer-inspired technologies into the workplace has been accelerated by the spread of smartphones and tablets imported by employees fed up with antediluvian office tech.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2015
    [Microsoft] Exploring Apple’s growing interest in VR content
    It’s worth noting, however, that not all applications of AR look like mirror-based pranks, or even Microsoft’s Hololens. Microsoft has been implementing AR through Hololens for gaming and design purposes, but much of that comes down to the headset. While it’s no surprise that the presence of virtual reality is weaving its way into many sectors of tech, we’re still left waiting to find out how it’ll unfold when it comes to Apple.
  • FUTURE OF WORK  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2015
    [Microsoft] In a Boundaryless World, Peak Performance is More Difficult than Ever
    Our lives are so fragmented that a recent study sponsored by Microsoft found that the average attention span of a human being is now just 8 seconds ! I’m just back from a whirlwind two-day unplanned trip to New York City. I was invited to join a small group of entrepreneurs and futurists in a wide-ranging conversation about the future of work.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2015
    [Microsoft] Microsoft’s Outlook to steal features from social networks
    Microsoft is bridging the gap between email services and social networks. The company announced yesterday that it plans to upgrade Outlook, the email service that surged in popularity when Microsoft released…
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
    [Microsoft] Why enterprise will choose iPad Pro over Microsoft’s Surface
    Just two years ago, Apple chief executive Tim Cook took pot shots at the rise of 2-in-1 tablets, and claimed the iPad was a far better option for anyone seeking a tablet. Oh, how things change --… Uncategorized Enterprise iPad Pro NASDAQ:AAPL NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:AAPL NSDQ:MSFT
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
    [Microsoft] Why enterprise will chose iPad Pro over Microsoft’s Surface
    Just two years ago, Apple chief executive Tim Cook took pot shots at the rise of 2-in-1 tablets, and claimed the iPad was a far better option for anyone seeking a tablet. Oh, how things change --… Uncategorized Enterprise iPad Pro
  • COLLABORATION 2.0  |  TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015
    [Microsoft] Has Microsoft blown it? Part II
    I suggested last week that Microsoft Office was approaching obsolescence, rooted in archaic paper Victorian work practices. In response to some of the comments and debate last week here are some further thoughts on my rationale
  • COLLABORATION 2.0  |  TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015
    [Microsoft] Have Microsoft blown it? Part II
    I suggested last week that Microsoft Office was approaching obsolescence, rooted in archaic paper Victorian work practices. MicrosoftIn response to some of the comments and debate last week here are some further thoughts on my rationale.
  • COLLABORATION 2.0  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2015
    [Microsoft] Office productivity: Has Microsoft blown it?
    Microsoft has dominated the 'office productivity' tools market for decades and is a de facto way of working in most companies. Having significantly held back innovation in the last 10 years, Office is arguably reaching the end of its useful life as modern digital tools make it look like an old bureaucratic anachronism
  • COLLABORATION 2.0  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2015
    [Microsoft] Office productivity: Has Microsoft blown it?
    Microsoft has dominated the 'office productivity' tools market for decades and is a de facto way of working in most companies. MicrosoftHaving significantly held back innovation in the last 10 years, Office is arguably reaching the end of its useful life as modern digital tools make it look like an old bureaucratic anachronism.
  • COLLABORATION 2.0  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2015
    [Microsoft] Has Microsoft blown it?
    Microsoft has dominated the 'office productivity' tools market for decades and is a de facto way of working in most companies. MicrosoftHaving significantly held back innovation in the last 10 years, Office is arguably reaching the end of its useful life as modern digital tools make it look like an old bureaucratic anachronism.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2015
    [Microsoft] 2015 top 10 tools for learning
    Microsoft Word: My writing tool for longer posts, articles, and of course books, and writing is a powerful force for organizing my thoughts, and a great way to share them and get feedback. Jane Hart has been widely and wisely known for her top 100 Tools for Learning (you too can register your vote ). As a public service announcement, I list my top 10 tools for learning as well: Google search: I regularly look up things I hear of and don’t know.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015
    [Microsoft] IT Innovation Report 2015
    Google, Apple, Amazon and Microsoft are the top-four most innovative companies, according to a survey of technology and business decision-makers
  • SPINNING A LEARNING WEB  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2015
    [Microsoft] Flying Solo
    Of particular use were Microsoft Power Point and Apple Keynote which allowed for the creation of an audio-visual set of effects to complement the onstage action. One of the more satisfying creative projects I devised when training actors was an extended exercise which I called Flying Solo. This was designed to give student actors the opportunity to devise, author and perform a one-person showcase for their talents.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015
    [Microsoft] Uber, The Rashomon.
    It’s not that Google, Facebook, Apple, or Microsoft didn’t evoke great debate, but all those companies came of age in an era where tech was still relegated to a sideshow in the broader cultural conversation. Microsoft was taking over the computer industry in the 1990s, Google the Internet in the early 2000s, Facebook and Apple the mobile and social world in the late 2000s. The post Uber, The Rashomon. appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [Microsoft] Microsoft joins Docker in announcing new container services
    Docker’s suite of orchestration services that the container-management startup first detailed in December are now available in beta for the public to download, Docker said on Thursday. These new orchestration services… Uncategorized Centralized computing container container services Containerization orchestration orchestration services NASDAQ:AMZN NASDAQ:GOOG NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:AMZN NSDQ:GOOG NSDQ:MSFT NYSE:VMW
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015
    [Microsoft] Microsoft is working on Pebble support for Windows Phone
    This week''s Kickstarter darling, the Pebble Time smartwatch, has much to offer -- if you use an iPhone or Android handset, that is. Pebble doesn''t officially support Windows Phone, and although… Uncategorized NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:MSFT
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015
    [Microsoft] Microsoft improves its Band and launches Health website
    Microsoft''s health tracking device is getting its first big update since launching in October. CNET says the Microsoft Band now has an activity tile specifically for cycling and a small keyboard… Uncategorized heath tracking Microsoft Band NASDAQ:AAPL NASDAQ:GOOG NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:AAPL NSDQ:GOOG NSDQ:MSFT
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2015
    [Microsoft] Microsoft adds digital ink and search in OneNote for iPad
    Did someone declare this to be "let''s all make the iPad better with stylus support" week and not tell me? First we had Astropad, a $50 app that turns Apple''s slate into… Uncategorized digital ink OCR NASDAQ:AAPL NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:AAPL NSDQ:MSFT
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2015
    [Microsoft] Microsoft’s next mobile move may be apps pre-installed on Galaxy S6
    That Galaxy S6 phone Samsung is expected to introduce on March 1 could have one big trick up its sleeve: Microsoft apps pre-installed. That''s the word from SamMobile''s sources, which previously… Uncategorized Galaxy S6 NASDAQ:GOOG NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:GOOG NSDQ:MSFT
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2015
    [Microsoft] Microsoft says its new computer vision system can outperform humans
    Microsoft researchers claim in a recently published paper that they have developed the first computer system capable of outperforming humans on a popular benchmark. While it''s estimated that humans can classify images in… Uncategorized image recognition machine-learning Microsoft Research object recognition Structure Data 2015 NASDAQ:GOOG NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:GOOG NSDQ:MSFT
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2015
    [Microsoft] First look at Windows 10 on phones: Clean, elegant and promising
    Microsoft promised a preview version of Windows 10 for phones would arrive before the end of February and it delivered on that promise earlier this week. If you''ve signed up for… Uncategorized Windows 10 NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:MSFT
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015
    [Microsoft] Will your Windows Phone get Windows 10? It depends
    When Microsoft introduced Windows 10 for phones last month, the on-stage message was that all Windows Phone 8.1 devices would get the upgrade. Now we may have to define the word… Uncategorized Windows 10 NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:MSFT
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2015
    [Microsoft] Could the HoloLens be Microsoft’s iMoment?
    But unlike Apple''s immense successes, Microsoft is… Uncategorized HoloLens Ross Rubin NASDAQ:AAPL NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:AAPL NSDQ:MSFT Like the iPod and iPhone, the HoloLens represents an inspiring connection of hardware and software that will take its company in a new direction.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2015
    [Microsoft] Report: Microsoft bought calendar app Sunrise for $100M
    Microsoft''s been buying up mobile app startups recently to go along with CEO Satya Nadella''s "mobile-first, mobile everywhere" mantra, and its latest purchase is calendar maker Sunrise for "north of $100… Uncategorized Acompli calendar calendars Sunrise NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:MSFT
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015
    [Microsoft] Windows 10 and Ubuntu prepare for IoT battle on Raspberry Pi 2
    The Raspberry Pi 2, announced Monday, looks set to be a focal point for the internet-of-things (IoT) development efforts of both Microsoft and Canonical – both will be providing free operating… Uncategorized Ubuntu Core Windows 10 NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:MSFT
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2015
    [Microsoft] Hands on with Microsoft’s new Outlook for iOS
    Microsoft quietly released Outlook for Mobile this week. It was a little weird as there were no leaks or even a hint at last week’s Window’s event. While I haven’t been… Uncategorized NASDAQ:AAPL NASDAQ:GOOG NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:AAPL NSDQ:GOOG NSDQ:MSFT
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2015
    [Microsoft] Why Outlook for mobile is a hit on iOS and a miss on Android
    Talk about an app store dichotomy: Microsoft''s new version of Outlook is a chart-topper on iPhones but a big miss on Android handsets based on their respective app stores. Of course, this is… Uncategorized NASDAQ:AAPL NASDAQ:GOOG NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:AAPL NSDQ:GOOG NSDQ:MSFT
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2015
    [Microsoft] Microsoft wants to back Android-forking startup Cyanogen
    What does Microsoft see in Android developer Cyanogen? It''s a question raised on Thursday by a new report in the Wall Street Journal that says that Microsoft is planning to be… Uncategorized NASDAQ:GOOG NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:GOOG NSDQ:MSFT
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2015
    [Microsoft] Crank the music: Windows 10 phones, tablets getting FLAC support
    PC World noticed that Microsoft''s Corporate Vice… Uncategorized NASDAQ:AAPL NASDAQ:GOOG NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:AAPL NSDQ:GOOG NSDQ:MSFT NYSE:SNE Audio lovers will be happy to hear the latest news about Windows 10: the operating system will support lossless audio on phones and tablets.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2015
    [Microsoft] Microsoft’s cross-platform Office push includes revamped Outlook
    If you''re a fan of Microsoft services and you have an iOS or Android device, today''s your lucky day. The company has taken the wraps off a bunch of updates and,… Uncategorized Excel NASDAQ:AAPL NASDAQ:GOOG NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:AAPL NSDQ:GOOG NSDQ:MSFT
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015
    [Microsoft] Microsoft throws down the gauntlet in business intelligence
    is not content to let Excel define the company''s reputation among the world''s data analysts. That''s the message the company sent on Tuesday when it announced that its PowerBI product is… Uncategorized data analysis Structure Data 2015 NASDAQ:AMZN NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:AMZN NSDQ:MSFT NSYE:CRM
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2015
    [Microsoft] On Windows 10, Mac gaming, and turning the battleship
    While some Apple fan''s opinions of Microsoft are the same as most of the NFL’s opinion of the Patriots, I won’t let my past experiences with Windows deflate my takeaways from…
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2015
    [Microsoft] Amazon continues to reach into your server room
    Microsoft already has a huge presence in most companies'' server rooms. And it hopes to keep it that way or at least, persuade those companies running Windows Server, SQL Server et al… Uncategorized the week in cloud NASDAQ:AMZN NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:AMZN NSDQ:MSFT NYSE:RAX NYSE:VMW
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2015
    [Microsoft] Mobile recap: Spartan browser; Apple Watch battery; goodbye RT
    You might as well have called these past few days "Windows Week" because Microsoft was in the spotlight for much of it. The company publicly unveiled Windows 10 for phones, tablets, laptops… Uncategorized NASDAQ:AAPL NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:AAPL NSDQ:MSFT
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2015
    [Microsoft] The new Windows 10 preview is ready and free for intrepid testers
    If you want to try out the slick new Windows 10 bits unveiled earlier this week, you''re in luck: Microsoft just pushed out the January version of its technical preview for desktops,… Uncategorized Continuum Cortana technical preview Windows 10 NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:MSFT
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2015
    [Microsoft] Microsoft buys data science specialist Revolution Analytics
    Microsoft has agreed to acquire Revolution Analytics, a company built around commercial software and support for the popular R statistical computing project. The open source R project is hugely popular among data… Uncategorized data science machine-learning open source predictive modeling R Revolution Analytics NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:MSFT
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2015
    [Microsoft] Microsoft post-announcement bump: 170,000 new Windows beta testers
    Because no devices running Windows 10 went on sale after Microsoft announced its consumer-facing features on Wednesday, it''s hard to tell if it''s going to be a hit in stores. But Microsoft certainly… Uncategorized gabriel aul phone insider Windows 10 windows 10 for phones windows insider NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:MSFT
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2015
    [Microsoft] So long, Windows RT. We barely knew you
    Looking back at our live blog from the Microsoft Windows 10 event, I noticed two letters missing: An R and a T. That''s right, Windows RT -- the desktop version of… Uncategorized NASDAQ:GOOG NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:GOOG NSDQ:MSFT
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015
    [Microsoft] What does Microsoft have planned for Wednesday’s Windows 10 event?
    Microsoft will unveil the first major Windows update under new CEO Satya Nadella on Wednesday. Obviously, it''s a big day for the Redmond-based giant as well as for any Windows user who wants… Uncategorized sparta Windows 10 windows 10 consumer preview windows 10 mobile Windows Store NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:MSFT
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 2015
    [Microsoft] You can now automatically recover instances for Amazon EC2
    In yet another sign that the big cloud players of Google, Amazon and Microsoft have moved on from just storage price cuts are in the midst of a feature war, Amazon… Uncategorized amazon-elastic-compute-cloud auto recovery tool cloud-infrastructure NASDAQ:AMZN NASDAQ:GOOG NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:AMZN NSDQ:GOOG NSDQ:MSFT
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 18, 2015
    [Microsoft] GE tech guru high-fives the public cloud
    Despite the success of Amazon Web Services, and the resources Microsoft and Google have poured into Azure and Google Cloud Platform respectively to compete with AWS, public cloud still has a bit of… Uncategorized Chris Drumgoole the week in cloud NASDAQ:AMZN NASDAQ:CSCO NASDAQ:INTC NASDAQ:MSFT NASDAQ:YHOO NSDQ:AMZN NSDQ:CSCO NSDQ:INTC NSDQ:MSFT NSDQ:YHOO NYSE:EMC NYSE:GE NYSE:HPQ NYSE:IBM NYSE:RAX
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2015
    [Microsoft] Microsoft launches two sub-$100 Lumia smartphones
    Microsoft announced two new Lumia devices on Wednesday, but if you were hoping for a new high-end Windows Phone, you''ll need to keep waiting. Both the Lumia 435 and the Lumia… Uncategorized Lumia 1520 lumia 532 lumia 535 NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:MSFT NYSE:NOK
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015
    [Microsoft] Looks like Microsoft is outsourcing a part of its cloud
    CDN expert Dan Rayburn reported Monday that Microsoft is deep-sixing its home-grown content delivery network capabilities and is instead turning to Verizon EdgeCast to deliver video for Microsoft Azure customers. Verizon bought Edgecast for… Uncategorized Verizon Edgecast NASDAQ:AKAM NASDAQ:AMZN NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:AKAM NSDQ:AMZN NSDQ:MSFT NYSE:VZ
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015
    [Microsoft] Microsoft quietly buries Scroogled site
    Microsoft''s much maligned "Scroogled" campaign is finally, completely dead, apparently. Winbeta spotted that the old Scroogled site (www.scroogle.com) now redirects to a higher-road "Why Microsoft" site. The vendor started pulling broadcast and print Scroogled… Uncategorized internet search NASDAQ:GOOG NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:GOOG NSDQ:MSFT
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
    [Microsoft] Report: Windows 10 for phones expected for limited testing soon
    Microsoft has talked of unifying Windows across devices for some time and will likely take the next step later this month at a January 21 event. We''ll be there and The… Uncategorized NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:MSFT
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2015
    [Microsoft] Microsoft unveils Azure Key Vault and big strong servers
    Microsoft caused a bit of a stir in October when it announced plans for big cloud servers with up to 32 cores, 450 gigabytes of RAM and 6.5 terabytes of local SSD… Uncategorized AWS Key Management Service Azure Key Vault cloud security NASDAQ:AMZN NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:AMZN NSDQ:MSFT
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2015
    [Microsoft] Amazon Web Services tops list of most reliable public clouds
    Google and Microsoft now host public clouds meant to give Amazon Web Services a run for its money, but they still have a way to go to rival good ol'' AWS… Uncategorized cloud downtime NASDAQ:AMZN NASDAQ:GOOG NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:AMZN NSDQ:GOOG NSDQ:MSFT
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015
    [Microsoft] Microsoft opens Office for Android preview to all
    Microsoft said on Tuesday that it has opened up the preview for anyone,… Uncategorized NASDAQ:GOOG NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:GOOG NSDQ:MSFT Good news if you wanted in but didn''t get access to the Office for Android preview back in November.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015
    [Microsoft] For $29, the latest Nokia will send Facebook Messages for weeks
    Microsoft still makes legacy feature phones under the Nokia brand, and on Monday, the company launched the Nokia 215. The $29 2G candybar phone runs the old Series 30+ operating system… Uncategorized nokia 215 series 30 NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:MSFT NYSE:NOK
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 4, 2015
    [Microsoft] Big data needs a product like Microsoft Access
    But in order for the user-oriented paradigm to take deep root, the industry needs to change the way… Uncategorized Microsoft Access self-service data management The trend toward self-service in business analytics has been good for the big data industry.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 2015
    [Microsoft] Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, AOL: grading their iOS apps in 2014
    Looking at app releases to Apple’s iOS App Store throughout 2014, one can learn alot about the direction a company is heading, good or bad. Uncategorized AOL NASDAQ:AAPL NASDAQ:GOOG NASDAQ:MSFT NASDAQ:YHOO NSDQ:AAPL NSDQ:GOOG NSDQ:MSFT NSDQ:YHOO NYSE:IBM
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 2015
    [Microsoft] This Montblanc band can turn your Swiss watch into a smartwatch
    Swiss watchmaker Montblanc… Uncategorized e-strap microsoft band montblanc montblanc e-strap smartbands watches One of the biggest questions in the nascent smartwatch market is whether luxury watch wearers will ditch expensive but limited mechanical watches for less prestigious but more-functional smartwatches.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 2015
    [Microsoft] Updated Office for Windows Phone coming soon, Microsoft hints
    Lately, Microsoft has focused mobile software efforts on the platforms it competes with. It''s part of a cross-platform "going where the users are" strategy, which is smart if hardware sales are… Uncategorized NASDAQ:AAPL NASDAQ:GOOG NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:AAPL NSDQ:GOOG NSDQ:MSFT
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 2015
    [Microsoft] Why cheap Windows devices are both good and bad for Microsoft
    This holiday, Windows notebooks and tablets took on cheap notebooks and tablets featuring Google operating systems, but Microsoft still hasn''t shown the path to becoming more competitive in smaller touch form… Uncategorized cloudbooks Ross Rubin Windows 10 NASDAQ:GOOG NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:GOOG NSDQ:MSFT NYSE:HPQ
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2014
    [Microsoft] My Predictions for 2014: How’d I Do?
    Just this month, for example, Ford announced it was dropping its seven year partnership with Microsoft for a Blackberry’s ONX operating system. The post My Predictions for 2014: How’d I Do? appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Each year around this time I look back at the predictions I made 12 months ago , and I score myself with some combination of objectivity and defensiveness.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2014
    [Microsoft] Beyond IE: Microsoft reportedly building new “Spartan” browser
    Back in September, ZDNet Microsoft-watcher Mary-Jo Foley reported that the next version of Internet Explorer was being developed under the codename "Spartan". On Monday, though, she quoted anonymous sources as saying… Uncategorized Rumor Spartan NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:MSFT
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2014
    [Microsoft] Yup, 2014 was a big year in cloud
    2014 was the year in which both Microsoft and Google got serious about their public cloud options and taking on Amazon Web Services directly with their own Infrastructure as a Service… Uncategorized anonymous data-security NASDAQ:AMZN NASDAQ:DELL NASDAQ:GOOG NASDAQ:MSFT NASDAQ:ORCL NSDQ:AMZN NSDQ:DELL NSDQ:GOOG NSDQ:MSFT NYSE:HPQ NYSE:IBM NYSE:SNE NYSE:VMW
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