Category Archives: Microsoft

(Knowledge) Management by Walking Around

At Microsoft’s recent IGNITE conference, Microsoft showed the global community of users, consultants and aficionados lots of incremental improvements to core products such as Azure and Microsoft 365. This content is incredibly useful, as it’s one of a few opportunities each year to hear Microsoft’s technical roadmaps for products on which enterprise customers may spend or...

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Keeping up with Microsoft in the “Rapid Release” Era

Collacrity was formed to help clients optimize their use of Microsoft collaboration technologies. In a cloud-first world, the flow of innovation from Redmond has never been faster, and many organizations are having a hard time keeping up in Microsoft's "Rapid Release" era. The talented Barb Levisay recently wrote an article for Redmond Channel Partner magazine...
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…For the Enterprise

The "Consumerization of IT" has created new demand for user experiences, and Microsoft has excelled at the "Enterprization" of consumer applications by adapting the capabilities and even some of the visual style of leading consumer applications to be enterprise-friendly (i.e., managed and controlled in ways that adhere to corporate standards for security, privacy, and reliability). In...
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Five Stages of Microsoft Partnership

I spent some time with a colleague this week discussing how partners work with Microsoft, and it's a conversation I've had in many shapes and forms for almost 15 years with many Microsoft partners in partner briefings, conferences, advisory  boards, executive round tables, and other less formal venues (ie/eg, over beers).  Having built much of...
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