Microsoft Planner: A lightweight project management application for the Office 365 enterprise

Image from Microsoft Image Gallery I had to learn Microsoft Project years ago because I was the only one on the team who had the time and inclination to learn it. The software developers on the team would have nothing to do with the application. Good news is that the same thing can’t be said for… Continue reading Microsoft Planner: A lightweight project management application for the Office 365 enterprise

Microsoft Teams: Group chat or a solution to SharePoint collaboration UX?

I’ve been refreshing myself on the Microsoft collaboration stack for some upcoming work projects. While at first, I didn’t find much original in Microsoft Teams in group chat world dominated by Slack, I find myself changing my mind about it and here’s why. Microsoft Teams could be the new collaboration layer Mention SharePoint in any… Continue reading Microsoft Teams: Group chat or a solution to SharePoint collaboration UX?

The power of the collaboration platform API

Image by rawpixel.com via Unspash.com No collaboration platform should be a silo in the age of the application programming interface (API). Much like the API is adding power to project management platforms, we can expect to see the same transformation take place with cloud cloud collaboration platforms. Here’s how some collaboration platform vendors are meeting… Continue reading The power of the collaboration platform API

How Microsoft’s LinkedIn acquisition will influence the future of collaboration

Image courtesy of the LinkedIn Press Room I‘ve been reading all the coverage and analysis of Microsoft’s recent acquisition of LinkedIn, and I fall squarely into the camp of the whole deal being a data play that will help Microsoft build out their Office graph. While the LinkedIn acquisition will have a direct impact on their… Continue reading How Microsoft’s LinkedIn acquisition will influence the future of collaboration