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SharePoint, Yammer, Office 365 Sessions Dominate Microsoft Conference #SPC14

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SharePoint Conference 2014 is just a few months away. The Microsoft-sponsored event runs March 3 through 6 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. Microsoft is firming up the roster of keynote speakers and setting the agendas for about 200 sessions on the increasingly integrated worlds of SharePoint, Yammer, Office, Office 365 and more.

Marketed as an event to help "connect, reimagine and transform," there will be some 24 inclusive tracks for the four major audiences of IT professionals, developers, executives and power users.

Microsoft Introduces Simple External File Sharing for SharePoint Online

Microsoft has just added some new functionality to SharePoint Online that will enhance its ability to share information not just around the enterprise, but also outside the firewall. The new functionality should also help it combat the rise of file sharing applications.

Document Mgt Roll-Up: Xerox Simplifies Workflows, New Box Ecosystem

It’s been a busy week in the document management space. Xerox announced it has enhanced its workflow creation capabilities in DocuShare, and Box has created a new ecosystem for legal companies. Meanwhile, AvePoint upgraded its governance Service Pack, while Alfresco and Workshare have entered a new partnership.

Enabling Customization Increases SharePoint User Adoption

Enabling business users to customize SharePoint is good for companies. If that seems unlikely, a Dimensional Research report commissioned by Dell supports this claim. According to the report, almost all of those surveyed (98 percent) said customization by business users is desirable.

M-Files v10 Tackles Enterprise Content Management User Adoption Problems

M-Files, an enterprise content management solution, ends a successful year with this week's release of v10.0. With it, M-Files tackles the problems of traditional, folder-based enterprise content management (ECM) navigation, as well as the problem of developing hybrid cloud-on premises systems. Both issues create considerable problems for business users with limited technology skills, impeding user adoption, the company reports.

Microsoft Enables Remote Office Apps Control Through Windows Phone 8

Microsoft has announced the release of a new app that lets you control Word, Excel and PowerPoint from a Windows 8 phone. The company called this the beginning of a move to push the productivity space to a “diverse society of devices.”

One Dropbox for Business, Personal Accounts

Dropbox for Business Integrates Personal AccountsDigital workers are constantly discovering ways to run work apps on their own mobile devices. But Dropbox is addressing the reverse problem with its latest update.

Dropbox for Business accounts can now access personal accounts so people can access their own files next to the ones they use for work. Convenient — or two worlds colliding?

Microsoft has a Hit with SharePoint Conference Tweet Jam #spc14jam

spc14logo.jpgMonths ahead of its big SharePoint conference in Las Vegas in March, Microsoft had a tweet jam that sent the #spc14jam hashtag to the upper reaches of Twitter's trending charts.

Find out what developers and executives wanted to know during the event yesterday, as well as the likely hot topics of discussion at next year's big SharePoint community event. In case you were wondering if the company revealed any clues about future products, keep reading.

Document Mgt Roll-Up: Document Capture is Still Big Business, Yahoo Enhances Mail

This week in the world of document management there have been a number of upgrades and releases, including the introduction of multi-tasking for Yahoo Mail and enhanced search from dtSearch. In addition,  new research shows document capture is still big business and Microsoft continued to extend the market reach of Office 365.

Microsoft Announces Tighter Office 365, Yammer Integration

As well as announcing upgrades to its Office Web Apps today, Microsoft announced deeper integration between Yammer and Office 365, which are designed to make it easier to work with external customers and partners.

Microsoft Counters Google with Real Time Co-Authoring in Web Apps

The battle for the hearts and pockets of productivity suite users has just intensified with the introduction of real time collaborative document editing for Office Web Apps. 

Office Web Apps are Microsoft’s browser-based, simplified versions of Office apps, consisting  of online versions of Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Those products have not really gained the traction Microsoft was hoping for mainly because all the functionality they offered were already available in Google Docs.

OpenText World 2013: Project Red Oxygen Unveiling, Innovation Track Debuts #OTEW2013

information management, Project Red Oxygen Unveiling, Innovation Track Debut at OpenText World 2013 #OTEW2013Earlier this year, organizers of the OpenText Enterprise World 2013 Enterprise Information Management Conference told us it's all about hosting a conversation — what does enterprise information mean today, and what is its future? 

This month when IT and business leaders convene at the Orlando, FL, conference, OpenText hopes a big part of that conversation will be about Project Red Oxygen.

Nuxeo Upgrades REST APIs, Content Sync, Workflows in v5.8

Just as it said it would do at Nuxeo World in Paris last month, Nuxeo has announced the release of version 5.8, the first long-term support version on the new release cycle it announced earlier this year. While there are many new features here, improvements in workflow, content synchronization and REST APIs are what make this release stand out.

Enterprise Document Capture Initiatives, the Right Way

The highly public and underwhelming rollout of Healthcare.gov probably has many of you reflecting on whether your own organization’s complex IT initiatives will avoid similar problems of scale and complexity. I can’t address public healthcare — but I can provide some help if you are embarking on a high volume enterprise document capture initiative. Such initiatives comprise the first stages of the most important business processes that many organizations have, so it’s important to get these right.

Microsoft Office Is Still the Productivity Suite Leader

For Microsoft, Forrester's recent report on productivity suites and alternatives to Office 2013 just couldn’t get better. It shows that while there are alternatives to Microsoft Office, most enterprises aren’t even looking at them. It also shows that if Office 2013 still hasn’t gained the traction Microsoft would like it to, it is only because most users are still on the 2010 version. 

Google Gives Businesses More Mapped Data Visualization Options

Google has added new business data visualization capabilities to its map-making engine with the release of Google Maps Engine Pro. The new tool will enable small businesses to map their data and import client information into maps that can be edited, analyzed and shared.

Alfresco Upgrades Software, Delays IPO

Alfresco, an open source platform for enterprise content management, has upgraded its records management module and released the next version of its syncing technology, Alfresco One (v 4.2). But the news seems to be overshadowed by reports that the company is delaying its much-anticipated US initial public offering.

Gartner MQ for ECM: HP Pushes into Niche Quadrant with Laserfiche M-Files, SpringCM

Our first look at Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprises Content Management (ECM) showed a dynamic, growing ECM market populated by vendors that cover the full range functionality needed by enterprises to manage information. This becomes particularly apparent in the Niche Quadrant where there are 14 vendors that cover specific areas across the ECM spectrum.

Nuxeo Outlines 2014 Roadmap Beyond v5.8 #NxW13

At Nuxeoworld 2013, we got a peek at the coming year, which promises to be a busy one yet again. We were also given a quick look at its roadmap over the next 12 months and where Nuxeo says it would like to be by this time next year.

Nuxeo To Release v5.8 By Month's End, Further US, Europe Expansion On The Way #NxW13

nuxeoworld2013.jpg We’ve been waiting for Nuxeoworld to get the scoop on the Nuxeo v5.8 release. Today, CEO Eric Barroca confirmed that the upgrade will be available by the end of this month, and that there are some substantial upgrades under the hood.