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In 2013 I Wish ...

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All I want for Christmas is for people to stop piling on with more content. Content is a means to a relationship, not a goal in itself and it is not always necessary to push out more content. Instead, look to compound the value of existing content by sharing, discussing, curating and amending. Related to this, I want people to understand that all engagement is not valuable -- engagement for engagement's sake is just a waste of time. -- Rachel Happe, Co-Founder and Principal, The Community Roundtable

 

IBM Launches SmartCloud Docs, New Cloud Collaboration Features

IBM has been preparing SmartCloud Docs (SCD) for quite a while now and has made no secret of it. Today’s announcement comes as part of a much bigger picture around IBM’s cloud computing ambitions and also sees the release of new services -- the IBM SmartCloud.

Windows 8 Racks Up 40 Million License Sales

Thumbnail image for win8pro_box.png       Perhaps in response to stories about slow user adoption, Microsoft is letting out a little sales information on Windows 8, which has been out in the wild for a month now. 

Windows 8 Off To A Slow Start In Stores and Online

Thumbnail image for win8pro_box.pngWindows 8 might be on many shelves inside new PCs, Surface tablets and via cheap upgrades, but the public isn't buying it in massive numbers, at least not yet. 

Overview of e-Discovery Across the Microsoft Office Platform #spc12

Microsoft has joined in the e-Discovery fray, now pushing a unified offering across the entire Office platform. At the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas, I sat in a session by Quentin Christensen, Program Manager at Microsoft, to see exactly what features will be available to end users.

Document Mgt Roll-up: Xerox, MacAfee Partner, Jahia Prepares for Wise Release

It’s quiet enough in the document management space this week. There are a few notable items though including the Xerox, McAfee partnership, Jahia is gearing up for the Wise release, we take a look at Office.com, OpenText beats recent earnings trends, and bigtincan upgrades platform.

Document Mgt Roll-up: Office for Windows Phone 8, Google's Chromebook Docs

Microsoft shows off Office for Windows Phone 8, Hyland Software announces a new app for Windows 8, and then announces an entire new subsidiary in the UK, while Google makes Docs, Sheets and Slides available for Chromebook. Busy times in the document management industry.

Microsoft's Q1 Figures Plummet As PC Market Splutters & the World Waits for Windows 8

The financial earnings numbers keep piling up -- and after a week of poor performances, the closing bell in the stock exchange is beginning to sound a bit like a death knell. Last night, Microsoft released its figures for Q1, which fell by 22 percent on the same time last year as the PC market tries to pull out of a massive wobble.

Document Mgt Roll-up: Vizit 5's SharePoint Doc Features, Office 2013 On Demand

This week, even with Labor Day weekend approaching there are a few notable releases. Vizit has announced the release of v5 that enhances document management in SharePoint, Microsoft has announced Office 2013 On Demand, M-Files announced SkyDrive support for v9.0 and Parascript upgrades FormXtra toolkit.

Microsoft Announces Office 2013 On Demand, Installation Free Office Apps

In a clear sign that Microsoft is throwing everything behind the Office 2013 release, it has just announced that subscribers to the online version will be able to access single instances of Office applications on any computer.

MS Office Web Apps Add Touch for iPad and Windows 8 Tablets

ms_office_logo_2013.PNG If you never thought you'd see MS Office running properly on an iPad, you were wrong. Microsoft has announced updates to its Web Office apps, bringing bigger buttons and full touch functionality to Apple's iPad and upcoming Windows 8 tablets. 

SkyDrive Shows Off New Look, Android App Joins the Party

Microsoft has revamped SkyDrive with a new UI and updated the website's design in preparation for the Windows 8 launch, with a SkyDrive Android App launch imminent. 

Google Secures Spreadsheet Information in Google Drive

Another small announcement from Google that will make Google Drive yet a little bit easier to use and more attractive to users. This time the upgrade is to spreadsheets, enabling groups or teams working on the same spreadsheet to secure the information contained in each cell.

Doc Mgt Roll-up: Microsoft Launches Office, SharePoint Store, Cabinet NG Rebrands

It’s still the holiday season, so all's quiet on the document management front. However, that didn’t stop Microsoft from launching its new store for Office and SharePoint, nor did it stop Cabinet NG from rebranding. Also this week, 52apps released a watermarking tool for iPad and iPhone, while PixelCrayons enters the document management market.

LinkedIn Connects with Office 2013 Using New Social Connnector

Since last January when Office 2013 first appeared on the edge of everyone’s radar there have been continual leaks and rumors about what it would come with. Since its release last week we now know for almost definite -- we do know it is going to be a lot more social. And the announced integration with LinkedIn underlines that.

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