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Microsoft: Get 'Em While They're Young

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What's the best way to make a lifelong customer? Microsoft apparently believes in getting them while they are young. In its latest assault on the productivity suite market, it is offering Office 365 to students for free.

Yes, yes. They were getting it free already through the Student Advantage program, but that wasn’t quick enough.

Microsoft wants all students signed up lickety-split and that means enabling them to sign-up themselves, for free and without all the rough stuff around licenses and school-based IT departments.

Google Classroom Fishes For Microsoft Users In Schools

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Cheeky Google is stomping all over what has until recently been an exclusive Microsoft stomping ground. Well, nearly exclusive. Google has just announced the release of Google Classroom for anyone that is currently using Google Apps for Education.

Classroom is a collaboration tool that enables students keep track of what assignments are due, enable teachers to track what is happening in the physical classroom and provide direct, real-time feedback to students on their progress.

6 Ways Metadata Can Help Businesses

Here are six ways businesses can deal with the SharePoint metadata issue. They range from developing information governance strategies to implementing text analytics and improving SharePoint's native search functions of the SharePoint edition they work with.

The projects were identified in recent research by semantic search vendor Concept Searching (CS), which called them key objectives for companies that want to get the best out of their SharePoint deployments. 

4 Things to Know About SharePoint Metadata

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Nearly 30 percent of organizations are still using SharePoint 2007, only 34 percent of organizations have turned to Office 365 and very few organizations have information governance strategies in place around their SharePoint environments. Those are just some of the research findings from semantic search provider Concept Searching.

The focus of the report was on the use or lack of use of metadata in SharePoint data management. But it also highlighted some interesting future projects for SharePoint-centric enterprises, including migration to newer editions of SharePoint and even the deployment of text analytics with SharePoint environments of the future.

The Missing Link in SharePoint Site Usability

The topic of SharePoint site usability never grows old. With every new version of SharePoint that comes out, Microsoft has touted that it is extremely intuitive and easy to use, and judging from the number of licenses sold, many organizations seem to have bought into this myth. What they are not told is what it actually takes to make SharePoint sites user-friendly.

MetaVis Bashes Google with Office 365 Migration Tool

Microsoft has just taken another pop at Google, this time with the help of MetaVis Technologies. MetaVis, which develops software to help organize SharePoint and Office 365 environments, launched a new migration wizard that can quickly move content from Google Apps to Office 365.

With the expanded MetaVis Architect Suite customers can migrate File Shares, Google Drive, Exchange Public folder or SharePoint content to SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online.

The Problem with Leveraging SharePoint Records Management Services in Office 365

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Where does Records Management fit in in Office 365?

SharePoint Migration? 14 Vendors That Can Make It Happen

So you’re SharePoint environment is up and running. All you need now is the right SharePoint migration tool to get your content into it. If you haven’t worked out your migration strategy, forget about looking at migration vendors. But if your migration strategy is in place, you have SharePoint migration tool options to consider. Let's have a look.

SharePoint 2010 to 2013: Plan Content Migration Now #SPTechCon

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For organizations contemplating the upgrade from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013, there doesn’t seem to be a concrete answer to the “when” question. Upgrade now? Upgrade later? Upgrade at all?

Doc Mgmt Roll-up: Microsoft Outlook.com's Outage, Axceler Offers Yammer, SharePoint Support

Document Management,Microsoft Outlook.com's Outage, Axceler Offers Yammer, SharePoint SupportA couple of notable points this week in the document management space, including the outage of Microsoft Outlook.com, will be of concern to many business users. HP-Autonomy is back with an upgrade to LiveVault, while Axceler’s ViewPoint offers Yammer and SharePoint support and Layer2 is helping SharePoint users find information. Lets take a look ...

Is Semantic Search the Solution to Information Retrieval in SharePoint?

Proportion of Searchable SharePoint Assets, information management, symantic searchEven though the use of SharePoint in the enterprise continues to grow at a phenomenal rate, recent research sponsored by Smartlogic shows that it is still creating problems for many users. In particular, of those questioned, more than half say that finding the right information is a major headache.

Metalogix Releases StoragePoint 4.2, Offers Automated SharePoint Storage, Recovery

Information Management, SharePoint, Metalogix StoragePoint v4.2 with Automated StorageSince Metalogix bought StoragePoint in 2010, it has been adding new capabilities on a regular basis. Today’s release of v4.2 continues that process by adding automated backup as well as the ability to restore all content that may be lost during content migration to storage points outside the SharePoint environment.

Four Keys to Adding Video - and Value - to SharePoint Portals

Adding Video to SharePoint PortalsMany organizations have adopted Microsoft SharePoint as a central employee portal -- a way to deliver and share documents, create accessibility and encourage collaboration -- but managers are under increasing pressure to add more value to SharePoint investments. One way to do this is to incorporate video into the SharePoint experience.

Real World Examples: SharePoint Expense Request Solution

SharePoint Expense RequestSo often when we look at how to work with SharePoint we focus in on specific features or functionality based on a silo of information, but the power of SharePoint comes in the ability of users to create simple solutions by combining multiple techniques and tools. 

Say It Ain't So, Joe: You Can't Do Records Management in SharePoint

A sober response to a sensational post.

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