I had the privilege of traveling to Chicago for the Microsoft Ignite show last week. I arrived on Saturday to attend an advanced briefing session with several folks on the Microsoft SharePoint and Office product teams. Some of the discussions I can talk about and some I can’t. So, here’s a quick summary of the exciting things I learned. …Continue reading »
By now most of us have heard of Microsoft’s “Cloud First, Mobile First” mantra. The industry has clearly begun its move to the cloud but the process certainly isn’t as simple as it sounds. We asked Office 365 MVP, consultant and globally-recognized collaboration expert Christian Buckley to lead our next webinar and share his advice on …Continue reading »
Last night, we had the pleasure to welcome Christian Buckley at the Vancouver SharePoint User Group (@VanSPUG) event, which is hosted monthly at Colligo’s offices. Christian is an Office 365/SharePoint MVP, IT consultant, sought-after speaker and prolific author. He gave a fantastic presentation to a packed room of local IT pros on the status of …Continue reading »
Less than two weeks to go before the 21st Sept SharePoint Saturday at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA! I will be discussing how I helped a popular California winery move their business to the cloud with Office 365 and made SharePoint a business-critical solution. We will go over the business design, and highlight the technical details …Continue reading »
The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend is impacting organizations of every size. To better understand the issues and concerns that organizations are currently facing, Colligo is participating with Osterman Research in a survey on the BYOD phenomenon. Complete the survey by May 8 to enter a draw for the new iPad.Continue reading »
As part of my new role at Colligo managing our Microsoft partnership and the company’s strong support for Microsoft and their vibrant ecosystem, I recently attended the very popular Microsoft Partner MS101 course at Microsoft’s head office in Redmond, WA.
Microsoft has made an unbelievable commitment to partner success, and this is not simply to resell the Microsoft stack, but to support the entire ecosystem of ISV’s, consultants, system integrators, etc. After three solid days of presentations and PowerPoint slide decks reviewing organization charts, partner resources, product lines and competitors, it became readily apparent that Microsoft takes their partners’ success very seriously. For example, each and every presenter thanked the partners for their commitment to Microsoft. It was a small but thoughtful gesture and one that resonated with all the attendees.Continue reading »