Send: A New Office 365 Email App


Use-case refinement to render search easier.  Use send for “bursty” fleeting communications and Outlook/Exchange for more substantive/deliberate email so that when searching for the important stuff, results aren’t cluttered by the minor stuff.

Social Enterprise Collaboration: Facebook For Work Muscles In


Forbes has a good piece on “stealth project” Facebook for Work.

Ultimately the author gives the nod to Salesforce Chatter’s long history & more robust feature set.

That said, the always intriguing (for it’s hard to disprove that disruption won’t occur) angle is embodied in this quote

With Facebook at Work, users could sign on to both the corporate and personal account, according to the Financial Times. Facebook at Work, in short, would launch offering companies a system that has the fastest learning curve ever in the history of enterprise software. Also, it is hard to imagine companies having to coax user adoption with Facebook at Work, as is often the case with other software packages, especially CRM.

And their conclusion mentions all the big names

For that reason, the arrival of Facebook at Work is not likely to be met with indifference by enterprise software companies. Even Google with its array of enterprise productivity tools could be threatened by Facebook at Work as well as Microsoft’s Yammer.

to say nothing of #WIREDchic Slack helping to prove the point that Social Enterprise is everywhere

MSFT is Unfairly Maligned


I still try to calculate the soothing value of the user interface design of Office 365, which continues to grow sleeker — and grow on me. This is a totally different angle from how powerful you can feel with your configuration options.

But I digress. This was to be a minor musing. So ending now.

NYT Bits Blog’s Article on Cloud Computing Avoids Hyperbole & Hits the Sweet Spot between Detailed/Informative & Approachable

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Truly, a must read: here.

Especially intriguing is its approach to detailing how the firms at the forefront consolidate their lead in technology and know-how as much from the economics of power management as from software engineering.

Brava, Grey Lady, Brava.

Great News re: Office 365 (webapps) – Simultaneous Editing Collaboration


Like what we remember that first awesome time using Google Docs on a personal email account back in 2008 or so.

Can’t wait to see if they’ve actually fixed the awful formatting that invariably seems to sneak in when using the webapps.  Will report back.

Good news from MSFT for Office365 Web Apps