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Vendors Thinking About Their Products Long Term

by Guy Creese  |  January 31, 2011  |  Comments Off

On Friday I attended a get together entitled, “The Future of Productivity Council.” It was hosted by Microsoft at its Redmond campus and included analysts (me from Gartner, Charlene Li from Altimeter Group), reporters (from publications such as Business Week, CNet, ReadWriteWeb, The Seattle Times, The Wall Street Journal, and ZDNet), and Microsoft executives (including […]

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Microsoft Office 365: The Market Impact

by Guy Creese  |  October 20, 2010  |  1 Comment

Yesterday, Microsoft announced Microsoft Office 365–announced being the operative word, since it won’t be in production until sometime in 2011. Office 365 unites BPOS (Business Productivity Online Suite), Microsoft Office Live Small Business, and Live@edu under one brand name. It adds an online enterprise version of the Office Web Apps to the portfolio, as well […]

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AIIM Report on SharePoint

by Guy Creese  |  July 7, 2010  |  Comments Off

Earlier in the week Jack Santos pointed me to a new AIIM report on SharePoint. (AIIM used to be an imaging organization; now it pitches itself as targeting the enterprise content management community. The report is free, but you need to register to download it.) The report makes for interesting reading. Some tidbits that leapt […]

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Office Web Apps: A Quick Look at Word

by Guy Creese  |  June 9, 2010  |  1 Comment

I spent some time yesterday trying out the new Word Web App on Windows SkyDrive, and comparing it with Word 2010. (This is not a task for the faint-hearted. Documenting the differences between the Office Web Apps versions and the software versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in just the Ribbon UI has so far […]

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Microsoft’s Office Web Apps: Still a Work in Progress

by Guy Creese  |  June 1, 2010  |  3 Comments

Because I’m writing a report on Office 2010 for this quarter, I’ve been working with the beta of the Office Web Apps (the Technical Preview on Windows Live SkyDrive). At this point, the interesting factoid is that two of the apps still aren’t fully testable: Word and OneNote. You can display but not edit Word […]

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Capgemini Group to Sell Microsoft BPOS

by Guy Creese  |  May 19, 2010  |  Comments Off

Microsoft and Capgemini Group today announced that Capgemini will market and sell Microsoft BPOS (online versions of Exchange, SharePoint, OCS, and Live Meeting) within its Infostructure Transformation Services group. The interesting thing here is that back in September 2007, Capgemini made a big splash in announcing that it would market and sell Google Apps Premier […]

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SaaS vs. Software: The Release Cycle for SaaS Is Usually (Not Always) Faster

by Guy Creese  |  May 18, 2010  |  Comments Off

This is the first in a series of posts I plan to write comparing and contrasting the strengths of SaaS and software. Many people view SaaS as just software running on a web server. While true, that’s a viewpoint that misses the nuances of SaaS–and its the nuances that make all the difference. SaaS vendors […]

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Office 2010: Microsoft Talks About the Carrot, But Enterprises Are Feeling the Stick

by Guy Creese  |  May 17, 2010  |  Comments Off

At the release of Office 2010 last week, Microsoft talked about its ability to increase worker productivity (the carrot). However, clients that I’ve talked to are moving to Office 2010 because Microsoft gives them little choice (the stick). Let me explain. At the Office 2010 announcement event in New York last week, Microsoft asserted that […]

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Burton Group Resources on SharePoint 2010

by Guy Creese  |  May 14, 2010  |  Comments Off

If you have questions about Microsoft SharePoint 2010–what are the new features, what are their business value, should we upgrade, etc.–Burton Group‘s Collaboration and Content Strategies service recently published a series of deep-dive reports on SharePoint 2010 that you may find useful. Note: a subscription to Burton Group services is required to access them: Larry […]

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