Larry Cannell

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My Top Three Social Software Sessions from SharePoint Conference 2014

by Larry Cannell  |  March 18, 2014  |  1 Comment

Although I did not attend this year’s SharePoint Conference, I spent (far too much) time over the weekend going through many of the slides and videos from the conference, which are now available on Channel9. Here are my top three social software sessions from the conference. I like these sessions because they either provide great advice around the tactics […]

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Five Things We’ve Learned About Office and SharePoint Since Microsoft Acquired Yammer

by Larry Cannell  |  January 28, 2014  |  Comments Off

It’s been 18 months since Microsoft completed its acquisition of Yammer and a little over a year (about 14 months) since the company shared details of their plans at the 2012 SharePoint Conference. Nevertheless, based on the conversations I have with Gartner clients, many people are just now starting to realize how big of a change this acquisition […]

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Microsoft is Running Two Office Trains

by Larry Cannell  |  April 23, 2013  |  Comments Off

Microsoft is accelerating the development of Office (at least, the development of Office 365). That is the overall tone of a recent article by Mary Jo Foley ("How Microsoft is speeding up the Office trains") that quotes Jeff Teper, corporate Vice President, Office Servers and Services and Adam Pisoni, Co-Founder of Yammer and now a […]

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Will Yammer Replace SharePoint’s Newsfeed?

by Larry Cannell  |  March 29, 2013  |  Comments Off

Last week Microsoft posted a blog highlighting their progress in integrating Yammer with SharePoint and Office 365. What I found most interesting is how widely this update was reported as new information. Perhaps the implications of Microsoft’s plans for Yammer were lost in the flood of news coming out of the SharePoint Conference last fall. […]

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Microsoft’s First Steps Towards Integrating Yammer with SharePoint 2013 and Office 365

by Larry Cannell  |  March 21, 2013  |  2 Comments

Yesterday Microsoft posted an update on their progress towards integrating Yammer with SharePoint 2013 and Office 365. I’m traveling this week, but I still wanted to share my thoughts. This post summarizes the features Microsoft announced and is mostly a rough collection of my initial reactions. At the bottom of this post, I link to […]

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Webinar: What’s New in SharePoint 2013 and Yammer for Social Software

by Larry Cannell  |  March 8, 2013  |  2 Comments

Please join me on Thursday, March 14 for a webinar discussing SharePoint 2013 and Yammer. Microsoft launched SharePoint 2013 with new social software features just months after acquiring the cloud-based social network site Yammer. This webinar discusses the company’s integration plans and guides enterprises on what to do now that Microsoft has competing social software […]

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What I Will Be Looking For at the SharePoint Conference

by Larry Cannell  |  November 9, 2012  |  1 Comment

Next week Microsoft will be unveiling details behind SharePoint 2013. My primary interest is in improvements in SharePoint’s social software capabilities. However, Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Yammer leaves questions about the future of SharePoint-provided social software capabilities, as well as the future of Yammer. In addition, the beta release of SharePoint 2013 and the Office […]

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With Yammer, Microsoft Needs to Rethink the Office Suite

by Larry Cannell  |  November 9, 2012  |  6 Comments

Next week I will be at the SharePoint Conference, where Microsoft is introducing SharePoint 2013. While a big question on many people’s minds is Microsoft’s plans for integrating SharePoint and Yammer, we will also get a closer look at other social software improvements. The acquisition of Yammer and the changes in SharePoint 2013 show that […]

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What the Heck is Cisco Quad?

by Larry Cannell  |  July 12, 2011  |  Comments Off

If you attended, or were following, the Enterprise 2.0 conference a few weeks ago you are probably aware that Cisco is starting to make a big push into the enterprise collaboration market with Quad. Although the product has officially been available for about a year, many IT professionals still don’t know much about Quad. However, […]

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Enterprise Implications of Office 365

by Larry Cannell  |  October 19, 2010  |  Comments Off

Microsoft will be adding multiple levels of enterprise packages to their BPOS (Business Productivity Online Services) SaaS offering and is also renaming the service to “Office 365.” All of these packages will be based on the latest releases of SharePoint, Exchange, and Lync (formerly called Office Communications Server). Microsoft Corp. today announced Microsoft Office 365, […]

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