At SharePoint conference today, Microsoft spoke about the future of Enterprise Social and revealed no.of new features that will be part of Office 365 in the coming months. Microsoft also revealed something called Office Graph, which leverages insights from Office 365 and maps the relationships between people, groups, files and conversations through machine learning, and Microsoft intelligently connect and surface the most relevant content to users. One of the first experiences to leverage the Office Graph is code-named Oslo. Oslo serves up in a single user interface personalized insights based on meetings, people, conversations, documents and more. The Oslo application surfaces what might be most relevant for each individual based on what they’re already doing in Exchange, Outlook, SharePoint, Office, Lync, and Yammer. We believe this is the start of something game-changing—building digital memory across applications to create a highly personalized experience that helps people get more done. You can learn ...

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Samsung today announced their partnership with Microsoft that enables Samsung KNOX Android devices to support Microsoft’s Workplace Join to Active Directory and the Windows Intune cloud-based mobile device management. KNOX is an Android-based platform that addresses the many security shortcomings of Android. KNOX provides the hardware-level protection of both the Android operating system and applications running on it. The most comprehensive mobile device management (MDM) capabilities combined with its unique Application Container technology support both Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) and Corporate-Liable models without compromising corporate security or employee privacy. Microsoft’s enterprise support for this KNOX platform makes it an obvious choice for IT to choose Samsung’s Android device for their users. Read the full press release below, Barcelona, Spain – Samsung Electronics announced today that Samsung KNOX will now support Microsoft’s Workplace Join to Active Directory and the Windows Intune cloud-based mobile device management solution in addition to Samsung’s Cloud Printing solution, ...

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During the commencement of Sochi Olympic games, Microsoft announced its partnership with NBC to stream thousands of hours of content to millions of users. Today, Microsoft highlighted the work they did with Sochi Olympics games. Various Microsoft technologies like Windows, Windows Azure, SharePoint, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft ERP, etc, were deployed to run this huge event successfully. “It is a great recognition and honor for Microsoft Russia to become a supplier of the Sochi Olympics. Microsoft technologies ensured that the innovative Olympic Games in Sochi were organized at the highest level and, in our view, contributed to the establishment of a new technological standard for large sports events organization in Russia and the whole world. The website sochi2014.com powered by Windows azure will give the opportunity to Organizing Commettes of the next Games to benefit from the experience and architectural solutions developed by Microsoft and other technology partners of the Organizing ...

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Microsoft today announced that former US President Bill Clinton will deliver keynote address at SharePoint 2014 conference. SharePoint conference 2014 is scheduled to happen on Monday, March 3rd at 8:30 am.  All registered attendees can attend the keynote. SharePoint 2014 conference agenda includes more than 200 sessions on SharePoint, Yammer and Office 365 and product roadmap and feature announcements. Conference location is Venetian Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas, USA. Click Here  for more information about the event. Source: SharePoint ...

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  Microsoft today revealed its future plans for integrating Enterprise social network Yammer with SharePoint. So far, Microsoft has enabled single sign-on service for Yammer users with their SharePoint login credentials and in the future Microsoft is planning to have deeper connections between Yammer and SharePoint leading to more integrated connected experiences. Here is the plan from their blog post, Basic Integration. This summer we’ll update the Office 365 service and allow customers to replace the SharePoint newsfeed with Yammer. Many customers are worried about confusing their users with two different feeds, and this update will allow them to simply replace the “Newsfeed” link on the Office 365 global navigation bar with a link to Yammer.com. We’ll also ship a Yammer app in the SharePoint Store so that end users can easily embed a Yammer group feed into a SharePoint site, creating a connection between groups and sites that will ...

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Along with the preview of the upcoming version of Office 2013, Microsoft yesterday announced a new Cloud App model for Office and SharePoint called ‘Napa’. The apps created using this model can be used and designed in multiple shapes: inserted inline directly into a spreadsheet, or just as a task pane; or automatically activated within an e-mail. In SharePoint, apps can be a full page, part of a web page, or just a menu extension. Here are the characteristics of the new app model, Web Standards: The new cloud app model allows developers to build apps for Office and SharePoint using web standards that are interoperable by design. Security: Solutions built on the new app model are isolated and secure by design, bringing the power of web technologies in Office and SharePoint in a secure execution sandbox. Performance: This new class of apps will make it easy for developers to extend ...

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As the rumors started flying around the internet from yesterday, everybody started digging information about Microsoft buying Yammer, the enterprise social network provider. Now WSJ reports that according to their sources, Yammer Inc. has agreed to sell itself to Microsoft Corp. for more than $1 billion. Still there are no clear details on when the deal will be announced, etc,. Also Microsoft is hosting a major announcement on Monday at LA. It could be the announcement for Yammer acquisition too. Source: WSJ ...

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Huddle, an Enterprise Collaboration platform today did the above cheap stunt against Microsoft at its SharePoint conference. One may argue this as an marketing tactics, still ?? Huddle was once Microsoft’s Bizspark partner and even won an award at Microsoft’s Socialfest conference. Now to compete against Microsoft’s SharePoint, Huddle arranged for some local band in uniform to gain enterprise users who have come to the SharePoint conference. I highly doubt any CTO or CIO will look into this marketing act and consider them for their business critical application platform.. Anyway, Lets see how Huddle plays the game.. via: Techcrunch ...

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Microsoft at TechEd 2011 announced the Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office 2010 and Sharepoint 2010. Initially, SP1 will be offered as a manual download from the Download Center and from Microsoft Update, and no sooner than 90 days after release, will be made available as an Automatic Update. Its on track to release by end of June. Outlook fixes an issue where “Snooze  Time” would not reset between appointments. The default behavior for  PowerPoint “Use Presenter View” option changed to display the slide show on the secondary monitor. Integrated community content in the Access Application Part Gallery. Better alignment between Project Server and SharePoint Server browser support. Improved backup / restore functionality for SharePoint Server The Word Web Application extends printing support to “Edit Mode.” Project Professional now synchronizes scheduled tasks with SharePoint task lists. Internet Explorer 9 “Native” support for Office Web Applications and SharePoint Office Web Applications Support ...

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