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Deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork (MS-300) Study Guide

At the beginning of 2019 Microsoft released a new set role-based certifications. These role-based certifications help show that you can keep pace with today’s technical roles and requirements. In addition, they prove that you have a thorough understanding of each particular technology and validate your skills. In this article we’ll be covering one of the […]

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Using Microsoft Office 365, Quintiles Exemplifies “Progressive”

If you’re an avid reader of this blog, you’ve probably seen several posts highlighting Quintiles, the world’s largest contract research organization (CRO). That’s for good reason. Not only is the global CRO at the top of its game, when it comes to running all aspects of clinical trials for their clients, they’re leading the way […]

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Facebook at Work is a Game-Changer, Folks

In the world of enterprise social networks, Facebook’s somewhat stealthy new offering has the potential to be a real game-changer.  According to TechCrunch, the product, known simply as “Facebook at Work”, is slowly building up a long waiting list of interested corporate customers. Of course it is.  And why wouldn’t it?  Most everyone these days […]

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Big News – Yammer Deprecating SSO and DirSync!

If you are a Yammer customer, you will know that the identity and directory synchronization has been separate from the rest of Office365. This means that you need separate servers and software installations to sync users from your on-premises AD and provide SSO capabilities to Yammer. If you are unsure about this configuration, check out […]

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Yammer Updates Fall 2015

I wanted to share a few recent changes to Yammer that you may have started to notice. Some of them are small or effected features that no one used. Others, like External Groups, are rather major updates. In addition, Gartner has recognized Microsoft as a leader in the Social Software space for the seventh consecutive year!! […]

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Speaking at Tech-Ed Summit

At the end of the day isn’t it all about user experience? Office 365 groups does just that by unifying these experiences across the various Office 365 services. Groups provides teams a way to work together across Exchange, OneDrive, SharePoint, and Yammer, integrating the best of all worlds. I’ll be speaking at the Northeast Tech-Ed summit at Boston and Hartford next […]

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Definite Scenarios to Consider Yammer (Workplace Social Media)

Are you unaware of what Yammer is? Are you unsure of why you should consider it? Here’s some insightful guidance: What is Yammer? “Yammer is a social network that’s entirely focused on your business (Brad Chacos, PC World).“ It is an easy to use platform for dynamic communication at all levels and facets of an […]

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New Microsoft Trend: “Intranet in a Box” Built on SharePoint

If you walked the exhibit hall at last month’s Microsoft Ignite conference in Chicago, you might have happened upon a conversation, or even a booth, touting the concept, “Intranet in a Box.” In fact, while attending Ignite, I recall talking about it with a colleague of mine, Rich Wood. Last week, he wrote an article […]

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Office 365 Groups Roadmap Announcement – Ignite 2015

You will find some exciting announcements and investments, but before we discuss the future roadmap, let’s dive in to background and benefits of Groups. The world has changed Earlier – Information moves slowly. Fixed workforces; siloed teams. Believed in command and control Now – information travels fast. Leverage the on demand; global talent pool. Always […]

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New Additions to Delve

This post goes one level further in showcasing features within Office 365 which makes day in life more productive (Read the previous post in this series) In order to get more background on Delve, read my previous articles here 1. Delve 2. Everything about Delve 3. How Delve makes life easier 4. Global Rollout “Check out […]

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Enterprise Social Success: Smart Governance to Encourage Adoption

Here at Perficient, we have some real Yammer all-stars, and I have no doubt they’re a big part of the reason we have such a vibrant and active enterprise social network. For example, one Yammer group I am a part of for partner marketers, has brought our team much closer together and allowed us to […]

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A Day in the Life of an Office 365 User

Office 365 comprises of a lot of services and features which can be overwhelming for an end user. More often than not, we hear concerns from organizations and individual users of how roll out of new products and technologies fail. I do not see this as a technology problem, rather a communication and change management […]

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How (Microsoft) Mobile Apps Could Kill The Corporate Intranet

In my latest post over at CMSWire, I’ve outlined a (very plausible) scenario whereby the groundswell of user preference for mobile form factors could– and perhaps, should– spell doom for the concept of the enterprise intranet.  This is “digital transformation” writ large for employee productivity. Sound a bit loony, coming from someone who loves to […]

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Yammer Webinar: Encourage Adoption with Smart Social Governance

 As a Yammer end user, I can certainly appreciate the value enterprise social brings to our organization, as well as my ability to collaborate more effectively with my team, other practice areas, and even partners. It’s easy to use and intuitive. Given that, I can understand and appreciate that Gartner selected Microsoft as the leader […]

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Global Rollout for Office Delve

For quite some time I have been sharing my experiences and knowledge around the new Office Graph app (utilizing machine learning) called Delve. It’s great to know that this feature is now public for all Office 365 business subscribers globally. Until now it was only available for “First Release” customers and but everyone who wishes to […]

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How Delve Makes your Life Easier!

For some time now Microsoft has been working on an intelligent fabric- machine learning. This algorithm is (now more than ever) becoming an integral part of many new platforms and products, especially office graph which powers the new Office app called “Delve”. Delve is part of the Office 365 suite and is available for all […]

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Why governing Yammer vs. SharePoint represents an about-face

Yesterday may have been Ground Hog Day, but unlike the movie, I’m happy to report no time loop (although there was a lot of snow for some of us). Aside from the freshly fallen snow, there was also fresh new content over on CMSWire, thanks in part to my colleague Rich Wood and his article […]

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Lync Server 2013 Contributes to Perficient’s FlexJobs Award

Just recently, Perficient was named as a top 100 company for a remote job by FlexJobs. (Read About It) Being I work from home (as most people do in my field), I definitely felt Perficient was well deserving of this award. Although the FlexJobs criteria didn’t ask “what kind of tools do Perficient employees use […]

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Top 10 Things to Know About Yammer External Messaging-Flexternal

Yammer is rolling out an exciting new feature which will provide the ability to add external collaborators to new conversations, existing conversations, and private messages within the Office 365 network. This will be first released for beta testing (for verified and registered admins). The Office 365 community hosted an open discussion around this new feature led by Microsoft […]

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Perficient’s Top 5 Yammer Blog Posts of 2014

In another 12 hours or so, those of us on the east coast will be watching the ball drop (mainly on television, but perhaps a few of the Perficient folks local to NYC are planning to brave the cold and crowds). Either way, we’ll be celebrating with family and friends as we ring in the […]

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