After working with SharePoint since WSS 3.0, there is one thing that I’ve always heard management ask: “Can we get better analytics than what SharePoint has? You know, can we get reports on the number of users, what pages they use, how often, who they are, where they are."
Plenty of businesses have already taken the steps to adopt cloud computing solutions such as Amazon Web Services to experience a host of benefits. Some of these advantages include improved operational flexibility, data accessibility and reduction in operating costs.
So I just flew back from this year’s Exchange Connections conference (and, boy, are my arms tired.. and so is the rest of me thanks to the tiny seat American assigned me.. but I digress) and I wanted to share a few thoughts from the conference.
It's funny sometimes how a movie can make you think more about real life. I recently watched "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" starring Ben Stiller, and in the end the movie made a great point. Great companies or endeavors are not made great necessarily by circumstances or single moments...
Hark back with me to days of yore, when Lotus Notes was still a thing….
IBM Lotus (and other former competitors, such as Oracle and Zimbra) frequently got mileage from pointing out the terrible development story around contemporary versions of Exchange (I’m talking Exchange 2000/2003 here).
The state of California is a very unusual place in many respects. Not long after I moved there in 2010, a coworker told me that I should think of it as another country that happened to use the same currency as the rest of the states in the US. This turned out to be a handy guideline for how I thought about many aspects of life there.