SharePoint Days Slovenia 2013 Recap and Download Slides

Just finished up my sessions at SharePoint Days Slovenia and had an incredible time here with the people of the Balkans. Pictured Above: Zlatan, Joel (me) and Branka the conference organizer, at one of beautiful lakes of Slovenia.   Above: Packed Keynote in Slovenia held in a resort area called Terme Olimia known for its…

Herding Cats and Enterprise Social Planning

Social is not about top down control and management.  Planning is crucial, don’t get me wrong.  It is empowering communication for all departments.  That’s why it’s so transformative and empowering for individuals.  Have you tried to herd cats?   There’s a better way.   While you can’t control it, and simply blocking all attempts will create…

Is Yammer confusing the SharePoint Roadmap?

It’s amazing to watch the confusion followed by crazy mudslinging that’s going on in the market these days.  The big acquisition a year ago by Microsoft has endorsed enterprise social in a big way.  I’m personally looking forward to the big battles ahead of head on SalesForce.com with Chatter, and Jive Software as well as…

SharePointJoel.com is now Collabshow.com

I’ve just completed the DNS update.  There is still a lot of clean up to do to get all the redirects working right.  The good news is… search works pretty well on the new platform.  So if you landed here you should be able to find the post you were looking for… if not, please…

10 Reasons Why SharePoint and Yammer Really Make Sense

Have you heard the news? Microsoft to Aquire Yammer – How could Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft say: "Yammer adds a best-in-class enterprise social networking service to Microsoft’s growing portfolio of complementary cloud services." When Yammer was announced as a possible acquisition for Microsoft, I smiled and giggled inside. I’ve known for over a year that…