Vegas, Baby: SharePoint Conference 2019!

thoughts on sharepoint conference 2019

To quote the Grateful Dead, “What a long strange trip it’s been.” I am getting very excited about the upcoming SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas, which is being held May 21-23.  Thinking about it brings a few tears to my eyes. I have been doing this, working with SharePoint, a very long time. In fact,  […]

Why Can’t I Just Ask a Question?

AI questions

Why don’t computers work like people think?  Why can’t I just ask a simple question when I want to search for something? The internet revolution has changed society forever.  Even with all the advancements, computers and computer interfaces (UI) have not always been “people” friendly, and that is an understatement.

The Art of Listening

The art of listening

The most important part of my job is listening, not selling.  Several months back, I was sitting in the CIO’s office of a publicly traded company.  After we exchanged pleasantries, I asked very few questions. Instead, I sat there quietly and listened to the CIO. I listened to his problems and his vision. When you […]

Why is Your SharePoint Intranet User Adoption Not Even CLOSE to What You’d Like?

SharePoint Intranet User Adoption

In my 12 years working with over 150 enterprise SharePoint customers, I have heard a few common themes as to why SharePoint intranet projects fail. And, if your employees hate your intranet, then they won’t use it, no matter how much training you provide or how many user guides you prepare. At the end of […]

The Evolution of SharePoint

Elastic and SharePoint

I’m not an IT guy. There, I said it. I’m not a programmer or a developer. When I look at SharePoint, I’m not seeing it from the perspective of someone who can dig into the guts of the code and make it dance for me. I’m thinking about the business problems it can solve for […]