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How to use social networks with Outlook 2013

How to use Outlook 2013 with social networks

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In previous versions of Outlook you could download and install a social connector add-in to connect Outlook to various social networks such as LinkedIn and Facebook. In Outlook 2013 this capability is built into Outlook, all you have to do is to activate the connections. In this week’s blog post I’ll share with you how […] Read More

10 steps for a successful enterprise social network roll out

10 steps for a successful Enterprise Social Network

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The enterprise social network market has grown substantially the past few years.  Deloitte predicted that more than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies would partially or fully have implemented an enterprise social network by the end of 2013. But rolling out a social network in the enterprise comes with a number of challenges. According to […] Read More

Analytics for Twitter in Excel 2013

Use Excel to analyze Twitter data

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Would you like to know who is the most active tweeter in your field? Wouldn’t it be great if you knew what your competitor is doing on Twitter to attract customers? Do you wish you could see where in the world people are tweeting about your products? Well, you can! Using a free add-in for […] Read More

Get started with Yammer - an End User Guide

Getting started with Yammer – an End User Guide

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The past few weeks I’ve been writing about enterprise social networks; the benefits and the solutions provided by Microsoft. Before you get going with any enterprise social network I recommend you define your goals and objectives, that you evaluate different platforms and that you clearly communicate usage guidelines and policies. Last week I shared with […] Read More

Getting started with social in Office 365 – an end user guide

Getting started with social in Office 365 – an End User Guide

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Last week I wrote a blog article about Enterprise Social Networks by Microsoft, including SharePoint and newly acquired Yammer. Enterprise social networking can have an enormous impact on the knowledge sharing within your organization. If done well it can, among other things, lead to an increased sense of organizational identity, improved transparency, decentralization of information […] Read More

Enterprise Social Networks by Microsoft

Enterprise Social Networks by Microsoft

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There is no doubt that social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have become vastly popular for keeping up to date on friends’ activities. But social networks are not only for personal use, more and more companies are seeing the benefits of enterprise social networking, that is, social networking between employees and business partners related to business […] Read More

A quick overview of Pinterest

A quick overview of Pinterest

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The fastest growing social network in 2012 was by far Pinterest, with a year over year growth of a staggering 1047% according to a report by Nielsen. This makes it the fastest growing social network ever in terms of increase in audience and time spent on the site. Whether you use Pinterest for your own […] Read More

What is Klout and why should you care?

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Last week, September 27th, Microsoft Bing (Microsoft’s search division) announced that they are partnering with Klout to “help enrich the discovery and recognition of influencers across our platforms”. As you are probably aware there is an ongoing competition between the Internet search engines. Microsoft is investing heavily into their search engine Bing to increase market […] Read More

A quick overview of Instagram

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Last week, September 6th, Instagram was officially welcomed to Facebook. This means that Instagram’s 16 employees (yes, that’s correct, they are only 16) will be moving to Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park. The acquisition, that was announced back in April, has been pending the Federal  Trade Commission’s approval.  The final price tag for Instagram ended […] Read More

Scenarios where Twitter adds great value

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As a relatively new “Tweeter” (someone who writes Twitter messages, or so called “tweets”) I am by no means a Twitter expert, but after just a few months I have come to realize some unique benefits of Twitter that might not be clear to everyone, so I thought I would write this blog post to […] Read More

Making Sense of the Social Networking Jungle

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The Social Networking Jungle Last week I attended a Google conference in Dubai where ”Googlers” (as Google employees call themselves) were heavily evangelizing Google’s newly launched social networking platform Google+. Now, I must admit, that even though I’m passionate about technology and a ”moderate” user of social media, I haven’t been up to speed on […] Read More