Many of you may wonder why I would title a post “Dynamics 365 vs.
SharePoint”, as though it were an either/or decision. But many customers,
particularly in the SMB space, seem to grapple with “deciding” between
Pliers and the Screw
If I worked at it long enough, I could probably remove a screw with a pair of
pliers. Granted, a screwdriver would clearly do a much better job, but what
if a screwdriver cost way more than a pair of pliers? I might be tempted to
stick with the pliers. I know that by using pliers, removing a screw will
take me about 20 minutes, and a screwdriver would take seconds, but I count
my pennies. The time that me and my team spend using pliers for this? Hmm,
yes, I guess there is that.
Reaching in the Toolbox
I am trying very hard to avoid the cliché of “Using the Right Tool for the
Job” here, but it is unavoidable. I am assuming, and t... (more)
The other day I wrote a post about Account Based Marketing “ABM”. This
was prompted by a short blog post I read on ABM, and it resonated with me as
a pretty cool idea. I received a lot of responses from people “in the
know”, and I quickly realized that this was not some “fringe concept”.
After three days of reading up, I am even more convinced that this is worth a
There are quite a few great resources on what this approach is, and why it
makes sense. I won’t rehash that, instead I will point you to a few that I
Microsoft’s own Alex Sess... (more)
Forceworks Are you ready for the transition from Hardware-Centric to
Do you ever talk to an “Old” IT person? You know, like 40ish. Man,
do they have some stories about how IT used to be back in the day. Things
sure have changed a lot. You probably think to yourself “Man, they have no
idea how things are now”. How about a “Middle-Aged” IT person? You know
like 30ish. They have stories too, and things have changed a lot since then
as well. You may be thinking “That guy is really losing touch”.
It seems to come in waves… change that is. Well another wave is crashin... (more)
Forceworks RIM Launches BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft
Last week RIM launched the Blackberry Business Cloud Service for Office 365,
this new service which is managed by RIM extends Microsoft Exchange Online
to BlackBerry smartphones and allows administrators to self-manage their
Blackberry deployments in the Cloud.
Available to Office 365 Enterprise subscribers Hosted by RIM directly links
to Exchange Online service BlackBerry Business Cloud Services offer mobile
access to synchronised email, calendar, contacts, tasks and memo pads. ... (more)
I can hear it, can you? A popular podcaster, Jason Calacanis has advised
companies in the past to be wary of launching a technology product on top of
someone else’s platform. Many great Facebook and Twitter apps have simply
been knocked off by the platforms, and subsequently knocked right out of
business. Calacanis himself fell victim as his business at the time was
largely dependent on YouTube, and while Google did not knock off his content,
they simply made a change to the search which orphaned his content… same
result. And now here we have Microsoft.
Talk about being dependen... (more)