Editor’s note: Take a look at this list of new developments for Microsoft Teams. This is increasingly how employees are going to access learning at work, communicate and share knowledge . . .
Editor’s note: L&D professionals need to keep an eye on the latest Microsoft offering as it includes a learning app and knowledge management app. It would seem that Microsoft will be become an increasing presence in the learning technologies landscape.
Editor’s note: L&D talks about data and the importance of the insights we can generate from it. But how far do we – or should we – go in collecting data from employees? New tools are allowing employers to collect data on employees at a granular level. Should we be concerned?
Editor’s note: In recent years Microsoft has become an incredibly successful company. A part of its success is the leadership of CEO Satya Nadella and his focus on learning.
Editor’s note: Microsoft has produced a set of free courses to develop skills in the Microsoft suite of software.
Editor’s note: Microsoft, who own LinkedIn, look like they are turning the screw on corporate learning. They now have a suite of productivity tools and are turning LinkedIn into a more open learning platform. As a learning platform, LinkedIn looks very useful for employees as it will provide you with options based on your skills and experience. By opening up the platform to other content providers, its offer becomes more compelling. Definitely a vendor worth keeping an eye on.
Editor’s note: It’s interesting to see how Microsoft is starting to stitch together its various enterprise tools. New Yammer functionality and integration with SharePoint make the Office365 offer around around collaboration far more compelling.
Editor’s note: It’s interesting to see the apps that Microsoft is offering through Office 365. StaffHub looks very interesting, not only as a communications device for frontline staff who don’t have access to a computer but also as a way for teams to share information relevant to the priorities of their schedule.
Editor’s note: The ‘wow’ deal of enterprise technology. This is a good piece of analysis on the Microsoft purchase of LinkedIn. The question is: what will the impact be on corporate learning and the LMS market?
Editor’s note: As personal and work technology merges (slowly in places) it is useful to get a view on how people perceive technology. This research from Microsoft shows that people are generally positive about the impact of technology although privacy is a major issue.
Editor’s note: Interesting to see how Yammer is developing with this news of the integration of social ‘authority’ tool Klout into the platform. Will Tin Can feature in further developments ie a score based on what you have read/attended/shared?
Editor’s note: A survey by Microsoft reveals social tools at work help increase productivity for half of employees and more than 30 percent of companies underestimate the value of these tools and often restrict their use. Thanks to @donaldhtaylor for sharing
Editor’s note: Insights into how a tech company with its own collaboration tool – Sharepoint – is using its new collaboration tool – Yammer. To quote: ‘Those teams that are more focused on the conversations lean toward Yammer groups. Increasingly, we are providing options of embedding Yammer feeds into SharePoint sites for people that want a mixture of the two.’
Editor’s note: Update on Yammer, post Microsoft’s purchase and a wider look at the enterprise social networking landscape.
Editor’s note: Microsoft hopes that collaboration tools built into Office 2013 will give enterprise customers reason to also adopt Windows 8.