March 31, 2014

Premise vs. Premises

It’s difficult to be a member of the technical community these days without talking about the cloud: do we host our application/system/server in our organization’s data center, or do we move it to the cloud?  As part of those discussions, there’s a phrase used to distinguish between cloud & data center,… Read More

March 25, 2014

More marketers turning to marketing automation

As a marketing strategist I’m always looking at reports and surveys to help me understand what marketing departments are up to, but recently one survey’s results surprised me a little. Software Advice released their Marketing Automation BuyerView and one stat that really jumped out is that out of the prospective… Read More

March 21, 2014

Performance implications of querying entities in CRM 2013

When using the SDK to build applications that interact with Microsoft Dynamics CRM, a developer is presented with a host of options.  Early-bound vs. late bound…  Query expressions vs. LINQ…  I imagine that most developers will be like me in that some combination of the options will fit their personal style best. … Read More

March 13, 2014

Is SharePoint Social Dead?

Yep. Just like everything else at the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2014 (SPC14), SharePoint Social is being pushed into Heaven or Hell depending on your point of view. In fact it’s being pushed so hard it got pushed right out SharePoint and into Yammer and new apps. Basically we are talking… Read More

March 11, 2014

Don’t Use the F Word When Describing Enterprise Social

NEVER use the word Facebook to describe enterprise social. “People will be able to connect instantaneously, just like Facebook.” “Our employees will be able to have conversations regardless of time of day or location, just like Facebook.” That F word drives fear of a productivity black hole into the hearts… Read More