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City of Dallas gives Melanie a Special Recognition

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Melanie was very active in volunteering for the City of Dallas during 2010-2011 aws a mascot for the City’s campaigns. This Special Recognition was given in appreciation for her work as “Gina the Giraffe”, mascot of the Graffiti Prevention Campaign, working closely with Councilwoman Delia Jasso. Melanie visited numerous schools over the year and performed for elementary students as part of the education sessions and also attended Back to School fairs and the Graffiti Wipeout Workshop mentioned in the special ...

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SharePoint and Office 365 conference – Less than two weeks away!

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SharePoint and Office 365 conference – Less than two weeks away!

The most unique SharePoint and Office 365 conference in history is less than two weeks away. Don’t miss your chance to attend a premium SharePoint conference in an intimate setting AND enjoy live music from great bands all for free! Just register using the Promotion code “SPSOZARKS” or click on the following link:

https://sharepointalooza.eventbrite.com/?discount=SPSOZARKS

SharePointalooza is a TWO DAY conference in Branson, MO on September 12th and 13th offering sessions and technical workshops on all things SharePoint, Office 365, ...

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Sort of Golfing – Networking Now

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This morning I watched and agreed with this video Millennials Tee Off on Other Meeting Methods. Ask Gen Y brings up the question whether the drop in golfing is associated with the Gen Y mindset. Perhaps. Shorter attention span, requirement of being more entertained, even a lack of knowledge – any or all of these may be contributing factors. The subject and video caught my attention because I see this happening currently in my personal ...

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Satya’s Keynote at WPC14

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You can stream the keynote at www.digitalwpc.com so go take a look if you have a moment. For those of you watching later, you can view the on demand speeches here. I’m sure there will be an opportunity to read Satya’s speech online so there’s no need for me to re-write it here. I’ll just say that there were some great demos – Cortana, Sienna – building an app in minutes that worked ...

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My thoughts on Satya’s email to employees

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Satya’s email to MS employees http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/ceo/index.html

I liked these quotes:

So true, stood out to me: “The true scarce commodity is increasingly human attention” – Satya Nadella

I like that they’re focusing to “maximize the value of technology while also preserving the values that are timeless”

Why I like MS: “We have a rich heritage and a unique capability around building productivity experiences and platforms”

“Microsoft has a unique ability to harmonize the world’s devices, apps, docs, data and social networks in digital work ...

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Enterprise Social YamTour DallasTx stop – my notes

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Enterprise Social YamTour Dallas Tx

Naomi Moneypenny Show me the Money – Business Value

There are derivations of business value
Business reality – there’s a return in asset decrease happening. Assets decline in value while we struggle to produce more out if less.

Return on Intellectual Capital – rather than ROI, use the knowledge within our people an our company.

Digitization of the info can be more valuable than the info being digitized. You make money when you have info others don’t

Bus value drivers: ...

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Inspiring TED Talks about Working Happily and Productively

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Inspiring TED Talks about Working Happily and Productively

Inspiring TED Talks about Working Happily and Productively

I enjoyed watching these two inspiring TED Talks about working happily and productively. Here are the links for your reference. Oftentimes, watching videos like this a second or third time will really help reinforce what you saw the first time, and you’ll catch things you didn’t notice the first time around. Below are my notes, some takeaways from ...

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Surface Pro 3: The Tablet that Replaces the Laptop? My thoughts

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Surface Pro 3: The Tablet that Replaces the Laptop? My thoughts

My thoughts on “The Tablet that Replaces the Laptop”

Surface Pro 3 is exciting, but expensive – who’s the audience? Me!

Why am I the perfect candidate for the Surface Pro 3? Because I AM Productivity + Creativity. 1. I love Office & SharePoint for productivity 2. My husband and are photographers and we edit photos 3. I’m constantly typing or writing, use OneNote and use LiveScribe  Are you Productivity + Creativity? Consider the Surface Pro 3…

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SP24 Conference – 24 Hours of SharePoint – Free Online and Around the World

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SP24 is over and with altogether 7500 attendees and I’m proud to have been part of what ended up being the second largest SharePoint conference worldwide! 🙂 For free! SP24 SharePoint / Office 365 Sessions

I’m pleased to have been able to contribute and support Matthias, Mark, Paul and ...

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Notes on Building SharePoint Solutions in the Cloud with Windows Azure

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Since my schedule only allows me to pop in and out during this session, this blog will be a place for my notes when I can join and want to save something. Details about the webinar are at the bottom.

SharePoint for Internet Sites (FIS) Public facing, anonymous access sites –  Saves bandwidth – running on Azure allows for Azure internet connectivity and bandwidth freeing up your bandwidth at your company. TAIT is currently running a WordPress site for www.TAIT.com ...

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