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Notes from Yammer Conversation during MS CIO

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Notes I took during the Yammer Conversation during MS CIO

Saw what was happening with Twitter and Facebook – hypotheses that this was a new way of moving info around, and how valuable that would be applied to the Enterprise context. Lofty idea of taking social and applying to Enterprise. Realized to compete with MS and IBM you need a unique distribution model

Key innovations

Freemium Model – allowed to sign up for free and pay for premium version

Cloud – collect info on ...

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Protect the Old Folks! It’s National CyberSecurity Awareness Month

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Turns out that October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. I’ve missed most of it, but am excited that a focus is being put onto Cybersecurity. I’m not sure how it being led by the government ties into everything as they can access pretty much everything…but I do like the focus 🙂 I learned about it scrolling through and I email I received being FEMA’s mailing list.

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New Technology? Yes, please! Microsoft CIO Summit whets my appetite

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Microsoft US CIO Summit

October 09, 2013

Growing myself in SharePoint and IT overall. I loved every minute of it. Here is the overall information, and my notes from the sessions are in separate entries.


All sessions take place LIVE from the Microsoft Conference Center (MSCC) in Redmond, WA.

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Convergence of Social, Cloud, Community in the Enterprise

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My notes from

Final Keynote on Cloud Computing

Whether on PC, tablet, browser, phone –

Christine Chen opening remarks

“Bringing the conversation back to Revolutionizing IT – imagination, what CAN we do? Everyone’s talking about the cloud” Christine Chen #MSCIO

Seamless between work life and home life, and not switching devices – the answer is the cloud.

Using cloud resources – can turn up a new product and have Enterprise Level things created in a day, and have them on your phone – with the Cloud.

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Harnessing the Power of Big Data

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Chris Cashman Interviewing AMY and FRANK

Poll question: Is the % of your budget devoted to BI / data increasing or decreasing? Answer: 85% increasing , the rest decreasing.

Excel – add to that some of the Bing work (will show you in my live Demo) it’s been a real tool. Our rhythm is trying to make better decisions. We’ve made investment sin the finance division so leaders can meke decisions faster using our own technology. I’m a new CFO, in job ...

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Using Real-Time Customer Insight to Drive Decision Making – Interview at MSCIO

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Gaining Customer and Marketing Insights – Chris Cashman Interviewing

– Jeff Jarrard

We use PowerView and Excel on SharePoint and O365 for interactive reporting and decision making, to allow our execs who travel quite a bitt and need access data as well.

Data Scientist – HBR said sexiest role, idk – we analyze large volumes of data from research logs like Facebook, online, our own, mash it together put into PowerPivot in Excel


Marketing in MS has 3 aspects – current, past, future

starts with ...

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Interviewing Microsoft Users and new Software they’ve built on MS

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Margaret Awakawa Interviewing

Current Microsoft Users – companies that have built custom solutions based on the Microsoft Platform

Alan – Dir of Mfg at AMS – solutions that people interact with technology. Conf room – we manage all the devices in a conf room. have a line of signage products.

Patrick – VP of Advance Tech for Landstar System. Transportation Services provider. Trucking company $3billion with no trucks. 8-9k operators, 50k broker carriers that haul our freight.


Uses Microsoft dynamics CRM, we ...

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Deploying Productivity (SPS) within Microsoft

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Angus Norton – more than “the Office Guy” now I’m the “One Microsoft guy”

Leadership made bold move to share our intention of building world class 1st party services and devices.

1st step in that is our Sales Productivity Solution

devices side

services side

Productivity Solution is a knowledge tool to track, measure and run businesses at a local and national level.

from Dynamics, In Tune, O365, Surface Devices. Best of MS back end and front end solutions that we’re all in the business of selling, ...

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Reimagining the World of Work at Microsoft’s CIO Summit

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Christine Chen introducing

Margarat Arakawa, General Manager for Windows – on so many devices

Devices are how we make an emotional connection. We want to touch it, feel it, be inspired by and use it – Reimagining our World.

Windows from a Device perspective, as well as an operating system

Tom Grueller – VP of

Interview Notes

MS announced “One Microsoft and One Windows” what does that mean? – Key thing was putting OS the same across all devices, Xbox, phone, PCs, tablets, etc. Using the ...

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HP and Microsoft

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HP and Microsoft – 25 year partnership

Mark discussing Lync – using over 5 years

Using Lync within

UC as a Service


Enterprise group – server, storage, we do a tremendous amount with MS. Lately we do a lot of reference architectures. Created blueprint instructions for how to roll out Lync at your business.

Black & Veach – started an IT initiave to modernize, mobilize and economize. Took old legacy applications, PBXs, put them on Lync. Mobility – they were decentralized – EEs needed to ...

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