Go Transparent…Democratize your Data

Yammer, the Microsoft enterprise social network platform, made an important statement about the importance of transparency and collaboration when it released its new Group Insights analytics dashboard last week. Usage information is usually something that is accessible by only a chosen few. Being able to determine how many people have accessed a certain resource online, … Continue reading Go Transparent…Democratize your Data

Ideas, Complaints and Conversation: 3 Arguments Against Anonymity

The question comes up from time to time, so I guess I should not have been surprised to hear it come up again at the 2017 Microsoft Ignite conference. I was at a learning session where Yammer developers were talking about how they create new functionality for the Yammer platform, and they were asked if … Continue reading Ideas, Complaints and Conversation: 3 Arguments Against Anonymity

Nine Answers I Hope to Get to Nine Questions at Microsoft Ignite 2017

I am a changed man. I had never seen anything like it before, and by the time I returned home, I hardly knew myself. Microsoft Ignite 2016 was the biggest conference I had ever attended. After a week of endless walking, swag collection and techy conversation, I was dizzy. I returned home, collected my thoughts, … Continue reading Nine Answers I Hope to Get to Nine Questions at Microsoft Ignite 2017

Yammer, and The Healing Power of a Hashtag

We call our Yammer network The Tent. The Tent has almost 9,500 users who are mostly lay and professional leaders from Reform Jewish congregations throughout North America. Our users visit The Tent to ask questions, to share information, to find expertise, and to connect with other leaders as a way to strengthen their congregation and … Continue reading Yammer, and The Healing Power of a Hashtag