Gaining perspective by playing with our kids

One of the best things about being a parent in Sweden, is the generous paternity leave the state gives us. This is also the reason to my silent period in this blog – I am gaining perspective to my intranet job while growing my patience, beard and playfulness. Being immersed in our children’s world is the best way to gain …

How to upload Android photos to SkyDrive via DropBox

For some unknown reason, Microsoft has not included “Automatically upload to SkyDrive” in their Android version of the SkyDrive app. Why they ignore the needs of so many users is a mystery, since such a function would drive more people to  using their service. Here is a way to get around the problem using their competitor DropBox: 1. Install DropBox …

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My Personal Knowledge Mastery tools

More and more is written on the subject Personal Knowledge Mastery  (PKM), such as Harold Jarche‘s site and PKM link collection, and blog posts like this week’s What is Personal Knowledge Management? Harold has also collected a great set of tools others use for their Personal Knowledge Mastery. Inspired by Sumeet Moghe‘s blog post Here’s how I’m approaching Personal Knowledge Management, I decided to list the tools …

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Does the potential in social intranets lie in Personal Knowledge Management?

Angie Cullen just listed five key features to consider when choosing a social intranet: Forum Collaboration Social Tagging and Ranking Document Storage & Collaboration Expertise Finder Knowledge Base or Wiki  They all remind me of my own findings when asking my colleagues what they really need from our intranet, even though I focused less on features: Who knows what, and …

My Top 10 Tools for Learning

  Here are my top 10 tools for learning, as asked by Jane Hart at the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, and answered already by people such as Harold Jarche (feed), Clark Quinn (feed) and more. Twitter: Excellent tool for keeping updated on what people such as my mentors and more are up to. Very quickly I can interact with people from all around the world. …

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What employees really need from our intranet

Following the advice from James Robertson (@s2djames) in his book “What every intranet team should know“, I have conducted interviews with 11 of my co-workers to find what they really need from our intranet. So, instead of asking them “Which features would you want?” resulting in answers like “a feature like Apple’s Genius”, we spoke about what they do daily, …

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I Wish I had an Intranet Mentor – Oh, I do!

Working as the editor of an intranet can be rewarding, and it can be hard. Many times, I have wished that I had a mentor who could engage in conversations regularly, and guide me when building an excellent intranet in SharePoint 2012 from the ground up. Until I have this mentor by my side, I can share some of the …

Diving into the TermStore for metadata in SharePoint

It is time to fill SharePoint’s TermStore with useful tags, so people can find the correct material. Luckily TechNet has created an intro to metadata and the TermStore. Now, all I need to do is engage in meta discussions about the meta information. Update: Metadata is now even more central to SharePoint 2013, and here is the intro to planning …

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Five Things I Learned When Migrating Our Intranet

When moving from our decade old intranet, to a modern platform, there have been many lessons. Here are five of them: 1.  Being a Global Intranet Editor is a job closer to being an organizational psychologist, than being an engineer. Migration is far less about moving files, than it is about understanding a culture. People more seldom ask me “When will our …