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The Great Debate: Microsoft / Office 365 (SharePoint) versus Google / G Suite (Sites)

First, a disclaimer: I love Google. I’ve used Gmail since it was invitation-only, I’m in Google Calendar several times a day, I have several Hangout chats going at any given time, and it’s my search engine of choice.

However, I don’t like Google for professional and enterprise support. I prefer Microsoft, and Office 365, and I love SharePoint – which is why I’m the SharePoint specialist at MindActive. Before you grab the torches and pitchforks, hear me out!

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Holograms: Advertising for the Future!

In advertising, innovation is the name of the game. At this point in time, most people filter out the relentless television and internet advertisements that attempt to sway them. It's time for something different, something novel.

Holograms.

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Convincing My Mac Users to Give Microsoft SharePoint a Try

Here at MindActive, I’m the lone Microsoft / Windows person in an office of Mac users, so I catch some good-natured grief for being one of “those people.” With my extensive background in SharePoint administration, it makes sense for me to be more Windows focused, since Microsoft and Windows are built to work effortlessly together. However, convincing my team – a group of Mac using, Safari loving, website image and video manipulating experts - to give SharePoint a try required some major research.

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Animated Scenarios, Frozen in Time and Space

Why use animation for print work? Because, despite the lack of control over the final product, it's awesome.

This “How was it done?” video walks through creating physical imagery through 3D animation software and answers some questions about the process.

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The MP3 is dead?

When I read this week that the MP3 is dead, I had a moment of panic. As the SharePoint design expert for MindActive, my experience with audio files has been limited almost exclusively to personal use. I have an MP3 player in a drawer at home somewhere, but I rarely use it (just like my mother and a host of friends and relatives – I imagine many people are in the same boat as me). When I listen to music or audio files, I go old-school with a radio or CD, stream it from my phone, or load up a podcast on my tablet. With minimal knowledge of audio file formats, my immediate reaction was “what does this mean for me?”

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