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  • Lluis Font 9:00 am on July 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , SharePoint,   

    Thoughts from Zyncro on the acquisition of Yammer by Microsoft 

    Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

    By Yammer joining the Office division, Microsoft’s intentions are significantly revealed: to give its Office applications a social layer in order to compete with Google Docs… and this ‘unsocial’ vision will initially make Yammer less of a competitor for other Enterprise Social Networks such as Zyncro at a product level, although at a marketing level and with regard to Microsoft corporate accounts it will be more competitive.

    In my opinion, something similar to what happened with Chatter when it was bought by SalesForce could occur; it switched from being a strong competitor to being simply the social layer of SalesForce, therefore practically ceasing to be one of our competitors.

    Will Yammer follow a similar path and be swallowed up by the ‘Microsoft Office culture’? We’ll watch and see how events unravel…

    José Vicente Ruiz, VP of Zyncro Mexico

    The reality is that Zyncro offers the ability to customize and integrate any type of corporate system, desktop or cloud, in record time and cost, that is much more superior to the merger of Yammer + Microsoft.

    If we add the capacity of Zyncro as a White Label to this; our willingness to work in SaaS, Private and Licensed Cloud; and our incredible flexibility for access via mobile devices (something that is extremely remote for MSF), we are in a position to cause a lot of trouble for Yammer + MSF.

    This merger further revalidates our integration with Microsoft (Sharepoint & Office) strategy, despite the fact that it has now become the competition, and above all with regard to Google, where we are about to launch a highly complete integration with its suite. Our objectives are clear: if we have a good integration with both the added value for our current and future customers is enormous! And let’s not forget the incredible connection capacity we have with any corporate system or software on the cloud. Our customers decide which software they want to use, the philosophy at Zyncro is to adapt to and integrate with the solutions chosen by our customers.

    Lastly, we recommend the analysis by the author of Los lunes al sol de Genbeta about the acquisition of Yammer by Microsoft. They give the following equation SharePoint + Yammer = Zyncro.

    Keep on working fast!


     
  • Agustín Bosso 10:00 am on February 29, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: financial information, Google Alerts, , integration with LinkedIn, , , Pingdom, , SharePoint   

    How to integrate Zyncro with just about anything 

    Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

    ZyncroToday I’d like to explain how to integrate the Business microblogging account of Zyncro… with just about anything. Yes, and I mean anything!!!

    Anything that is capable of generating RSS or sending an email can be integrated with Zyncro. So in other words, that means almost all the services that there has been or will be on the Internet, even perhaps the tools you use each day in your company.

    Of course, with Zyncro by using the API, you can develop integrations that go to another level, enabling you to create users, manage groups, send invitations, etc.

    But integration via RSS and email is much easier to integrate with any system quickly.

    Let’s look at some examples of integrations:

    linkedin

    See your LinkedIn feed in Zyncro

    • Select the group in Zyncro which you want to post this information. It can be a group you already share or you can create a new one, just for you, or invite other people. It all depends on who you want to see this LinkedIn information you’ll integrate.
    • Go to http://www.linkedin.com/rssAdmin?display= and generate the RSS of all the updates in your network of contacts.
    • In the Zyncro group, on the sidebar, there’s an option to “Add a feed subscription.” Copy the URL of the RSS you want to integrate there.

    emailSend information by email to Zyncro

    • Create a new user in Zyncro. Give that user the name of the tool you want to integrate and use the logo as the profile photo.
    • Create a group in Zyncro and invite your usual user (and whoever else you want too) to that group.
    • Using the new user you have created, in the group you’ll see an email address on the sidebar to which you can send microblogging messages. The attachments you send will also be uploaded to Zyncro!

    Follow a user in Twitter

    twitter

    Follow a topic or a hash tag in Twitter

    RSSRead news about a topic from Zyncro

    • In Google News http://news.google.com you can search for news, filter it, configure it by language and many other options to refine the search. When you have finished refining the search and what you see on screen is what you want to see in Zyncro, go to the bottom of the page and you’ll find a button there to generate the RSS.

    Follow what is being said about a topic on the web

    • First in your Google account settings, https://accounts.google.com/b/0/EditUserInfo add the email address of the group, as I explained before. You’ll receive a confirmation email that you’ll see directly on the Zyncro wall, with a link. Click on it to confirm the account.
    • Then in http://www.google.com/alerts generate alerts for the topics you want and configure them so news is sent to the email you have added.

    google

    Financial Information

    Follow the status of your servers

    • Using Pingdom you can monitor the status of any system in your company and see its availability. You can configure it so that you are sent an email any time the service is down. Use the email account of your group to see it in Zyncro. What’s more you can post the graphs generated in AddZyngs.

    SharePointView SharePoint notifications in Zyncro

     

    Thought of any more examples? There are thousands! Have you seen how easy it is?

    Tell us how you integrate Zyncro in your daily work!

     

     
  • Patricia Fernandez Carrelo 9:30 am on February 2, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Pasiona, SharePoint, ,   

    SharePoint Connector for Zyncro: When three make one 

    Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

    After the news posted a few weeks ago on this blog, we’re proud to announce the official presentation event of the Zyncro and SharePoint integration, because Zyncro is now the social layer in SharePoint.

    SharePoint Connector for Zyncro: When three make one (Spanish)

    Who is giving it?

    This official presentation in Spanish will be given by the three agents that have made this integration possible: Zyncro (Enterprise Social Network), ZyncSocial (company specialized in social technology implementation methodologies) and Pasiona Consulting (company specialized in Microsoft technologies).

    The running order of the event is as follows:

    10.00 am (30 min) – Enterprise social networks

    What is Zyncro? The role of internal social networks in corporate management and the function of business communities.

    Speaker: Patricia Fernández Carrelo (Zyncro)

    10.30 am (30 min) – Implementation

    Illustration of the methodology involved in implementing an enterprise social network; The social methods of ZyncSocial.

    Speaker: Josep Baijet (ZyncSocial)

    11.00 am (30 min) – Integration

    What is SharePoint Connector for Zyncro?

    How to integrate SharePoint with Zyncro, success stories, key elements in correct integration and practical examples on how to extend SharePoint with SCZ

    Speaker: Edin Kapić (Pasiona Consulting)

    Where and when?

    The event will take place on Friday, February 17, at Microsoft Barcelona (C/ Josep Plà, 2).

    How do I participate?

    To participate in this event given in Spanish, you just need to register using the following link: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032504832&Culture=es-ES

    Zyncro, ZyncSocial, Pasiona Consulting and Microsoft will be there, what about you?

    I want to attend too!


     
  • Josep Baijet 9:51 am on November 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , SharePoint,   

    Zyncro is now the social layer in SharePoint 

    Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

    We at ZyncSocial (a Zyncro implementation partner) are pleased to announce the launch of our Zyncro and SharePoint integration, which has been carried out by Pasiona, our technology parent company.

    Pasiona has developed native integration between two products, enabling you to benefit from the full Zyncro environment within your usual SharePoint interface.

    We’ll give you more details below, but if you want more information, dont hesitate to call us on +34 93 187 03 22 or write to us at sales @ zyncro.com and well be happy to provide you with more details.

    With SSO (single sign-on) development—a new feature available in Zyncro from next week—users with a Zyncro and a SharePoint account will only have to enter their Zyncro login data once. From that moment, their SharePoint login data is not needed to access both environments at the same time.

    In SharePoint, employees will see their Zyncro environment (wall, groups, folders, files, corporate newsfeed, contacts…) without having to switch screens and can perform all their usual tasks in Zyncro (post comments and feed, upload documents, etc.) with full integration.

    What does Zyncro bring to SharePoint?

    Integrating Zyncro in SharePoints provides a number of benefits for those companies that want to socialize their technology without abandoning the strengths of their previous tool and the investment made, advantages like:

    1. Incorporates microblogging (social collaboration environment) in SharePoint
    2. Includes corporate, departament and personal newsfeeds in the company’s workflow
    3. Connect with users’ news through a following system (Twitter model)
    4. Integrates improved usability functions in work group management
    5. Makes it easy to add members to groups
    6. Provides a collaboration space for external providers (extranet 2.0) without having to add new users to SharePoint
    7. Facilitates administration of users and contacts
    8. Offers mobile access to the platform

    At present, Zyncro and Pasiona are working on commercializing this new integration, already available in beta version, and plan to launch new versions with functions that leverage the strengths of both applications to provide superior business features.

    How do I integrate Zyncro in my SharePoint?

    If you believe in the advantages of a social environment in your company, if you don’t want to give up all of the features and the investment made with your SharePoint, if you want to try out this new work methodology that doesn’t involve major investment efforts or lengthly implementation times, remember…

    Call us on +34 93 187 03 22 or write to us at sales @ zyncro.com and we’ll give you all the details!!!


     
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