When SharePoint users need support, on demand, an in-context access system to video tutorials, and more, is the best solution

Perhaps an optimum method of helping users grow fonder of SharePoint computing can be found by equipping them with an easy to use support feature directly within the SharePoint computing environment, itself. Taking this step with a solution such as VisualSP™ makes sense for a couple of reasons: With help readily available within the SharePoint computing environment, users will be more likely to continue to use SharePoint features. So this type of in-context access system makes SharePoint computing “stickier”, thereby increasing the likelihood users will become familiar (and more comfortable) with computing “the SharePoint way” The in-context access system can…
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An added benefit of deciding to purchase VisualSP, the help system for SharePoint

VisualSP™, the help system for SharePoint, includes an in-context access method for SharePoint end users to consume training content uniquely useful on demand. The best example of this type of technical training content are short video tutorials. The combination of these two features has been shown to deliver high value benefits: SharePoint end users can actually start to manage themselves, which rewards them for their efforts to process computing tasks in a SharePoint computing environment. An added benefit is a reduction in support demand. But what about training for the personnel responsible for supporting these SharePoint end users? Can a…
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Function trumps form when SharePoint stakeholders consider how best to provision technical training content to end users

Branding should be an important consideration for SharePoint functionality wherever possible. A voluminous quantity of usability research has demonstrated the comparatively greater usefulness of technical features branded to appeal to end users. But for end users in need of technical training content to help them successfully complete work in a SharePoint computing environment, it may make more sense to eschew branding in lieu of greater functionality. Our VisualSP™ help system for SharePoint is a case in point. Out-of-the-box, the in-context access system of our product amounts to the tab it creates in a SharePoint 2010, 2013, or Online ribbon. But…
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VisualSP Customers Report Positive Results Including a Reduced Support Burden for SharePoint

SharePoint-Videos produces the VisualSP™ help system for SharePoint. Our product has been on the market since July, 2012. Recently, at three of this year’s big conferences for SharePoint, SharePoint Conference 2012, SPTechCon San Francisco, and, most recently, SPTechCon Boston, we have had an opportunity to meet with several of our customers in person to learn about how they have implemented our solution, and, of most importance, their impressions of its value. We are very pleased to report each of these meetings was highly positive. Across the board, these customers proactively reached out to us at each of these conferences to…
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In-Context Access to Training Content Presents Benefits Beyond a Reduction in the Cost of SharePoint Support

As Microsoft refines the features of SharePoint, and SharePoint Online, Office 365, and adds more services like Delve, these computer platforms will take on more of a mission-critical role for the organizations opting to implement them. In posts published on earlier dates to this blog, this writer has presented opinions about why computer platforms playing a mission critical role for the organizations opting to implement them tend to deliver substantially more value than platforms not chosen for such a role. This lesson does not appear to be lost on Microsoft. One can be confident product marketing will continue to add…
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Learn More About Why SharePoint End Users Benefit from an In-Context Method of Accessing Technical Training Content at SPTechCon Boston

If your organization would like to add a method of training end users in the technical procedures they need to learn to successfully complete work in SharePoint, and you plan on attending SPTechCon, Boston, next week (September 16 – 19, 2014), then please stop by our SharePoint-Videos booth. We will be exhibiting VisualSP™, our award-winning help system for SharePoint at the Conference, on Thursday, September 18, and Friday, September 19, 2014. A number of very prominent businesses, including: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Deere Visa, International Zoetis CoBank First Republic Bank and some very prominent public institutions, including: the City of Tallahassee, Florida…
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Learn About Options for Deploying VisualSP in a Webinar to be Held on September 4, 2014

Over the last few months, SharePoint-Videos has released 3 new versions of its award-winning help system for SharePoint 2010, 2013 and SharePoint Online, VisualSP™. On September 4, 2014, Asif Rehmani, SharePoint MVP, MCT, and founder and CEO of SharePoint-Videos will provide anyone interested in VisualSP with the information they require to select the best solution for their needs. If you are interested in learning more about this Thursday’s webinar, please visit Context sensitive SharePoint Help and Training for End Users on GoToMeeting.com. You can even register to attend this webinar via the link just provided. The 3 new versions of…
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Use VisualSP to Put a Damper on the Cost of Implementing SharePoint

In a blog post titled Estimating SharePoint 2013 Licensing Costs, written by Joe Cromer, Practice Leader, at Digital Evolution Group out of Kansas City, MO, a business can put together a broad estimate of the likely cost of implementing SharePoint Server on premises. From the information provided in Cromer’s article, we put together a cost estimate of $204K for an enterprise business with 1000 SharePoint users, 2 SharePoint 2013 Servers, and Enterprise licensing. This $204K cost is simply the expense of acquiring the system, and doesn’t include any of the costs required to install the system, configure it for targeted…
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Use VisualSP, the Help System for SharePoint, to globally deliver project-specific materials to teams

SharePoint is a useful computing platform for collaboration requirements like project management. VisualSP™, the help system for SharePoint, can be used to globally expose materials specific to projects to team members. This application should be attractive to organizations where: project team members are new to SharePoint computing and project management, nevertheless, needs them to adopt SharePoint computing, instead of the more familiar “email with a spreadsheet file attachment” procedure In this scenario project management creates a site collection for the project. A team site template should be used for the root site for this site collection. A unique “Scope” should…
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Use VisualSP, the Help System for SharePoint to Expose Training Content to a Wide Range of SharePoint Users

VisualSP™, the Help System for SharePoint®, can be used to expose training content tailored for end users. But the system can also be used to expose specialized training content directly to teams of developers spread out across an organization. Using the VisualSP™ system in this way, Line of Business (LoB) units can be pulled into the SharePoint implementation. Most heavily regulated businesses include a group tasked with ensuring the business complies with all of its regulatory reporting requirements. These compliance teams are usually granted a dedicated site collection in SharePoint implementations. The VisualSP™ Help System is installed for all site…
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