Use a Page of Links to Add Context Sensitivity to Enterprise Subscriptions to On Demand Training Content

SharePoint-Videos.com offers two types of subscriptions for large communities of SharePoint users — Group ID and Multi-User. More information on this topic can be found on our Multi-User Licensing web page. But to ensure these subscriptions deliver the intended benefit, stakeholders should develop a useful perspective on the important differences between training SharePoint end users vs training users playing a role managing, administering, architecting, SharePoint, or developing applications for it. End users benefit most when they can access training content directly within their computing workspace. Administrators, developers, architects, and designers benefit most when they can access a training resource rich…
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Asif Rehmani to Present on No-Code SharePoint Solutions and SharePoint Adoption at SharePoint Fest-NY

We’ve devoted this blog, since January 1, 2014 to providing our readers with an ongoing series of examples of our notion of the broad value proposition for SharePoint stakeholders. This general overview of the benefits to communities of SharePoint users, inherent to a decision to implement specific SharePoint features, has been complemented with some specific examples of high value applications. Several posts have focused on the imperative of driving healthy levels of user adoption for SharePoint computing methods. So a pair of scheduled presentations by Asif Rehmani, for SharePoint Fest-NY, in June of this year provides a fitting complement for…
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SharePoint Communities Benefit Most When Provided With Access to Authoritative Training Content

Training SharePoint users in the technical procedures they must master to successfully complete daily computing tasks can be an especially value packed endeavor. But if the techniques communicated are either not considered industry best practices, or the method of instruction somehow fails to deliver the right procedures to users, then the effort can, unfortunately, prove unsuccessful. The old adage “doing the right things vs. doing things right” is no less applicable to training communities of SharePoint users than it is for any other type of training. But how does an organization select the kind of authoritative training content required to…
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On the Importance of Taking an Inventory of SharePoint’s Capabilities Prior to Implementation

Having a governance plan, in place, for SharePoint, makes sense prior to embarking on an implementation. A key component of successfully building a governance plan, is gaining a useful overview of what SharePoint can be configured to perform for one’s unique community of users. One of the clich├ęs often heard about SharePoint is the “Swiss Army Knife” metaphor. When someone refers to SharePoint as a “Swiss Army Knife”, the intention is to portray the very deep set of SharePoint configuration and application options as, effectively, a hidden treasure. But this “treasure” can also amount to a major obstacle to any…
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Encouraging Communities to Brand Content Contributes Positively to SharePoint Adoption Efforts

On the first day of SharePoint Conference 2014, MSDN’s Channel 9 Video service broadcast SPCtv A Talk with Microsoft IT on SharePoint, Adoption and Governance. The conversation was led by Karuana Gatimu and included Christian Wylde, Sean Squires, Pam Green and Carrie Doring. Squires, Green and Doring are all members of Wylde’s internal-facing “Social Collaboration and Mobility” team at Microsoft®. Karuana Gatimu asked Sean Squires to describe how Microsoft is rethinking and redesigning its main content publishing portal to better align resources for a community of users migrating towards an “any device I want, when I want” appetite for data….
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Low Levels of User Adoption Continue to Tarnish the Success of SharePoint Implementations by Large Communities of Users

According to content posted on the Titus, Inc. web site, the report on SharePoint published in September of 2013 by AIIM, SharePoint 2013 – Clouding the Issues indicates low levels of adoption as a major hindrance to the success of SharePoint implementations for large communities of users. If you have a stake in the success of SharePoint for your community, then this obstacle to success can actually lead to insomnia. It’s difficult to deliver on an expected return on investment if end users still fail to adopt the computing system you need them to use to achieve the operating cost…
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The Dark Side of SharePoint Adoption Campaigns

SharePoint-Videos.com hosted a webinar titled “Conquer the Chaos Of SharePoint End User Support” on Thursday, February 6, 2014. Over 200 people attended this hour long presentation by Asif Rehmani, SharePoint MVP and MCT. Some of the questions submitted by attendees presented the familiar problems often accompanying the dark side of SharePoint adoptions. So it makes sense to devout a post to this blog on the topic. If you fear your organization resides on the dark side of a SharePoint adoption campaign, and need to confirm your concern, here are some points to look for: “We have a questionnaire we use…
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An Example of How to Measure End User Progress In a SharePoint Adoption Campaign

Many of our customers are using our End User Video Tutorial sets. These customer are using either our SP101 or SP131 End User Video tutorial sets for SharePoint as a method of presenting their communities with a very direct presentation of the computer techniques they will need to use, on a daily basis, as they implement SharePoint computing. But these sets can also provide stakeholders with important metrics on usage. In the case of communities supported with SharePoint 2013, Microsoft’s Productivity Hub is no longer an option. Our video tutorial set can be successfully implemented, in conjunction with an implementation…
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SharePoint Adoption Strategies Benefit When Users are Trained to Implement New Methods

When an organization’s computing infrastructure already includes SharePoint, it makes sense for the IT Department, and even Line of Business (LoB) units to evaluate the suitability of SharePoint for any of a wide range of enterprise objectives. The key ingredient, regardless of the plan, will likely be user training. We market a help system for SharePoint, VisualSP™, which is designed to support precisely the type of training effort promising to contribute to a successful SharePoint user adoption campaign. If readers need some background on this point, I would point them to SharePoint user adoption planning & tips – Part 1….
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On Demand, In Context Content Delivery Systems Benefit SharePoint Partners And Users

I’ve spent a considerable amount of time in this blog talking about why SharePoint end users benefit from technical training content they can access when they need it (meaning on-demand), and where they need it, which is often directly within the workspace for SharePoint (in other words, in-context). SharePoint-Videos.com has developed a system capable of exposing this type of content — video tutorials, slide sets, documents, images, etc — directly to all levels of SharePoint users. Our system is VisualSP™, the Help System for SharePoint 2010 and 2013. This system is also capable of empowering SharePoint Partners — developers, integrators,…
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