How to present SharePoint end users with helpful content without adding an app or a trusted solution

Almost every community of SharePoint users would benefit from a method of exposing helpful information directly to end users within the computing environment, itself. But an obstacle usually impedes this effort. The problem is most methods require the installation of either an app, or a full trust farm solution. By “app” I am referring to a computing process rather than the usual way apps are discussed with reference to SharePoint 2013, or to SharePoint Online, Office 365. A document library, or a list is actually considered an “app” in both of these SharePoint computing environments. But there is no reason…
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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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If SharePoint is Implemented On Premises, It Makes Sense for SharePoint Users to Consume Training Content On Premises, As Well

There is considerable rationale in 2014, with what seems to be an ever-increasing volume of data breaches of ever more prominent web sites, for an organization to opt for a strictly on premises implementation of SharePoint 2007, 2010, or 2013. Once this decision is made, it makes sense to choose a strictly on premises training method for SharePoint users. SharePoint-Videos offers solutions for this type of requirement. We offer three solutions directly targeted to the needs of organizations implementing SharePoint on premises: SharePoint End User Training Sets for SharePoint 2007, 2010, and 2013 Corporate DVDs, which are specialized training sets…
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Finding the Common Thread Running Through Different Methods of Supporting SharePoint End Users in Need of Training Content

SharePoint-Videos offers Business Solutions for SharePoint, which are designed to satisfy the burning needs many organizations have for a reliable method of supporting SharePoint end users as they attempt to successfully complete computing tasks in a SharePoint computing environment. There is a common thread running between these solutions. In this writer’s opinion, it will be helpful for anyone considering how best to address a need such as the one just presented, to keep this common thread in mind. In-Context access to training content uniquely capable of meeting the needs of SharePoint users, on demand, is the consistent theme running through…
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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 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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Does It Make Sense to Add Yammer to Provide SharePoint Users With a Reason to Spend More Time on the Platform?

SharePoint-Videos offers a suite of training products designed for organizations looking to hasten SharePoint adoption. Our focus product is VisualSP™, a help system for SharePoint. Behind the ribbon help tab, which is the method for SharePoint users to engage with our VisualSP solution, is a plentiful collection of video training content optimized for end users and SharePoint knowledge workers. But what if all of these users only infrequently use SharePoint®? Recent studies published by the AIIM organization, and Forrester Research point to statistics I found surprising — active SharePoint users spend a few moments each week on the platform. If…
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Providing SharePoint Users with an In-Context, On Demand Training Resource Should be a Component of an Adoption Plan

SharePoint-Videos created the VisualSP™, Help System for SharePoint 2010 and 2013. VisualSP provides SharePoint with an in-context, on demand method of satisfying the needs of SharePoint end users to consume training content when and where they need it. But other types of training systems can be equipped with similar features. For example, enterprise organizations can purchase group, or multi-user subscriptions to all of the content on SharePoint-Videos.com. It makes a lot of sense to include either a group or a multi-user subscription to our content in an in-context, on demand container. As Asif Rehmani, SharePoint MVP and MCT has pointed…
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