SharePoint-Videos and Critical Path Training to Present a Full Life Cycle SharePoint Training Solution on April 3, 2014

On April 4, 2014, between 3 and 4 pm, EST, Marshall Butler of Critical Path Training, and Asif Rehmani of SharePoint-Videos will present a new option for SharePoint stakeholders in need of a successful method to hasten user adoption of the computing platform. Anyone interested in learning further about this opportunity should visit Full Life-Cycle SharePoint Training on the SharePoint-Videos web site. The content of this webinar is not to be confused with an online course. Rather, the content will be used to present an integrated training solution for people whose primary role is to work directly with SharePoint on…
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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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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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Planning for a Useful Search Service for SharePoint 2013

With SharePoint 2013, Microsoft® incorporated Fast Search into the server, out of the box. In order to capitalize on this updated feature, organizations need to evaluate current hardware infrastructure and make changes, as required. In a video tutorial set titled SP13-305 SharePoint 2013: Search Video Training Course, Agnes Molnar provides some specifications useful for the planning process. Search is a very important feature of SharePoint. Some of the content indexing required to deliver a truly useful search service for users is handled by the feature, out of the box. But organizations will benefit much more where an active effort is…
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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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New Features Are Added To VisualSPtm, The Help System for SharePoint

VisualSP™, the help system for SharePoint now includes several new features. Businesses of all types, with a serious commitment to SharePoint, should consider adding VisualSP™ to drive end user adoption of the SharePoint computing experience. The new features of our product promise to enable our customers to successfully capture a handsome return on their investment. VisualSP™, version 4.5.0, is installed via an executable. The application includes a number of wizards. These routines check to ensure the required components of a successful installation are all in place, before an attempt to install the product is undertaken. So the installation process of…
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Any Useful End User Training System for SharePoint 2013 Should Include Familiarized Content

SharePoint end users will be more likely to assimilate technical training content if the content includes familiar features of their daily computing environment. SharePoint stakeholders should, therefore, seriously consider the pros and cons of building this type of training content for their communities of SharePoint users. A community of end users trained in the technical steps required, of them, to successfully accomplish their work in a SharePoint 2013 computing environment, are much more likely to adopt the SharePoint computing experience, and, therefore, can make a much more meaningful contribution to return on investment in the platform. When higher levels of…
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Users Need Access to Training Content Directly Within a SharePoint Work Computing Environment

As we mentioned in the prior post to this blog, Windows IT Pro magazine has awarded VisualSP™ from Rehmani Consulting, Inc. (owner of SharePoint-Videos dot com with the bronze medal for SharePoint Product of the Year for 2012. In our opinion, the fact that our help system provisions access to users to a wide range of training content directly within the SharePoint work space is an important ingredient to the success of our product, and, in all likelihood, to our selection as winner of this award. Simply consider that users are generally slow to adopt procedures that they use infrequently….
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VisualSPtm Wins Bronze SharePoint Product of the Year Award from Windows IT Pro Magazine for 2012

On November 21st, 2012, Windows IT Pro Magazine named VisualSP™ from Rehmani Consulting, Inc. the bronze product of the year, SharePoint, 2012. We are very gratified to win this award. In fact, we see this award as an affirmation of our position that there is substantial value in a product like ours, which provisions SharePoint users with an in-context method of accessing all sorts of training content, on-demand, and directly within the SharePoint work space. It is important to understand that our position is built upon two core assumptions: Successful technical training for a software product like SharePoint must include…
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