Setting Realistic Expectations for End User Training for SharePoint 2010 is an Imperative

Regardless of the extent to which specific implementations of SharePoint 2010 have been customized, we think it makes sense for IT to set reasonable expectations for end users as to the training content that they will receive, so that they can perform required tasks with SharePoint. After all, there are clear cost/benefit trade offs for the development of custom training programs, content and methods. With regards to the cost of producing custom video training content for SharePoint 2010, we can say, with confidence, that these production costs are a magnitude higher than is the cost of purchasing any of our…
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VisualSPtm Uses Silverlight to Deliver Video Tutorials for SharePoint 2010

VisualSP™ from Rehmani Consulting, Inc. uses Microsoft® Silverlight® to deliver present full motion video tutorials directly from the SharePoint 2010 ribbon. By opting for Silverlight as our video delivery method, we capitalized on the fact (as pointed out in a January 16, 2012 blog post on CMSWire authored by Chris Wright) that, “[i]n fact[,] the out-of-the-box SharePoint 2010 media webpart is a Silverlight control.” There are other technical efficiencies, stemming from Silverlight, that benefit VisualSP™. However, the fact that Silverlight has been designed for use with SharePoint 2010 ultimately delivers the most benefit to SharePoint end users who can rely…
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IT Must Take a More Active Role as a Driver of SharePoint Adoption

The objective of driving end user adoption of a platform like SharePoint 2010 provides an important opportunity for IT departments to potentially deliver substantial reductions in the cost of supporting end users as well as developing applications for business line processes. All of these cost savings will result from an organization successfully implementing a single platform for a wide range of daily computing activities. BYOD and other attempts to consumerize IT threaten to undermine attain of this objective. Therefore, we think that IT organizations need to take a more active role as a driver of SharePoint adoption. VisualSP™ from Rehmani…
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Video Training for Computer Software, Including SharePoint 2010, Leverages the Efficacy of Behavior Modeling as a Training Method

It is quite helpful to understand the relationship between video training content for software products like SharePoint®, and behavioral modeling as a training method. We think that gaining an understanding on this point can provide businesses and organizations in the public and/or not-for-profit sectors with a useful basis for forming an opinion about a solution like VisualSP™. After all, VisualSP™ is an optimized delivery method that makes task specific video training content for SharePoint for end users available directly within a SharePoint 2010 work environment from the SharePoint Ribbon. As noted on the About dot com web site with reference…
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