Microsoft publishes a pair of posts to the Office blog worth some review by SharePoint Online stakeholders

Perhaps one of the most useful features of lists and document libraries in SharePoint and SharePoint Online, Office 365 is the ease with which lists and libraries can serve as a centralized, managed storage option for important content. This capability is a big plus for organizations plagued with “too many storage options” syndrome. Most of the time the personnel within these organizations end up simply attaching important pieces of content to email messages. Once this trend sets in, the bright promise of enterprise content management (which can be an especially important capability for organizations in heavily regulated industries) quickly dims….
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A Transformed IT Organization Can Contribute Positively to an Adoption Plan for Office 365

Does a successful campaign to persuade enterprise users to adopt Office 365 depend on a new type of internal IT organization? Industry experts like Dux Raymond Sy, a SharePoint MVP, and Cyrielle Simeone, a Product Manager at Microsoft believe this transformation is a necessary, highly positive step. Dux and Cyrielle present a case for why any enterprise IT organization should consider re-inventing itself to better meet the needs of the community of computing users it serves in a webcast recording titled Beyond Deployment: How IT Can Inspire, Motivate, and Drive Sustainable Adoption. A couple of recent, previous posts to this…
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Structure SharePoint Capabilities to Provide Users with a Platform they can Adopt

SharePoint, one can argue, falls into the category of a feature-rich office automation computing platform. Perhaps feature-rich is an understatement when one considers the panoramic range of functionality SharePoint is capable of supporting. But this expansive range of capabilities can, and often does run counter to stakeholder efforts to hasten user adoption, and with good reason. The following example should provide some of the rationale behind this conclusion: We recently had a series of conversations with one of our customers, a non profit organization with a group annual subscription to all of the content on SharePoint-Videos. Our customer expressed an…
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Are SharePoint Social Features a Useful Method of Motivating Users to Increase Adoption?

As a report titled SharePoint 2013 Clouding the Issues, which was published by AIIM, points out, despite the popularity of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Document Management (DM) applications for large organizations using SharePoint, 26% of respondents reported very low usage of the platform by so-called “active users” — only 1 in 5 users in this category demonstrated any frequency of engagement with SharePoint for this segment of the respondents. It may be useful for readers to provide a reference point, AIIM’s definition of an “active user”: in this report an “active user” is defined as someone “accessing [SharePoint] content…
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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-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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A Hybrid Training Plan for All Segments of SharePoint Users Within a Community is a Best Choice

SharePoint stakeholders with large communities of users should implement separate, but complementary methods of delivering required training content to all user segements. Immersive training methods, including, but not limited to any of the annual site subscriptions we offer to SharePoint-Videos.com, together with an in-context, on demand Help System for SharePoint, like our VisualSP™ product is an optimal solution, with a substantial potential for payback. Administrators, developers, designers, architects and power users usually capture the most benefit from an immersive training system. End users, on the other hand, benefit most from an in-context, on demand training option. The best way to…
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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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