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Using quick guides for training SharePoint End users

Showing people how to use SharePoint either as site owners or just as general users has always been a tricky thing at the best of time. Whether it’s the SharePoint ribbon, the interface itself or just end user impatience, it’s always being a challenge for any intranet or SharePoint manager.

One solution I came up was to create quick guides to using SharePoint as an Announcements list. It only contains 7 items dealing with the most popular uses of SharePoint (uploading documents, setting alerts, integrating with Outlook and so on). More can be added of course. There are two options as to how you can implement it on your site.     »» Continue reading

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SharePoint. Simple. We like simple. And boy, does SharePoint need that sometimes. Have a look at this 90 second video from 21 Apps (http://www.21apps.com). It’s called ‘The Simple Value of SharePoint’. Nice. And simple.

16 ways to get your users actually using SharePoint properly

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  1. Don’t call it SharePoint. Seriously. Most users don’t care. If you have an intranet or portal then that is the name to use and promote. Oh, don’t use ‘end user adoption’ either in anything you do.
  2. Get some SharePoint champions, train them, support them, love them. They will use it more than most and will be keen to learn and provide ideas and solutions. They will also help others.
  3. Pick some quick wins that users can do easily. Examples include alerts, document libraries, import spread sheets, etc. Focus on document management at the start and how they can share team documents easily without using email all the time.
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Sometimes it is simplest things that are really useful. Scratch that, it is always the simplest things that are the most useful. And this one is: “Add a Team Site shortcut to your Office programs” is so useful for anybody using a SharePoint team site.

5 SharePoint articles to read and ponder

SHARE 2012 Keynote: Microsoft’s Gideon Bibliowicz on ‘Productivity Delivered’

Why you shouldn’t use Team Sites in SharePoint 2010 (provocative title that…)

SharePoint 2010 Document Management (in 6 parts, this is no.6)

25+ SharePoint Bloggers to Follow (in case you missed it a while back)

SharePoint Defense in Depth is an open community site and resource for those interested in security, defense in depth, compliance, and SharePoint.

So there. Keep you going for a little.     »» Continue reading