Tag Archive: Sharepoint

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

My favourite experts on SharePoint, intranets and enterprise social networking.

Some of my favourite bloggers and experts on SharePoint, intranets and enterprise social networking. There are many, many more.

Jeremy Thake
http://www.jeremythake.com/

James Robertson
http://www.steptwo.com.au/columntwo/

Christian Buckley
http://www.buckleyplanet.com/

Ellen van Aken
http://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/

Bjorn Furukknap
http://blog.furuknap.net/

Richard Harbridge
http://www.rharbridge.com/

Wendy Neal
http://www.sharepointwendy.com/      »» Continue reading

The end of SharePoint?

Well it’s been an interesting few weeks in the SharePoint world with a few articles discussing the demise of SharePoint in its various forms and subsequent debate in the SharePoint community. Though this discussion has been on-going for some time, there has been more attention on it for some reason recently.

So why the debate? Much of it comes from the Microsoft pushing its cloud based services (Office 365) and SharePoint is part of it. It is also about cloud versus premises. Do you host SharePoint (and everything else) on your own network servers or do you host it externally in the cloud?     »» Continue reading

My first Sharepoint user group presentation – Yes it’s about Yammer…

I will be doing my first SharePoint presentation to the Irish SharePoint User Group on the 24th of October 2013.

Here’s the blurb. And here’s the link on Everbrite.

Join us for two talks on Thursday 24th November in Temple Bar Hotel, Dublin:

Is Ireland ready for Social Enterprise and State of SharePoint BI (Power BI, PowerView, PowerPivot, PowerQuery, PowerMap)   

Yammer and SharePoint have been getting a lot of attention in the past 12 months or so. Andrew Gilleran will discuss the ins and outs of using social in an Organisation, how to measure its impact and how you organisation can take advantage of it

State of SharePoint BI (Power BI, PowerView, PowerPivot, PowerQuery, PowerMap)   
Microsoft has been producing a slew of products for Business Intelligence including the latest Power BI for Office 365.     »» Continue reading

How Yammer is killing enterprise social networking

By looking at the reasons behind enterprise social networking adoption in large corporations we can begin to understand why social business tools are not living up to their hype or potential.

There’s no shortage of articles explaining why companies are abandoning enterprise social networking. Since Microsoft’s purchase of Yammer last year, it’s becoming the brand that represents the entire industry. Therefore, a close look at Yammer’s approach may reveal why enterprise social networking is not delivering the genuine value large companies are seeking to make it worthwhile.

Read more here on Tech Republic     »» Continue reading