Review: SharePoint Conference 2011

Dan Pontefract

I recently had the opportunity to attend and speak at SharePoint Conference 2011 in Anaheim, California along with roughly 8,000 other attendees. This was the first SharePoint conference since the Fall of 2009. SharePoint 15?

SharePoint 2010: The New Employee Gateway?

Dan Pontefract

Since 2001, Microsoft has sold well over 100 million licenses of SharePoint generating more than $1 billion / year in revenue. It’s quite amazing, in my opinion, considering the product is relatively archaic and institutionalized. Enter SharePoint 2010, due to release in Q2 of 2010.

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Hey Microsoft! Why Not Merge Outlook with SharePoint?

Dan Pontefract

For those enterprise clients and organizations who continue to use Exchange and Outlook, it begs the question … why isn’t SharePoint becoming part of both the back-end and the front-end? Why does Microsoft continue to build SharePoint separate from Outlook and Exchange?

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

SharePoint is many things, but it misses the critical element of social media which is networked connection between people and ideas, easy discoverability, makes visible and allows people to act on weak ties, and support for other network-like interactions rather than closed group performance.

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience

Nancy White

For a number of years I have cringed every time one of my clients tells me that have or are planning to deploy Microsoft SharePoint as a collaborative platform. My focus is on what people DO with these tools, and very often I’ve seen people struggle with SharePoint.

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

SharePoint is many things, but it misses the critical element of social media which is networked connection between people and ideas, easy discoverability, makes visible and allows people to act on weak ties, and support for other network-like interactions rather than closed group performance.

Sharepoint spawns silos.

Dave Snowden

Euan quoting Thomas Vanderwal on silo spawning post implementation of Sharepoint. My own long standing opinion is that knowledge management requires a portfolio of products in a sound architecture not a single ERP type solution. Its a balanced piece and well worth reading.

Hey Microsoft! Why Not Merge Outlook with SharePoint?

Dan Pontefract

For those enterprise clients and organizations who continue to use Exchange and Outlook, it begs the question … why isn’t SharePoint becoming part of both the back-end and the front-end? Why does Microsoft continue to build SharePoint separate from Outlook and Exchange?

Challenge: SharePoint and NGOs/NonProfits -go or no go? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Apr 10 2009 Challenge: SharePoint and NGOs/NonProfits -go or no go? I HATE seeing the social and finacial capital lost on failed SharePoint installs.

Productivity tools for the networked workplace

Harold Jarche

All of the larger organizations have and use Sharepoint. These tools are ubiquitous in business and government, so I have agreed to write a few articles on how they can be used to improve work productivity. IT has to make us more productive, smarter.”.

SharePoint Fear and Loathing by Learning Professionals

Tony Karrer

I was surprised by the fear and loathing expressed around SharePoint yesterday at LearnTrends 2009. SharePoint 2010 looks to be a much better product. Certainly we’ll be doing more sessions like SharePoint in Corporate Learning - Free Micro Virtual Conference (see SharePoint Session Descriptions ). And I’ll continue to collect examples of how organizations are Using SharePoint. You are interested in how SharePoint can better be used in your organization.

Challenge: SharePoint and NGOs/NonProfits -go or no go?

Nancy White

My March post on SharePoint Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience continues to get hits in a way few of my hundreds of blog posts ever have. In each case there have been the following factors where the organization: was a beneficiary of free or low cost SharePoint software.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Our ministry’s IT department over the past few years developed one major collaboration application (consultation tool to develop consolidated Swiss statements for UN), based on MS Sharepoint. There is also a distinction for all products that is important to consider.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Our ministry’s IT department over the past few years developed one major collaboration application (consultation tool to develop consolidated Swiss statements for UN), based on MS Sharepoint. There is also a distinction for all products that is important to consider.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Our ministry’s IT department over the past few years developed one major collaboration application (consultation tool to develop consolidated Swiss statements for UN), based on MS Sharepoint. There is also a distinction for all products that is important to consider.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Our ministry’s IT department over the past few years developed one major collaboration application (consultation tool to develop consolidated Swiss statements for UN), based on MS Sharepoint. There is also a distinction for all products that is important to consider.

Digital Asset Management – LCMS, ECM and SharePoint

Tony Karrer

Living near Hollywood and the many different production companies and studios, I've talked to and worked on several projects that were digital asset management systems. Oh, and let's not forget that a lot of companies are Using Sharepoint for the exact purpose of organizing the efforts and assets of learning development. Interesting post by Vic Uzumeri where he responds to a question that I asked him. I'm going to also address the broader concept he raises about Work Networking.

Social tools or tools that are social?

Harold Jarche

Adding social (collaboration & cooperation) capabilities to existing productivity tools is a better approach than using a dedicated social platform, Valyanov suggests. Sharepoint supports people who are collaborating, focused on specific objectives, and sharing the same documents.

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Enterprise social technologies

Harold Jarche

Most large organizations have something like Microsoft Sharepoint, an intranet, or perhaps a social tool such as Socialcast. Office 365 productivity tools.

Cooperation in the networked workplace

Harold Jarche

This is my second post on productivity tools for the networked workplace. Yammer or the SharePoint newsfeed?” Yammer is our big bet for enterprise social, and we’re committed to making it the underlying social layer for all of our products.

Jay Cross - Untitled Article

Jay Cross

A recent study of 600 resellers revealed a “high demand&# for a collaboration-software program called SharePoint. Results: About 20% of the small-business owners I spoke to had heard of the product, and approximately 0% could describe what it actually does.

I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

product?&# – are just windowdressing on products that are still essentially geared for Collaboration 1.0. Whose products at present come closest to enabling Web 2.0-style collaboration and interaction in enterprise environments? products that lack the ability to produce “meaningful&# RSS feeds. This all has one mutually beneficial purpose: Businesses want to create the products and services their customers are interested in, in order to be more successful.

Make sure you are sitting down before you read this.

Euen Semple

I know I have been critical of Sharepoint in the past but the highlight so far for me of FASTForward '09 has been getting to know Christian Finn, director for SharePoint product management at Microsoft. Who Sharepoint enables, and why, and how are still big, non-tivial issues facing both Microsoft and a lot of the companies I work for but all I know is these conversations have felt good in a way I didn't expect

Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) for Managing Course Assets

Tony Karrer

They have Articulate courses, classroom courses, SharePoint sites, etc. And they currently manage all of this using what I’ve seen at a lot of companies: network drives, naming conventions, some SharePoint. Along the way, a lot of the LCMS products on the market have become more about a kind of authoring approached with content stored in a database that is transformed into courseware. Or are they really using SharePoint or other ECM products for that?

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Is Office Space Shrinking?

Nine Shift

you only deal with a human for advanced products and services. I will be glad once our full conversion to SharePoint is complete so that I can build a virtual office. Maybe not, but maybe office space is starting to get smaller as more people work from home. Here's a comment from a participant in my Executive Leadership online course about what she is seeing with her bank. ".the the shift is coming upon us quickly.

finding people who know

Harold Jarche

Knowledge artisans first need to to choose their personal productivity tools. Sharepoint) as institutional memory. Jane McConnell published her 9th annual report on The Organization in the Digital Age last month.

What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?

Clark Quinn

For me, it’s Word for writing, OmniGraffle for diagramming (as this one was created in), WordPress for this blog (my thinking out loud; it is for me, at least in the first instance), and a suite of note taking software (depending on type of notes) and personal productivity.

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KM2010 - Washington DC

Dave Snowden

The emphasis on Sharepoint for example; this competent file/data sharing product seems to have got a stranglehold on collaboration and corporate use of social computing. Sharepoint looks to be knowledge management's Sick Stigma , the albatross of the ancient mariner, over constrained and over structured for what should be a fluid dynamic system. The opening day of KM World 2010 and for the first time on the East Coast.

Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

October 23, 2008 Using Toolkits to Aggregate Learning Resources , February 6, 2009 Enterprise Wiki as Intranet - a success story , September 20, 2007 Lurking and loafing , March 9, 2010 Activities, Workflows and Structured Wikis (Augmented Social Cognition) , February 9, 2009 Wikis for Improving Productivity - Experiencing eLearning , June 10, 2008 Wiki's For Professional Development - Learnadoodledastic , September 26, 2007 One more time: what's the difference between a blog and a wiki?

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Social Learning Tools Should Not be Separate from Enterprise 2.0

Tony Karrer

This could be: SharePoint, Yammer, Confluence, etc. If an organization has SharePoint and InGenius, my preference would be that social interaction occurs in SharePoint. InGenius should integrate into SharePoint.

1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013

Jane Hart

45- SharePoint 55- Google Apps. PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS. It has been good to see the varied interest in the 10 Tools Challenge both on my blog and Twitter as well as on other social channels – so here are a few updates.

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The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list is revealed

Jane Hart

Although security and privacy concerns are preventing many organisations from making significant use of public social media tools, there does appear to be an increased interest this year in enterprise social networking and collaboration tools (viz Yammer and Sharepoint ).

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I’m Not Scared of Email; I Developed a System called DADDIO

Dan Pontefract

Luis argues “if there is something out there that it’s killing our very own productivity, it’s not email itself, but our abuse of it that’s killing such productivity.”. Why Not Merge Outlook with SharePoint? One of my favourite people on the planet is Luis Suarez.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

One possibly good side product will be that total learner hours shouldn’t be a primary metric. Prediction #5 => Lots of SharePoint This prediction is somewhat simple to make: Many organizations have SharePoint installed and IT will install more of it.

A Review of SAP Jam

Dan Pontefract

In full transparency, I’ve already relayed these improvements to Sameer Patel — a collaboration colleague of mine if ever there was one — so let’s hope the development and product management teams continue to improve upon its most excellent base.

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Both sides now

Jay Cross

These apps often include productivity enhancers such as search and tagging. It’s not uncommon to find companies using SharePoint and third-party SaaS products.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Here’s the series: Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality , Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course , Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products , Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning , and Using Punctuation and Mark-Up Language to Increase Text-to-Speech Quality.

Reflections on Web 2.0 Expo

Clark Quinn

so I stopped by the booth for their product, Engage. I also was intrigued to see Microsoft showing the Fuse team rather then SharePoint. One of the questions I was asking was about tracking the potential benefits of social media in the enterprise, particularly the outcomes of informal learning: rate of problem solving, products and services generated, etc. Last October I toured the expo associated with O’Reilly’s Web 2.0

Once more, across that chasm

Harold Jarche

For marketing, this is the real challenge – can the new product get widespread acceptance? In the next few years, the use of collaborative work technologies, such as Google Docs or Sharepoint, will grow, while stand-alone learning applications will see a decline.

eLearning Predictions Further Thoughts

Tony Karrer

SharePoint We had some very interesting exchange around SharePoint. But I had to share the comment: When I train on SharePoint, the biggest issues is that people don't understand what's possible. I really think that’s a big source of SharePoint Fear and Loathing by Learning Professionals. I just read a great post by Dan Pontefract - SharePoint 2010: The New Employee Gateway? that explain a lot of what’s going on around SharePoint and learning organizations.

Collaboration is work

Harold Jarche

We place new labels on the issue (it’s not KM anymore, now its collaboration); new products emerge (SharePoint: “it does everything&# ), and all too often forget the lessons of the past. Tweet As I get together with my Internet Time Alliance colleagues here in California, I really appreciate all of the connecting and conversing we’ve done over the past two years, as our shared experiences ease the path to further collaboration.

Socialcast and social learning

Harold Jarche

We’ve been using Socialcast for a while now and for large organizations that have multiple silos of information in repositories like Sharepoint, it’s a pretty good platform.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

We rely on colleagues and social networks to separate the signal from the noise; their advice makes our experiential learning productive. McKinsey & Company reports that implementing social business creates: Improved business performance (profit, productivity, margins, etc).