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 Social Learning Experience

Tony Karrer

I had a great conversation last week that sparked an early stage idea for what I think would be a wonderful way for learning and development organizations to leverage SharePoint better. You can find more on this by going to the LearnTrends – SharePoint in Corporate Learning Recordings.

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. Enter SharePoint 2010, due to release in Q2 of 2010. SharePoint 2010 has better 2.0 Microsoft itself has developed the SharePoint Learning Kit.

SharePoint Examples

Tony Karrer

to their implementation of SharePoint. I'd like to find good examples of what other people have done with SharePoint in their organization. Can you help me find those examples or connect me with people in training organizations who are making use of SharePoint? I'm trying to help someone inside training at a large organization bridge what I talk about around eLearning 2.0

Using SharePoint

Tony Karrer

I've been having fabulous conversations about using SharePoint. SharePoint is so flexible and the documentation for it is so big and diverse, that a big part of my goals have been to understand the different ways that training organizations are using SharePoint. In my post SharePoint Examples there are some great examples in the comments. In this post, I wanted to capture some of the patterns of use of SharePoint that seem to be emerging.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology

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. Yesterday I woke up and checked my email.

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.

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.

Sharepoint spawns silos.

Dave Snowden

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

SharePoint Templates for Academic Departments

Tony Karrer

One of my Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010 was “Lots of SharePoint”. I received the following inquiry in between the time I finished writing my predictions and when it went live: I found your post, SharePoint Examples , regarding finding others using SP in training organizations. I actually don’t know where to find templates that might go behind the kinds of use cases that I discuss in Using SharePoint or that is described above.

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?

Musing about Yammer and Sharepoint

Euen Semple

I know this will come as a shock to many of you - to hear me expressing an opinion about technology and on top of that recommending a Microsoft solution - but it occurred to me that the combination of Yammer and Sharepoint might just be the best thing for people trying to make social happen in their businesses. . In contrast Yammer and Sharepoint make sense for a couple of big reasons.

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Google Apps vs. Sharepoint

Nancy White

My first thought was that this could present some serious competition to Microsoft Sharepoint now that Sites is part of the Apps portfolio. According to Michael Arrington at TechCrunch , Google are positioning this as a “Sharepoint killer&# but that may be a bit strong. I have been playing around with Google Apps over the last week as I was interested to see how they had finally integrated JotSpot into their suite of services.

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?

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 a consultant who works on SharePoint workplace learning implementations.

Vander Wal on Sharepoint

Euen Semple

If your IT department has not yet deployed Sharepoint get them to read this post from Thomas Vanderwal which includes the following telling quote: “We went from 5 silos in our organization to hundreds in a month after deploying SharePoint”. They continue, “There is great information being shared and flowing into the system, but we don’t know it exists, nor can we easily share it, nor do much of anything with that information.”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Digital Asset Management – LCMS, ECM and SharePoint

Tony Karrer

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. Maybe it's because I have not run into these situations, but my impression is that there's not that much need for digital asset management solutions around eLearning and that you are probably already served by your LCMS, enterprise content management, or SharePoint if it is an issue.

SharePoint in Corporate Learning - Free Micro Virtual Conference

Tony Karrer

We will be starting with the topic: SharePoint in Corporate Learning Live Sessions: Tuesday March 10, 8 - 10 AM Pacific Thursday March 12 from 8 - 9 AM Pacific Community discussion will occur in between. The first day will be several presenters showing and telling what they've done with SharePoint. A lot of what will be shown is described at a high level in Using SharePoint and Examples of eLearning 2.0.

My Latest TEDxTalk “How Schools Can Save Companies From Collapsing”

Dan Pontefract

Rethinking Approaches to Corporate Learning Review: SharePoint Conference 2011. I was recently asked to participate in my third TEDx conference through the good people at TEDxLangleyED. Their theme in 2016? The Future of Education – Innovation & Inspiration.

Social tools or tools that are social?

Harold Jarche

As Microsoft moves its services to the cloud and starts combining SharePoint, Yammer and Office 365, we still don’t really know what this all will look like by the end of 2013.

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Jay Cross - Untitled Article

Jay Cross

A recent study of 600 resellers revealed a “high demand&# for a collaboration-software program called SharePoint. As for never having heard of SharePoint, known as ScarePoint to many of its users, read this post from Nancy White. The Ultimate Business Time-Saver.

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. In Digital Asset Management – LCMS, ECM and SharePoint , I talk to how ECM (Enterprise Content Management) solutions might be a better fit for parts of this. But I’ve seen organizations cobble together solutions using SharePoint more than I’ve seen LCMS solutions.

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Small actions to create meaning

Dave Snowden

I probably stoked the fires a little by repeating a tweet of similar vintage namely: SAFe is to Agile what Six Sigma is to Innovation and Sharepoint is to Knowledge Management.

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

2009 Top Posts and Topics

Tony Karrer

Twitter as Personal Learning and Work Tool Tool Set 2009 Knowledge Work Types LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers SharePoint Using SharePoint SharePoint Examples SharePoint Fear and Loathing by Learning Professionals 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009 Long Tail Long Tail Blogging is Dying? It’s interesting at the end of the year to go back through blog posts to see what my Best of 2009 is.

Is Office Space Shrinking?

Nine Shift

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.

Tools and competencies for the social enterprise

Harold Jarche

I have also shown examples of how one can look at various enterprise social network tools, such as the ubiquitous Sharepoint. I am not a Sharepoint fan, but almost all large organizations have it and it is usually a key part of their social network framework.

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2.0 is a philosophy, not a technology

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal SharePoint. Social SharePoint 2010, eRoom/Documentum. Internet Time Alliance spent a couple of days last week putting the 2.0 into a tedious proposal for a large, forward-facing multinational corporation. Among our recommendations were: Informal Live webcasts. Informal Recorded webinars. Informal Video conferencing. Informal Workshops. Informal Audio/ podcasts. Informal Learnshop.

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.

Enterprise social technologies

Harold Jarche

Most large organizations have something like Microsoft Sharepoint, an intranet, or perhaps a social tool such as Socialcast. I am presenting on enterprise social technologies, learning and performance at the Learning Technologies conference in London today.

Skills Training

Tony Karrer

As I was thinking about this week's: SharePoint in Corporate Learning - Free Micro Virtual Conference and my presentation March 17 on Web 2.0 I'm going to be curious to see what is described during the SharePoint sessions. Most training associated with SharePoint rollouts are more aimed at features and functions and it is up to the individual to figure out how that applies to their work and work group. Skills Gap There's a great post by Catherine Lombardozzi - Learning 2.0

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Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions. I wanted to collect a few resources around this topic for use in these discussions. So, of course, I went to eLearning Learning and I looked at Wiki , Collaborative Learning with Wikis , Wikis and eLearning 2.0 , Wikis Corporate eLearning , Social Learning with Wikis , Wiki Security and a few others. Here’s some of what I found: Why a Wiki?

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Cooperation in the networked workplace

Harold Jarche

Yammer or the SharePoint newsfeed?” It will power the social experiences in SharePoint, Office 365, Dynamics, and more. So whether you’re an Office 365 customer or running SharePoint on-premises, Yammer will provide the latest innovations and best user experience.

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working smarter case study

Harold Jarche

Enable people in work teams and communities of practice to narrate their work, using existing tools such as Sharepoint, blogs, wikis, and discussion forums.

Online Conference Formats

Tony Karrer

We had about 120 people for the Learn Trends on SharePoint in Corporate Learning and find the recording at SharePoint Video. We've just seen an interesting experience with Jay Cross having pulled together a 24 hour, worldwide discussion on the future of learning at Learn Trends. You can find some of the recordings here. There's a discussion thread with feedback, and you can read some of Jay's thoughts on doing this.