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?

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.

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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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

finding people who know

Harold Jarche

Sharepoint) as institutional memory. Jane McConnell published her 9th annual report on The Organization in the Digital Age last month. Jane recently posted 10 key findings from the nearly 300 organizations surveyed. “4.

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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What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?

Clark Quinn

Also enterprise wide portal tools like Sharepoint. I woke up this morning thinking about the tools we use at various levels. Yeah, my life is exciting ;). Seriously, this is important, as the tools we use and provide through the organization impact the effectiveness with which people can work.

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Technologies for collaboration and cooperation

Harold Jarche

For instance, there is a big difference between Sharepoint and Facebook, though both enable some kind of collaboration. Tweet Whether we’re working or learning, how we communicate is a key part of everything we do. Some web tools hinder communication while others may enable it.

Ask not for whom the Reaper comes

Harold Jarche

And here you come, dragging your new stakeholder relationship and your sparkling new EPSS behind you, or your cheap-as-heck Web services portal, or your SharePoint, or your WordPress site.

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.

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.

Productivity tools for the networked workplace

Harold Jarche

All of the larger organizations have and use Sharepoint. * This post is sponsored by Microsoft Office 365 *. I have noticed that the Microsoft Office suite is used by pretty well every one of my clients.

The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns

Jane Hart

Tweet. This is the 4th in a series of posts about how L&D departments can move forward from their traditional role of creating, delivering and managing formal learning. The three previous posts in this series were: The Smart Worker : learns continuously with social media.

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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