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.

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?

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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?

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. 1) Learning Management System (LMS) Federation. SharePoint 2010 has better 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.

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.

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. However, being able to look at all tools in a systemic manner should help make better decisions.

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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. You have to go back “up&# to the top of the system, find the other space, and drill down.

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.

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.”.

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. A naive belief that it is possible to design a large scale human system in a context free way.

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. You have to go back “up&# to the top of the system, find the other space, and drill down.

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. You have to go back “up&# to the top of the system, find the other space, and drill down.

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. You have to go back “up&# to the top of the system, find the other space, and drill down.

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. You have to go back “up&# to the top of the system, find the other space, and drill down.

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.

The Standalone LMS is Dead

Dan Pontefract

This past week, I attended the SharePoint 2009 conference in Las Vegas. Those organizations (and frankly public learning institutions) that are clinging to their standalone learning management systems as a way in which to serve up formal ILT course schedules and eLearning are absolutely missing the big picture. A single ‘window into the org’ versus many separate applications and systems (I wrote about this here ).

finding people who know

Harold Jarche

Systems of engagement, like online communities of practice of enterprise social networks (ESN) can then be the bridges that connect personal sense-making with organizational knowledge, while collaborating in teams and groups. Finally, the enterprise can maintain systems of record (e.g.

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. Open networking environments lack the tools needed for project work while enterprise collaboration systems lack openness and flexibility.

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. Workplace learning means much more than courses and management systems.

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.

The ineffable, the inexpiable & the inexpicable

Dave Snowden

In the early days it was all about taxonomies, making tacit knowledge explicit and implementing a Lotus Notes system to create Communities of Practice.

Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

Kapp Notes , January 20, 2009 Wiki activities 5 stage model , April 7, 2008 Control and Community: A Case Study of Enterprise Wiki Usage , May 4, 2009 Really Cool "3-Minute e-Learning" on Social Networking - Wiki, Social Networking, Social Bookmarking, RSS , October 10, 2007 Wiki working , June 19, 2009 Wiki: Intro to Emerging Tech , July 18, 2009 Could A Wiki Be Your Next Talent Management System?

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Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

And the system itself is growing with sites like Social Media Informer. What I wrote more about in 2010 than past years: Text-to-Speech (8) OCW (3) SharePoint (8) eLearning Strategy (16) eLearning Tools (34) Corporate eLearning (18) Knowledge Worker (8) Authoring Tools (8) Voice (15) Knowledge Work (4) Captivate (11) Adobe Captivate (6) Enterprise 2.0 (6)

Why Don’t You Have an Internal YouTube Video Sharing Service?

Dan Pontefract

Technology has more to do with whether an organization has the video sharing system in place in the first place and the wherewithal to fund such a system for its employees, be it internally or on the cloud if they don’t. What would I use to build out such a system?

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Strategy" Fails Corollary: if you have SharePoint installed, you will be using SharePoint a lot more this year. This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders. It's been fun working with them and has definitely added a new spark.

Technology really bores me

Euen Semple

This is why I get really, really bored when people go on about this enterprise system or that. What is the point in buying the latest shiny thing or lumbering yourselves with Sharepoint if no one writes anything interesting? This may sound like an unlikely thing for me to say but it is true. Don't get me wrong, I love my Macs and my iPhone and do believe that they have enabled me to do things that otherwise I wouldn't have. But that is the point.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

The social business bandwagon has arrived and companies are installing Chatter, Jive, Connections, Socialcast, Yammer, Socialtext, Sharepoint, HootSuite, and more to replace outmoded intranets and improve the way they transact business. Students everywhere joke about pre-historic systems.

Steve Wheeler - September 17, Riyadh - Notes

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

1840 - the introduction of the penny postal system in the UK, and also started the first distance education, a shorthand course. 1968 - Stanford Instructional TV network - one of the first nation-wide systems. There: the first closed circuit TV system. The internet is a truly democratic system. LMSs: BB, D2L, Sharepoint, Moodle. The Mayflower Steps. When we talk about the future, we step out into the unknown. Macy''s, in New York.

Working smarter

Jay Cross

Example: sharepoint. Xyleme enables companies to free legacy information for distribution on mobile devices and modern information systems. Higher ground. I don’t talk much about training or learning any more. You can train people but they may or may not learn. Training often fizzles.

Standalone LMS is Still Dead (rebutting & agreeing w/ Dave Wilkins)

Dan Pontefract

If not, how can we take the formal learning features of an/the LMS, and federate with existing corporate systems (to create a learning, content, collaboration ecosystem panacea). Again, what we’ve created is a seamless, federated workflow system for the employee.

Selling Social Learning – Be a Jack

Tony Karrer

I was just reading a post - Top 5 tips to gain buy in for learning with social media. The tips were many of the usual suspects (click on the link for details): Build a solid measurable plan Do your research and put it to the test Choose your words carefully Blitz the stigma Educate the decision makers This is good stuff, but it also got me to thinking that this might be way more complicated than it really needs to be.

Knowledge artisans choose their tools

Harold Jarche

How can you be a knowledge worker if you’re not allowed to pick your own tools?

Of sandbanks and granite cliffs

Dave Snowden

Popular approaches to taxonomy and most Communities tend to assume too much stability; something enforced by excessive use of Sharepoint just as a decade or so ago we had over rigorous use of Lotus Notes.

A Window Into The Org

Dan Pontefract

Imagine if you will, in the learning space specifically, that every time a new eLearning course was developed, that a new portal, system or application was also introduced where the employee had to log into to access the actual course. Think about Microsoft Sharepoint (particularly the 2010 release), Jive , Drupal , Blogtronix , Telligent , amongst many others as that window. Other systems, be it SAP/Oracle/Lawson ERP, any LMS, various Knowledge Management Systems, even other Web 2.0

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

link] November 30-December 1, 2011 AfriHealth : Using IT to Establish Health Care Information Systems, Nairobi, Kenya. link] December 6-8, 2011 Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems : Computing, Networking and Services (MOBIQUITOUS), 8 th annual, Copenhagen, Denmark. Clayton R.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 3-5, 2012 Australasian Conference on Information Systems , Geelong, Australia. link] December 9-14, 2012 Large Installation System Administration (LISA) Conference, 26 th , San Diego, California, USA. Clayton R.

Working Smarter eFieldbook $12

Jay Cross

If an organization is committed to Microsoft Sharepoint, IBM Lotus, Salesforce, SAP, or another proprietary solution for in-house communication and project management, the workscape designer tweaks that platform for optimal learning rather than trying to replace it.

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Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

But I'm worried, because while I just got through writing about my concern in Using SharePoint that learning organizations seemed to be making the same mistake of Not Preparing Workers for Web 2.0. Setting up a SharePoint for a community or work team is very different from teaching them about Personal Learning. I thought I'd kick off this year by posting a series of posts on topics related to tools and methods for work and learning.