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?

Social tools or tools that are social?

Harold Jarche

Is there a need for a wide variety of enterprise social tools? Adding social (collaboration & cooperation) capabilities to existing productivity tools is a better approach than using a dedicated social platform, Valyanov suggests. Tools are only part of the solution.

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Trending Sources

The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list is revealed

Jane Hart

This year’s Top 100 Tools for Learning list (the 6th Annual Survey) has been compiled from the votes of 582 learning professionals worldwide – 55% working in education, 45% working in non-educational organizations. Once again the list is dominated by free online social tools.

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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.

What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?

Clark Quinn

I woke up this morning thinking about the tools we use at various levels. Seriously, this is important, as the tools we use and provide through the organization impact the effectiveness with which people can work. From there, we talk about team tools.

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Hey Microsoft! Why Not Merge Outlook with SharePoint?

Dan Pontefract

Yet for most people it is the standard tool of collaboration. 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?

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. Please note that I do not use any of these tools myself.

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Probably one of the better sources on this is Jane Hart’s Instructional Tools Directory. You can find a long list of tools broken into authoring tools, games/simulations, quiz/test tools, social media, delivery platforms, tracking and whether they support mobile.

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.

1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013

Jane Hart

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. So, if you are looking for some ideas, then here are the Top 100 Tools 2012 , organised into 12 different categories.

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Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

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. I'm hoping to address questions such as: How do you create a personal tool set or Personal Learning Environment (PLE) for yourself? What should be in your tool set? What are the most important methods to adopt in addition to the tools? Should twitter be part of your tool set? Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology

Nancy White

A few weeks ago, I posted a query on IT-tools for virtual projects and got very useful recommendations. Our IT department therefore concludes that MS Sharepoint is the basis on which to build SDC’s collaboration platform. Tool is a piece of code designed to do a particular thing.

SharePoint Update

Tony Karrer

SharePoint in Corporate Learning One of the hardest things for me to find are good examples of how people are really using web 2.0 This is a great opportunity to hear lots of examples of what they are doing with SharePoint around Corporate Learning in a wide variety of organizations. Community members contribute their own unique experience and draw from the group’s collective intelligence using all the tools that web 2.0

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.

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.

Knowledge artisans choose their tools

Harold Jarche

How can you be a knowledge worker if you’re not allowed to pick your own tools? We let craftsmen and artisans pick the tools they think fit the task at hand and their personal skills best, but we still don’t allow our professionals in knowledge intensive environments to do so.

Social Learning Tools Should Not be Separate from Enterprise 2.0

Tony Karrer

With the recent launch of InGenius by SkillSoft, I believe it’s time again to raise a pretty important question: Where do Social Learning Tools belong? Should they be coupled with your LMS or other learning-specific tools? tools. tools when they are first rolled out.

SharePoint Fear and Loathing by Learning Professionals

Tony Karrer

I was surprised by the fear and loathing expressed around SharePoint yesterday at LearnTrends 2009. I don’t think it’s the best tool out there, but it likely is the best tool being adopted by your IT department and is part of the Enterprise 2.0 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 ).

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

You can see the full thread here : Dear colleagues A few weeks ago, I posted a query on IT-tools for virtual projects and got very useful recommendations. Our IT department therefore concludes that MS Sharepoint is the basis on which to build SDC’s collaboration platform.

Enterprise social technologies

Harold Jarche

Most large organizations have something like Microsoft Sharepoint, an intranet, or perhaps a social tool such as Socialcast. But how can you tell if these tools are right for the job? How can these tools support a coherent social strategy across the enterprise?

Cooperation in the networked workplace

Harold Jarche

This is my second post on productivity tools for the networked workplace. In my previous post I discussed how Microsoft tools differed in supporting either collaborative or cooperative behaviours, or both. Yammer or the SharePoint newsfeed?”

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More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

You can see the full thread here : Dear colleagues A few weeks ago, I posted a query on IT-tools for virtual projects and got very useful recommendations. Our IT department therefore concludes that MS Sharepoint is the basis on which to build SDC’s collaboration platform.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

You can see the full thread here : Dear colleagues A few weeks ago, I posted a query on IT-tools for virtual projects and got very useful recommendations. Our IT department therefore concludes that MS Sharepoint is the basis on which to build SDC’s collaboration platform.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

You can see the full thread here : Dear colleagues A few weeks ago, I posted a query on IT-tools for virtual projects and got very useful recommendations. Our IT department therefore concludes that MS Sharepoint is the basis on which to build SDC’s collaboration platform.

2.0 is a philosophy, not a technology

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal SharePoint. Social SharePoint 2010, eRoom/Documentum. Tags: Informal Learning Tools Working_smarter 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.

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. But I’m not sure they line up with what most LCMS packages provide – unless you decide that you will use it as a super-authoring tool. But I’ve seen organizations cobble together solutions using SharePoint more than I’ve seen LCMS solutions.

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.

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.

Corporate Social Bookmarking Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked on twitter about use social bookmarking tools that work behind the firewall. Here are the social bookmarking tools that I commonly cite in presentations: BEA Pathways Cogenz Connectbeam del.irio.us - perl based, very similar to del.icio.us IBM Lotus Connections Scuttle – Open Source WSSsearch - SharePoint add-on Any others? I thought I had blogged about this before, but I'm not finding the post.

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.

Technologies for collaboration and cooperation

Harold Jarche

Some web tools hinder communication while others may enable it. I find the model useful to look at what kinds of social tools are most suitable for the type of collaboration or cooperation we’re trying to foster.

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.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Twitter is Much Better than I Thought for Learning I used to say during presentations that I wasn’t quite sure about twitter as a learning tool. During 2010, I’ve been ramping up my use of twitter as a learning tool. iPad (and iPhone) are Much More Useful Than I Expected I didn’t actually think that I would care about the iPad except as a tool for training and performance support in environments like retail and restaurants where it’s always been an issue having access to machines.

The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns

Jane Hart

But if you want to keep the materials as close to the workflow as possible, then other tools are available for in-house, behind-the-firewall, enterprise use. Tweet.

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. " My belief is that mobile this year has reached a tipping point a bit like Virtual Classroom tools in 2009.

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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The ineffable, the inexpiable & the inexpicable

Dave Snowden

For taxonomy reach semantic search and for Lotus Notes reach Sharepoint (a step backwards from a poor starting position) but otherwise nothing much has changed bar one major shift.