SharePoint Business User Adoption Kit

Microsoft just launched iusesharepoint.com today, and I think can be an important resource for you to help drive adoption of your SharePoint 2010 Service! The site is dedicated to help you drive SharePoint adoption by delivering a rich set of experiences and content to engage and educate your business users.  The three main goals of…

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Get Office 2010 Marketing Material to Help With Your Deployment

I work with many customers on their Internal Office 2010 User Readiness activities. These activities normally are to: help the Internal Communications team build a communications plan prior to, during, and after Office deployment. help the Learning and Development team plan all the resources for help, training, coaching for the users; and promote Internal Office…

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How Did Microsoft IT Upgrade to SharePoint 2010?

With its SharePoint 2010 deployment nearly complete, Microsoft IT has developed helpful perspective on what worked and what steps could have been performed better. The Microsoft IT SharePoint engineering team is sharing its experiences with you to help reduce planning, deployment, and management of a SharePoint 2010 migration project. The content is a 10 minute…

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Share your Interesting SharePoint Story and Win!

The SharePoint team has launched an online video contest called SharePoint journeys, which allows you to upload videos and describe where on the SharePoint you are and share the unique ways you have improved your Business Outcomes.  Winners get a pass to the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2011 in Anaheim, California. Running for 2 months from…

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A Closer Look at Windows Live

I was just reading a post by David Pogue from the NY Times.  He has given a summary of Windows Live (application software + services) available and seemed to be impressed with the capabilities – even if he wasn’t aware of all them before his research. One tool that he calls out specifically as a…

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Using OBAs to get More Value from Your ERP

At Australian Tech.Ed 2009 last week on the Gold Coast, I had the opportunity to have a discussion with Kristian Kalsing (@kalsing) from Extend Technologies to talk about Office Business Applications (OBAs).  We recorded the 13 minute video, and it is now published at the Tech.Ed Online site. “OBAs: A strategy for unlocking the value…

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The Productivity Hub is now Available

The Productivity Hub is now live! What is the Productivity Hub? The Productivity Hub is a SharePoint Server 2007 site collection. It comes packed with over 300* pieces of content, including videos, documents and PowerPoint slides. This gives you a great start at building a learning community behind your firewall. Microsoft has developed the Productivity…

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SharePoint in Plain English

In my role as an Enterprise Productivity Specialist, I spend a lot of my time talking to customers about Office System, and how the Office Server (SharePoint) enables people and teams to work better together.  I usually talk to CIO’s and Senior IT Managers about this – and have presented “What is SharePoint” approximately 500…

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Research into SharePoint Content and Application Lifecycle Management

SharePoint consultant Jeremy Thake from Readify is conducting some research into SharePoint Content and Application Lifecycle Management.  His effort is to create a whitepaper on this topic, and use as much real life experience from SharePoint implementations as possible. He has published an online and anonymous survey to capture real life experience from SharePoint users. …

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Building a Workplace for a Wide Spectrum of Generations

I’ve spent the last few working days briefing Government Agencies about how Microsoft approaches a new release of Office and decide on the investments in new features to give our customers new capabilities to support the emerging world of work. I highlight activities that provide insight to us for what the workplace will look like…

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