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Asif Rehmani

SharePoint MVP, MCT and Author on all things SharePoint. Asif loves to speak, consult, train and write on SharePoint technologies.
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Run Training Sessions That Actually Drive SharePoint User Adoption

Posted by Asif Rehmani on Jun 11, 2019

This is the first program in the Optimal Training Strategy for sustainable SharePoint user adoption.

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Topics: SharePoint User Adoption, Office 365 User Adoption, SharePoint Training

Enforce Best Practices for Secure Office 365 External Sharing

Posted by Asif Rehmani on May 6, 2019

Let's suppose that you want certain documents to be shared only with trusted, authenticated external users, in a way that protects sensitive data. After you upload the documents in a dedicated document library, what if you could display a warning dialogue box every time someone visits that library? What if you could automatically instruct end users not to choose the "Share anonymously" option, for example?

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Topics: VisualSP Online Help System, SharePoint User Adoption, Compliance, Onboarding, Digital Adoption

Which SharePoint User Training Approach Works Best?

Posted by Asif Rehmani on Apr 2, 2019

If your organization depends on SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016, or SharePoint Online, user training is baked into your SharePoint user adoption (and retention) strategy. So. what has been your company's approach? Has it been effective at getting users to use, and actually enjoy, SharePoint?

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Topics: SharePoint 2010 End User Training, SharePoint 2013 End User Training, SharePoint 2016 End User Training, SharePoint Training, Onboarding, Digital Transformation

How to Help Employees Find the Best Ways to Use Office 365

Posted by Asif Rehmani on Mar 14, 2019

"We didn't know we could use Office 365 this way!" We often hear this from companies we work with. It is common for people to use an inefficient process for a long period of time and, by chance, discover that there is a more efficient way of getting things done.

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Topics: SharePoint User Adoption, Blog

SharePoint Server 2019: Helping Employees Use the New Features

Posted by Asif Rehmani on Mar 5, 2019

As you know, SharePoint Server 2019 is here. Leveraging the great foundation from the 2016 version, the updates are built to give users the modern experience already characteristic of SharePoint Online.

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Topics: SharePoint Technology, Digital Adoption, Digital Transformation

The SharePoint Conferences You Should Attend

Posted by Asif Rehmani on Mar 1, 2019


“Which SharePoint Conference should I attend in 2019?” I get this question so many times that I thought this definitely deserves a blog post. As part of my job, I continue to visit and present at numerous conferences every year. While I don’t think that this makes me an expert at SharePoint conferences, I do have a perspective that I can share with folks who are looking to evaluate the choices out there.

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Topics: SharePoint Conferences & Events, SharePoint

It Is Time to Help Your Colleagues Move Communication Tasks from Outlook to Teams

Posted by Asif Rehmani on Feb 28, 2019

Companies have been using Outlook way before Teams came around. Using Outlook for communication is not just a default approach for most people but a habit. This habit needs to be broken; there is a better tool for the job.

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Topics: SharePoint User Adoption, Office 365 User Adoption, Digital Adoption

One Proven Way to Make Your SharePoint IT Team Much More Productive

Posted by Asif Rehmani on Feb 6, 2019

The benefits that come with using SharePoint are fully dependent on sustainable deep-and-wide usage of the platform. To that end, companies increase efforts to help employees master their tasks and utilize the platform to the greatest extent. Typically a help desk system is built and a dedicated user support team is appointed; to help employees master the platform, a help site is created and a training program is launched.

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Topics: SharePoint Adoption, SharePoint End User Training

How to Shorten the Period of Temporary Drop in Productivity during Office 365 Adoption

Posted by Asif Rehmani on Jan 23, 2019

Like in any technological transformation initiative, before employees adopt new digital tools, new processes, and new working habits, a slight but temporary drop in productivity tends to occur.

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Topics: Office 365 User Adoption

3 Reasons to Incorporate an Early Adoption Program in Your Office 365 User Adoption Plan

Posted by Asif Rehmani on Jan 17, 2019

Along with incorporating an early adoption program, the most commonly asked question is the impact it will have on the overall company-wide adoption of the platform. Planning for early adoption does contribute to success, considerably. Here are the 3 reasons why.

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Topics: SharePoint Adoption, Office 365 User Adoption, Digital Adoption

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