Improving Microsoft Adoption

Insights On Getting Users On Board Faster and More Sustainably

Interactive Guide on Office 365 Groups

Posted by Asif Rehmani on Jan 25, 2017 11:07:00 AM

I'm a big fan of helping users get used to an application by getting down and dirty into it. Yes, they might end up breaking small things here and there sometimes. However, as long as they are in a safe environment with little to no impact on core business, the advantages of user adoption far outweigh the risks.

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Topics: Office 365

VisualSP Live Event 1/24/17 - Contextual Training and Support for Office 365

Posted by Alex Brown on Jan 17, 2017 7:00:00 AM

If you or someone you know is having difficulty learning Office 365, join VisualSP as we introduce you to on-demand, in-context training and support for all of the Office 365 apps!

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Topics: Office 365, performance support, VisualSP events

VisualSP's New Office 365 Training Product Will Be On Display at Microsoft Ignite 2016

Posted by Alex Brown on Sep 23, 2016 9:42:40 AM

Announcement from VisualSP CEO Asif Rehmani:

As many Office 365 users know, Microsoft Office 365 is an amazing offering, and it has been growing leaps and bounds in the last year. Many small to large organizations around the world are taking advantage of this platform.

However, there is a challenge... 
As awesome as Office 365 is, I see a lot of users struggling with making sense of it all. Not just end users, but also administrators in charge of setting up Office 365 services as well!

Office 365 consists of many useful applications such as Mail, Tasks, SharePoint, Office Online, Planner, Yammer, OneDrive, Delve and so much more. many organizations are looking for a way their users can keep up the continuous improvements Microsoft rolls out, as it adjusts to market demands with some great updates. At times, business is slowed while users learn new products.

So what do end users and administrators currently do when they are looking for answers?

Typically, either one or both of the following:

1) Search for answers online and sift through results on Microsoft sites, MVP articles, Forums and YouTube videos

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Topics: Office 365, end user training

Quick way to on-board end users on Office 365

Posted by Asif Rehmani on Sep 7, 2016 2:00:00 PM

As you know, Office 365 is an amazing offering by Microsoft and it has been growing leaps and bounds in the last year. Many small to large organizations around the world are taking advantage of this platform.

However, there is a problem... 
As awesome as Office 365 is, I see a lot of users struggling with making sense of it all. Not just end users, but also administrators in charge of setting up Office 365 services as well!

Continue reading and I’ll tell you about how our company, VisualSP, is planning to target that problem. If you don’t want to read further, here’s quick shortcut to the answer.

Office 365 consists of many useful applications such as Mail, Tasks, SharePoint, Office Online, Planner, Yammer, OneDrive, Delve and so much more. They are all shifting and changing as time goes by and as Microsoft is adjusting to market demands and rolling out constant updates to it all. Things are starting to get complicated real fast as this offering is coming of age.

So what do end users and administrators currently do when they are looking for answers?

One of the following two things:

1) Search for answers online and sift through results on Microsoft sites, MVP articles, Forums and YouTube videos
Challenge with No. 1: There is too much information out there about certain things and it’s easy to get lost or get the wrong answers. On the flip side, there is not much information about other things and you feel equally lost.

2)  Click on the ? button at the top right of the screen. I don’t see too many people having faith in this method anymore, but those that still do are presented with the following screen:

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Topics: Office 365

The Answer for Lackluster Office 365 SharePoint Online Adoption

Posted by Asif Rehmani on Nov 6, 2015 11:30:00 AM


Is your company facing slow SharePoint adoption? The answer is not an overworked support desk or hiring a training consultant. The answer lies in a versatile inline, in-context tool. 

 

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Topics: VisualSP, SharePoint Adoption, Office 365

VisualSP's SharePoint Help App Improves Small Business Productivity

Posted by Asif Rehmani on Oct 27, 2015 7:00:00 AM

My experience with SharePoint has shown me that users are often introduced to the platform without any training or formal communication process to drive internal adoption. For medium and large enterprises, early adoption without training protocols or in-context help is a problem. For small businesses, without the time, resources and budget to facilitate such training, the issue is even more problematic. Making the investment in Office 365 without fully deploying the SharePoint Online environment means underutilization of a critical productivity tool.

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Topics: VisualSP Help System, SharePoint Adoption, Office 365

OneDrive personal files interface coming to Office 365 Group files

Posted by Asif Rehmani on Oct 14, 2015 4:18:55 AM

Announced today by Christophe Fiessinger from Microsoft - The cool looking OneDrive files management interface is coming to Office 365 Groups. Some folks will already see this right away. Others will see it within the next couple of months.

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Topics: Office 365

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