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SharePoint Best Practices - 5 Milestones for User Adoption

Posted by Asif Rehmani on Nov 14, 2018 9:41:04 AM

Wouldn't it be great if there was a timeline of 'adoption enhancing activities' to follow when rolling out a new SharePoint-based intranet (or relaunching an existing one)? I mean, let's get real and talk about concrete things instead of vague concepts.

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Topics: SharePoint Adoption, SharePoint End User Training

Why Choose a Contextual Help System over a Learning Management System?

Posted by Jordan Vanderlugt on Apr 10, 2018 9:40:00 AM

Team collaboration, task automation, data security, employee productivity, and return on investment are the common business pursuits. Toward those goals, companies have deployed SharePoint and Office 365.

However, all these business goals are only attainable to the extent that employees actually use the platforms. At the same time, SharePoint and Office 365 adoption remains a major challenge to organizations of all sizes. The idea of "build it; they will come" seldom translates into reality.

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Topics: Learning Management System, VisualSP Help System, SharePoint Adoption, office 365 adoption, SharePoint End User Training, Office 365 End User Training

Caveman Adoption Tenet #3: Simple Solutions

Posted by Eric Eaton on Feb 6, 2018 9:03:00 AM

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This is the fourth post in my series about Caveman User Adoption. The first was an overview of 4 Caveman Tenets of user adoption that together create an environment where SharePoint and Office 365 will grow organically. This article is a deeper dive on the third tenet – Simple Solutions. The core idea here is to solve common pain points with something that is satisfyingly simple. Don't design the proverbial solar-powered rocket launcher with GPS and cup-holders when all the users really needed was a club. Clubs are easy to replicate. They cost little to maintain. They have a short learning curve. They are satisfying to use. When you've got a new club - everything looks like a nail.

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Topics: Caveman User Adoption Scorecard, Office 365 End User Training, SharePoint 2013 End User Training, SharePoint 2016 End User Training, SharePoint Adoption, office 365 adoption

Caveman Adoption Tenet #2: Simple adoption metrics

Posted by Eric Eaton on Jan 9, 2018 8:00:00 AM


This is the third post in my series about Caveman User Adoption. The first was an overview of 4 tenets that together create an environment where SharePoint and Office 365 can grow. This article is a deeper dive on the second of those tenets. Measuring adoption is an area where a lot of times we overthink things. We track the wrong things (like page hits and unique visitors for a site) and build solutions that are way more complicated than we needed in order to tell our adoption story.

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Topics: Caveman User Adoption Scorecard, Office 365 End User Training, SharePoint 2013 End User Training, SharePoint 2016 End User Training, SharePoint Adoption, office 365 adoption

Caveman Adoption Tenet #1: Simple governance policies to promote user adoption

Posted by Eric Eaton on Jan 3, 2018 2:31:02 PM

This is the second post in my series about Caveman User Adoption. The first was an overview of 4 tenets that together create an environment where SharePoint and Office 365 can grow. This article is a deeper dive on the first tenet – Simple Governance Policies.

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Topics: Caveman User Adoption Scorecard, Office 365 End User Training, SharePoint 2013 End User Training, SharePoint 2016 End User Training, SharePoint Adoption, office 365 adoption

Caveman user adoption strategies

Posted by Eric Eaton on Nov 14, 2017 9:03:00 AM

I’ve been doing some speaking lately on the topic of user adoption. It’s an important subject, not least of which because so many times we, as an industry, get it wrong. We either ignore it (build it and they will come) or treat it like a project (training classes will be complete by August 1). In my experience, neither of those things work. Success is not rocket science, though. There are many books and posts out there that discuss adoption from more conceptual perspectives related to vision, communications, and human behavioral changes. Those discussions are certainly valid, but I plan to tackle the topic from a more functional perspective and discuss strategies and activities as they apply to the team behind the platform.

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Topics: Caveman User Adoption Scorecard, Office 365 End User Training, SharePoint 2013 End User Training, SharePoint 2016 End User Training, SharePoint Adoption, office 365 adoption

SharePoint Server 2016: What's in it for Me? Webinar with Microsoft's Bill Baer

Posted by Alex Brown on Feb 15, 2017 10:00:00 AM

For those of you wondering if a migration to SharePoint 2016 makes sense, we've got the inside scoop. VisualSP is teaming up with Bill Baer to explain the benefits of this latest release, the investments Microsoft has made to improve SharePoint, and why a migration might make sense for your organization. We are hosting Bill on February 22, 2017, 12 – 1:00pm EST, live on the web.

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Topics: SharePoint Adoption, sharepoint implementation, SharePoint Server 2016

Timeline for SharePoint adoption activities

Posted by Asif Rehmani on Feb 7, 2017 9:07:00 AM

Wouldn't it be nice to have a timeline of 'adoption enhancing activities' to follow when rolling out a new SharePoint-based intranet (or relaunching your existing one)? I mean, let's get real and talk about concrete things instead of vague concepts. Let's do this!

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Topics: SharePoint Adoption

Two Challenges to SharePoint and Office 365 User Adoption

Posted by Alex Brown on Jan 6, 2017 8:02:00 AM

The following is an excerpt from our whitepaper Micro-training In Context: The Path to Faster Technology Adoption. To read the full paper, click here.

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Topics: end user training, SharePoint Adoption, office 365 adoption

Three Reasons Why Micro-training Makes Sense for SharePoint Users

Posted by Alex Brown on Aug 2, 2016 1:10:21 PM

At times, organizations can face inertia following a new SharePoint installation or upgrade. This can be due in part to end-user anxiety. That anxiety stems from assumptions that a new system or technology will be challenging to master.

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Topics: SharePoint Adoption, performance support

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