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Improve Adoption with these SharePoint Training Resources and Tutorials

Improve your SharePoint Adoption

Often during the drive to implement SharePoint, we consider executive sponsorship, determine the needed information architecture, establish governance policies, and a design to support the organization’s focus and goals. Unfortunately, although recommended as a key component to user adoption, the SharePoint training strategy is often not planned well enough to support a successful roll out.

User adoption is the number one challenge to a SharePoint implementation’s success, and a key factor in adoption is adequate training for users. Some users need written …

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Why should I use SharePoint, when I have shared folders?

File Shares vs. SharePoint

“But file shares are so easy and simple and we save time by not having a system admin or potential maintenance costs from a solution like SharePoint!”

Essentially, there is nothing wrong with shared folders, however, we will discuss how SharePoint reduces the risks to your data storage. Windows file sharing has been around since Windows for Workgroups 3.1, released in October 1992. It came with SMB file sharing support.

How does it work?

The Server Message Block Protocol (SMB protocol) allows client applications to read and write on a computer network. Us…

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Office 365 NextGen Portals – Opportunities in Knowledge Management

At the recent Ignite conference, Microsoft unveiled their development of upcoming Office 365 “NextGen” portals, one of several new CMS-like concepts being included in Office 365/SharePoint. These new “ready-to-go” portals include concepts like the Knowledge Management portal (codename “Infopedia”). These portals are a cross between a team site and a publishing site: you can roll them out quickly and immediately create sites and pages, however your customization options are limited.

NextGen portals, according to Kashman (senior product manager in the Office 365 group), are intelligent by

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