Make SharePoint work for
You!
(and not the other way around)
Asif Rehmani
SharePoint MVP and MCT
@asifrehmani
SharePoint-V...
VisualSPTM
in-context and on-demand
Help for SharePoint users
Multi-User access to All videos on
SharePoint-Videos.com
SharePoint topics covered
SharePoint site Administration SharePoi...
Target audience for this session
Rated E for Everyone
Have you ever asked this question to
yourself?
What has SharePoint done for me lately…?
What SharePoint Can do for You!
1. Make you look like a super
hero
2. Progress your career
3. Help you get a job in any
in...
What SharePoint version are you on?
(or navigating towards)
2013
2010
2007
Earlier
What can SharePoint do?
Collaboration
Document management
Forms
Workflows
Business Intelligence
Reporting
Search
…
Super s...
Shot Gun Approach
Intranet Doc Mgmt Search
Vertical Focus
Horizontal Focus then Dive in
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Int...
What can SharePoint do for our
business?
Human resource on-boarding process
Vacation scheduling system
Vendor management p...
Recipe for failure
Hire the local SharePoint “experts” to come and “do SharePoint”
without consultation with business lead...
Building on top of the
SharePoint platform
Creating Solutions
Recommended sequence when creating Your solutions:
1. Browser based only
2. Use no-code tools
3. Use co...
No-code tools to build solutions
SharePoint Designer 2010
Workflows Conditional Formatting
Library form Custom SharePoint list form
InfoPath 2010 & 2013
Excel 2013 and browser
Use PowerView to better visualize and present your data dashboard
Access 2013 and browser
Build Access web apps and launch to SharePoint Online
Access tables reside in SQL database
How do I practice my ideas and
concepts?
Watch free videos at:
http://sharepoint-videos.com/video-categories/all-
free-vid...
Don’t forget about the
End Users!!!
“If you build it, they will come” is sadly not true for SharePoint
Stop training the end users… please
Cost of “training” users the traditional way:
approx. $300 / user (not counting the ti...
How to help SharePoint users be
successful!
Get them excited and help them understand what’s in it for them!
Provide them ...
Call to Action
Focus on what your business needs are and not what SharePoint can do
Practice what you are learning in a sa...
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Make SharePoint work for you!

  1. 1. Make SharePoint work for You! (and not the other way around) Asif Rehmani SharePoint MVP and MCT @asifrehmani SharePoint-Videos.com
  2. 2. VisualSPTM in-context and on-demand Help for SharePoint users
  3. 3. Multi-User access to All videos on SharePoint-Videos.com SharePoint topics covered SharePoint site Administration SharePoint Designer InfoPath Reporting Services Business Connectivity Services Branding Workflows Term Store (taxonomy) Access and Access Services Records Management Project management Search Server Administration JavaScript customizations Hundreds of video tutorials Fully narrated by SharePoint experts
  4. 4. Target audience for this session Rated E for Everyone
  5. 5. Have you ever asked this question to yourself? What has SharePoint done for me lately…?
  6. 6. What SharePoint Can do for You! 1. Make you look like a super hero 2. Progress your career 3. Help you get a job in any industry vertical you choose 1. Make you look completely foolish 2. Get you fired 3. Make you change your career and go to a different industry
  7. 7. What SharePoint version are you on? (or navigating towards) 2013 2010 2007 Earlier
  8. 8. What can SharePoint do? Collaboration Document management Forms Workflows Business Intelligence Reporting Search … Super secret The next version will even make coffee! (wrong question)
  9. 9. Shot Gun Approach Intranet Doc Mgmt Search Vertical Focus Horizontal Focus then Dive in Beginner Intermediate Advanced Intranet Doc Mgmt Search Beginner Intermediate Advanced Diving into SharePoint areas
  10. 10. What can SharePoint do for our business? Human resource on-boarding process Vacation scheduling system Vendor management portal Employee training scheduling and materials Business performance reporting Company knowledge base Help desk portal Inventory tracking … (correct question)
  11. 11. Recipe for failure Hire the local SharePoint “experts” to come and “do SharePoint” without consultation with business leads Start on many SharePoint projects all at once Treat SharePoint like a regular intranet where IT pushes out the content and manages pages. Knowledge workers just consume the information
  12. 12. Building on top of the SharePoint platform
  13. 13. Creating Solutions Recommended sequence when creating Your solutions: 1. Browser based only 2. Use no-code tools 3. Use code tools OR 3rd party products
  14. 14. No-code tools to build solutions
  15. 15. SharePoint Designer 2010 Workflows Conditional Formatting
  16. 16. Library form Custom SharePoint list form InfoPath 2010 & 2013
  17. 17. Excel 2013 and browser Use PowerView to better visualize and present your data dashboard
  18. 18. Access 2013 and browser Build Access web apps and launch to SharePoint Online Access tables reside in SQL database
  19. 19. How do I practice my ideas and concepts? Watch free videos at: http://sharepoint-videos.com/video-categories/all- free-videos/ Get a free CloudShare environment for 14 days to play around with: http://tinyurl.com/asifcloudshare 19
  20. 20. Don’t forget about the End Users!!! “If you build it, they will come” is sadly not true for SharePoint
  21. 21. Stop training the end users… please Cost of “training” users the traditional way: approx. $300 / user (not counting the time off from work) for an average 1 day training Size of Organization Total cost of training end users 500 $150,000 1,000 $300,000 2,000 $600,000 5,000 $1,500,000 10,000 $3,000,000
  22. 22. How to help SharePoint users be successful! Get them excited and help them understand what’s in it for them! Provide them help and support when they need it Don’t make the users jump through extra steps to get the help they need Empower your help desk (or yourself if You are the help desk) with the tools you need to help your users
  23. 23. Call to Action Focus on what your business needs are and not what SharePoint can do Practice what you are learning in a sandbox/play environment Plan to support your end users Thank You!
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