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What has SharePoint done for you lately? Use the guidance in this slide deck to help make SharePoint for You (and not the other way around)

What has SharePoint done for you lately? Use the guidance in this slide deck to help make SharePoint for You (and not the other way around)

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  • 1. Make SharePoint work for You! (and not the other way around) Asif Rehmani SharePoint MVP and MCT @asifrehmani
  • 2. VisualSPTM in-context and on-demand Help for SharePoint users
  • 3. Multi-User access to All videos on 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. Target audience for this session Rated E for Everyone
  • 5. Have you ever asked this question to yourself? What has SharePoint done for me lately…?
  • 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. What SharePoint version are you on? (or navigating towards) 2013 2010 2007 Earlier
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. Building on top of the SharePoint platform
  • 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. No-code tools to build solutions
  • 15. SharePoint Designer 2010 Workflows Conditional Formatting
  • 16. Library form Custom SharePoint list form InfoPath 2010 & 2013
  • 17. Excel 2013 and browser Use PowerView to better visualize and present your data dashboard
  • 18. Access 2013 and browser Build Access web apps and launch to SharePoint Online Access tables reside in SQL database
  • 19. How do I practice my ideas and concepts? Watch free videos at: free-videos/ Get a free CloudShare environment for 14 days to play around with: 19
  • 20. Don’t forget about the End Users!!! “If you build it, they will come” is sadly not true for SharePoint
  • 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. 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. 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!