SPSaturday ATL: 5 Ways Enhance SP Usability

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5 Ways to Enhance SharePoint Site Usability
SharePoint Saturday Atlanta
April 18, 2009

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SPSaturday ATL: 5 Ways Enhance SP Usability

  1. 1. 5 Ways to Enhance SharePoint Site Usability Dux Raymond Sy, PMP Innovative-e Microsoft Atlanta, GA April 18, 2009
  2. 2. Presentation Objectives   After completing this presentation, you will be able to   Identify and customize site components to meet the user community's collaboration needs   Modify SharePoint site navigation to satisfy web usability's three click rule   Maximize custom views to replicate network share folder hierarchy   Define relevant metadata to deliver better search results   Simplify site tools and menu options
  3. 3. Dux Raymond Sy, PMP   Managing Partner, Innovative-E, Inc.   Contract Author & Instructor, Learning Tree International   Author, “SharePoint for Project Management” by O’Reilly Media   For more information, connect with Dux   E-Mail: dux.sy@innovative-e.com   LinkedIn: linkedIn.com/in/meetdux   Blog: meetdux.com   Twitter: twitter.com/meetdux
  4. 4. Agenda   What’s Wrong with OOB SharePoint?   5 Ways to Enhance SharePoint Site Usability   Questions and Answers
  5. 5. Agenda   Why SharePoint?   5 Ways to Enhance SharePoint Site Usability   Questions and Answers
  6. 6. #1 Minimize Site Components   Less is more   Common information requirements   Document library   Calendar   Contacts
  7. 7. Example: Clarifying Requirements
  8. 8. #2 Update Site Navigation   Three ways to provide site navigation   Top link bar   Quick Launch   Links Web Part   Global navigation vs Local navigation
  9. 9. #3 Emulate the Network Share   Move the folder hierarchy to a Document Library?   Replicate the experience NOT the hierarchical structure   Custom columns   Custom Views   Quick Launch
  10. 10. #4 Embed Additional Meta Data   Information should be relevant   Benefits search   Create custom columns   Make it required
  11. 11. #5 Provide Self-Help   Not all users will get formal training   Create a self-help section for common site tasks like:   How to post calendar events   How to upload a file   How to move files with explorer view   Self-help can be in various forms   Powerpoint slides   Video snippets   Custom lists
  12. 12. Agenda   Why SharePoint?   5 Ways to Enhance SharePoint Site Usability   Questions and Answers
  13. 13. Questions?
  14. 14. Download this presentation @ meetdux.com/resources Thank You! Innovative-e Microsoft New York City February 21, 2009 4.00 pm – 5.15 pm

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