Strategy and Adoption

Congratulations! You Have Inherited a SharePoint Team Site!

Congratulations! You Have Inherited a SharePoint Team Site!

Do you have a repeatable checklist of what to do when you need to transfer ownership of a SharePoint team site to a new owner? Ellen created a handy list of the steps for inheriting a SharePoint team site and shared it for others.


Performance Support: The Way to Make SharePoint Training Stick

Performance Support: The Way to Make SharePoint Training Stick

For years, enterprises have faced slow uptake from end users following the launch of their SharePoint deployments. Hosting immersive training sessions has been a part of common onboarding strategies, but what happens when skills don't follow workers from the training room to the desk? This white paper from VisualSP demonstrates how to make SharePoint training stick.


Announcing the Release of Gimmal Intranet & Portals on Office 365 and SharePoint to Provide Faster Deployments and Increased Adoption of Digital Workplaces

Announcing the Release of Gimmal Intranet & Portals on Office 365 and SharePoint to Provide Faster Deployments and Increased Adoption of Digital Workplaces

Gimmal today announced the release of Gimmal Intranet & Portals, which will enable organizations to quickly and easily deploy new collaboration sites or refresh existing sites so that they better engage, inform, and connect employees and external users.


The Road to Awesome Adoption

The Road to Awesome Adoption

Heather and Simeon describe the roadmap for how to plan for user adoption and how to use human factors to make SharePoint adoption more successful.


Expanding Our Collaboration Footprint Through Social

Expanding Our Collaboration Footprint Through Social

Christian describes a bit of the history of what drives the need for social tools to increase collaboration in the SharePoint space. He offers strategies for making sure companies can use and track and improve collaboration activities (and increase user adoption).


Tuning Out the SharePoint Naysayers

Tuning Out the SharePoint Naysayers

If you are a SharePoint enthusiast, don't let the people complaining about SharePoint be the ones you spend so much of your time pleasing. Build your solution well and users will want more.


CollabTalk Recap: The ESPC Keynote, O365 Admin UI, & Delve People Experiences

CollabTalk Recap: The ESPC Keynote, O365 Admin UI, & Delve People Experiences

A recap of the monthly CollabTalk show on IT Unity, co-hosted by four Microsoft MVPs and covering hot topics around SharePoint and Office 365. This month: ESPC takeaways and Teper keynote (there will be a future SharePoint on-prem version after SharePoint 2016); Changes to the Office 365 Admin UI with a demo by Marc; Delve "people experiences" with a demo by Naomi


Adopting SharePoint 2016: It’s Time to Plan Ahead!

Adopting SharePoint 2016: It’s Time to Plan Ahead!

With the SharePoint 2016 IT Preview available, has your team started planning for it? This may be your chance to realign teams internally, ask about success stories that worked, build internal champions, think about a pilot program and get user adoption moving up significantly.


The SharePoint Journey: Episode #3

The SharePoint Journey: Episode #3

SharePoint has evolved from portal technology to a platform that is revolutionizing businesses worldwide. What was once a document management solution has changed into an enterprise application where users get their work done each day. With SharePoint 2016 now upon us, the onus has shifted back to the organization to consider SharePoint, not as a tactical solution, but as one that is strategic, reaching across corporate boundaries as a product, platform and project aligning to a SharePoint Journey. Building on the first 2 episodes of The SharePoint Journey, this final episode addresses SharePoint 2016 specifically. The session will build on the importance of a defined corporate commitment to your existing version and the passion required across the organization for an upgrade. Eric will discuss strategies for evaluating the upgrade, assessing changing requirements and communicating the upgrade to your users, the first step to building your adoption of SharePoint 2016.


The SharePoint Journey: Episode #2

The SharePoint Journey: Episode #2

Building on episode 1 of The SharePoint Journey, episode 2 further defines the SharePoint Journey in the context of SharePoint 2010 and 2013. The session will define how the Journey overlays to the upgrade path, citing specific focus areas to build credibility and adoption internally. For those implementing SharePoint net-new, Eric will identify specific success strategies on how to leverage the Journey for each product version.


CollabTalk Episode #9 Recap

CollabTalk Episode #9 Recap

A perspective on the September 2015 CollabTalk show on IT Unity by Office 365 MVP and co-host Christian Buckley. No animals were harmed in the posting of this content.


CollabTalk: SharePoint 2016 Preview, Yammer for Teams & Change Management for Office 365

CollabTalk: SharePoint 2016 Preview, Yammer for Teams & Change Management for Office 365

On this edition of CollabTalk our panel: Christian Buckley, Naomi Moneypenny, Benjamin Niaulin and Marc D. Anderson discussed: SharePoint 2016 Preview: what we know and where we're all just speculating, Yammer for Teams and Change Management for Office 365.


DFW SPUG Webinar: Windows 10 for Business - Why Now? - Presentation Recording and Resources.

DFW SPUG Webinar: Windows 10 for Business - Why Now? - Presentation Recording and Resources.

The Dallas user Group presents: Derek Martin, Practice Area Lead - Modern Datacenter Solutions for Slalom Consulting. The Dallas/Ft. Worth SharePoint and Office 365 User Group provides educational opportunities for technical professionals whose interests include SharePoint, Office 365 and related technologies. Join us for this webinar to learn how Slalom and Microsoft are working with businesses of all sizes and verticals to learn more about Windows 10, what their options are for deployment and why they should be considering their deployments sooner rather than later. Slalom’s work with Microsoft over the previous six months has led us to four main advocacy positions for businesses considering Windows 10: Servicing, Security, Identity and Mobility. We’ll take a quick dive into each of these four main areas and learn how Windows 10 is the best platform for businesses right now. Takeaway: Get a clear picture of the value Windows 10 can bring to your business and why you should start planning for deployment right now.


An Update on Windows 10 with Corey Roth

An Update on Windows 10 with Corey Roth

Every week, Office 365 MVP Jennifer Ann Mason covers new features and announcements for Office 365 and welcomes a special guest. This week, Jennifer is joined by MVP Corey Roth to explore Windows 10.Now that some of the dust has settled, Corey digs into some of the lessons learned, gotchas and tips for planning and deployment for you and your organization as you move forward with Windows 10.


Introduction to the SharePoint Journey

Introduction to the SharePoint Journey

SharePoint has evolved from portal technology to a platform that is revolutionizing businesses worldwide. What was once a document management solution has changed into an enterprise application where users get their work done each day. With SharePoint 2016 now upon us, the onus has shifted back to the organization to consider SharePoint, not as a tactical solution, but as one that is strategic, reaching across corporate boundaries as a product, platform and project aligning to a SharePoint Journey.