Saturday, 15 November 2014

SharePoint Audit:Explore the Hidden Gem

SharePoint Audit:Explore the Hidden Gem

Microsoft SharePoint, a phantom product by Microsoft, necessary for all organizations. The organization size can be classified on the basis of
1.Number of Employees Working
2.Number of SharePoint Functions They are going to use

SharePoint works on three key Pillars:
1. Information Architecture
2. Capacity Planning
3.Governance Model

So if you have already installed SharePoint in your organization and want to find whether the phantom is giving the best utilization! SharePoint Audit is Must.

"SharePoint Audit: Lets you make aware whether you are using SharePoint at fullest, what you are not using and Whether what you are using is as per best practices or not."

The Three key deliverable of SharePoint Audit are

  1. Utilization Capacity
  2. Best Practices
  3. Recommendations
to know more in details:

Sunday, 13 July 2014

SharePoint Adoption CheckList

SharePoint Adoption Checklist

Define Your Vision
• Establish the business priorities that SharePoint will address
• Determine your timeframe
• Establish metrics by which you’ll measure success
• Conduct a pilot to gather initial feedback
Identify Relevant Business Cases
• Determine the most appealing scenarios for business users
• Identify “low-hanging fruit”
• Review the list of use cases provided with this white paper to
determine which ones apply to your business
Release your SharePoint functionality in phases
• Start Small and Stay Focused
• Select a pilot group of users
Increase awareness by creating a communication plan
• Leverage Experts and Champions
• Engage Leadership by identifying executive sponsors
• Conduct town hall meetings to discuss your solution
• Create a plan for continuous communication
Support users by creating a training plan
• Establish short, just-in-time training options for users
• Ensure that your site owners are properly trained before giving them
site ownership
• Provide training to content contributors to ensure effective content
• Create a site owner community to enable users to help each other
Ensure ongoing success by creating a user support plan
• Establish a contact person for every page
• Establish a SharePoint Center of Excellence within your organization to
provide high-end support for users
• Survey users on a regular basis to gather feedback and establish metrics
• Ensure content gets moved from legacy platforms to SharePoint in a
planned manner
Generate excitement by creating an incentives and rewards plan
• Demonstrate with real data how features are useful
• Make it fun (buck the company culture)
• Use an online scavenger hunt as a fun way to encourage usage
• Provide recognition for content contribution