Category Archives: Community

Blogs, websites, conferences and other posts relating to the SharePoint comunity and ecosystem

Badges, badges everywhere but not a drop to drink

One of the potentially exciting improvements in SharePoint 2013 is badges. These allow you to assign reputation to users of community sites – but how do they stack up? Badges are a “gamification” concept; you define achievement steps and give … Continue reading

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Six keys to success for leveraging SharePoint in your Learning Infrastructure

I attended an excellent session by Bill Finegan of GP Strategies at the Questionmark user conference last week. GP Strategies is a quoted company in the performance management, training/learning and consultancy space and one of their specialisms is deploying SharePoint … Continue reading

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Will learning in SharePoint benefit from the Experience API?

Although many corporations and colleges, universities and schools use SharePoint for training and education, take-off for SharePoint in learning is still patchy. SharePoint 2013 looks like it will have some education capabilities, but Microsoft are keeping very quiet about them; … Continue reading

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Measuring Social Learning with Assessments at SharePoint Saturday Belgium

Bart Hendrickx recently talked at SharePoint Saturday Belgium on Measuring Social Learning with Assessments. I’m pleased to share his slides courtesy of SlideShare and BIWUG (Belux Information Workers Group). Bart Hendrickx measuring-sociallearning-spsbe02 View more presentations from BIWUG   If you … Continue reading

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Seven ways to stay up-to-date on SharePoint and Assessments

How do you find the key nuggets of information gold you need amongst all the verbiage on the Internet? Here are some of the ways I stay up to date on SharePoint and Assessments, you can adapt many of these to … Continue reading

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What’s a SharePoint Saturday like?

It’s 6am in London on a Saturday morning, completely dark, no sign of dawn, the only sound I hear is an owl hooting. I’m off to SharePoint Saturday UK, set in the historic town of Nottingham (famous for persecuting Robin … Continue reading

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SharePoint adopted faster than any other application I’ve ever seen!

Thought leader interview with Ed Kelty, CIO of Rio Salado College in Arizona, USA Ed, who are Rio Salado College and what is your role? Rio Salado College is the largest online public community college in the nation with nearly … Continue reading

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Measuring Social Learning in SharePoint with Assessments

Here are the slides from my presentation at the European SharePoint Conference in Berlin last week. The key message is that the way we learn in the workplace is changing rapidly with the 70+20+10 model of learning, and that SharePoint … Continue reading

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I love SharePoint, so I love to answer questions

Thanks to sharepointszu for this lovely title quote. After 3 days at the European SharePoint Conference, it’s been really enjoyable meeting people and learning in such an open and friendly environment. I feel I’ve learned far more about SharePoint than … Continue reading

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What I learned at the European SharePoint Conference, Day 1

Here’s an update from  from the stimulating European SharePoint Conference in Berlin. There are 800 attendees, a lot of vendors (3 exhibit halls) and many interesting people to talk to. The Estrel Hotel and Conference Center is a good venue, … Continue reading

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