Rave Reviews & Some Learning for Collaborate & Produce : SharePoint 2010 Introduction for Gov’t & Business Event

The Collaborate and Produce: SharePoint 2010 Introduction for Government and Business event delivered on Thursday, April 12, 2012 was well attended, with 49 registrants filling the Ambrosia Conference Centre’s main room.

The presentation itself was well received by those looking for a general introductory overview of SharePoint. Some comments we received were:

“It was just what we needed to help us understand what SharePoint 2010 can do for us. In particular the document management discussion is encouraging us to change our processes and systems to have ‘one version of the truth’ wherever practical.”

Scott Clark,
Assistant Director Information Technology (CIO),
City of Victoria

….

“Nurses are people-focused – they don’t want to have to be computer savvy to be able to get the information they want. They just want it to be easy – so they can get what they need and then go back to doing what they are passionate about – caring for people.

SharePoint has allowed our staff to become accustomed to accessing documents and conversations whenever and wherever they want.  As the largest nursing program in BC, we have a lot of information that is coming to our staff. Information is getting up and out and that’s a big deal.

From an administration point-of-view, I’m completely stoked for the new features in SharePoint 2010 – especially document collaboration and the new Windows Explorer browser feature – which will resolve so many of the frustrations I was hearing from our staff.”

– Dawna Hurst,
Secretary,
 Camosun College – Nursing Program

For some attendees, who were looking to gain in-depth information, the presentation was not an ideal fit. Based on their comments, we have made the following adjustments:

  • We have changed the name of the presentation to – Collaborate and Produce : SharePoint 2010 Overview Introduction –  to be clear that this presentation is an overview that does not include in-depth information.
  • We have narrowed the scope of the intended audience – only those who are new to SharePoint, or have had limited experience using SharePoint, will be advised to attend.
  • We will advise future registrants who are looking for more information about the specific differences between SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010 to attend our half day hands-on SharePoint 2010 Skills Upgrade course.
  • Future offerings of this presentation will include more real world examples of how different organizations have used SharePoint to improve their collaboration and increase their productivity.

We want to thank all the attendees who provided feedback to help us continue to improve our processes and our presentations.

-Kelly Marshall,
Sales and Marketing Coordinator,
Sector Learning Solutions

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