Friday, December 13, 2013

You’re Invested in Your Employees – Now Increase Your ROI!

By Randy Moody

Management, you are already invested in your employees, and have a vested interest in their success, so increasing their competency, productivity, job satisfaction, efficiency, and self-confidence, while reducing employee turnover, can provide greater returns on that investment and boost your bottom line. With that in mind, here are

7 Benefits of Quality SharePoint Training

Thursday, December 05, 2013

New Video Tutorial Takes You Through the Basics of SharePoint 2010 – and It’s Free!

How would you like a guided tour of the basic features and functionality of SharePoint 2010? SharePoint training course author and instructor T.L. Ferrell walks you through a functional introduction to SharePoint 2010 in our new video tutorial, “Introduction to SharePoint 2010.” The video is a part of our Free Video Training Library, and is available to anyone who would like to view it.
SharePoint Training

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Why aren’t you using SharePoint Gantt Charts?

by Robert Schley

As a SharePoint enthusiast, and an instructor focused on SharePoint 2013 training, I’m constantly finding things in SharePoint to get excited about. For example, I’m finding that a Gantt Chart is becoming one of my favorite views to use in SharePoint.  Despite its flaws, I’m enjoying and finding creative uses for the graphical display of information, especially in situations where you really just need a snapshot estimate of what you are looking at.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Alternatives to SharePoint – Are there really any good ones if standardization and integration is a high priority for you and you have broad needs?

Man, the negative articles from the media about SharePoint just seem to keep coming.alternatives to sharepoint
Here are some recent articles that I have read in the news:

I think all of this stuff is a load of crap!  It is designed to get people to read stuff and pay for it by looking at and clicking on advertisements, or pay for it with cash in the case of Gartner’s report.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

SharePoint Solutions Is Now PremierPoint Solutions

By now you may have heard that SharePoint Solutions has a new name: PremierPoint Solutions. After 10 years as a SharePoint-focused company—centered completely on SharePoint Products and Technologies—our company is expanding its focus to include more technologies which can transform the business landscape.

Monday, October 07, 2013

New Course: Business Intelligence for SharePoint 2010

SharePoint Solutions is excited to announce the launch of a new 3-day course on Business Intelligence for SharePoint 2010:
Business Intelligence Training – the Microsoft Self-Service BI Toolset
Leveraging PowerPivot, Power View and Report Builder to Build No-Code BI Applications and Reports for SharePoint 2010

Thursday, September 26, 2013

NEW!! Basic SharePoint 2013 Training at Your Own Pace

By Randy Moody

Just getting started with SharePoint 2013?

SharePoint 2013 training
Looking for a way to gain a basic understanding of SharePoint 2013’s interface and features?

Hoping for basic  SharePoint 2013 training at your own desk and your own pace?

Well, you’re not alone.

Friday, August 09, 2013

Make a Gantt Chart More Than A Gantt

by Robert Schley
(SharePoint 2010 Training Instructor)

You know what I find frustrating in SharePoint? Tasks. I find Tasks frustrating. More specifically, the lack of advanced features in SharePoint 2010 that could make tracking Tasks easy is what frustrates me.

The good news is that we can change this fairly easily by creating some custom Content Types.  I just happen to have a project that I'm working on where I need to update multiple tasks with the same set of checkboxes for each task.  Let's take a look . . .

Friday, July 26, 2013

Private Onsite SharePoint Training Is a Cost-effective Option forLarger Groups

SharePoint 2013 Training

Recently we created a new tagline for our Training Division: Learn, Lead, Succeed.

We chose that phrase because it reflects the ultimate goal of our SharePoint training:  to help students learn the practical skills and hands-on experience they need to confidently and effectively utilize SharePoint within departments and teams in their organizations.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

What is a SharePoint Administrator?

By Robert Schley,
PremierPoint Solutions, Training Division

What is a SharePoint Administrator?  Recently I've run into some confusion regarding what skills an Administrator would need in order to manage SharePoint.  I think the point would be clearer if we make a distinction between two different types of SharePoint Administrators.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Need Microsoft Office 365 SharePoint Training or Consulting? We have it!

Is your organization looking for training and/or consulting on SharePoint Online in Microsoft Office 365?  

Well, your search is over!

Office 365 SharePoint is an increasingly popular way to incorporate the benefits and advantages of using SharePoint in your organization without having it installed on premises. It is hosted by Microsoft in “the cloud.”

Quality Office 365 SharePoint training is the key to using this hosted edition of SharePoint effectively, and SharePoint Solutions is your headquarters for practical hands-on Office 365 SharePoint training.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Confessions of a SharePoint Skeptic (A Network Administrator’s SharePoint Awakening)

By Robert Schley
I worked as a Network Administrator for many years.  I joined the Marines straight out of high school as a “small computer systems specialist" and  worked for eight years setting up and maintaining many diverse systems, ranging from straight Cisco networking to Windows Enterprise support to WAN/LAN transmission mediums.  I took for granted the amount of technology that I was being exposed to over my enlistments.  Once I left the military, I realized I needed to choose a specific area of expertise rather than be on call for general IT support.  So, for the next four years, I worked for four years as a Department of Defense contractor teaching Information Technology to Marines.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

SPGA 2013: A Site Vending Machine

Site Provisioning and Governance SoftwareRecently we announced the release of our newest software add-on: 
Site Provisioning and Governance Assistant for SharePoint 2013 (SPGA 2013).

The beauty of SPGA 2013 is that it enables every site to be provisioned just the way you want it – every single time. It’s a site vending machine that generates on demand, uniformly and automatically.
Why is this so important?

Monday, April 08, 2013

SharePoint User Migration Training

These 2-day courses will get you up to speed on the new version in a hurry!
As an information worker who works with SharePoint every day in your job, you feel very comfortable with SharePoint and know exactly how to do what you need to do.
But now your company is migrating to a newer version of SharePoint, and you’ve heard that it’s very different.  There are even new features and capabilities you may be able to leverage to make your job easier.

But which course would be the best one for you to learn all about the changes and improvements?  The answer to that question depends on which version of SharePoint you HAVE been using, and which version you WILL be using.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Microsoft Self-Service BI Toolset: A Quick and Efficient Way to Mine Business Intelligence

SharePoint BI Training

Business Intelligence can help you turn mountains of data into manageable, meaningful information, which can give your business decision-makers the insights they need to make better-informed decisions.

Having the right BI right tool is the key to making this process quick and efficient.

Without the right tools, it can take months for highly specialized IT professionals to gather, assimilate and share Business Intelligence data. With the right tools, that process can be done in mere days by business professionals.

Monday, March 04, 2013

A Whole New Way to Learn SharePoint 2010

SharePoint Online Training
We are very excited to introduce a new training alternative for those needing SharePoint 2010 training. And it’s so affordable, you could have your WHOLE ORGANIZATION trained on SharePoint, right at their desks.

I’m talking about our new Self-Paced Online SharePoint Training. We’ve taken our most basic course, Introduction to SharePoint 2010 – Using SharePoint Foundation 2010, and made it available in an online eLearning format that you can go through at your own pace.

The Self-Paced Online option is a lot like auditing a college course: you will see SharePoint’s features explained and demonstrated by a skilled instructor in a recorded presentation, but you will not have the printed course manual, the hands-on lab experience, or the assistance of a live instructor. Our goal is that at the end of the course, you will have a practical understanding of the basic features of SharePoint 2010.

Just $399

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Microsoft Self-Service Business Intelligence (BI) Explained (and taught!)

by Jeff Cate

Last fall, my employees came to me and complained that they could not get the answers to their business questions from our data.  We have TONS of data.  We are a small company, but are highly automated and have data in ERP, CRM, Marketing Automation, Google Analytics, various Cloud services, Excel spreadsheets, etc.

Of course, all of our business systems have some degree of built-in tools for reporting and data analysis.  But, even so, there are still problems such as:

Monday, February 18, 2013

Live Online SharePoint Training – A New Class Attendance Option

by Randy Moody

Need SharePoint training, but can’t travel?  No problem!
Each week we hear from students across the country who would like to attend one of our SharePoint training classes, and have money in the training budget, but are not able to travel.

Maybe that’s your situation too. If it is, then I have some great news!
SharePoint Solutions is now offering a Live Online Remote Attendance option for our classroom-based classes.

Monday, February 11, 2013

New SharePoint 2010 Training Course: Designing SharePoint Document Management and Records Management Systems in SharePoint 2010

by Randy Moody

For many companies, SharePoint Document Management really amounts to little more than eliminating file shares and storing documents in SharePoint document libraries.  But that is only the beginning of what SharePoint 2010 is capable of when it comes to managing your organization’s documents and records.

SharePoint 2010 allows you to actually design and create Document Management systems.

Friday, February 01, 2013

Not Like Everybody Else

by Randy Moody

Sharepoint 2010 Training
I’m not like everybody else.

Take restaurants for example. When I go into a restaurant, I want to sit at a table, not in a booth.   Recent studies show that everybody except me wants a booth. In fact, if it weren’t for the fact that you can’t push booths together to make one REALLY BIG booth (“Eisenstein, party of 16.”), tables might disappear from restaurants altogether!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Microsoft’s Hosted Solutions Bring Big Company IT to Small Business

by Robert Schley 
At the SharePoint Conference 2012, I was blown away by the ideas that Microsoft is putting out. In the past I've seen them as wanting to slowly creep into controlling every aspect of what IT folks want to do. It could just be that I'm in a different place now and not as directly involved with IT platform work. I think that may only be part of it, though. I am farther outside of the server farm than I have ever been, but I see the IT infrastructure more from a business perspective now. It's not, "Wow, that's awesome. I want it." I now see IT as, "What can it do for me and is it worth the money I put into it?