Drive adoption and get users excited with SharePoint 2010. #EuropeanSP

This  are my notes of the session from Matt Berg at the European SharePoint conference 2011 in Berlin.

  • There is a huge shift in the industry
    • 4 million millenniums are entering the industry. They always had the internet
  • What makes SharePoint different?
    • it is integrated with office apps and other
    • it’s flexible
    • interoperability, you can build plugins
    • connected
    • ubiquitous
    • understood
  • The SharePoint journey
    • Initial deployment: deploy collaboration sites, connect teams and information
    • Broad adoption: deliver advanced workloads, reduce the cost of multiple systems
    • Business solutions: provide insights that improves decisions
  • How some users see SharePoint?
    • it’s the intranet
    • it’s the server
    • The thing my boss makes me use
    • The new home drive
    • The meeting site thing
    • The work google/bing thing
  • Tip: get people using mysites! Fill in your name and you projects you’re working on or you worked on in the past.
  • Tip: get a corporate sponsor, someone outside from IT. Someone popular.
  • Tip: put real people on your homepage, people from your company
  • Best practices to lead to success
    • set goals
      • cross organization collaboration
      • keep intranet content fresh
      • communication and training plan
    • develop a plan
      • enhance your existing plan
      • show value
    • get an executive sponsor
    • train, communicate, incentivize
  • Communication plan
    • Town hall meetings
    • Break room posters
    • SharePoint lunch
    • Create “champions groups”
    • Organize a SharePoint party
  • visit www.iusesharepoint.com
    • contains a SharePoint adaption kit