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Sharepoint Resources

SharePoint Portal Alternatives – A Credible List

What is SharePoint 2010? Vision and Reality

The Trouble with Going Google: Four Reasons Why I Got Out

SharePoint Alternative for Enterprises?

SharePoint 2007: Gateway Drug to Enterprise Social Tools

Response to “SharePoint 2007: Gateway Drug to Enterprise Social Tools”

Circling Around To Enterprise 2.0 Again

Sharepoint and Enterprise 2.0: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Microsoft Sharepoint vs. Enterprise 2.0 Start-ups: Day of Reckoning Arrives

Study Finds SharePoint Primarily Used for File Sharing

Microsoft Dogged By Sharepoint Support Issues – Study

SharePoint Web Content Management Licensing was Botched

Gartner: SaaS is Hot, Revenue Will Keep Rising

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How Thanksgiving is like a great Intranet

As most of North America relaxes and consumes large quantities of food and football, I started thinking about how thanksgiving and great Intranets are alike.  Stay with me on this.

The Social Gathering

A great Intranet is a place where all the employees of a company can gather and virtually meet. Sometimes its difficult to get everyone in one place, thats why Football was invented.  A great Intranet needs to have some fun interactive elements that will keep employees interested.

Everyone Brings a Dish

To have a great Intranet every person in your company must contribute.  HR forms are like dinner rolls and Yams are like blogs posts.  If everyone contributes, everyone benefits.  I’m starting to get hungry.

The Golden Bird

Who can resist a beautifully cooked turkey?  Think of the turkey as the interface of your Intranet.  Form always follows function but it never hurts have a gorgeous looking Intranet to entice your employees.

Pumpkin Pie for Desert

Its important to encourage employees to use the intranet and reward them for doing so.  One idea is having a monthly raffle that picks one person that is logged into the intranet to win a small prize.  As more employees begin to use the intranet adjust the raffle to encourage more engagement.

As a Canadian I’m a bit jealous of the scale of the US holiday and wish Canada would inherit some of the traditions.  I admit this post was a bit of a stretch but it was really just a way to say HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

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Enterprise 2.0 / Intranet Resources

Blogs

Research Reports

  • 2009/2010 Communication ROI Study Report: Capitalizing on Effective Communication [TowersWatson]
  • Social Media Survey 2010 [Melcrum]
  • Behind the Firewall: Internal Communications 2009 [Society for New Communications Research Awards]
    Case study submissions on how an organization is using new communication and/or social media tools internally to enhance employee communications, or corporate culture, employee training and education. etc.
  • Don’t Be Afraid of Social Media: Smart and Simple Ways to Use These Tools for Benefits Communication [Benz Communications]

Case Studies

  • Case Study: Booz Allen [The FASTforward Blog, Bill Ives]
    Booz Allen developed and implemented Hello, a suite of web-based enterprise tools designed to strengthen collaboration, connectivity, and communication across geographical and cultural barriers.

    • Implementing Enterprise 2.0 at Booz Allen: Part One Overview of Business Drivers and Components
    • Implementing Enterprise 2.0 at Booz Allen: Part Two ““ Change Management Efforts and Results
    • Implementing Enterprise 2.0 at Booz Allen: Part Three ““ Operational Impact
    • Implementing Enterprise 2.0 at Booz Allen: Part Four ““ Financial Impact
    • Implementing Enterprise 2.0 at Booz Allen: Part Five ““ Lessons Learned
    • Implementing Enterprise 2.0 at Booz Allen: Part Six ““ Plans for Enhancements

Also from Jacob Morgan Marketing:

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Vialect Introduces “œGroup Chat” with the Release of Noodle 6.9

Enterprise software developer Vialect continues to raise the bar for business networking/collaboration platforms with the release of version 6.9 for Noodle that includes an impressive “Group Chat” application.

Vialect President Tim Dorey explains that this upgrade to their Enterprise 2.0 social networking platform will allow co-workers to create virtual meeting rooms where they can discuss dynamic topics in real time and share resources including documents and images. This functionality will increase group productivity by allowing teams to form quickly and easily, to stay connected and to work together faster.

A completely searchable wiki-based meeting summary is easily accessed for taking notes, and all meetings are archived so they can be revisited at a later date. With Group Chat, teams can collaborate and share ideas ““ and all those great ideas will remain in one organized and searchable place.

Noodle version 6.9, including Group Chat, is easy to use and will integrate seamlessly with Noodle’s existing platform settings such as access rights. It’s available now for hosted clients; local software clients can upgrade to version 6.9 with a valid support contract.

“With Noodle, we have been able to develop a robust, informative site for our employees”¦We are very excited about the upcoming group chat feature.  Now, we can collaborate in a more cohesive fashion, and communicate with one another faster, helping our business continue to expand.”

Mark Larsen, Halmar International

Since 2004, Vialect has been helping companies improve productivity and achieve their business objectives by offering a corporate social networking suite with a traditional collaborative application called Noodle.

For more information check out their website at vialect.com.

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Create Shortcuts to Applications used Regularly in Noodle

Bookmarks or “favorites” are a basic but very useful browser feature. Noodle has a simple yet powerful bookmark system featuring tabs to organize your most frequently used applications.

Users set up their own custom tabs in the Quickbar which can include a link to any application or page the user has the rights to access.

Step One

From the My Profile Page, click the edit button in the top right.  In the General Settings Tab choose Yes to Display Quickbar.  Save your changes and log back into Noodle to apply.

Select the Edit link in the top left under the Toolbar logo to open the Quickbar Settings

Step Two

Create a tab by entering a name into the textbox below the list of currently available tabs (the top box). Ex.Company Forms, or Personal Pages…Select ‘Create New’ to save.

When a tab is selected, a list of its linked applications or pages will now be shown in the lower list. Simply select ‘Add New’ and select an application in the new window to create a link.

Shortcut names may also be altered from this menu by selecting them in the lower list and entering a new name for them in the textbox. Quickbar tab names may also be changed this way using the upper list and textbox.

Step Three

Create multiple tabs to organize your links for quick access frequently accessed applications within Noodle.