SharePoint: Where to begin?

Many communicators are given SharePoint with little training or guidance on where to begin. Here’s how to get started.

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We’ve all heard that SharePoint is the next big thing to happen to communicators. But is it true?

SharePoint promises communicators a “point and click” option to creating and maintaining functional, easy-to-use Web sites without help from IT. But talk to any communicator who has been charged with the task of converting their current intranet or Web site to a SharePoint site, and you may hear a different story.

In fact, getting started can be the hardest part. Many communicators are given SharePoint with little or no training, or even guidance on where to begin. Others still have to struggle with IT to gain control over how changes are made to the site.

A place to call your own

One way to help you and your communications team learn more about SharePoint, and prove your worth to IT, is to move your current editing process to a team site specifically for communications before deploying SharePoint companywide. Here, you and your staff can play around with all the bells and whistles of SharePoint without having it out there for the whole world to see.

All greatness aside, without proper management document libraries can quickly become cluttered and unorganized. One way to avoid this is to create several libraries, each dedicated to its own purpose.

Set up the site to work for you

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