Monthly Archives: November 2013

SharePoint Kind Of Rules!

My recent experience with SharePoint 2013 was much more positive than I expected. In particular, I was impressed with the way it permits concurrent editing. A colleague and I sat down and threw all sorts of hairy scenarios at it, and it never missed a beat. In each case, the response seemed clear and so was the user’s recommended next step.

I also liked the way SharePoint handles video clips. You can easily attach supplemental learning material, for those who don’t want to watch the whole video. The only thing I couldn’t do was populate the “length of clip” field — so we just deleted that column.

I was able to build a library of a couple dozen short training videos (thanks to Camtasia) which I then posted in a separate asset library of all-video types. This will help users who are new to SharePoint or to document management.

All in all, I was pleased with how the learning platform turned out. The colleagues who will carry on the work were pleased, too.

Here’s a shout-out to Emily and Eunice, whose energy and enthusiasm made it all worthwhile!