Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Driving End User Adoption in SharePoint - SharePoint's Purpose is to Increase Your Productivity

By EPC Group's Errin O'Connor:

If you look at the overall budget to implement a best practices SharePoint 2013 or 2010 implementation, is 5% of it around driving end users to actually use SharePoint?

I was in a meeting the other day with a client (and this is something that I hear quite often) who said, "We really promoted SharePoint when it first was released but since then have really not put much effort into that area, really more into supporting SharePoint."

This is very common and I think organizations really need to consider that a long-term successful SharePoint initiative has a lot of "Public Relations" strategy and keeping SharePoint's name and real purpose in the faces of end users.

Here are a few EPC Group best practices I want to share with around driving SharePoint's end user adoption and keeping it relevant to maximize your ROI. There are different sides to this story and I will try to address a few of them.
Have you heard any of these from within your organization?
  • SharePoint has so much, where do we start?
  • Our end users cannot handle all of the functionality
  • We have other tools in place that do X (e.g. search or content management or BI, etc.)
  • We have an older version of Office
  • We have some users on Macs or Linux
  • What is the “sweet spot” for SharePoint?
  • Should we migrate everything to SharePoint?
  • How long does this usually take?
  • I have heard SharePoint is more of a network drive replacement
  • At my previous job, SharePoint was just so ugly
  • I have heard SharePoint is just not really a true Content Management System
I can bet you have heard at least a flavor of these types of questions but are they possibly really warranted? So many organization's didn't have the time, internal expertise, or budget to truly dig in and put a real "run time" governance strategy into place. Microsoft really didn't to the world a favor by just giving out SharePoint Designer and saying, here you go!

SharePoint Designer should come with a $20,000 coupon for external consulting services to help resolve the issues it causes...

There are other areas that you may hear from your end users \ power users as well as some I.T. members who have not been exposed to best practices and methodologies around deploying SharePoint as a Service or as a Center of Excellence that can avoid questions or topics like:
  • Many customers still using SharePoint as a glorified file share
  • SharePoint has become more complex for end users and IT alike as we’ve added more features
  • Business groups driving IT to move faster & only deliver what they need (e.g. “I just want social")
  • Customers often already own multiple competing technologies & need to understand how/when to integrate and consolidate (ECM, WCM, Search, BI, OCS, Java)
  • Also need to think of how SharePoint fits in at an organizational level – such as enterprise records management & eDiscovery
  • Organizations don’t always view SharePoint as an enterprise service or application
  • That perception is changing & SharePoint is becoming “too big to fail” in some organizations and mission critical like Exchange
  • Customers often have multiple SharePoint farms & site collections
  • People are afraid of SharePoint sprawl like Lotus Notes & Access
  • Many companies still on older versions of other products such as Windows XP, IE 6, Office 2003
  • Tide appears to be turning with Windows 7 & Office 2013, especially for people that decided to skip Windows Vista & Office 2007
Step back for a minute and take "SharePoint's" name out of the picture and let’s look at a SharePoint implementation (less the SharePoint Best Practices needed) as a typical I.T. project your organization may roll out...
  • Executive & business sponsorship is key
    • Can’t just be an IT driven project
  • Define business goals, vision & success criteria
    • Then measure & report actuals vs. planned
  • Begin with the end in mind
  • Plan for multiple phases & iterations – don’t try to boil the ocean
  • Develop a release roadmap
  • Information architecture, governance & (simple) templates are huge
  • Consider use case scenarios, usability & the user interface
  • How will end users interact?
    • ‘WIIFM’ - “What’s in it for me?”
  • Think about training & communication plans
  • Migration & upgrade planning
  • Drive & reward desired changes in behavior
    • Have a feedback loop – formal (surveys) & informal
  • Internal marketing & case studies
Then lets mix in some critical factors for success:
  • Factor time in for training
  • End users, IT administrators, developers, support, designers, authors, contributors
  • Not a 1 time event
  • Develop a communication plan
  • Internal user groups & champions
  • Think about process & role changes
  • First phase will take the longest
  • Plan for regular releases to add value (e.g. quarterly updates) after initial release
If we take a step back and think of some core requirements for a successful Phase 1 SharePoint deployment there are:
  • Look & feel with usability is important but very much overlooked
  • Tackle governance, migration planning & information architecture – lay the foundation for future phases
  • Team sites, templates, collaboration, documents, workflow, web parts, content types, metadata, social features (tagging, rating, wikis, blogs, etc.)
    • Take in SharePoint 2013's Communities and added features into this!
  • Search – searching within SharePoint and simple crawling of content outside SharePoint (e.g. file shares)
  • Promote My Sites - including people & expertise search - Don't walk away from this fight and try and ensure at least a pilot of "SharePoint Social" \ My Sites are implemented in Phase 1
  • Celebrate quick wins, success stories and build momentum
Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2010 are so popular that users are going to want to use it but as SharePoint's lifecycle or maturity grows in your organization you have to continue to offer new features and take advantage of the 5000 bells and whistles it offers.

I have had several clients ask me about long term SharePoint end user adoption this week and I wanted to write this quick article to help some of the others out there that may be asking themselves these very similar questions.

One final very important item is the promotion of SharePoint Power Users within your organization. They are the most effective first line of defense in not only solving issues userse may have with SharePoint but also bringing new ideas to the table.

At EPC Group, we tell all our client to start a SharePoint Power Users Group within your organization asap! Have them meet once a month for 1 hour and bring in a few Pizzas. I bet you the $65.00 you will spend on the Pappa Johns Pizza during that 1 hour Power User meeting will spawn more ideas, more "aha" moments, and bring more productivity to SharePoint in the following month than you can ever imagine.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

SharePoint Pro Magazine: SharePoint Deployment Tips

 
by Caroline Marwitz
 
"SharePoint is typically one of the most high profile deployments," says Errin O'Connor, founder and head of EPC Group. "People have their jobs on the line. EPC has a unique approach to helping organizations deploy SharePoint that allows companies to be like partners."
 
Based on experience that goes back to the original STS 2001, and bolstered by projects such as helping Chevron, Continental Airlines, the US Naval Air Command, and the National Institutes of Health with their SharePoint deployments, O'Connor's SharePoint knowledge runs deep. In fact, you could get lost for days in it. Here are a few tips for success gleaned from a short conversation with O'Connor and Miranda Price, EPC Group's Vice President:

1. Approach a project with the mindset of SharePoint as a service and as a platform. "It's a hybrid solution. It's not only an intranet--if you want to transform it into a records management solution, you'll be ready."


2. Engage power users. "Companies put their budget into administrator training but you need to develop the folks that implement SharePoint for a specific reason--they tend to implement it for other things, too."

3. Keep SharePoint simple. It's important to follow site provisioning and permissions best practices. "You can end up defeating the purpose of SharePoint if you have five sites that do the same thing or store the same documents. We try to ensure there's an approval process to create sites."

4. Governance, governance, governance. "We like to set up governance committees. Governance is thrown around a lot-it ranges from provisions, security, roadmap, content types, to end-user training. It consists of two parts-infrastructure information management (server side-load balancing and DR) and information management (site collections, site creation)."

5. Don't re-invent the (training) wheel. Re-use training--a centralized training model can do wonders. Consider doing an organization-agnostic training for all departments--implement once, take a roadmap approach.

6. Get a store. "We have a private cloud with a private app store where folks in the organization can go in and see what other departments have done and go in, download a web part, code, business requirements in the documentation--it's like a solutions gallery where you can get help or support."

7. Get organized. "We saw the NIH buying AvePoint, Idera, Colligo, three or four times over--we worked with all their vendors so they could buy a solution one time and reuse it."

To learn more about EPC Group, see the company's website.


Thursday, November 29, 2012

SharePoint 2013: What Should You Do? Where Are Your Currently? What is the Truth? Help! No B.S. Please


Have you ever seen the video where a guy in a cubicle (Office Space-esk) decides his computer software has put him over the edge? He takes his keyboard and gives the monitor a nice “wack” to nudge it into place after possibly not finding the right content or has maybe just had it with EMC or OpenText (Documentum and\or LiveLink)? I have heard others speculate he just couldn’t understand why his CIO purchased FileNet and why he had to get to work 45 minutes early every Friday to monitor Business Objects’ exports to find his sales reports for the week. (I’m only kidding, of course)… (The video in reference can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=510477178977350 just don’t blame it on SharePoint please)
I am going to try and take a very serious topic and try to make light of major issues while posing questions that you should ask of your organization and put it on your organization’s radar screen ASAP!

I am extremely grateful to be part of the AIIM Community and be able to share my thoughts and real life, from the trenches (pardon the SharePoint 2013 book plug, by Sam’s Publishing, a sector of Pearson…kidding), thoughts and recommendations.
Over the past 13 years, for which I have been able to be part of the SharePoint community, I can’t think of a time when so many organization around the globe have been seriously reviewing their I.T. roadmaps and at the same time so much hype and misinformation is being spewed for one reason or another.
We are in the midst of the approximate 3 year SharePoint release but what the big difference here is that a large number of organizations have not yet upgraded to version 4, SharePoint 2010, and are still on SharePoint 2007 (MOSS or WSS). If you’re familiar with some of my previous AIIM articles or have attended any of my seminars, I am not really one to sugar coat things or avoid telling things like they are…

It’s not that I am not trying to follow in suit or get along with the larger “SharePoint crowd” or not play by Microsoft’s hype cycles but I have never been paid commission for licenses, cared if one of my clients purchased  “Standard” or Enterprise” (only based on their needs) or picked up a SharePoint Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt or "nickname" along the way. So I will end my attempt at hilarity here and dig into this very special time we are in now but I wanted to set the stage a bit as it’s a time for some sense and practical knowledge from a voice with a pulse on the ground without an agenda.

We have SharePoint 2007 > What do we do?
1.     If you are on SharePoint 2007, should you skip 2010 and go to SharePoint 2013? (You first need to understand what you have, the answer is not, “yes – no doubt”….Really, it depends and more than likely (gasp), probably not until you take a deep look at yourself and do a health check and assessment)
I want to expand on question # 1 above… If you’re an organization who is currently running SharePoint 2007 (MOSS or WSS 3.0), what type of SharePoint platform do you have? (See questions below)
  • Do you have customizations?
    • Custom Web Parts
    • Custom Workflows
    • Even 3rd Party Tools \ Add-ins
  • Are you happy with your navigation \ hierarchy or has your organization changed in the past 4 years and you need to redesign your site structure?
    • This is one of the most important areas to look at in conjunction with site proliferation
  • Is your governance strategy not working and/or could it be improved?
    • Has that caused massive site proliferation?
      • Do you have 4 sites that do very similar things?
      • Have you broken the “SharePoint Golden Rule” = 1 document in 1 site and all other sites reference that document
    • Do you have a lot of sites that have permission inheritance broken?
    • Do you have a SharePoint Steering committee?
    • Do you have a SharePoint Code \ Configuration Review Board?
  • Is performance lacking? Do you have major performance issues are specific sites \ regions \ countries \ farms?
    • Do you have a global deployment
    • Are you utilizing language packs
    • Do you have publishing turned on and are you “pushing” content to other farms?
    • Do you have Riverbed or other network tools available?
  • Have you experienced serious user drop off?
    • Are users tired of SharePoint?
    • Have you stopped “promoting” SharePoint and its features and functionality?
      • Did you do an initial SharePoint “roadshow” and then after that hoped “the snowball would continue to roll down the hill?” (This is a typical item I see in organizations)
    • Have you experienced data loss due to not having a solid disaster recovery (DR) plan in place?
    • Do you require item level backups?
    • Are your Service Level Agreements (SLAs) with the business lacking?
      • Has SharePoint become “too big to fail”?
  • Have you taken advantage of powerful features that are seamless with SharePoint like:
    • PerformancePoint
    • Excel Services
    • InfoPath
Note: Do you have reports or custom forms that need to be put into consideration?
1.     Are you looking to expand the capabilities of SharePoint 2007 and are wondering why you should not just jump to the SharePoint 2013 version to take advantage of powerful ECM \ RM features, Communities, Social Networking, Mobile, Browser Compatibility, etc.?
There are cases where a jump from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2013 is a simple (double) upgrade and then there are other cases (which I personally see) where the 2007 to 2013 is really just more of a fresh start than a migration?

Honestly, there are very few cases, except for those organization who have literally just utilized SharePoint 2007, out-of-the-box, with it completely locked down (governance wise) from day 1 and you have no issues with what is currently implemented and want to take advantage of SharePoint 2013.

When you get to the point of saying, “ok, we have SharePoint 2007 and we know it needs improvements in its navigation \ taxonomy, security, need for improved search, site structure, and “xzy” needs to be improved, do you want to just go right to 2013 and then deal with these issues later?

Note:I beg you not to take the easy way out here…

We have all heard the “garbage in \ garbage out” discussions but this is similar to when a SharePoint implementation (of any version) does not take the bottom up approach in asking what type of content does our organization have and what are we wanting to access and store.
I could rant forever about all sorts of scenarios but if you are on SharePoint 2007 and are taking a hard look at going to SharePoint 2013 you should perform a requirements gathering or “health check and assessment” of your current SharePoint 2007 implementation to identify the “gotchas” before migrating 1 to 1 to SharePoint 2013.

I would advise you to take a hard look at your SharePoint 2007 environment, identify the areas of concern and tackle the issues such as navigation \ taxonomy updates as well as site provisioning, governance, DR, SLAs, as well as getting ready to manage custom “requests” from your user base as a 2007 to 2013 leap is literally night and day and you should have the right roadmap as well as user communication plan in place to successfully complete this effort.

We have SharePoint 2010 > What do we do?

If you currently have SharePoint 2010 implemented, you have more options than those organizations that are on 2007, but are not out of the woods because a lot of the system and information architecture issues that SharePoint 2007 farms (as mentioned in the section above) experienced are also prevalent in SharePoint 2010. This may quickly boil down to a conversation of what are the major gains in features and functionally your organization will gain by moving to SharePoint 2013 right away. I always like to step back and ask, “What is SharePoint 2010 being utilized for”?
The simplistic answer is SharePoint 2010 is more than likely being utilized in one of seven utilizations \ platforms:
  • Intranet Solution
  • Enterprise Content Management System
  • Knowledge Management Solution
  • Collaboration Solution
  • Internet-Facing or Extranet-Facing Solution
  • Business Process Automation Platform (i.e. Workflow)
  • Application Development Platform
Ideally and possibly more realistic within your organization, SharePoint currently may be utilized as a hybrid of one of the following as a “SharePoint Hybrid Service:”
  • Records Management Service
  • Workflow (Reusable) Service
  • Business Intelligence \ Reporting Service (Dashboards, Scorecards, etc.)
  • Collaboration Service
  • Intranet Service
  • Extranet Service
  • A possible Internet facing SharePoint Service
  • Mobile “Edge Device” Service
  • Learning Management System Service (Training)
  • Application Development Service
  • Corporate Communication Service
  • File Share Replacement Service
  • Social, or I prefer, a Professional Networking Service (My Sites, etc.)
  • Scanning Service (OCR) (Paperless \ Green Initiatives)
SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2013 should be utilized as a Hybrid SharePoint Ecosystem and more of a baseline platform for your organization to access any and all material.

What Major Milestones or Considerations Should Your SharePoint 2007 or 2010 (Health Check & Assessment Initiative Contain (Reference: EPC Group’s Health Check)

The following items should be taken into consideration, by EPC Group’s recommendation, in any SharePoint 2007 or 2010 to SharePoint 2013 upgrade:
  • Architecture / Multiple Farms / Consolidation / Environments
  • Governance / Process Management of SharePoint Environments
  • Enterprise Project Management
  • Personalization / Configuration / Custom Requests
  • Collaboration vs. a File Archiving Mentality
  • Intuitive Navigation / Information Architecture
  • Global / Local Design
  • Forms / Taxonomy
  • Content Management Process
  • Security
  • Workflow / Process Automation
  • Business Intelligence / Dashboard
  • Meaningful Search
At a deeper level you should also take into consideration:
  • Improve collaboration with internal staff, project teams, and stakeholders,
  • Create a searchable central repository of business, project and marketing assets
  • Provide a central repository for firm-wide content and information
  • Provide a platform for enterprise content management
  • Replace shared drives with searchable, organized document repositories
  • Provide a platform business process and reporting dashboard
  • Provide easier and more timely access to the information employees need to get their work done
Most organizations do try and review these more topical and “easier” to understand questions but do not always finalize them due to time constraints. I completely understand time and budget constraints but EPC Group feels it is also critical to review the following items as part of this process:
  • Improve the ability to share and exchange information across the organization by providing an electronic publishing method that is easy for users to leverage
  • Improve the "time to talent," the speed with which new employees become productive
  • Capture knowledge of retiring employees in a collaborative environment
  • Improve overall portfolio performance and achieve strategic objectives
  • Achieving more efficient utilization of resources
  • Reduce program management cost per unit of program benefit due to better management of project schedules and more efficient resource allocation
  • Improving program benefit realization from new business opportunities pursued using cost savings
Note: SharePoint Server 2013 will no longer be divided into 2 separate licensing models as it was in SharePoint Server 2010 (being SharePoint Server “Standard” and SharePoint Server “Enterprise” ) as it will be the only “SharePoint Server 2013” with all features and functionalities built in the singular licensing model.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

EPC Group's CEO Errin O'Connor's AIIM.org SharePoint Expert Blog Articles - 2012 (To Date)


Please see the list of EPC Group's CEO Errin O'Connor's AIIM Expert Blog Articles (To Date) this year. There are 2 or 3 additional articles being planned for December 2012 but here is a great comprehensive list to-date for your review and to help you with your SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2013 organizational strategy.


EPC Group's Errin O'Connor AIIM - SharePoint Expert Blog Can be found at:
http://www.aiim.org/community/members/profile/4affeb16f1494069ab772955fd5bde7e

Errin is also in the progress of writing (with EPC Group's leadership team) SharePoint 2013: "From the Trenches" By Sam's Publishing (Pearsons).



Purpose The purpose of this article is to share with the AIIM Community EPC Group’s consulting experience to standardize the nomenclature and define the responsibility of individuals who partic...


I wanted to post a blog that would allow organizations to get a head start on developing a SharePoint 2010 Training Guide. I believe this is something missing from the community and I am hopeful th..


I.T. – SharePoint Problem and Change Management Procedures I. Introduction The purpose of this document is to define the procedures used to manage SharePoint 2010 / 2013 support re..


Whiteboarding Your SharePoint Road Map In most any enterprise SharePoint implementation, SP 2010 or 2013, one of the single most valuable tools I find that most frequently provides that “Aha!” ...


Overview With the SharePoint Server 2013 Preview being released yesterday there are a lot of organizations who are currently involved in large SharePoint 2010 deployments who are wondering how ...


If I had the keys to the castle, just released Microsoft Surface and wanted to bloody the nose of Apple… and by the way, in a hand full of months was about to release the next wave of SharePoint (o...


As midsize to Fortune 500 type organizations are finding out, a hosted SharePoint cloud outside of their immediate control can cause unbelievable frustrations. Configurations or small customization...


Purpose of Article The purpose of the document is to outline EPC Group best practice recommendations from an “In the Trenches” SharePoint Consulting perspective for Enterprise SharePoint 2010 E...


50,000 Foot Overview This article describes the source code management and deployment process for SharePoint 2010 initiatives and provides the current-state of SharePoint 2007 deployment anal...


Walking into Continental Airlines to implement an Enterprise SharePoint Deployment is entire different animal than walking into an organization like the Department of Justice (DOJ) for nearly the e...


Background I am writing this article (Article 1 of 4) as myself and my organization, EPC Group.net, has embarked on and completed our 653 successful SharePoint implementation. In the sections b...


You have probably been flooded with external sources telling you what SharePoint Governance really is and I am here to state mine and my SharePoint Consulting organization, EPC Group’s, definitive ...


Overview Within an enterprise SharePoint 2010 deployment, a key best practice to ensure your organization’s long-term SharePoint’s success, is the creation of a SharePoint Steering committee an...


Overview Within an enterprise SharePoint 2010 deployment, a key best practice to ensure your organization’s long-term SharePoint’s success, is the creation of a SharePoint Steering committee ... read


Introduction I wanted to share with the AIIM Community the overview of a White Paper that myself and my team at EPC Group.net have been working on by studying approximately 35 enterprise


“Everyone is going to want one of these,” Gary Dahl half-joking said. Gary Dahl is an author and advertising executive, but more importantly, the inventor of the Pet Rock. A Cloud-based SharePoint…


Why are 75% of the organizations in the United States (with an enterprise presence) looking at implementing a records management solution and why are they drawn so much to a particular Microsoft  


The following is a SharePoint 2010 Web Standards and Usability Quick Reference Guide following EPC Group’s best practices for SharePoint GUI development (master page) and configuration best


A SharePoint 2010 Enterprise initiative must be approached in a manner to ensure it is implemented with a “Platform Strategy” and “SharePoint as a Service” in mind. This not only includes the imple...


Background on One of Many Similar Situations I Have Come Across in the Past 24 Months As a disclaimer to this article, I do own a SharePoint consulting firm, EPC Group.net, and am writing this ... read


The Perceptions vs. Reality of I.T. and New Technologies When discussing with a client who is considering or beginning the process of rolling out SharePoint 2010, I sometimes feel like a broken... read


An approach that I have seen work well for a large number of organizations either implementing a new SharePoint 2010 enterprise implementation or possibly upgrading from SharePoint 2007 to


Microsoft SharePoint 2010 is one of the most popular software programs \ platforms in history and with it has come a community with a near cult following as well as a large number of extremely


Your organization more than likely already owns SharePoint licenses and may be using it for collaboration, the Intranet, an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) \ Enterprise Records Management


Like a stock trader who has purchased a “put” on a stock in hopes the stock value will decrease, I continue to see articles and blogs every now and then asking questions and making statements on


In developing any Enterprise Records Management (ERM) or (ECM) Platform, the key to long-term success is your organizations ability to develop a roadmap that takes into consideration the hybrid


Errin O'Connor's Bio -

Errin is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer for EPC Group and the author of three Microsoft SharePoint books covering SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2010, and SharePoint 2007. Errin focuses his efforts on implementing Microsoft Technologies in organizations throughout the country and around the globe.
 
Errin manages EPC Group’s corporate strategy as well as architects the proven methodologies around collaboration, enterprise content management, and custom application development that have set EPC Group apart from its competitors. Errin is the author of "SharePoint 2013: From the Trenches" by Pearson Education | Sams Publishing which covers implementation best practices, content management and records management methodologies, initial SharePoint 2013 development best practices as well as mobility planning.
 
Errin is also the author of "Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010" by Microsoft Press and "Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Inside Out" by Microsoft Press. Errin's firm EPC Group has completed more than 675 SharePoint implementations and a large number of Microsoft Project Server implementations. Errin is also the founder of WebPartGallery.com an online solutions provider of SharePoint web parts and custom solutions and is a frequent speaker at Microsoft SharePoint events throughout the United States and Canada.

Monday, November 26, 2012

SharePoint 2013 Related Videos from EPC Group's YouTube Channel - Part 1


A SharePoint 2013 Deep Dive - 40 Minute Overview Video

Yammer and SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013 Social and Sharing Enhancements

SharePoint Conference 2012 - Keynote Video

 SharePoint Conference 2012 Walk-through

SharePoint Conference 2012 Intro Video











From Data to Insight & Impact: Using Power View to Review Sales Performance

 

 


Friday, November 16, 2012

EPC Group Attends Microsoft SharePoint Conference to Promote New Book, "SharePoint 2013: From the Trenches"

EPC Group attends Microsoft SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas - November 12-15, 2012. Promotes release of new book "SharePoint 2013: From the Consulting Trenches" due out May 2013 by Pearson Publishing. 

Original News Link: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/11/prweb10125840.htm 

Quote start"This book is like having a team of Senior SharePoint 2013 consultants by your side as you implement this new powerful and game changing software platform within your organization," says Errin O'Connor.Quote end 
 
Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) November 14, 2012

EPC Group's booth at Microsoft SharePoint's Conference November 12-15, 2012 focuses on SharePoint 2013 and the information around it to aid companies to think about 2013 now.

CEO and Founder of EPG Group, Errin O'Connor is also sharing preview copies of "SharePoint 2013: From the Consulting Trenches," his real-world guide detailing how some of the nation’s top SharePoint consultants approach, plan, implement, and deploy SharePoint 2013 to ensure its long-term success.

"This book is like having a team of Senior SharePoint 2013 consultants by your side at each turn as you implement this new powerful and game changing software platform within your organization," says O'Connor. It will guide you through all areas of a SharePoint initiative from the initial whiteboarding of the overall solutions to accounting for what your organization currently has deployed.

It will assist you in developing a roadmap and detailed step-by-step implementation plan. "SharePoint 2013: From the Consulting Trenches" will also cover implementation best practices, content management and records management methodologies, initial SharePoint 2013 development best practices, as well as mobility planning.

About EPC Group EPC Group is a 13 year old company, a proven Microsoft Gold Certified Partner that has recently reached the landmark number of 675 SharePoint engagements. At the SharePoint Conference, EPC Group will be giving away cash prizes up to $20,000 and copies of the book at their booth #135. 

Contact

  • Miranda Price  - Vice President
    EPC Group.net
    Direct: (713) 501-7375
    Email : mprice@epcgroup.net
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EPC Group at the Final Day of the SharePoint Conference 2012 - Busy!

EPC Group on the final day of the SharePoint Conference 2012 - Our Booth # 135 - Extremely busy day with great conversations about SharePoint 2013, the big question around should a company with SharePoint 2007 go right to SharePoint 2013, Business Intelligence, SQL Server 2012, your organization's mobile... You name it and it was a topic today! Thanks to all the conference attendees and the EPC Group team for making this a huge success!


Here are a few pictures of the EPC Group Booth, EPC Group Team Members, and Attendees!

EPC Group's Booth at the SharePoint Conference 2012 - Long Lines for the "Mega Money Machine"

EPC Group's Booth at the SharePoint Conference 2012 - Long Lines for the "Mega Money Machine"

EPC Group's Booth at the SharePoint Conference 2012 - Long Lines for the "Mega Money Machine"

Lines started going around the 2nd Isle of the Conference!

Lines started going around the 2nd Isle of the Conference!

EPC Group's Booth at the SharePoint Conference 2012

EPC Group's Booth at the SharePoint Conference 2012

EPC Group's Booth at the SharePoint Conference 2012



EPC Group's Booth at the SharePoint Conference 2012

EPC Group's Booth at the SharePoint Conference 2012

EPC Group's Booth at the SharePoint Conference 2012

EPC Group's Booth at the SharePoint Conference 2012

              





Wednesday, November 14, 2012

EPC Group at the SharePoint Conference 2012

EPC Group at the SharePoint Conference 2012 - Booth # 135 - Come talk Enterprise and Global SharePoint deployments, ECM strategies, Custom SharePoint Branding, Custom Workflow & Application Development as well as BI ! And any and all SharePoint 2013 questions you have!

Here are a few pictures of the EPC Group Booth, Team Members, and Attendees!




EPC Group's Booth at the SharePoint Conference 2012 - Booth # 135

EPC Group's Booth at the SharePoint Conference 2012 - Booth # 135

EPC Group's Booth at the SharePoint Conference 2012 - Booth # 135