Throughout the series, we will cover the subject matter of how to manage your business and business processes in Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint Online.
- This series is targeted at business users across the corporate divisional/departmental horizon: Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, IT, and so-on. The content will focus on ways in which you can manage your department’s processes in O365 and SharePoint. That is, how to successfully approach content management, document management, project management, user management, process automation, and the various spokes of your company’s operations using the tools in Office 365 and SharePoint.
- In reading, you’ll learn how to think about problems in an O365-SharePoint focused way. A lot of the content will be focused on how to organize people, items, processes, and your thoughts in ways which are conducive to you and your team solving problems and reducing the overhead-and-time it takes to accomplish business goals by using the O365 and SharePoint platform.
- There will be specific examples of setting up content types, site columns, search properties, pages, web parts, lists, libraries, and so-on. The intent in covering specific examples will be for you to learn vocabulary in context and to be able to effectively communicate to your company’s developers and Office 365 power users what you need done. You’ll certainly pick-up some tricks along the way, but the idea is to help you drive requirements to the folks in charge of configuring and setting up O365 components while you stay focused on your sales presentations, marketing slicks, performance reviews, etc. Closing on this point: I understand that you may be the marketing director and the O365-and-SharePoint power user – you’ll get the information you need throughout this series to get you successfully setting up O365 components.
- If you follow this entire series, you’re basically going to learn how to start and expand a company Intranet from scratch in Office 365 and SharePoint. You’ll be able to take what you learn from the focused scenario of a Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) system and move those ideas into building out a robust, scaled, and manageable Intranet.
The next post will cover the scenario that is the basis for this series: Business Management in Office 365 and SharePoint.