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September 21, 2011 / red1s

SharePoint 2010 Training material

Recently I was tasked with training a few user on SharePoint 2010’s workflow and ECM solution capabilities after we’d deployed an internal solution – as part of this exercise I was to come up with the required training material .

As a basis for the training material I deployed ‘Microsoft’s Productivity Hub’ within their environment which was a good starting point for a ‘train the trainer’ method I’d be using as well as to allow them to later use for further internal training purposes.

If used in conjunction with your current training efforts you should find this is a 1 stop hub for all your training material needs.

Microsoft have some great resources for the ‘Productivity Hub 2010’, which includes all required content for training users on SharePoint as well as further content for other Microsoft products including :

  • LYNC
  • Windows
  • IE 9
  • The section also goes on to say ”

    The Productivity Hub is a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 site collection that offers training materials for end-users. Note: If you have deployed Service Pack 1 in your SharePoint Farm, you will not be able to install the Productivity Hub. There will be a solution for this shortly.”

    A brief breakdown of what the productivity as an extract from the website:

  • “Format: Pre-loaded SharePoint site collection, optimized for Web 2.0 functionality and easily deployed within SharePoint Server 2007 or SharePoint 2010 environment, depending on version
  • Content: Convenient end user productivity training in a variety of formats (documents, videos, podcasts, etc.). Receive free quarterly updates of content that you will learn about through the Productivity blog.
  • Blog: The Productivity blog offers tips and tricks for end user productivity. Use it as is, or your training staff can use the posts as their own to help them get started in running an internal blog.
  • Train the trainer: Includes IT/Manager section to aid with deployment of the site collection, and guidance to develop the Coach program
  • Products: Office 2007 and Office 2010 (including SharePoint Server 2007 and SharePoint 2010), Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8, Project, Visio, Live Meeting, and Communicator”
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    The Productivity hub can be accessed here:


    In another post I’ll outline the steps used to deploy the training site template (which is quite simple)


    The following content can also be used to provide your users with training material  depending on their needs : (end user /developer – ISV )

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    Microsoft’s official overall SharePoint 2010 training site, including developer and end user training SharePoint Site image
    Microsoft’s end user training site – the above link actually directs you to this if you select end user training Microsoft Office site image
    Microsoft Partner Network for 2010 – Their learner and readiness resources for Solution Partners and ISV’s Partner Network image
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