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Collaborating with SharePoint

By Martin Schaeferle

en-usLet's say you're looking to beef up your resume. So you take a SharePoint tutorial, wisely realizing that more and more businesses are adopting this collaborative platform. In doing so, you also learn that pieces of technology - like SharePoint - are more than just ones and zeroes. You'll learn that technology can help businesses grow while lowering costs. And being able to articulate this can go a long way in your interview.For example, let's take a closer look at SharePoint.

It's a platform where hundreds, if not thousands, of business users collaborate on documents, spreadsheets, and other types of media. Without some sort of governance structure and standards, such an environment would quickly become chaotic. Therefore, any SharePoint implementation at the enterprise level requires a cross-functional governance board consisting of individuals from business units and IT.

One of the things the board will talk about is creating and maintaining a common look and feel across SharePoint sites - something that you, as a SharePoint programmer, will be intimately involved in. And that's just the tip of the iceberg: design, implementation guides, testing - all of these things will require input by a SharePoint expert.

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Martin Schaeferle

Martin Schaeferle has taught IT professionals nationwide to develop applications using Visual Basic, Microsoft SQL Server, ASP, and XML. He has been a featured speaker at Microsoft Tech-Ed and the Microsoft NCD Channel Summit, and he specializes in developing Visual Basic database applications, COM-based components, and ASP-based Web sites. In addition to writing and presenting technical training content, Martin is also LearnNowOnline's vice president of technology.


This blog entry was originally posted May 06, 2013 by Martin Schaeferle

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