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Learning SharePoint

Written By: Virgil Carroll
Posted: 9/14/2011

Two events have happened recently which have reinforced some ideas I have had on learning SharePoint from scratch.

The first is I had the privilege to teach SharePoint at one of our military bases. What made it even better is that I had this opportunity during the week of 9/11 – 10 year anniversary. To be honest, I felt pressure to do my best. As a background (for any who care) – I am a native New Yorker, have worked in the World Trade Center in the past, and LOVE the city.

The second event is that we here at High Monkey have hired two new folks straight out of college to do SharePoint.

The question is: How do you go about training people from scratch so it all makes sense?

I am a BIG fan of Lynn Langit – Contagious Curiosity – she worked for Microsoft. She is a strong proponent of team learning.

I utilized some of her methods with both of these groups from above.

To see my thoughts on this – read my article for SPTECHWeb:

Chad's Bio Coming Soon!

More About Virgil

Virgil Carroll is the owner and president of High Monkey – based in Minneapolis Minnesota. Virgil also wears the multiple ‘hats’ of Principle Human Solutions Architect and SharePoint Architect.

Virgil is one of those rare individuals who can dive deep into technical topics while speaking clearly to the business owners of a project and never forgetting that the end user experience has the highest priority. He calls it using both sides of his brain. Virgil is passionate about leveraging technologies ‘out of the box’ as much as possible with a focus on the strategic use of content to create websites that deliver the right content to the right audience on the right device at the right time. Virgil brings high energy, an ironic wit, and a sense of grounded perspective whenever he speaks to an audience. Virgil regularly speaks at conferences and user groups throughout the United States and occasionally in Europe.

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