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Productivity Hub Gaps - Value Adds

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 21, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

Hello all, I have decided to begin this discussion with the hope of attracting someone within Microsoft's attention to this need/gap. In a recent Microsoft Blog post, I had seen that the Productivity Hub for SharePoint is once again promoting training however has failed to meet a couple other gaps enterprise environments experience. As such, I have addressed this in the below post:

Training is one thing but what about end-user support with top-common issues (end-users experience) and help desk support for more detailed error and issue resolution? The productivity hub should include another facet that explicitly focuses on Top-Common End-user issues and Help Desk issue/error resolution. Too much of the information that we find and utilize to fix issues (within Enterprise environments) is lost through help desk agent and regular employee attrition. Why not address this gap by coming full circle with something of this nature. The inability to re-use prior knowledge gained in SharePoint is like having to relearn how to spell every time you would like to write again.

In a consulting meeting with Keith Dishno (kdishno@microsoft.com ), I recently expressed this need. SharePoint Productivity Hub is a step in the right direction with training as a definite core need however fails to address the much needed gap of sustainab

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