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  1. Robert LaFavor
    August 11, 2017 @ 11:36 pm

    My bit(s) of advice are:
    – need executive and leadership commitment
    – follow a plan
    – celebrate successes
    – start a movement by focusing on the early adopters and those that are enthusiastic
    I found the Ted Talk from Derek Sivers especially powerful and showed it to our Power Users or “evangelists”.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXMnDG3QzxE

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    • Gerry
      August 12, 2017 @ 12:07 am

      Thank you, Robert! Great points and I am a huge fan of Derek Sivers as well.

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  2. Alan Jacob
    August 14, 2017 @ 4:32 pm

    Hi Gerry,
    I would like to point out one thing in SharePoint project. While working on SharePoint publishing site, page design and future modification required an approval process to publish the contents. Sometimes technical and non-technical users are in the approver’s list and making things complex. The project team has to have a proper guide line for the same.
    Thanks
    Alan

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    • Gerry
      August 14, 2017 @ 8:43 pm

      Thank you, Alan. “KISS” (Keep it Simple SharePoint) is one of the Practically SharePoint guiding principles.

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  3. Scott Giesbrecht
    August 14, 2017 @ 5:07 pm

    Enjoyed your session in Seattle last week. Looking forward to seeing your book.

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    • Gerry
      August 14, 2017 @ 8:42 pm

      Thank you, Scott.

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  4. Julius Etumai
    August 16, 2017 @ 8:27 pm

    Hi Gerry,

    I enjoyed your sessions from Seattle last week, thank you! Particularly, the shopping cart session was very informative and gave me ideas I could use in my environment.

    For your book, I see in the outline above that you have Governance, Content Migration, and Information Architecture. I would be sure to mention something about Information Management Policies to keep data and content from getting out of hand. It’s easy with a shiny and brand new farm to want to start using it and adding content.

    This is what’s happened in my environment years before I started here and I am dealing with the issue of safely cleaning up data. Particularly with publishing pages which contain links to resources and items that were added years ago. The problem is that there is no “easy” way to know if the items will cause broken links if you remove them. Thus, the challenge.

    It would be so much easier to place Information Management Policy into effect from the beginning than to clean up after the fact. That’s my piece of advice.

    Good luck with the book and Thank you!

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    • Gerry
      August 21, 2017 @ 8:25 pm

      Thank you, Julius. Great comments which I will definitely use!

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  5. Darla Roote
    August 17, 2017 @ 7:31 pm

    Loved the presentation in Seattle last week. I took a lot away from it. Look forward to reading your book.

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    • Gerry
      August 21, 2017 @ 8:25 pm

      Thank you, Darla!

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