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Seamless Teamwork in 60 Minutes, with Michael Sampson (January 2009, Christchurch)

I’m presenting at the January 27 Christchurch SharePoint User Group meeting on Seamless Teamwork.

So you’ve got SharePoint, and IT wants you to use it for team projects. But as a business person, you’re saying “How?” I can tell you.

Microsoft Press has just published my book, “Seamless Teamwork: Using Microsoft SharePoint Technologies to Collaborate, Innovate, and Drive Business in New Ways”. The book helps people in collaborative teams envision how to accomplish their work using Microsoft SharePoint. The purpose of the book is to demonstrate how SharePoint can be used to support team collaboration, innovation and the carrying out of daily business activities. The book is organized around the idea of someone getting a new project to lead at their place of work, and then examines how SharePoint supports the execution of that project. While the book focuses specifically on this fictional project, the main ideas and issues faced by the users will be experienced generally by all SharePoint users. Thus you can take the main ideas and apply them to your projects. Seamless Teamwork is aimed at people in business teams who are using SharePoint. It is not a complex IT book, although IT people will benefit from its insight into how people can use SharePoint.

Join me on Tuesday January 27 at the Christchurch SharePoint User Group meeting for a whistle-stop tour of Seamless Teamwork. I’ll talk about the main messages of the book, and give examples of how and why certain technology components of SharePoint can be used in specific ways within the life of a collaborative team project.

There will be a prize draw for a signed copy of Seamless Teamwork.

Intended Audience: Managers, business analysts, information workers, project managers and IT professionals who have been asked to use SharePoint and are uncertain how to begin.

If you will be in Christchurch, it will be great to see you there!

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