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Collab365 MicroJobs - I will review the Governance you have for your Office 365 implementation

I will conduct a high-level review of the governance technology, process and initiatives that you have in place for your Office 365 platform against the '7 waves of Governance' approach that I have developed.

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Collab365 MicroJobs - I will conduct an EU GDPR Assessment of your Office 365 implementation

The EU GDPR came into force in May 2018, is your Office 365 implementation ready? Is it helping your employees stay compliant?

I will conduct a GDPR (EU General Data Protection Regulation) assessment interview with you and relevant stakeholders on your Office 365 implementation. The review will ask a series of targeted questions, based on my experience in information governance and the GDPR. The questions will focus on the type of data you are storing in Office 365 and the technology, process and policies that you have in place to ensure that any Personal Data or Sensitive Personal Data of your employees and customers is stored and governed appropriately.

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Collab365 MicroJobs - I will provide 2 hours of Azure Information Protection (AIP) Coaching

Protecting your business information is of huge importance to your business.
Whether it's:

  • Customer Information

  • Employee Information

  • Intellectual Property (IP)

  • Business Information

  • etc 

All these types of information need to be kept safe, protected and disposed of appropriately.

I will provide up to 2 hours of Azure Information Protection (AIP) coaching to help you deliver your information protection requirements by appropriately balancing:

  •  Technology

  •  Business needs

  •  Usability.

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SharePoint (what's the point?) Saturday Leicester

Is the SharePoint \ Office365 Business track really dead?

It’s been a long long while since I posted a blog here on my website or attended a Microsoft Community event (or any other tech event), perhaps too long perhaps not long enough.

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Guest Post: 3 tips to achieving a fully governed SharePoint platform

Getting users on board with an information governance strategy is difficult. In fact, it is nearly impossible unless it somehow brings a tangible benefit to their daily activity. They work, they collaborate, they drive the organisation’s results, wouldn’t it be great if all of this could be done in a single, familiar environment that is fully governed? In reality, for any organisation aspiring to maximise efficiency and productivity there is no other option. The great news is that organisations can take a number of simple steps in order to gain a fully governed platform that by nature will steer their users towards maximum productivity within Microsoft SharePoint. 

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IT Assurance - SharePoint Governance Guest Blog Series

Welcome to the first in the series of guest blog posts discussing alternative (well different to mine anyway) perspectives to the Seven Waves of SharePoint Governance that I define in my book The SharePoint Governance Manifesto.

For this post we have Hugh Wood talking about Code Governance which is an essential part of the IT Assurance Governance Wave and splashes into the Information Governance Wave too!

Enjoy!

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Awesome SharePoint Governance workshop Announced

This 2 day collaborative training course will seek to open your eyes to a more appropriate, holistic and sustainable approach to delivering SharePoint Governance for your customers and in your organisation.

The course is based on the content presented in my book 'The SharePoint Governance Manifesto'.

You get 2 days of intensive, fun and collaborative theory and practical activities guaranteed to steer you towards your SharePoint vision.

As well as a positively disruptive course you'll get a copy of the paperback and eBook versions of 'The SharePoint Governance Manifesto'.

This course is not technical, we won't be building stuff on laptops, we won't be coding, configuring servers or even looking at SharePoint screens.

This course will not be boring, it won't just be me reading from slides, I want to discuss, collaborate, challenge and disrupt you.

We will be learning, listening, talking, sketching, whiteboarding and thinking...Most of all we will be positively disrupting the way you think about and implement SharePoint Governance.

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2 New SharePoint Awesomeness Training Sessions - Disruption & Governance

This post has been a long time coming, I've had on my mind for the last 12 months that I want to bring my thinking and approaches out into the open in a more formal manner and run some 'training' courses in the key areas that I consult in. 

I'll have some news in the next month or so about a Requirements Facilitation course I'm planning, but for now I want to formally announce the birth of two new courses:

  • Disruptive SharePoint Approaches - 1 Day
  • Disruptive SharePoint Governance for the Masses - 2 days

The titles are subject to change but hopefully allude with sufficient clarity what the sessions are focused on.

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One Step Forward... A review of Microsoft's latest SharePoint Governance guidance

One step forward... No steps back.... <phew>

This is a good news blog post.

As you will undoubtedly know I have my own, very clear (I hope) perspectives about what SharePoint Governance really means.

Historically, Microsoft's guidance has been very IT and technical feature based and I have been unhappy with its contents and effectively the lack of guidance they have offered.

With this latest release of it's SharePoint 2013 Governance Guidance (November 19th 2013), things haven't changed as much as I would have liked, but there are definite significant signs of things moving in the right direction, it articulates Governance in a less techie way and I haven't found myself shouting at my screen quite as much!

The purpose of this blog post is to run through the contents and highlight my perspective of where it works and where it falls short and also, I hope, articulate some pointers to other content and approaches that will help you on your Governance journey.

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