SharePoint – including SharePoint Server and SharePoint Online as a part of Office 365 – is the most widely-deployed content services platform. In fact, 85% of the Fortune 500 is using Office 365. This creates enormous opportunities to learn from a thriving community of people in commercial and community events.
In 2017, there were 58 worldwide SharePoint Saturday community events organized through the SPSEvents.org site. Typically, these events are free for attendees. There are also numerous commercial conferences like SPTechCon, SharePoint Fest, the European SharePoint Conference where you can learn from top experts. SharePoint as a content management platform is unmatched in the degree to which its users engage with one another to share. What this means to someone trying to learn how to do enterprise content management – or content services – is that there’s a large community of people whose expertise you can pull from and people you can learn from.
YouTube reports 335,000 videos containing the keyword SharePoint (as of January 2018). SharePoint courses are available for free from massively open online course (MOOC) providers like EdX.org. Microsoft’s Certified Learning Partners deliver thousands of courses each year on Microsoft SharePoint in communities across the globe. Specialized training providers like Critical Path Training, Combined Knowledge, and Mindsharp offer their own courses either online or in person.
Overall, if you’re trying to learn about content services, SharePoint has great options for learning the platform due to its popularity, community, and availability of training. If you’re interested in content services, what are you waiting for? Take a stop by the Microsoft content services resource center.
About the Author
Rob Bogue, MVP
Robert Bogue is a thought leader on all things SharePoint and an engaging presenter who speaks at events around the world. Rob has been awarded the Microsoft MVP designation fourteen times. Rob holds certifications from Microsoft: MCPD, MCITP, MCTS, MCSA: Security, MCSE as well as CompTia: A+, Network+, Server+, I-Net+, IT Project+, E-Biz+, CDIA+. He is the author of 25 books. Robert is committed to “making the complicated, simple.” Find out more about SharePoint made simple at http://www.SharePointShepherd.com and follow Rob’s blog at https://www.thorprojects.com/blog/. You can also contact Rob at Rob.Bogue@ThorProjects.com