SharePoint Knowledgebase Part 1 – Best Places for Online SharePoint Knowledge
Posted by workerthread on January 30, 2009
Looking back on stats for the past 12 months, by far the most popular search terms which took people to this blog relate to some combination of PDF, iFilter, WSS, MOSS etc and these visitors click through to one of the PDF related posts here, here and here.
But next up come searches for some variant of “SharePoint Knowledgebase”, which find the blog through a little mention I gave to SharePointKB.org. So I got to thinking, what are these people searching for? Are they looking for an online knowledgebase containing the information they need about SharePoint? Or are they looking to set up a knowledgebase site on their own SharePoint installation?
If you are one of those searching, please post a comment and let me know what you were looking for. In the meantime, I thought I would put together posts on the two different possibilities – best places to look online for SharePoint information (this post) and a follow up later on options for setting up your own knowledgebase site.
So, here’s a brief list of places I like to look for SharePoint information, how-tos and general knowledge:
End User SharePoint – Mark Miller’s “No Geekspeak on SharePoint” site has gone from strength to strength over the past year, and I probably have more SharePoint bookmarks from posts here than any other. Excellent coverage of the sort of topics end users and new SharePoint adopters need to know about and excellent guest contributors. Also if you sign up for the weekly newsletter, you get access to lots of extras and downloads.
SharePoint Magazine – an online magazine dedicated to SharePoint, often publishing longer articles or series on specific topics. My favourite is Paul Culmsee’s series of InfoPath articles on the Humble Leave Form.
SharePoint User Group UK – although based in the UK, online members from all over (4,743 at last count). Very active forums, member questions frequently answered by well respected SharePoint MVPs. And if like me you are based in the UK I can recommend the group’s regular meetings.
So if you came here looking for SharePoint knowledge, I hope these links help. Next time I will talk about options for creating a knowledgebase site on your own SharePoint installation.
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