Building SharePoint Online Intranets
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Building SharePoint Online Intranets

Practical Advice for building Intranets with SharePoint Online

About the Book

SharePoint Online is the number one platform for Intranets worldwide, with over 200 million daily users. SharePoint makes it easier than ever to build an Intranet, but what does it take to make it GREAT!? This book will you leap up the learning curve and build an engaging Intranet that your team will love. It is full of practical tips to plan, build, manage and support your Intranet.

Once you have read this book, you will have learnt about:

  • Project team and budget items
  • Site Architecture
  • Designing and Building your Intranet
  • Change Management
  • User Adoption
  • Creating great content
  • Improving Search
  • Promoting content
  • Ongoing Intranet support and management
  • Last but not least, why SharePoint is great for Intranets

A good Intranet is an asset for your organisation. Once you have read this book I hope you have the tools to build a GREAT INTRANET!

About the Author

Steve Knutson
Steve Knutson

Steve Knutson is a Microsoft MVP for Office 365 Services and Apps. Steve has 30 years industry experience and co-founded Stratos Technology Partners where he leads the Microsoft 365 Solutions Team. Steve lives in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Table of Contents

  • About the Author
  • Release Notes
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Why are you building an Intranet?
  • Chapter 2: SharePoint Overview
    • Why SharePoint?
    • What is SharePoint?
    • Site Templates
    • Web Parts
    • Document Libraries
    • Lists
    • Metadata
    • Search
    • Summary
  • Chapter 3: Preparing For Your Project
    • Initial Ideas
    • Project Budget
    • Scope
    • Timeline and Milestones
    • Where did the time go?
    • Check List
  • Chapter 4: Governance
    • The Governance Team
    • Principles and Objectives
    • Responsibilities
    • Decision Making
    • Management Approach
    • Check List
  • Chapter 5: Change Management
    • Email everyone
    • Get Ready Early
    • Audiences
    • Transition Plan
    • Resistance Plan
    • Check List
  • Chapter 6: Information Architecture & Security
    • Site Types
    • Hub Sites
    • Global Navigation
    • Local Navigation
    • Security
    • Retention Policy
    • Naming Conventions
    • Check List
  • Chapter 7: Branding
    • Naming your Intranet
    • Change the Look
    • Customising the Theme
    • List Styling
    • Imagery and Icons
    • Check List
  • Chapter 8: Design and Build
    • Structure
    • Build Standards
    • Creating sites
    • Site templates
    • Page Layouts
    • Home Page
    • Content Pages
    • SharePoint Mobile App
    • Lists and Libraries
    • Web-parts
    • Navigation
    • Forms
    • Workflow
    • Granting Access
    • Are we there yet?
    • Check List
  • Chapter 9: Navigation
    • Global Navigation
    • In Page Navigation
    • Common navigation issues
    • User Testing
    • Implementation
    • Check List
  • Chapter 10: Search
    • Improving Searching
    • Promoted Results
    • Improving Content for Search
    • Advanced Search Configuration
    • Check List
  • Chapter 11: Content Strategy
    • Content Creation
    • Information for All
    • Make a Promise
    • Publishing the News
    • Getting Traffic
    • Review and Adjust
    • Check List
  • Chapter 12: Content Migration
    • SharePoint Server to SharePoint Online
    • Non-SharePoint Intranets
    • Document Migration
    • Check List
  • Chapter 13: User Adoption
    • Leadership
    • End Users
    • Reinforcement
    • Stages
    • Training Resources
    • Check List
  • Chapter 14: Developing Solutions
    • Policies and Procedures
    • Staff Directory
    • Project Workspace
  • Chapter 15: Going Live
    • Pre-launch Check
    • Launch day tasks
    • Post launch tasks
  • Chapter 16: Gardening
    • Support
    • Adding New Features
    • Content Lifecycle
    • Search
    • Navigation
    • Other Gardening Benefits
    • Check List
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Resources
  • Final Note
  • About this book
  • Feedback

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