11 ways to make your SharePoint implementation more user-friendly

At the “A matter of degree” blog they have an easy to read but important post with tips to make your SharePoint project more user-friendly:

1. Make the banner logo link to the Home page.
2. Remove unused web parts from the Web Parts gallery.
3. Use the Table of Contents web part on empty top-level sites to avoid blank pages.
4. Link directly to a list form without using a too-long URL.
5. Make sure all the content is in the same place on similar pages.
6. Look at the Site Usage Report for your sites.
7. Put default values in list fields (columns) to help validate data.
8. Always add a description. Everywhere.
9. Move items around on the Quick Launch bar so it makes more sense.
10. Add a heading in Navigation.
11. Target some content.

We can surely find 100+ more ways, right? Let me know!

About: Marijn

Marijn Somers (MVP) has over 12 years experience in the SharePoint world, starting out with SP2007. Over the years the focus has grown to Office 365, with a focus on collaboration and document management. He is a business consultant at Balestra and Principal Content Provider for "Mijn 365 Coach" that offers dutch employee video training. His main work tracks are around user adoption, training and coaching and governance. He is also not afraid to dig deeper in the technicalities with PowerShell, adaptive cards or custom formatting in lists and libraries. You can listen to him on the biweekly "Office 365 Distilled" podcast.


One thought on “11 ways to make your SharePoint implementation more user-friendly”

  1. ok,I add one.
    There is a tool myDocs for us to use SharePoint in a familiarity of Outlook interface and even to do email managemnet conveniently.

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