I received a question from Keith this afternoon and it kind of threw me. Here's the question and I'll follow with my response:
"I've added your RSS newsfeed to our intra-company website. We are fairly new to Sharepoint (we have MOSS 2007), and I'm trying to use every possible way to teach and facilitate basic skills both for publishing to a portal, and for departments and teams to maintain their own collaboration site (we haven't opened up "My Site" portals yet). Do you have, or can you recommend, newsfeeds that focus on more basic skills than what you offer? For example: setting up version control, setting alerts, uploading documents, how to move docs from one doc lib to another, granting permissions, etc. Thanks!!"
What I'm displaying in bold is what tripped me up. I thought that was what EndUserSharePoint.com was all about. Have we gotten so far off track that we are no longer considered the primary resource for basic, SharePoint End Users? That's disturbing.
Keith, there are over 1,400 articles on the site, 10,000 comments, an EUSP Newsletter that goes out to 13,000 people, a free Stump the Panel Forum where content experts answer questions all day long, workshops every week... all focused on Information Workers, Site Managers and Site Collections Managers. We do not publish content related to SharePoint programming, development or server administration. I'm not sure what else I can do.
The problem with supplying day-in-and-day-out content for basic level SharePoint Information Workers is that the content you can supply is limited. There are only so many times you can show people how to upload a document to a library. This site started out at that level. So did John Anderson at SharePointBlank, and Get the Point at Microsoft. Veronique at Veronique's SharePoint
I don't know of any site that consistently supplies new content on the basic fundamentals of using SharePoint. It's just been covered in too many places.
That said, there are two resources you might consider purchasing to help support your Information Worksers.
Rob Bogue - A Shepherd's Guide to SharePoint 2007
Steve Smith - Combined Knowledge End User Adoption
Bringing these two resources in house will give your users the internal support system they need at the basic level. Once they understand the concepts of using SharePoint as delivered by Rob and Steve, I think they'll find that those who have a real interest in learning about SharePoint will find websites like EndUserSharePoint.com more useful.
I hope you find that helpful.