Learn more about SharePoint

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Only two months remain of this year, but if you’re still up for learning SharePoint, here’s your opportunity. 

On 31 October and 1 November a SharePoint level 1 two-day course will be presented for all SharePoint owners, as well as those who might be using this platform in the near future. 

During the two day course you will use, create, and edit content in a team website. You will also create and perform basic management of a team site using SharePoint Foundation 2010. This course is designed for individuals who will need to access information on a Microsoft SharePoint team site or for individuals who may need to create and manage a team website.


Introducing Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010
Working with Lists
Working with Libraries
Communicating with Team Members
Working Remotely with SharePoint Content
Customizing Your SharePoint Environment
Creating a Team Site
Performing Basic Site Administration
Branding a Site Collection
Managing Lists
Managing Libraries
Managing Form Libraries
Managing Content Structures
Managing Workflows
Working with Indexing and Searching
Working Offline Using SharePoint Workspace 2010
Managing the SharePoint Applications Using Central Administration
Managing User Access
Managing Site Security
Managing Site Usage
Managing Site Maintenance

If you’re still typing with two fingers, you can improve your typing speed and skill by attending the Typing course on 8 November in Stellenbosch at the CTU offices.

To enroll, just follow these easy steps. No registrations can unfortunately be done by the IT Service Desk on behalf of staff.


To infinity and beyond: The new generation ECM is here

Friday, May 11th, 2012


So what is ECM?

Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is the strategies, methods and tools used to capture, manage, store, preserve, and deliver content and documents related to organizational processes. ECM covers the management of information within the entire scope of an enterprise whether that information is in the form of a paper document, an electronic file, a database print stream, or even an email.

Ok, so what does this actually mean and how will it make my life easier? ECM will simplify your workday in the following ways:

–          Less paper to file and organise. At last the paperless office!

–          Keeping track of all you documents. Documents will be in one central place, not on pc’s of four different people.

–          Better compliancy

–          Accessible from anywhere – whether you’re on holiday in Margate or sitting in a boardroom in Cape Town.

–          No more confusion when it comes to too many versions of critical documents. Gone are the days of last minute confusion before a meeting to find the latest version of your document.

–          Easy to retrieve. No more heaps of paper to sort through or disorganised folders on your pc.

–          Safety of documents not on site in case of fire.

The concept of ECM isn’t an entirely new one on campus. At the moment SharePoint Team sites are used to a lesser extent as a tool. However to make full use of the advantages of ECM, a whole new generation of SharePoint will be implemented shortly.

This implementation is the first step of a bigger project which will, at a later stage, also include Business Intelligence. On a more practical level this platform will also be used to host the websites on campus.

Through the whole process IT will be communicating the development of the project to campus and there will be ample opportunity for all those currently involved in team sites to attend training days. For other interested parties information sessions will be held to give a broader overview of the project.


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