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Ian Herndon
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Tech nerd/social butterfly/travel & outdoors fanatic; don't be afraid to randomly hit me up! Always smiling. Happiness and positivity keeps us alive, and I love seeing others happy and smiling :-) - Ian Herndon
Tech nerd/social butterfly/travel & outdoors fanatic; don't be afraid to randomly hit me up! Always smiling. Happiness and positivity keeps us alive, and I love seeing others happy and smiling :-) - Ian Herndon

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Hello all!

I have a friend at work who is interested in becoming ITIL certified. 

The Business Manager of training for ITIL they have spoken with said people with no prior exposure can clear the certification if they go through the online courseware for 8-10 days before class. 

Obviously each person is different, but can anyone provide their feedback on whether or not 8-10 days is a realistic prep time period?

Thank you!

-Ian

Hello all!

I have a friend at work who is interested in becoming ITIL certified.

The Business Manager of training for ITIL they have spoken with said people with no prior exposure can clear the certification if they go through the online courseware for 8-10 days before class. 

Obviously each person is different, but can anyone provide their feedback on whether or not 8-10 days is a realistic prep time period?

Thank you!

-Ian

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We just reached 2,000 members!!!
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Topic of the Month - April 2013

Office Apps & SharePoint
(Suggested by +doc sridhar)

Which apps do you use the most?

Do you have an example of an app that saved(s) you time and/or your employer money?

What app do you wish you had more control or flexibility over?
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Question - SP Lists

I have a web part page with list views grouped by items created each day. Each item has an ART associated with it.

Is there an OotB method of calculating ART across multiple items? I can get counts, but not actual math based on certain fields. If I create 10 items today each taking 10 minutes, I want to have a way to easily identify my ART is 10min

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Random SharePoint Community Stats

Sometimes when I'm bored I end up being curious about the most random things. 

Right now it's around 3am and I found myself wondering how many members of this community have a Twitter profile. How many with Facebook? Linkedin?

In the midst of that boredom I decided to write a screen macro that would pull every person's G+ About page one by one and scan it for urls associated with Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Out of 1300 profiles only a few hundred have been scanned so far. 463 to be exact. 

The following are some of the totals I've come up with from those already scanned.

    ● 18.14% - List Facebook
    ● 19.43% - List LinkedIn
    ● 28.94% - List Twitter

    ●   9.71% - List All Three
    ● 66.30% - List None

Keep in mind this is just what people have actually added to their Google+ profile. I'm sure many more actually have a Facebook page. It seems the vast majority have either entirely empty or only partially filled out About pages. I was surprised to still find that as much as 10% actually included links to all three, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

It would stand to reason that as G+'s user activity and engagement increases, then so to will the amount of information users begin to take the time to include in their profiles. I think it could be interesting to put together an overview based on no less than 1000 members today, and then do a comparison at some point in the future. Maybe... I guess we'll have to see how bored I am in the future hehe. 

So which category are you in? Are you one of those 10% that have all three and actually list them?

Which do you use the most? 

-Ian



UPDATE

9AM: I've just woken up  and it looks like the macro did it's job while I slept. Here are the complete results from the 1300 members of this SharePoint community.

    ● 34.97% - List at Least One
    ● 18.87% - List Facebook
    ● 18.65% - List LinkedIn
    ● 29.73% - List Twitter

    ●   9.40% - List All Three
    ● 64.99% - List None

I actually made the macro to copy the URL of each person's Facebook, Twitter, and/or LinkedIn profile. At some point during the week I'll throw together a Google Spreadsheet document and make it available on here. Maybe over time once more users have their current job title listed we could include that as well so members can filter through the list based on job type and easily create smaller lists of their own that might be useful to themselves.
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Topic of the Month - March

SharePoint Workflows! 
(Suggested by +doc sridhar)

What's the first workflow you ever created and what was it intended to do?

How many workflows would you estimate you use specifically yourself? Your organization as a whole?

What is the most complex workflow you've seen? Most complex you've created yourself?

Do you have any situations that you've come across where workflows quantifiably saved you/organization time/money? How much?

If you've worked with workflows across multiple SP versions, how would you compare them to one another in terms of progression?

Is there something you've been trying to accomplish through a workflow for awhile but just haven't seemed to get it worked out? What is it? 
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+Michael Allen So when does the baby arrive?? I remember seeing a few months back something about having one on the way.
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