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Andrew Gilleran - SharePoint, Office 365 & Yammer user adoption & training specialist

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Andrew Gilleran - SharePoint, Office 365, User Adoption, training, Ireland

Migrating or moving to Office 365 or upgrading to SharePoint 2013? Great, but what about the end users?

  • How will Office 365/SharePoint fit into how they work?
  • How will you introduce it?
  • How will you communicate the benefits?
  • How will you get the most out of it?
  • How will your users keep up with the massive changes coming up in the next 12-18 months?

Problems with technology like Office 365 and SharePoint (and especially with migrations) always, always come from a mix of poor training, poor communication, poor usability and a lack of understanding of how users work. People are shoehorned into using it based on the how the platform was designed and built. They are not shown properly how to use it for their jobs.

‘Sustainable adoption’ is what it’s all about. There is no magic bullet, no single or simple solution. And it won’t happen overnight either.

We can show you how to use SharePoint, Office 365 (and Yammer) to get your employees working smarter and be more engaged.

And what’s coming up in Office 365 over the next 12+ months?
Delve, Office Graph, next gen portals, microsites, Groups, video, etc. It’s like a rollercoaster. And these will all appear in the tenants of your clients very soon. How will their users manage it all and be productive? How will those migrations work out for users? We can help you with that challenge.

What have we done?

  • Designed and built an extranet and intranet for a software company incorparating Yammer networks.
  • Managed and edited Irish portal of global SharePoint multilingual intranet and user engagement/training and managing of local content owners (10 plus up to 30 team site owners).
  • Led the intranet migration from ASP based document management system to global SharePoint platoform for 2,000 employees.
  • Developed SharePoint intranet as key communications, document management and collaboration platform. Grew average usage to 132,000 unique page views per month from Ireland (2,000 employees approximately).
  • Increased average unique daily users of SharePoint by 243% and average daily page views by 345% in 12 months.
  • Implementation of a SharePoint based system for a national parliament. The project included producing 18 Functional Specifications, out of the box development, User Interface design, user training, documentation and production support.
  • Training: Created and implemented extensive training, documentation and support programs for users on how to use SharePoint effectively in business.

Who we are

We have 20+ years’ experience in creating measureable content, communications, training and collaborative business solutions across multiple channels in many sectors using SharePoint, Yammer and Office 365. Available on contract or freelance. Based in Ireland but available pretty much anywhere in Europe. Great rates. Try us. #getworkdone


"Sustainable adoption"

A successful Office 365/SharePoint rollout focuses on driving adoption with users, and helping everyone in your organisation understand the benefits of working in a new way. Let Andrew Gilleran guide you throughout your launch, communications and rollout planning for end users.


"I hate SharePoint"

‘If you build they will come’ has been a common theme for SharePoint implementations the world over. SharePoint HAS to be managed, promoted, supported and nurtured. Bit like a plant, it will wither and die if not looked after. The best thing about SharePoint is that you can do lots of things with it. The worst thing about SharePoint is that you can do lots of things with it. We will show you how to look after SharePoint.


I will build or fix your SharePoint intranet. Try me.

SharePoint Intranets

SharePoint user adoption - Andrew Gilleran

Intranets manage information, documents, content, processes and files in many different ways. SharePoint is the foundation for pretty much everything in an organisation. Use a SharePoint intranet to Get Work Done

Andrew Gilleran SharePoint Office 365 Ireland

Office 365

Office 365 user adoption - Andrew Gilleran

'Work like a network', says Microsoft. Work anywhere on any device at any time. Use Office 365 to Get Work Done. But user adoption has to be planned. We call it 'sustained adoptoion. And it won't happen overnight.


Yammer user adoption - Andrew Gilleran

Get talking, working, sharing, responding, asking, informing, listening, discussing, brain storming with employees and customers. Use Yammer to Get Work Done. 'How to get much more out of Yammer' is my free ebook. Download it here.

Andrew Gilleran - Office 365 Yammer SharePoint Ireland


With the likes of SharePoint, Office 365 and Yammer, getting users using the platforms to Get Work Done is what matters most of all. Otherwise it is a complete waste of time and money. Ineffective user adoption will cost you money. My focus is always on the end user.

Download the full portfolio here '20 ways to use SharePoint, Office 365 & Yammer properly' (PDF, 3.7mb)

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The Head Honcho. Andrew not only has the business & communications experience, training skills, technical knowledge and all round good sense of using Office 365 to improve how people work, his aims are to help people to Get Work Done.


Andy has a major thing for Yammer and enterprise social networking. It's a bromance, sure. But he knows how to implement it and get people using it to make their life and job a lot easier. He knows it must have business and end user value.

Mr. G

Ah SharePoint. A breaker of many dreams. Mr. G has built many code free solutions to Get Work Done on 2007, 2010 and 2013 versions. But the focus now is on SharePoint Online and Office 365. But keep it simple, he says. 'Think of the end user' is his mantra. Don't make it complicated. Show them how to use it properly. Make training useful. He is also a member of the Irish SharePoint User Group.


He saw the clouds earlier. The Office 365 cloud that is. Accessing your content, documents, email, calendars, files and collaborating anywhere on any device has been his focus since his early days as a freelance road warrior in content management.

We have 20+ years’ experience in creating measureable content, communications and collaborative business solutions across multiple channels in many sectors. So why not ask us about Content, Collaboration and Communications that Get Work Done.

Available on contract or freelance. Don't forget, you get four for the price of one. Great rates. Try us for your user adoption project with Office 365 and SharePoint.

Free Yammer ebook
'How to get much more out of Yammer' is my free ebook.
Download it here
. For free.

CONTACT - Go on. Get in touch

28 Sorrel Dale
Dublin 15, Ireland

Content is the data, information, documents, images and videos that we use every day. Communications is how we talk and listen to our colleagues and customers And Collaboration is how effectively we work with colleagues and customers. Why not get in touch to see how we can make a difference to your SharePoint, Office 365 or Yammer user adoption and change management projects?

Available on contract or freelance. Great rates. Try us. #getworkdone

Irish SharePoint Users Group (member) | Office 365 Network on Yammer | SPYam - SharePoint community - Training group moderator

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