Recently, we attended the 2011 MVP Global Summit in Redmond, Washington. We interviewed and filmed any MVPs who wanted to give feedback on Microsoft TechNet, MSDN, and Office.com online product documentation.


This is the second of three videos that we produced where we asked questions about our documentation. In this video, we asked the MVPs the following question:


How often are you able to get the information you need from a single source?


We discovered that most MVPs do not find the help content they are looking for on a single site or search. The MVPs usually have to search the table of contents on the library site for other, more relevant information to help them. We suggest that the MVPs could benefit by filtering their searches when they search the TechNet and MSDN Libraries. We also suggest they use the table of contents in both the TechNet and MSDN Library sites to drill-down and discover what library articles exist.


The following video shows nine MVPs answering this question: http://www.microsoft.com/resources/msdn/en-us/office/media/video/sharepointtc.html?uuid=fc47de8b-e5b9-4c41-b72c-ff5a34425ec4

 

Special thanks go to the following MVPs who provided their time for our interview:


Zubair Alexander
Seattle, Washington
MVP – Directory Services
http://www.zubairalexander.com/


William Vaughn
Redmond, Washington
MVP – Data Platform
http://www.betav.com/


Thomas Schissler
Germany
MVP – Visual Studio
http://www.artiso.com/problog/


Teresa Henning
Seattle, Washington
MVP – Access
http://www.datadynamicsnw.com/


Stephen Cawood
Halifax Canada
MVP – SharePoint Server
http://geeklit.blogspot.com/


Paul Kimmel
Okemos, Michigan
MVP – Visual Basic
http://community.devexpress.com/
blogs/paulk

Kanwal Khipple
Toronto Canada
MVP – SharePoint Server
http://www.sharepointbuzz.com/

Ed Musters
Toronto Canada
MVP – SharePoint Server
http://geekswithblogs.net/
TheOpenHighway/Default.aspx

Craig Berntson
Salt Lake City, Utah
MVP – Visual C#
http://www.craigberntson.com/blog/

Question #1 - http://blogs.technet.com/b/tothesharepoint/archive/2011/03/17/new-video-mvp-2011-global-summit-interviews-1st-question.aspx

Question #3 - http://blogs.technet.com/b/tothesharepoint/archive/2011/03/31/new-video-mvp-2011-global-summit-interviews-3rd-question.aspx


-- Steve Hord and
Hal Zucati