Building skills and capability in your team to support and develop SharePoint is an important part of getting the most out of the platform. If you are like me and have used SharePoint for a long time, then you’ll have a mix of old skills and sometimes new things to learn. Where does someone who is new the platform start?
Microsoft Learn is the starting place for Microsoft provided learning. One of the first things you’ll discover is that SharePoint learning is hard to find. There is a mix of material for older versions of SharePoint and very little specific to SharePoint Online. There is Teams learning, Microsoft 365 administrator learning and some stuff about PowerShell and Power Automate.
Here’s a few links that will take you right to the good stuff.
- SharePoint Online Administrator Explore SharePoint Online as a Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator – Training | Microsoft Learn
- Microsoft 365 Fundamentals Exam MS-900: Microsoft 365 Fundamentals – Certifications | Microsoft Learn
- Plan for SharePoint Introduction to SharePoint in Microsoft 365 – Training | Microsoft Learn
- Collaborating with SharePoint Collaborate with SharePoint in Microsoft 365 – Training | Microsoft Learn
- Collaborating with Files and Folders Collaborate with files and folders in SharePoint – Training | Microsoft Learn
- SharePoint and Power Automate Integrate SharePoint and Power Automate – Training | Microsoft Learn
- Customising and Extending SharePoint Introduction to customizing and extending SharePoint – Training | Microsoft Learn
- Getting Started with SharePoint Framework (SPFx) Getting Started with SharePoint Framework | Microsoft Learn
Once you understand the basics, extend your knowledge by picking some topics to deep drive. Here are some topics I’d suggest and areas to help get you started:
- Search – adding book marks, reporting, Microsoft Search admin portal, PnP Search
- Metadata – Content types, Term Store
- Power Automate – reminders and approvals
- Architecture – Hub sites, Comms sites, Team sites, Microsoft Teams
- Viva Connections – SharePoint in Teams, Viva webparts
- Content AI – Microsoft Syntex
There is a lot more to learn about SharePoint. I have a lot of articles on this blog covering topics such as basic site architecture, workflows, foims, document migration and column formatting.
I can also recommend the SharePoint look book (microsoft.com) as a good source of inspiration.
I hope this helps get you started on your SharePoint journey. If you do find some good material, please post it as a comment to help others who find this post.