Building SharePoint Online Intranets

Are you about to embark on a project to build an Intranet or overhaul an existing one?

Over the last 20 years I have been involved in a wide range of Intranet projects. My roles have changed over the years from very technical in the early years to a consulting focus these days. Being part of many different Intranet project teams has given me some good first hand experience with what works well and what doesn’t and that lead me to writing a book.

While Googling “how to write a book”, I discovered LeanPub a platform for writing and publishing books that really suited me. I can start small and develop the book content in the time I have available to me. People who buy the book get free updates as I extend the content. It’s a win-win for me as an author and you as a reader!

This book is a collection of thoughts from the experience I’ve gained throughout my career combined with first hand experiences from recent projects. My goal in writing the book is to help others make a better Intranet, especially those who haven’t built one before. The objective is to get someone who has little experience up the curve quickly, so they can do better than they would have otherwise done. If you’re new to SharePoint, this is a book for you. There is also plenty of helpful stuff for more experienced SharePoint users too.

Once you have read this book, you will have learnt about:

  • Project team and budget items
  • Site Architecture
  • Designing and Building and Intranet
  • Change Management
  • User Adoption
  • Creating great content
  • Ongoing Intranet support and management
  • Last but not least, why SharePoint is great for Intranets

When I launch this book in August 2021, it was about 90% done. I had written over 32,500 words and spent considerable time rewriting and rewriting again… Since the initial launch, I have revised and improved the content, adding addition images and increasing the word count to over 37,000 words.

  • More on design and layout
  • Content migration
  • Example solutions
  • More ideas for improving your Intranet

FREE UPDATES: If you buy the book from LeanPub, you get these updates as I write them for no additional cost.

The latest release is also available directly from Amazon in Kindle and Paperback formats.

Get your copy in PDF, ePub and MOBI formats from LeanPub and Kindle or Paperback on Amazon.

In August 2021 I released the 6th update to Building SharePoint Online Intranets. The book is currently the #1 selling Intranet book and #2 SharePoint book on LeanPub based on sales. Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback, given encouragement and splashed out on a copy! You make my day 🙂

UPDATE! (27/8/22)

I have a revised version of my book in development. I’ve added numerous updates including things I’ve learnt from recent projects, revisions related to new SharePoint features, and a new chapter. I’m hoping to release the update very soon. This version will be free to anyone with an existing copy from LeanPub.

UPDATE! (2023 Edition / Hardcopy)

In February 2023 I released a major update on Amazon including all changes added to the LeanPub (live update) version up to 30th January 2023. I also added a print on demand hard copy version. This video is a short preview. (Buy on Amazon)

Writing can be a challenging process and I appreciate the support I’ve had from the community and feedback to help improve my book. I’d love to hear from you if you have read it.

Thank you

Steve Knutson

SharePoint Consultant | Author | Microsoft MVP