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DocRead - Policy Management Software for SharePoint - Useful Videos

DocRead is a SharePoint solution that allows you manage policies and procedures from entirely within SharePoint. Through web parts, SharePoint pages, reports and governance features DocRead is the ideal choice for your policy management needs. These videos showcase individual areas of DocRead.

An overview of DocRead for SharePoint

DocRead is policy management software for SharePoint that helps target policies and procedures to groups of users in your organization. Any policy or procedure that can be saved into a SharePoint document library (office documents, videos, images, pdf's, etc) can be assigned to a specific group of users. Once assigned - DocRead tracks who has and has not acknowledged those documents via a suite of reports and charts.

How to view and interpret DocRead reports

DocRead reports allow administrators to quickly and easily obtain statistical information about reading assignments and drill down on specific documents or users. Using the filtering and sorting options it is very easy to find the data you need, such as a list of 'overdue reading tasks by document' or to find the reading status of all assignments made to a specific 'delinquent' employee. All DocRead reports can be downloaded into various formats.

Webinar : How to get staff to read & acknowledge documents with DocRead for SharePoint

This a recording of a recent Webinar, showing how to distribute policies to groups of users and request they read them. After this, the Webinar illustrates how easy it is to track who hasn't confirmed or acknowledged their reading by using the DocRead Reports and Charts.

How to install DocRead for SharePoint

This video will show you how to install DocRead to your Microsoft SharePoint farm. Once installed DocRead can be configured to request read and acknowledgement for your organisations most important documents.

How to configure DocRead in SharePoint Central Administration

This screencast demonstrates how a SharePoint Administrator can use DocRead screens to configure the databases, web applications, messages, licensing and reporting.

How to configure DocRead in your sites and site collections

DocRead can be activated on any site you wish. Once activated on a site it is up to a site administrator to configure DocRead to be used on certain libraries in the site. In addition to this security settings and governance features a can be set.

How to publish and distribute a document with DocRead

Audience Targeting a document to a group of users couldn't be easier. DocRead integrates seamlessly into familiar, standard SharePoint screens meaning that within just a few minutes a document can be uploaded, configured, approved and targeted to users. DocRead works with any type of content that can be stored in a SharePoint document library including publishing pages (.aspx), office documents, pdfs, videos, images or audio clips for example.

How to read and sign a task in DocRead for SharePoint

DocRead offers a simple and intuitive process for users to keep track of their reading assignments, including a clear confirmation process for users to explicitly acknowledge that they have read and understood the document. DocRead automatically issues and securely stores a reading certificate on completion of reading assignments. Users are presented with a three tab Task Information Panel to help them complete a reading assignment.

  • I have spent many many hours working as a SharePoint Developer Architect and Consultant for lots of organisations in the UK such as the NHS, Tarmac, O2, Lloyds of London, Lloyds TSB, BT etc.

    More recently, I spend all my time either marketing or developing DocRead for SharePoint. Strange mix I know, but I still love to develop so I always make sure I keep my hand in.

    When I am not telling the world about DocRead, I am very active in the SharePoint community and am one of the co-founders of the SharePoint-Community.net. I also moderate the 2nd largest SharePoint group on LinkedIn.

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