Microsoft SharePoint’s popularity as a collaboration environment for everyday work tasks makes it a readily available environment for learning functions — an idea that fits in well with the 70+20+10 learning model.
Questionmark Integration Product Owner Steve Lay points out the possibilities and challenges of integrating learning functions into an existing portal environment in a recent post on John Kleeman’s SharePoint and Assessment blog.
In that post, Integrating with SharePoint: Intranet to Internet, Steve identifies issues such as integrating identity and authentication between SharePoint and external systems, notes the progress being made toward using externally hosted tools together with SharePoint and offers some links for people interested in more details.
The post is well worth reading if you are interested in SharePoint integration. For insights on many other integration-related themes, check out Steve’s own blog.