About Me

I am an experienced intranet and digitalworkplace adoption manager, having worked for more than 10 years in intranet/SharePoint/Office365 roles in multinational companies.

Of course I have experience with strategy and governance, policies and housekeeping,  usability and design, and I have created communication, training and promotions for the intranet and related tools. I will share some of my learnings and experiences here.

But I have also streamlined inefficient business processes with help of Microsoft SharePoint Team Sites. It is amazing what you can do with Team Sites – and I am happy to share both our process for identifying and configuring these “solutions” as well as some of the more succesful results with you in this blog.

If you are interested to “Do More With SharePoint” by configuring Team Sites to automate simple processes, or replace legacy applications,  please leave a comment or contact me via LinkedIn or Twitter (@ellenvanaken).

Originally I am a Food Technologist but during my career I moved into the intranet and Digital Workplace field, and I have never looked back ;-).
I live in Utrecht, The Netherlands, and my native language is Dutch.

Experiences and views are  my own. All screenshots of examples are created in y own Office 365 environment.


2 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Anouk January 9, 2015 / 1:57 pm

    Hi Ellen,
    I looked through your site and signed up a while ago for your newsletter, but I couldn’t find anything on event management. Certainly, I am not the only looking for SharePoint solution in which you can do event management which helps to manage registration for events, works flawlessly with Outlook and helps user to sign in and out at any time. Do you have any experience with this?


    • Ellen van Aken January 9, 2015 / 2:12 pm

      Hi Anouk, thank you for your mail. I have nothing tagged as “Event Management”, but there are two posts that may come close to what you are looking for:
      – Travel arrangements in a Team Site (http://wp.me/p1s5qM-db ), which gathered travel and other data from training attendees, and possibly
      – High Tea in a Team Site (http://wp.me/p1s5qM-4L), which collected reservations for High Tea in one of the coffee/tea shops.
      Perhaps these examples will help you on your way? Otherwise please connect via LinkedIn and we can discuss there.

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