Most Downloaded Slide Decks from the Past Decade

I was feeling a bit nostalgic this past week, and went looking for a slide deck that I prepared for a SPTechCon keynote 8 or 9 years back, and was looking through the stats on the almost 20-pages of uploaded slides on Slideshare. If you’re unfamiliar with the platform, it started as an independent hoster of presentations, but was acquired by LinkedIn, who were then acquired by Microsoft. If you recall, Microsoft originally launched Docs.com as a sort of indirect competitor to Slideshare, and when the LinkedIn acquisition happened, one of the questions people asked was what would happen to Doc or Slideshare. Not long afterward, we got our answer: Docs was folded into more of a Microsoft publishing platform for documentation, and Slideshare has remained…although primarily for PowerPoint decks and PDFs, not so much for other formats (or for hosting Sways). But I digress…

Reviewing or downloading slides is not as popular as it was 5 to 10 years ago, as most people prefer to watch video content. Same here. While overall views of this kind of content is down, and most people prefer to self-host on their websites or from their OneDrive accounts, some slide content continues to perform well. Looking back at the last decade of my Slideshare uploads, here are my 10 most popular slide decks and their current viewing/download numbers:

10. SharePoint 2063: The Future of SharePoint Governance

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9. 11 Strategic Considerations for SharePoint Migrations

Published on Sep 14, 2010 with 7,839 views / 246 downloads

8. How to Kill Innovation in SharePoint in 5 Easy Steps

Published on Jan 25, 2014 with 9,358 views / 109 downloads

7. Managing SharePoint On-Premises vs. Online — Compare and Contrast

Published on Sep 17, 2014 with 9,473 views / 238 downloads

6. Improving Productivity with SharePoint 2013 and Gamification

Published on Dec 5, 2012 with 11,096 views / 265 downloads

5. Productivity, Gamification, and SharePoint 2013

Published on Mar 20, 2013 with 11,840 views / 361 downloads

4. Understanding the Differences Between SharePoint Social and Yammer

Published on Jul 10, 2013 with 13,714 views / 353 downloads

3. 10 Best SharePoint Features You’ve Never Used #SPC_ORG

Published on May 1, 2012 with 51,520 views / 220 downloads

2. 10 Best Productivity Features in SharePoint 2013

Published on Oct 2, 2012 with 124,819 views / 3,933 downloads

1. 10 Best SharePoint Features You’ve Never Used (But Should)

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Christian Buckley

Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and Office Apps & Services MVP, and the Founder & CEO of CollabTalk LLC, an independent research and technical marketing services firm based in Lehi, Utah, through which he provides fractional-CMO for partners in the Microsoft ecosystem.