The SharePoint Question: 2.0 be or not 2.0 be?

It’s some nine months now since Microsoft released their latest iteration of SharePoint, SP2010. This was done with no small degree of fanfare: Web 2.0 applications are all the rage now. Different apps delivering different capabilities aim to tackle blogging, wikis, discussion boards, document management, and more all try to deliver great “best of breed” … Continue reading The SharePoint Question: 2.0 be or not 2.0 be?

The SharePoint factor – the need to plan & integrate

I’ve recently downloaded AIIM’s report “SharePoint – strategies and experiences” and it makes for a stimulating if number heavy read. AIIM is an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) body and the report reflects this. My background and focus is on social software in the Enterprise. And as I’ve been arguing, the whole area of ECM, internal … Continue reading The SharePoint factor – the need to plan & integrate

Yammer + SharePoint = agility

Further to my post yesterday when I mentioned SharePoint 2010 and their slow upgrade path (one every 3 years or so). This means they have to plan in advance and can miss opportunities or new technologies arriving. When I went to see them at their UK HQ at Reading they admitted that microblogging was just … Continue reading Yammer + SharePoint = agility

SharePoint 2010, Office 2003 and social software (updated)

Will SharePoint 2010 run ok on your legacy environment of Office 2003/2007 and IE6? I’ve been doing some research on this question and here’s my findings on what SharePoint 2010 works with in terms of: legacy browsers, versions of Office and Windows. My focus, as ever, is on the social software side of the tool. … Continue reading SharePoint 2010, Office 2003 and social software (updated)

WebEx Connect, the Quiet disappearance of the SharePoint killer?

Spending time looking at SharePoint 2010 and had a really good look at its capabilities at Microsoft’s UK HQ in Reading last week. Under NDA so can’t say much more than is in the public realm, that it’s an impressive beast and offers a lot of social capabilities. Last October I blogged about a potential SharePoint … Continue reading WebEx Connect, the Quiet disappearance of the SharePoint killer?

The quiet arrival of the SharePoint killer

It was with some interest that I read The Forrester Wave™: Collaboration Platforms, Q3 2009 after a link was Tweeted out yesterday. I was reading in reverse order from Gartner’s Magic Quadrant, see my Gartner Magic Quadrant; a dark horse closing up the outside fence… My main interest in Forrester’s was to see where Jive … Continue reading The quiet arrival of the SharePoint killer

Google is after SharePoint

Another interesting move from Google spotted here by Rob Diana http://regulargeek.com/2009/09/27/google-sites-goes-after-enterprise-collaboration/ and following on from my points about their desktop notification API as an internal comms engine: http://theparallaxview.com/2009/09/google-internal-comms/ As Dion Hinchcliffe tweeted they’ve got some way to go but a clearer picture of their longer term strategy is getting a lot less fuzzy. In the long run, … Continue reading Google is after SharePoint

Benchmarking the Social Intranet

Benchmarking the Social Intranet. Of late, I’ve been crunching some numbers. My aim is simple – how to get a better sense of what adoption figures mean and how we might begin successfully benchmarking the social intranet. The inspiration for the exercise came from a call with Gia Lyons and Claire Flanagan of Jive Software … Continue reading Benchmarking the Social Intranet