Microsoft, SharePoint, and Enterprise Social

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3 Responses

  1. Steve Goldberg says:

    Chuck, I have to completely disagree with you here. Over 200,000 organizations use Yammer- 85% of the Fortune 500 companies. You’re being too shortsighted here. Looking at the road map, SharePoint, Yammer, email, instant messaging, voice, video, etc. will all be integrated and connected experiences. Social is just one of those necessary pieces for people to easily communicate within an organization. I think SharePoint is going to have more of a social look and feel in coming releases which will increase adoption and increase license numbers for MS.

  2. Charles Chen says:

    I have a follow up post to this 😉

    But just ask yourself which is more valuable to you: your internal, enterprise only, closed walled social network or your LinkedIn network?

    I would say that it is important to make a distinction between the terms “social”, “collaboration”, and “communication”. You can have collaboration and communication without social and my argument is that it is collaboration and communication that are important, not “social”.

  1. December 31, 2012

    […] Microsoft, SharePoint, and Enterprise Social [Charles Chen]  Strongly voiced opinion on Enterprise Social, not sure I’m quite this negative but the continuing massive sell of “Social” software as the route to business success does get a bit tedious. (Some teams I worked with struggled to be social when they were sat 1 metre apart in an office…) […]