SharePoint’s Social Computing Scorecard

Christian Buckley

Christian is a 7-time Office Servers and Services MVP, internationally-recognized technology evangelist and collaboration expert, and the Founder & CEO of CollabTalk LLC, an independent research and technical marketing services firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Great preso – wish I could have seen it. Agree 100% with conclusion that SharePoint only enterprise platform to manage social computing despite #fail of some features. Composite SharePoint solutions incorporating Confluence/Jive successful for me – take the best features of all as opposed to square peg/round hole approach. Surprisingly though I’ve encountered significant resistance to composite applications – preference is for all or nothing solution. Great insights – thank you!

  • JB

    Good stuff! Don’t forget the SharePoint ecosystem — #newsgator rockin it with Social SharePoint for the Global 2000

  • Great point, JB. We don’t even touch on what can be done through partner solutions. But I suppose the point is that you can build to spec, whereas most consumer-based solutions are not as extensible. Microsoft has always had one of the strongest partner ecosystems to help customers reach their potential.
    And competitors are connection, as well. EMC figured out they needed to stop fighting the wave, and embraced Documentum integration to SharePoint. Many PLM vendors are seeing the light (and the reality) and are following the lead of PTC to utilize SharePoint as an ad hoc platform for their otherwise closed platforms. And even Jive has found out that business is better when linking to SharePoint.