This a good post on why SharePoint isn’t the social solution it was hailed to be. Jim Goings covers a lot of ground with real world examples of how SP does not foster a social workplace……
Coverage of the SharePoint session at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference on Twitter:
MS guy: “Sharepoint is between major versions, so we can’t do all we want to out of the box”
WTF squared. that Microsoft guy just said its strategy for master data management was to integrate an acquisition into Sharepoint????
MS failing dismally at showing off Sharepoint collab tools. IBM totally ate their lunch.
Watching MS demonstrate SharePoint in an ‘out of the box’ manner…seems very slow and not as intuitive as Lotus Connections
Watching Sharepoint suck … LIVE! … Enterprise 1.1 FTW!
Sharepoint showing old fashioned activity feed: “Send me a portal link when the official HR info about a direct colleague is updated”
This Sharepoint walkthrough makes we want to weep for people in companies where IT are walking zombie-like towards the product. Really.
Ouch! I think the problem is that Microsoft’s aggressive marketing at the Enterprise 2.0 / online collaboration market is up against some pretty slick solutions from other vendors. It’s not that SharePoint is bad all round, but they’ve have been pitching it too high and wide.
Ben Gardner and team have been raising eyebrows at the global Pharmaceutical giant by combing two Microsoft products to create a neat collaboration tool. They are rolling out OneNote to their customers in conjunction with SharePoint to create…..OnePoint ! Yes, they thought of the name all by themselves.
We have combined OneNote 2007 with SharePoint 2007 to create an excellent team knowledge management tool, which we refer to as ‘OnePoint’. This implementation provides an intuitive user-friendly interface onto a SharePoint document library with automatically managed online/offline capability. In addition to this the ability to add hyperlinks, text and pictures alongside these document files adds significant value to a team – users doesn’t always have to open a document to find information.
Teams with OneNote installed are jointly accessing and working on notebooks and libraries stored in SharePoint, thus using SharePoint as a mini Amazon S3. Their data is in safe hands.
I hear from reliable sources that it’s going very well, with users requesting it across the company.
OnePoint is not only revolutionising team collaboration, but also reducing email traffic, eliminating information silos and being demanded by users of all technical ability!
Ben’s slides are on his post which detail the positioning of the product in the ‘heirachy of information’.
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