We had serveral good questions with some great answers from the people who were in the tweetjam.
the questions were:
Q1: Is Microsoft making the right moves in Enterprise Social Networking (ESN)? Why or why not?
Q2: How Can SharePoint/Yammer better align with the needs of the Enterprise today?
Q2 addon: Does Microsoft need more SP community outreach? Better Messaging?
Q3: What are some apps that we need now?
Q4: Does integration across all devices matter much?
Q5: How will these new Microsoft Social/Mobile developments affect the SharePoint community?
My Answers and retweets were:
A1: i think so aldo a lot of people would like to have a offline version of Yammer as well
A1: There needs to be more focus by orgs as to ‘Why?’ otherwise the user adoption will peak and wane within just a few months
#SPJam #spjam q1 betting on the cloud targeting 3-5 yrs could make sense, but what about transitioning?
A1 and be honest the other 3rd party tools are not standing a chance as Microsoft will push it down to you!
A2: if there would be a on premiss solution it would align better with the whole infrastructure.
A2: the power of SharePoint has always been adaptability, but not oft realized. Yammer is just another layer
A3: i think there will become more apps that hold extra features for Office365 Social
A3: Social ‘apps’ in O365 need to deliver clear business outcomes to accelerate adoption
A3: 25% of enterprises will have an Enterprise App Store (EAS) by 2017 – Gartner
A3: the problem with building apps is you first need to know what the real need is in business before you can build the rocket app!
#spjam #spjam the pain in SP App today is the security model that is not mature enough. App are inevitable like cloud. It’s about ITConsumerization
A4 Mobile is key as more an more users will use there mobile device to work on during the day except the dev’s offcourse
A4. An enterprise without a mobile and social strategy has a security problem.
#SPJam via @joeloleson
A5: I would say mobile is more challenging than social. Social is so collaborative and so is SharePoint
A5: Community Managers will be a critical role for organizations, most dont know what that is today
Conclusion for me is that there is enough work to do but Users will be the key trough the whole process and not the IT people.
Users will say what they want and request it not the managers and not the IT. work bottom up!
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