Thursday, April 11, 2013
The latest 2013 version of SharePoint is collaborated server resolving Microsoft’s all-purpose enterprise issues. It encapsulates many enhanced features, including redesigned user interface, SkyDrive Pro for increased storage and documents synchronization, improved task management, renovated search engine and creative e- discovery features.
As a content management and enterprise collaboration tool, SharePoint has reached to matured status. Enterprises primarily use SharePoint to build public sites, intranets, blogs and wikis even for searching and arranging documents, storing documents. It is generating around 2 billion annual revenue and Microsoft is pushing hard this latest version.
With more feasible alternatives to SharePoint dynamically coming to market, there exist certain challenges those need to be resolved by Microsoft.
SharePoint mobile challenges Mobility is the need of the hour and workplace is totally entrenched by Smartphones and Tablets. Getting mobile access to enterprise application has become indispensable. According to reviews, Microsoft has not focused much on SharePoint integration and mobility, In fact there is no sense of urgency around it and it is confounding.
SharePoint News Feed Application is provided by Microsoft, which is designed to give users access to people and documents they consider.Currently this facility is available on iOS and Windows Phone. At the end of the second calendar quarter, Windows 8 version is due which will have deeper integration of SharePoint mobile and later on Android. These apps are not much broader in their scope and functionality. You can implement only the part of SharePoint offers with this.
SharePoint social media challenges SharePoint’s enterprise social networking capabilities were incapable and this fact was revealed by Microsoft’s decision taken last summer to plunk down 1.2 billion for Yammer. And further, to make up for that Microsoft has banked upon third party add ons from companies. Takeup of SharePoint Online is a matter of concern as the cloud hosted version of the product is not up to the par.
Competitors list is increasing its number including IBM, Jive Software and Box, and Google. Despite of its enthusiastic success in enterprise, situation is entirely changed, and SharePoint must prove its worth all over again.