What's the future for SharePoint?

Earlier this month I listened to a Webinar on the future for SharePoint, which was presented by Sam Marshall of Clearbox consulting. Whilst you might be thinking that 52 minutes is far too long for you to listen to a Webinar about the future of SharePoint. I can assure you that it will be time well spent if you currently have or are considering moving to a verion of SharePoint.

In the webinar Sam looks at a significant number of areas, from some of the concerns around Sharepoint to some of the drivers behind the development of digital workplaces within organisations. One slide about the digital workplace definitely caught my attention as Sam described a digital workplace a bit like "Town planning" in that organisations need to think carefully about how they get from where they are now to the "perfect digital workplace"

This slide also provides a very useful summary of the elements of the Digital Workplace, so a Digital Workplace should contain the follwowing concepts/tools:

  • Comunicate and Engage
  • Collaborate
  • Find and Share
  • Business Applications
  • Agile Working (Mobile devices)

These are supported (implemented) by the following:

  • Strategy
  • Governance and Operations
  • A (great) user experience
  • Adoption
  • Technology and Security

There are many more really useful slides like the one above, as a result I thoroughly recommend listening to this webinar.

The misconceptions of SharePoint

Thinking about using, or currently using SharePoint then you'll definitely be interested in this infographic from Evoke IT which looks at 10 misconceptions associated with SharePoint.

The infographic is a couple of years old, but it's definitely worth having a look at.

Hat Tip - Michael Sampson