Microsoft Watched and Learned as Markets Matured Over the Years

April 10, 2012

There are currently over 125 million SharePoint users and the goal is to reach 500 million with next release of Office. It is clear SharePoint is a ubiquitous system that continues to grow. And with consumers driving social and mobile demands, it is clear that SharePoint, and all of enterprise search, needs to keep up with the growing demand. Jeff Shuey continues the SharePoint mobile and social discussion in his post, “Social SharePoint – An Oxymoron?

Shuey had this to say,

I wrote a post in 2009 asking — Is Microsoft late to the game? The answer then was yes. However, over the last few years the market has matured and Microsoft has watched and learned. They have taken the long standing Microsoft mantra of Any Place, Any Device and Any Time and have applied some SharePoint salve to it. As the Forbes article states … Microsoft is in a prime position to make it happen.

This is by no means the first discussion on social demands in the enterprise search world, but Shuey does add another interesting level to the discussion by bringing in other sources, like Forbes, and quotes and expert opinions.

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Philip West, April 10, 2012

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One Response to “Microsoft Watched and Learned as Markets Matured Over the Years”

  1. Ivan Friday on April 10th, 2012 8:04 am

    Microsoft is really very much informative….i following is form past few week and find you have done great work…thanks

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