Ralf HallerRalf Haller May 13, 2010

Microsoft launches SharePoint 2010 – late and lacks key features

Yesterday Microsoft launched at a press conference event in New York SharePoint 2010 which offers better social collaboration features than the former SharePoint.

Compared with other pure social collaboration offers Microsoft is quite late, lacks key features, will be expensive to implement, make you vendor dependent and will still be bought by most corporations IT departments who don’t care much and just want to add a check mark at their users’ requests for better collaboration tools.

Forrester commented in a similar way:

At the end of the day, Forrester clients seem to be falling into one of three buckets:

  • Those that are committed to SharePoint and are planning to take the native social capabilities, even if it means being a bit behind the cutting edge.
  • Those that want the latest and greatest in social technology in their enterprise and will pursue a pure social technology offering.
  • Those that want both and will look for a pure social offering with deep integration with SharePoint.