SharePoint Adoption and Social Media Features That Help

SharePoint as a social media platform

Nice article on how Microsoft SharePoint scores as a Social Media platform for internal users. SharePoint evangelist Christian Buckley compares SharePoint with platforms like Facebook, Jive Salesforce, Yammer and Ning.
SharePoint’s Social Media Scorecard.

It is interesting to see how SharePoint has evolved from a simple intranet application to a social media platform for collaboration between employees and partners/vendors. Thousands of web parts are getting added daily, for work and for fun which you can add to your intranet. There is even a free Dilbert Web Part at Amrein Engineering which I thought was fun.

In our experience social media applications dramatically increase SharePoint adoption within organizations. Typical applications are sharing information through wikis, departmental discussion boards, surveys and blogs. SharePoint 2010 Profile Pages can be customized to look similar to Facebook pages with social content like a Facebook wall. Social tagging features include Social tags, which enable users to save and share items of interest, a Note Board, Ratings and Bookmarklets for tagging content that is external to the SharePoint site. A few social features and a couple of daily organizational workflows, all that is needed to get your organization’s users hooked on to SharePoint. Consider this, Microsoft says they are adding 20,000 users a day!

For more web parts and white papers visit here.

Meanwhile enjoy the last week of the fall color season. Just a few more days to go before the mighty trees on the Old Man Of The Mountain shake their leaves off…

Also Read The Birth of Yammer in SharePoint 2013


  • Nagendra Rao

    Nagendra Rao is the Vice President - Sales and Marketing and leads Trigent Software's global sales and marketing initiatives. Nagendra has 20 years of experience in the ISV, retail, e-commerce and marketing industries. Prior to joining Trigent, Nagendra worked at Hughes Networks, Tata Consultancy Services and Crompton Greaves.