SharePoint 2010 – Recent News

Metalogix released a migration tool for shifting blogs and wikis to SharePoint.
– Moves blog and wiki content to SharePoint; supports Google Blogger, WordPress, Telligent, Confluence, and Wikimedia.
– Supports SharePoint 2007 and 2010.
– Available immediately.
My analysis: With much better wiki capabilities in SharePoint 2010, organizations that previously had to look elsewhere for enterprise wiki capabilities will think twice. For those that previously embraced something else, this gives them a way of standardizing and consolidating on SharePoint.

Yammer integrated its micro-blogging service with SharePoint.
– The integration is via a Web Part; it supports WSS and MOSS 2007. SharePoint 2010 support is coming.
– There is integrated search too.
– See the Yammer blog post for more details.
My comment: Yammer thinks that WSS stands for “Windows SharePoint Server 2007.” I suggest they get clear on terminology in order to boost the impression they know what they’re on about.

Martin White has finished his report for the IBF on SharePoint 2010.
– It will be published shortly, and it includes a section on collaboration.
– He comments that he really likes articles from the Harvard Business Review on collaboration.
My analysis: Don’t forget about the upcoming IBF Webinar on SharePoint 2010. It’s next week, and both Martin and I will be on the call (as well as some others).

Jakob Nielsen wonders if SharePoint destroys Intranet design.
– Simple answer: not at all, but there will be work involved whatever platform you choose.

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