Will Microsoft Become Facebook for the Enterprise?

Related to the article in cioinsight, Lawrence Liu has posted the actions Microsoft is taking to further highlight MOSS 2007’s position in this context.

As I have said in earlier posts and comments, Microsoft is very committed to taking Enterprise 2.0 to the next level. We have build the foundation to do so, now it is a matter of executing that strategy ….

… This article with the same title has been making its rounds during the past 24 hours within the SharePoint community and has generated quite a bit of excitement because it highlights the planned deployment of a MOSS 2007-based social networking service over the next several months to about 110,000 employees of Wachovia, the 4th largest bank in the U.S.

   We will be posting a series of blog entries very soon about how SharePoint Server 2007 can provide a significant portion of the answer to the question above. We will describe in detail how Microsoft is already using MOSS 2007 to enable Facebook like social networking functionality within our intranet, and what non-technical issues such as privacy, security, multilanguage, and diverse cultures had to be resolved. We will also disclose at the appropriate time how SharePoint vNext will provide the bulk of the answer to the “Facebook for the enterprise” question plus so much more from the perspective of Social Computing for Business. …

Source: Will Microsoft Become Facebook for the Enterprise?
Author: sptblog
Date originally published: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 01:05:00 GMT

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