Thursday, April 24, 2014

Enterprise social updates for Office 365

I’ve been talking a lot lately about how collaboration is the key requirement going forward for successful teams and businesses. I’ve also highlighted my belief that Microsoft stands alone in understanding what collaboration with technology is all about.

The heart of this understanding has been SharePoint for many, many years, however what I see coming down the pipe, especially from a product like Yammer integrated with Office 365 simply blows me away when I think about the future of collaboration.

If you want an idea of what this all about and why I am so excited by what I see coming take a look at this Microsoft Garage video.

What it demonstrates is fundamentally how Yammer will be seamlessly integrated across every Office 365 product. It also demonstrates to me that Microsoft is the only business that is truly integrating ‘social’ into the enterprise for large and small businesses.

I honestly can’t wait until these updates start hitting customer tenants and I can start helping them change the way the way they work to become more productive with a tool like Office 365. If you want a differentiation point between the Microsoft cloud offering and what the competition is doing watch this video and tell me you don’t agree.