Gartner Research

Maverick* Research: Should Microsoft Kill SharePoint?

Published: 01 October 2013

ID: G00257655

Analyst(s): Jeffrey Mann

Summary

Microsoft has plans for Office 365 and Yammer, which will drastically change SharePoint. Pressure from various trends will drive IT managers to plan for a post-SharePoint world. (Maverick research deliberately exposes unconventional thinking and may not agree with Gartner's official positions.)

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • *Maverick Research
  • Where SharePoint Is Now
  • Yammer and Office 365
  • SharePoint Online Versus SharePoint Server
    • The Gap in Functionality Between SharePoint in the Cloud and On-Premises Will Widen
    • Users Don't Know What to Do About Overlapping Functionality Between Yammer and SharePoint
    • Users of On-Premises SharePoint Risk Becoming Second-Class Citizens
  • Will Microsoft Kill SharePoint?
  • What Users Should Do

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