Maverick* Research: Should Microsoft Kill SharePoint?

Archived Published: 01 October 2013 ID: G00257655


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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
  • Recommended Reading
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