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Brief: SharePoint Innovations Aimed At Employees, Not Customers

Intranets Get Easier, External Uses Stay Hard

April 15, 2014


Why Read This Report

In March 2014, Microsoft announced new innovations for SharePoint 2013; this brief analyzes the good and bad news. The many customers who use SharePoint for employee collaboration will find much to like — collaboration within Office documents is far easier, and integration across Office products is deeper and better. Further, Microsoft committed to a device-agnostic mobile strategy that promises payoffs to all Office customers, SharePoint included. Unfortunately, SharePoint users hoping for improvements to it as a platform for customer engagement will be disappointed, as Microsoft made their lives more complex.

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