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In SharePoint, Social Tools = Personal Productivity

In the evolution of the enterprise application, social computing is quickly becoming the de facto method for search. I would venture that most administrators do not fully understand the underlying metadata, taxonomy, and data governance issues within SharePoint that are associated with social computing solutions. Managing social computing in SharePoint follows the same rules and best practices of the rest of the platform, requiring governance around permissions, usage and activity, storage, and ongoing auditing. But the most difficult part of building any social computing strategy is translating end user requirements into achievable and measurable actions that help you meet your business objectives

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Looking at SharePoint Beyond the Social Buzz

In the evolution of the enterprise application, social computing is quickly becoming the de facto method for search. I would venture that most administrators do not fully understand the underlying metadata, taxonomy, and data governance issues within SharePoint that are associated with social computing solutions. Managing social computing in SharePoint follows the same rules and best practices of the rest of the platform, requiring governance around permissions, usage and activity, storage, and ongoing auditing. But the most difficult part of building any social computing strategy is translating end user requirements into achievable and measurable actions that help you meet your business objectives

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Yammer and Microsoft ... A Match Made in Heaven ... or at least in Adobe Air

At least based on some of the headlines … Yammer Agrees to Sell Itself to Microsoft Microsoft mulling $1 billion Yammer buy There will be and has been a lot of speculation about what this means for Microsoft, for Yammer and for the Social Computing community

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Evolution of the Enterprise App

Within the context of SharePoint are the building blocks of an enterprise social informatics shift, helping you to shape your environment to meet the needs of your evolving end users: metadata and taxonomy, service applications, social computing features, and the first steps into mobile

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Social as a Search Layer

I saw this tweet come across the interwebs this morning and think that it perfectly encapsulates the level of dialog surrounding social computing: "The message and mechanics are absolutely crucial in making social media a success!

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Getting to Know You. Well, Me Anyway

Today I’m focused on the intersection of social computing and information governance for compliance and e-discovery, which will be the central theme for my blog posts

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Big Blue and the Social Revolution

download HERE ), I mentioned the success that IBM has had with social technologies, and how impressed I was that a company the size and scope of IBM could basically strip down a policy for something as complicated as social computing to 12 points and just a couple of pages

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Social networking and the retention of “e-communications”

And while the majority of e-communications remain e-mail, the bigger concern is all of the “chatter” that results from the various forms of social computing now available to its employees – most of which is generated, viewed, or updated outside of the firm’s firewall on various hosted services and web sites

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Social networking and the retention of “e-communications”

” And while the majority of e-communications remain email, the bigger concern is all of the “chatter” that results from the various forms of social computing now available to its employees – most of which is generated, viewed, or updated outside of the firm’s firewall on various hosted services and websites

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How to kill innovation in SharePoint, in five easy steps

Refuse to recognize the power of social computing. Block out the mental pictures of productivity-killing Facebook and Twitter escapades, and recognize that social computing is much more than these consumer-driven technologies. Social computing is another layer of the search experience, helping put content and ideas (and innovation) in context to the running dialog within your organization

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