How the App Store Positions Your Company for World Domination - Update!!


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Now that SharePoint 2013 is available, almost every SharePoint user wants to know “What the heck is the App Store? How will it impact my environment? How will it impact me?” In this session, you’ll learn how the App Store will help you unlock the full potential of SharePoint by offering business users the ability to download valuable apps from a public market place—without posing risk to the environment—and use them to create better SharePoint solutions that IT can easily support and maintain. An app from the App Store could be the difference between an average SharePoint environment and one that takes your business to the next level. Come witness how the App Store will help you improve SharePoint adoption and enable you to focus on more strategic projects and daily SLAs.

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How the App Store Positions Your Company for World Domination - Update!!

  1. 1. How the SharePoint App Store Positions Your Company for World Domination Dan Barker – Global Product Manager @barking - Dell Software
  2. 2. 2 Confidential SharePoint Who on earth is Dan Barker • Global Product Manager for Dell Software • Worked with SharePoint since the “Tahoe” days • Engineer, architect, financial/data analyst, GM • Prior work at multiple fortune 500 companies • Work from the Microsoft campus in Redmond • I am not related to Bob Barker • Sports Nut / Detroit Tigers fan / Your new friend
  3. 3. 3 Confidential SharePoint Agenda • What the heck is the App Store (Quick Overview) • How will it impact my environment • How will it impact me • 6 reasons why you should be empowered through the App Store • The App Model • Demo (if the internet works!) • Q&A
  4. 4. 4 Confidential SharePoint What the heck is the App Store?
  5. 5. 5 Confidential SharePoint The SharePoint App Store It’s like the Apple App Store But in SharePoint (2013) and for the enterprise
  6. 6. 6 Confidential SharePoint The SharePoint App Store • Available on • Integrated into SharePoint 2013 • Apps extend native capability
  7. 7. 7 Confidential SharePoint The SharePoint App Store Extending Native Capability
  8. 8. 8 Confidential SharePoint The SharePoint App Store An Example App: Dell Social Hub • Extends social features • Pulls in external social content • Twitter, FaceBook, LinkedIn, Yammer
  9. 9. 9 Confidential SharePoint The App Store is Young
  10. 10. 10 Confidential SharePoint App Store Disclaimer • Microsoft’s first attempt creating an enterprise app store –It hasn’t changed much in 12 months • Microsoft is putting a lot of investment into the app model –insure solid, high value apps can be built • Extending multi-tenant O365 functionality to compete with on-prem. • It’s hard to do everything at once….O365 this is the largest enterprise platform in the world…. • Enterprises need time to –understand the differences, –obtain the right resource skills –develop technology and architecture game plan
  11. 11. 11 Confidential SharePoint How will the app store impact me and my environment?
  12. 12. 12 Confidential SharePoint App Store Impacts • Prior to SharePoint 2013 acquiring tools was difficult – Required server access to install/use – Installing/building apps is risky – Users had little say in the process • For the first time YOU can install an app • World Domination first steps…. We are going to be so productive it’s not even funny….wait.. yes it is….
  13. 13. 13 Confidential SharePoint App Store Impacts • Easy access to available tools (“Apps”) – The App Store is a storefront • Risk has been eliminated – App store apps are not installed on the server = Less risk! – Like Mafia Wars on FaceBook • Purchasing or Requesting abilities – Powerful (important) organic pressure – Crowdsourcing for tools – Request what you need! – Everyone has the same ability – Power in numbers – Improves the purchasing process (grassroots) • You now have more influence! • The App Store helps you maximize the investment
  14. 14. 14 Confidential SharePoint “By 2014, (citizen developers) will build at least 25% of new business applications.” – Gartner, “Using Gartner's Reference Architecture to Improve Architectural Decisions,” Mike Rollings, December 11, 2012.
  15. 15. 15 Confidential SharePoint Who is a Citizen Developer? You are!
  16. 16. 16 Confidential SharePoint What is a SharePoint “citizen developer” • End users who are not professional developers, but who create business solutions – for themselves and their groups – to help them perform their jobs more efficiently – Also called “power users” • DIY SharePoint (DIO) • Used to be called “Rogue IT” (but it doesn't have to be!) Citizen developers do … Citizen developers don’t … Create solutions with user-facing tools like Excel, Excel Services or PowerPivot Write code using tools like Visual Studio Have some technical knowledge Have custom development knowledge or experience Understand their business needs Always know what tools are available
  17. 17. 17 Confidential SharePoint A root problem with SharePoint Users need SharePoint to do more • SharePoint out of the box doesn’t meet business requirements – Specific functional needs … – Forms – Data views / filtering – Navigation – Charting/BI – Line of business integration • Citizen developers (CDs) lack training and experience required to self serve – Or don’t have rights to customize if tools are locked down • CDs need enhancements done yesterday
  18. 18. 18 Confidential SharePoint Your organizations face a choice Shut down citizen development or embrace it Too risky - Shut it down • Burden on IT to control and monitor this rogue development • Performance issues if solutions are not built and deployed properly • Lack of consistency across solutions, which lead to support and upgrade headaches Benefits abound – bring it on! • Increased user adoption • Better business productivity • Reduced IT burden • Improved SharePoint ROI • And more!
  19. 19. 19 Confidential SharePoint 6 reasons why you should be empowered as a Citizen Developer
  20. 20. 20 Confidential SharePoint • Eliminates back and forth between IT and business to define project requirements • Ensures faster and more accurate delivery • Reduces turnaround time for updates and change control • You understand your needs/requirements best – No amount of scoping will identify all nuances 1. Puts business solutions in the hands of the business – You!
  21. 21. 21 Confidential SharePoint • It’s gonna happen anyways (“Rogue IT”) – Does not have to be negative! • Governance, training and proper tools are key • Look for supportable and upgradeable options ensure long-term value • Helps avoid discovering “Worst Practices” – Example: building and testing in prod – Example: using InfoPath client solutions 2. Results in solutions IT can support and encourage
  22. 22. 22 Confidential SharePoint 3. Reduces the IT burden • Empowered CDs can make their own customizations – quickly and confidently – without posing risk to the environment – in a way that IT can support and maintain • Frees IT staff to focus on important projects that only they are qualified to take on – especially important to free expensive developer resources
  23. 23. 23 Confidential SharePoint 4. Enhances the IT and business relationship Building better connection points • You can build your own solutions on your own timelines • IT can helps citizen developers learn SharePoint techniques—and vice-versa • Allows the business and IT to work together using a common platform and toolset • It’s about getting things done as efficiently as possible
  24. 24. 24 Confidential SharePoint Data & Trends 98% say do-it-yourself SharePoint customization would be useful Would it be useful if your non-technical users could easily implement the following types of SharePoint customizations themselves? Source: Dimensional Research More Dimensional Research Information Here
  25. 25. 25 Confidential SharePoint Data & Trends What types of SharePoint customizations are most requested by business users? Most customization requests are for common requirements Source: Dimensional Research More Dimensional Research Information Here
  26. 26. 26 Confidential SharePoint Data & Trends Do non-technical SharePoint users have the necessary tools available to them to easily make their own customizations safely and with confidence? Existing SharePoint customization tools inadequate for non-technical staff Source: Dimensional Research More Dimensional Research Information Here
  27. 27. 27 Confidential SharePoint 4. Enhances the IT and business relationship • Citizen development improves organizational agility – IT can facilitate this process
  28. 28. 28 Confidential SharePoint 5. Improves SharePoint adoption • As a citizen developer you create solutions that make SharePoint more useful and engaging • Successful citizen development leads more users to become citizen developers • Maximizes the SharePoint investment
  29. 29. 29 Confidential SharePoint 6. Harness the SharePoint 2013 App Store Microsoft is creating opportunities for citizen development • New app model enables users to install apps from a public store – potentially without ever calling IT • Public and private enterprise app catalog options • App Store benefits – No server-side install = no risk – Cloud-ready – Bringing solutions directly to the business users
  30. 30. 30 Confidential SharePoint Quick Apps Chart App for O365
  31. 31. 31 Confidential SharePoint App Model Benefits
  32. 32. 32 Confidential SharePoint Effectiveness Today vs. Tomorrow
  33. 33. 33 Confidential SharePoint The Cost Advantage Lower Resource Costs  Use of web standard will create a larger pool of development supply Less Hardware  Internal management of servers, patching, and general uptime is eliminated Licensing & Maintenance Costs  Subscription options and lower overall price points (OpEx vs. CapEx)  The business is interested in transferring capital expenditures to operational expenses Upgrade & Migration Cost  Managing timelines and communication vs. doing it all yourself (No more upgrades?!?!)
  34. 34. 34 Confidential SharePoint The Adoption/Enablement Advantage Strong self-service / DIY play  A gallery of solutions everyone has access too  Don’t wait for IT to get what you need Grass roots procurement  Based on group/team needs  The bottom up movement ROI via adoption  There is no ROI without adoption Mobile If 10 percent of your use cases migrate to mobile, they may generate as much traffic as the rest of your 90 percent web-based use cases.
  35. 35. 35 Confidential SharePoint The Platform Advantage Platform Power  Includes Exchange and Lync, all delivered in a Software as a Service (SaaS) model. Hosting Options  SharePoint Online service in Office 365, AWS, Rackspace, Azure or alternative Public and Corporate Catalog Options  Get apps created and made available for public consumption  Build apps internally to be used within the corporate catalog (side loaded) Forrester Research  62 percent plan to deploy SharePoint 2013 on-premises,  This is a significant shift in the numbers and it’s still VERY early
  36. 36. 36 Confidential SharePoint How does this position my company for World Domination? Doing the everyday better than anyone else • Connecting the dots • Tracking & transparency • Trend analysis • Opportunities for improvement • New more efficient ways to do things • Like gears in motion • Result: Faster Speed to Market • Result: Cost savings • Result: Address bottlenecks
  37. 37. 37 Confidential SharePoint Consumerization Personal Life Work Life Tools to unleash human potential
  38. 38. 38 Confidential SharePoint Demo: The SharePoint App Store • Getting to the SharePoint App Store • Installing a SharePoint App
  39. 39. 39 Confidential SharePoint Final Thoughts Quick summary 1. The app store extends native SharePoint capabilities 2. It’s like the Apple store for but the enterprise 3. You can install and purchase apps 4. You now have organic influence 5. You should be empowered and now you know why 6. You are the gears of the enterprise 7. Make your group, team, organization better 8. Dominate your competition as a result
  40. 40. 40 Confidential SharePoint Questions? Be sure to fill out a survey!
  41. 41. 41 Confidential SharePoint Additional resources White Paper: 6 Reasons to Empower Your SharePoint Citizen Developers Link to Quick Apps for SharePoint Product Information Dell TechCenter SharePoint for All Community Link to Dell Social Hub in the SharePoint App Store
  42. 42. Thank you