Do your SharePoint developersknow all they need to deploy anoptimal social intranet solution?
Do they have depth understanding socialinteraction, or are theysocial tool “clickspert”
SharePoint Social Developer Needs• Deep SharePoint knowledge• Interaction design strength• Depth in complicated and complex social interactions• Social interaction design
Scaling and Functionality D A - Personal Use B - Serendipity CPeople Participating C - Mature Social Tool B D - Complex Social System A Actions InfoCloud Solutions, Inc. - 2011
Social Interaction Design• Simple communication patterns and progressions• Different design patterns to optimize use for social activity types• Optimizing for use (how to get unstuck with long term beneﬁts)• Understanding when it is the tool, interface, and/or sociality (or culture) and how to think through it to solve
General Advantages• Advantages: • Quick up and running social tools • Optimizing more difﬁcult elements is done • Continual iterations and improvements
Built On Top of SP 2010• Advantages: •Data (metadata) integrated tightly with SharePoint (bonus for search) •Tight integration with SharePoint strengths •One common platform
Built On Top of SP 2010• Disadvantages: • Can be limited to data and interface options (5 star ratings) • Waiting for improvements on top of SharePoint • 3rd party software focussed administrator / developer needed
SharePoint Plug-ins• Advantages: •Iterations and innovations at its own pace •Quick cycle to get up and running •Getting best tools to ﬁt your problems and culture •Heavy focus on social interactions •Often many years developing and iterating •Often embracing complicated and complex needs
SharePoint Plug-ins• Disadvantages: • Lack of perfect integration with SharePoint • Need additional admin or developer skills • Data / metadata stored outside SharePoint (search and aggregation implications) • Can be lag time to update when MS iterates SharePoint
SP 2010 Plug-in• Jive• Socialtext• Traction• Socialcast (activity stream and communication platform)• Many more...