Office 365 pushes Microsoft atop Gartner’s Social Magic Quadrant

Microsoft position as a Leader in Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace has moved to the top.
The latest report released last week shows the Microsoft offering as the leader of the pack. Gartner details the change in position from SharePoint as the social platform to Yammer and Office 365. Gartner also calls out the future roadmap for social within the Microsoft offering to be focused on Yammer and not sharepoint. According to the report Gartner states, “Although Yammer and SharePoint will remain distinct but integrated products, Microsoft will concentrate its future social enhancements exclusively on Yammer, while focusing SharePoint on related capabilities, including document management, portal capabilities, application development, business intelligence and Web content management.”


The magic quadrant graphic is published by Gartner, Inc.

The report highlights the impact this shift has created. The cloud first focus and the move away from social on-premise has created a need for adjustments in strategic planning and migrations.
Also, there was concern expressed regarding the pace of change through the this shift to cloud deployment and customers ability to keep up.
The summary of the Gartner report may be viewed here.

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Jason has more than 20 years of consulting and technology experience, serving in various levels leaderships in both private and public sector organizations. He has been working designing and delivery SharePoint solutions since the earliest versions of SharePoint. He has been involved in more than 25 SharePoint solutions during his tenure with Perficient.

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