Quest Software, Inc. (now a part of Dell) today introduced new advice on how to maximize the deployment of the social functionality in SharePoint 2013 to accelerate user adoption. In addition, the company unveiled Quest® Social Hub – available now on the Microsoft SharePoint Store – a new companion tool to Quest Web Parts for SharePoint that enables users to integrate external social media networks within SharePoint.
Much has been made about the advantages offered by SharePoint 2013, including shredded storage, HTML5 UIs, new APIs and a cloud-friendly application model. But these new capabilities alone will not drive adoption because end users simply don’t care about features designed for engineers and developers. The key feature in SharePoint 2013 is social ─ geared for end users and transforming the collaboration experience, which, in turn, can drive SharePoint adoption.
Why IT should care about social in SharePoint 2013
The social enhancements in SharePoint 2013 enable organizations to greatly improve the work experience for users. New features include:
And, while there’s a reluctance to bring social into the enterprise, there are significant benefits for today’s globally distributed workplace in adopting a “social mentality.” These benefits include the ability to accelerate collaboration across geographies and time zones, as well as improved end user engagement, which leads to adoption and the better information control that is critical to good governance.
Quest helps organizations leverage SharePoint 2013 social to revolutionize end user experience and accelerate adoption
Chris McNulty, director, product management, SharePoint business unit, Quest Software
About Quest Software (now a part of Dell)
Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. Quest, now a part of Dell’s Software Group, provides simple and innovative IT management solutions that enable more than 100,000 global customers to save time and money across physical and virtual environments. Quest products solve complex IT challenges ranging from database management, data protection, identity and access management, monitoring, user workspace management to Windows management. For more information, visit http://www.quest.com or http://www.dell.com.
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