Microsoft SharePoint has come a long way since it first launched in 2001. With work becoming more and more mobile, Microsoft SharePoint 2013 has been moving into the mobile arena.
Previously in SharePoint 2007 and 2010, mobile access was very limited. However, in SharePoint 2013 Microsoft has created a product that is much more versatile with enhanced mobile features.
Recently, Microsoft has released a couple of useful apps for SharePoint to improve the mobile user experience. These apps include the SharePoint Newsfeed as well as the integration of Yammer. Yet, the two are very similar and have pretty much all of the same functionalities.
The question now is, which one should you be using?
With both the SharePoint Newsfeed app and Yammer, users can access people and documents from their mobile device, while keeping users connected on the go.
Users can also:
- Create posts
- ‘Like’ posts
- Use #hashtags
- Add comments to discussions
- @mention for direct communication
- Upload photos/images
- Work with followed documents
- Discover people’s profiles
Although Yammer does add functionality, it has removed the ability to share a post with everyone. Many users are asking if they should move to Yammer, even though they already have SharePoint Newsfeed in place.
As Christophe Fiessinger at Microsoft states, “Our recommendation is to use Yammer, since it’s our big bet for enterprise social, and we’re committed to making it the underlying social layer for all our products,” Continue reading here.
Which one will you choose?