An interesting article from Gartner recently resounds the split of SharePoint into two different product and pretends to sound the bell of doom?
“Given how Microsoft is shifting focus to the cloud, and with differences emerging between SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server, it will become increasingly difficult to consider them the same product, especially as Microsoft integrates SharePoint Online ever more closely with Yammer, Lync Online and Exchange Online, Mann said. Organizations should not panic as it will take several years… for this presumed SharePoint product divergence to take effect, according to Mann. However, it is not too early to start planning for a post-SharePoint world,” he advised. ”
SharePoint has been evolving for 14 years. As a consultant I continue to see it as one systems with capabilities that customers need to align with based on their needs. The profound impact the cloud product has made in the last three years is a clear indicator this strategy will continue to evolve as Microsoft seek solutions for all companies. So what’s new? And what’s so scary about that? And what’s up with Gartner?
Gartner: Microsoft’s SharePoint Plans Could Lead to Product Split (http://rcpmag.com/articles/2013/10/11/gartner-sharepoint-product-split.aspx)