Microsoft goes Web 2.0 with Sharepoint

This is the big news I talked about the other day. Microsoft is partnering with Atlassian and Newsgator. Richard MacManus has the details.

Funny story: Atlassian is an enterprise wiki used all over the place. It’s built on Java.

Atlassian’s role in this? They are building a Sharepoint connector. Why do that? After all, Sharepoint has its own wiki service?

Cause Atlassian’s is better and Microsoft’s customers were asking it to support Atlassian’s.

Anyway, I’ll have a video up with Atlassian talking about this in a few minutes.

UPDATE: Here’s Atlassian’s blog talking about the connector.

UPDATE2: Ross Mayfield, founder of SocialText, reminds people that his wiki product was partnered into Sharepoint last year.

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Comments

  1. Good step in the right direction, although partnering with one or two wiki providers is such a small step. I’d like to see more partnering with full fledged social media companies to enable blogs, wikis, doc sharing, forums, degrees of separation, etc. Microsoft still has no solid offering in this space…

  2. Good step in the right direction, although partnering with one or two wiki providers is such a small step. I’d like to see more partnering with full fledged social media companies to enable blogs, wikis, doc sharing, forums, degrees of separation, etc. Microsoft still has no solid offering in this space…

  3. Some interesting ideas on how to integrate a Wiki there. This is the kind of thing we are working on with Phuser – don’t send your team to del.icio.us or Slideshare, bring the services to your team and into the project and private. Our first integrations, or in MS speak ‘connectors’ will be out next week.

  4. Some interesting ideas on how to integrate a Wiki there. This is the kind of thing we are working on with Phuser – don’t send your team to del.icio.us or Slideshare, bring the services to your team and into the project and private. Our first integrations, or in MS speak ‘connectors’ will be out next week.

  5. Aussie web2.0 woes

    I had a chat with the co-founder of Aussie web 2.0 startup Atlassian, Mike Cannon-Brookes, for a story in tomorrow’s Australian. Atlassian produces collaboration and development software, and is one of the only Aussie web start ups going around.