ECM in Office 365 – The Elephant in the Room?
Nice article, written by David Jones, Solution Marketing Manager, Cloud & Architecture at Hyland Software, entitled “Is SharePoint Online Full ECM in the Cloud”. Honestly, the question at face value, would elicit a ‘no’ from me. Mr. Jones seems to agree as he referred to SharePoint Online/Office 365 as the elephant in the room.
Again, I would have said no to ECM in Office 365, but not for the reason used by Mr. Jones, which I think is valid. Basically it is Microsoft itself. According to the article, Microsoft has locked down the environment where only approved add-ons can be used, eliminating a large portion of organizations who may have custom code or non-Microsoft approved add-ons.
Only time will tell. Do you think Microsoft is shooting itself in the foot?