Organizations using the popular collaboration software Microsoft SharePoint 2010 may be in store for several upgrades this year. ZDNet writer Mary Jo Foley recently indicated that she received access to information provided by Bjorn Furuknap, who is a senior solutions architect of an online SharePoint education company.
According to the reporter, the newest SharePoint software will include an application marketplace, which will allow hosting providers to offer the same set of apps to several clients at once.
SharePoint 15, as the upgrade is being called, will also resemble an open-sourced management system in line with one of its competitors called Moodle, ZDNet reported.
“I’m also hearing from my unnamed source above that SharePoint 15 and Exchange Server 15 are both also getting additional built-in information-rights-management document-protection functionality as part of the base products,” Foley wrote.
As businesses await the newest release of SharePoint, more organizations are using the current version more than ever. According to a study conducted by enterprise content management provider OpenText, 50 percent of companies surveyed said they are employing SharePoint 2010, compared to 43 percent that still leverage the 2007 software.