Reading about Skype In The Workspace makes me fear Skype (owned by Microsoft) don’t get collaboration. The word is not mentioned a single time in the description but there is lots of talk about working from anywhere – that was what happened last decade.
This decade is about people collaborating, I know Microsoft has bought Yammer the enterprise collaboration tool, but does the absence of collaboration features in Skype Workspace reflect a different positioning or do Skype/Microsoft not understand that collaboration isn’t just inside an organisation but between organisation too and that it rapidly is moving to a new level?
It looks to me like Skype has created a ‘me too’ market place with a phone service bolted on the top, not something that helps people to collaborate. Not sure I can see what Skype really adds to the market place, there are already several services in this field.