The concept of social networking has recently experienced a great deal of visibility as a means to increase the productivity of information workers and organization members. Social networking as a concept involves the ability for a technology platform to provide enhanced information and interaction capabilities with regard to people and resources. Within an organization, the goal of a technology platform providing social networking is to enhance communication and collaboration and to increase productivity in day-to-day activities and projects.

Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 adds a significant social networking context to its existing collaboration and communication features and capabilities. By providing a framework for the establishment of user profiles and the ability to understand the organizational hierarchy between these profiles, Office SharePoint Server can easily connect information workers and organization members.

An interesting report from PR NewsWire today: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Continues to Emerge as Enterprise 2.0 Platform of Choice