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If you’re worried about this, IT still has control. You can choose to restrict access to the public SharePoint Store and create your own Internal App Catalog. Regardless of which you choose, the experience is the same. The user chooses which apps they want to install and work with, and they even have the choice of when to upgrade them when a developer makes a change.
5. Existing Solution Model Still Available
As exciting as the new app model is, many organizations will be sticking with the existing solution model. As with anything else in technology, specific business requirements should guide how that technology is actually used. Time will tell just how quickly cloud apps will catch on in the enterprise. Until then, the existing solution model will be widely used and supported in SharePoint 2013.
We’re all about to see a tremendous increase in innovation from creative developers looking to leverage this new technology. The good thing is, you can jump right into this today and test drive it yourself.
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About the Author
Mike Ferrara is Director of SharePoint Platform Services at Hyperion Global Partners, a leading business and technology consulting practice to the legal profession. He has over 12 years of experience with information systems integration, and he specializes in SharePoint Products and Technologies. Mike is actively involved in the SharePoint community, and he is an editor for SharePointReviews.com, a respected source for SharePoint 3rd party product information.