This week in enterprise collaboration our expert helpers focused heavily on SharePoint. Read on for tips on utilizing MySites as well as what things are looking like from a mobile angle. 

How to Use SharePoint MySites for Effective Collaboration. SharePoint MySites are often controversial parts of any SharePoint implementation project. Yet set up and used in the right way — often an involved project in its own right — a personal MySite offers its users a number of features and functionality.

How SharePoint 2010 Can Be Used as a Collaboration Hub. Collaboration, as we have seen this week, can take on many forms. A typical enterprise will own and maintain a number of different systems to help facilitate this collaboration. While many of these systems will serve a specific purpose, too many can be confusing, and actually prevent what they set out to achieve — working together effectively.

SharePoint 2010: A View From Apple and Other Mobile Devices. It is now common for users to want access to enterprise platforms and collaboration tools using Blackberrys, iPads and all manner of smartphones. So how does one of the big platform players, SharePoint 2010, stack up?

Enterprise Collaboration Requires Critical New Skills. The way we currently think of working was formed by a command and control, industrial age of process, manufacturing and efficiencies of scale. Collaboration is a different model. It depends on people, not process. It depends on outstanding communication — because collaboration requires thinking and acting together. We are in an age where we have created technology that makes this easier, but we are still evolving our understanding of how best to do it. With this new way of work, comes a new set of critical skills.

Facilitating Knowledge Work With Social Collaboration. There are many use cases for social collaboration — coauthoring content, using a wiki or collecting feedback via a blog, to name a few. In this article however, I will focus on some of the more indirect effects of social collaboration and how those can help improve key knowledge worker activities such as sharing and finding information, finding people and locating expertise, and creating and maintaining workspace awareness.

3 (+ 2) Players in Open Source Enterprise Collaboration. If your organization has people with the time, talent, and desire to work together but your budget is short a few zeroes, an open-source alternative may be what you need to fill the collaboration gaps in your enterprise.

Poll: What One Step Would You Take to Ensure Your Collaboration Tools Were Successful?

Time to participate! We want to know:  What if you were told that you could only do one thing, take one step, implement one action item from your list of "must-do's". What would you choose?