Enterprise Applications: Anatomy of Chatter File Collaboration
The enterprise social collaboration changes in the Salesforce.com Summer -11 release consist of a filter improvements to the Chatter enterprise social media module. The new "collaboration file sharing capabilities added to Chatter in Summer -11 lack a check in/check out or robust version control. The current work around includes following the shared file and keeping a careful eye on the Chatter activity stream. That's a lot of human intervention in the process of collaboration that should be taken care of by the application. Salesforce Summer -11 became available on June 3. The revised Chatter module is included in all paid editions as well as the no-cost, standalone edition of Chatter that can be used in organizations that subscribe to paid Salesforce editions.