OfficeTalk, a concept test designed to gain insights into the value of microblogging in the enterprise context, has been in testing within Microsoft and with a handful of customers to better understand the ways in which people and organizations realize value from such tools. "Parallel to our learning process, we continued to refine and expand OfficeTalk's offering, and looked for ways to extend core experience and make it more targeted to enterprise context. This resulted in an updated version of OfficeTalk that includes changes to user interface and some completely new features," stated Office Labs.
Over the course of next few months, OfficeTalk concept test will focus on two primary areas:
1. More data gathering and observations of end users to refine our understanding of what makes microblogging valuable in the corporate environment
2. Further design explorations and development of functionality specifically targeted at knowledge workers.