FrankenPoint

Great post here especially for those of us concerned that SharePoint is stealing some of the limelight from the real office apps.

By real I mean the tools that people use to actually do their work, rather than talk about/ share work.

(Excel – yes, Access – yes, Word – spose so, Outlook – no not really, etc)

Are you using/installing sharepoint?

cheers

Simon

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6 Responses to “FrankenPoint”

  1. Jayson Says:

    My office has installed SharePoint as a document storage utility. I like it for that. We also use it for general knowledge sharing and to track production flow. Thankfully, it has not taken the place of ‘real’ office apps.

  2. Simon Says:

    Yeah its got to be better than ramming 20 pieces of information into the file path and name of files as in
    \accounts\ye2008\may\management\profit\byRegion\draft\…

  3. Jayson Says:

    Well…
    It’s only better if you have set up a good structure AND the person saving the document knows what they are doing. Otherwise, it could be gone forever.

  4. Sean Says:

    It’s got big momentum at the enterprise level. We have it and I don’t like it, but at least it’s marginally better than Confluence.

    If we could actually have php and mysql on our internal web server, I could come up with something better in about a day using Drupal

    Hope your comments allow html ;)

  5. Sean Says:

    Oh good, they do :)

    I like your auto-icon next to my name. Are you calling me a bug? :)

  6. workerthread Says:

    I’m not sure I would agree that the post you linked to could be considered a “great post” – it just seems to be a bit of a rant with no real supporting evidence.

    I’ve been working with SharePoint and WSS for a fair bit of time now, having previously done a lot with Office Applications (and even Lotus 1-2-3 etc before that). If implemented correctly, a SharePoint solution can pay for itself very quickly. It’s not going to take the place of an office app developed in Access or Excel, but there are lots of good “quick win” solutions that people have put together using WSS or MOSS.

    And of course if you are an Excel developer there’s also Excel Services in SharePoint to look at…

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