EA Series – Episode 17: Sharepoint and Enterprise 2.0: The good, the bad, and the ugly

“Depending on which numbers you look at these days, about a third of all companies right now are using Enterprise 2.0-style tools to enable collaboration and management of their knowledge. This is in stark contrast to just three years ago when the only tools most workers could count on for communicating with others and sharing knowledge was e-mail, the phone, and if they were lucky, an instant messaging or content management application. The question is these days if which tools are the best and Microsoft SharePoint continues to make the short list.”

The most comprehensive yet detailed article I have come across so far on Microsoft Architecture and how it enables the ‘Enterprise 2.0′ paradigm with next generation collaboration and knowledge management in an all new different way. The author brilliantly goes about stating the business capabilities of SharePoint, along with detailed adoption statistics, issues and challenges in using it in the Enterprise, his points of view with analysis and conclusion.

All said, never the less there is a hard bottom line: “SharePoint is very very hard to customize. My advice is to either keep the default look, or pick another tool. It is that bad, really.”

Read the entire article here: http://blogs.zdnet.com/Hinchcliffe/?p=280

Do you use SharePoint? If so, do you use it “as-is” or introduce customizations? Share your experience here


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