Stop calling it SharePoint!

Too many times I hear at clients that people are building SharePoint applications. They tell their users that they are getting a SharePoint application. Users Bing (Google) SharePoint and imagine what they find. Stop, let’s think about this for a moment and change the technology to prove a point. If we were building an application […]
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Organizing my SharePoint dreams

In my last post I created a list of governance steps which should be considered and managed when deploying a SharePoint solution which were in no particular order; just written down as they came to mind.  Looking back over that list, I decided to organize those thoughts into a more formal project strategy. Before I […]
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Dreaming of SharePoint Governance

Setting up SharePoint and getting it running is not really that technically challenging. I know, you have database servers, firewalls, web sites, etc to setup and configure but it all works pretty well. The challenges of SharePoint installation are organization changes that will impact how members of the organization work together.  The SharePoint community has […]
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Would the real developer please stand up?

Behind door # 1; .NET developer eating 800 page manuals for breakfast Behind door #2; power user, business professional Behind door #3; clerical person If you are working in SharePoint and you guessed door #2, you would get top marks because that is the majority of development. Now wait, you say, what about the professional […]
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The more things change the more they stay the same.

It was approximately 1992 and Microsoft Visual basic 3.0 came out.  We cracked open the box, installed the floppies (early 90’s!) and we built our first application.  Okay, we put a button and a textbox on a window and wrote code that displayed “hello world” in the textbox when we pressed the button.  Whoohooo.  It […]
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