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Linux, open source and Sharepoint in the public sector

May 14, 2009, 20:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Spencer)

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"It was well organised conference, well attended, lovely setting, great lunch and revolved around a product called SharePoint. We were invited at short notice to provide an Open Source perspective and as we knew very little about it, we had to 'Google' SharePoint to prepare.

"Evidently it is a Microsoft product pitched at the collaborative and sharing market and is apparently very successful in the education and public sector market. Even so, it was only as the presentations proceeded that we really 'got it'. So nebulous was the 'product' that it seemed that whenever we stopped believing, like the fairies, it disappeared."

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