Linux, open source and Sharepoint in the public sector
May 14, 2009, 20:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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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."