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You'll need to qualify that critique, because the SharePoint installs I've consulted on have ended up with quite a high acceptance and use rate and have seen employees self-elect (without forcing them) to stop using email and shared drives for file collaboration).

It's possible your experience with SharePoint was more an issue with who configured it. Or that you're thinking of SP2007?




SharePoint is really good for shared files. But that is what it was created for. It is called Microsoft Office SharePoint. If you turn on Publishing Pages you can make is work as in intranet portal. But you have to work at it, there is a bit of friction involved in doing something as seemingly simple as making a webpage. The issue tracker/tasks feature is... "usable". I wouldn't use SharePoint for anything else than those features.

P.S. I've been involved in rollouts (as a subsite admin, not IT) of SP2007 and SP2013.


Exactly this. I want to clarify- I'm not a sharepoint hater. It just has some uglies that prevent people from easily posting stupid things.

If you are going to post something stupid, you have to be MOTIVATED to do so on sharepoint.


> It just has some uglies that prevent people from easily posting stupid things.

> If you are going to post something stupid, you have to be MOTIVATED to do so on sharepoint.

I suppose I'd call that a feature, then :)


My company (50k+ employees) still uses SP2007. It is frighteningly painful to use. Slow, asks me to log in multiple times, etc.




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