across a news item first reported by Mary Jo Foley in her blog
Microsoft Watch. She reported that Microsoft published 30 new and free SharePoint
applications. I have edited several downloads
over the past week or two that list 10 things
you should know about the enterprise applications and servers Microsoft has in
their software portfolio.
surprising thing, at least to me, perhaps not to Microsoft, is the popularity
of these services especially SharePoint. According to my colleagues who
attended the TechEd conference recently, SharePoint was actually being used for
practical tasks by real people.
applications listed on the Microsoft page all seem like reasonable endeavors that
someone somewhere wants to accomplish. The question is, will you use a free
SharePoint application, one that you will have to modify and configure to fit
your situation, or do you prefer to start from scratch and build it yourself? Or,
perhaps a better question, what are you using SharePoint for I'd like to
Mark Kaelin is a CBS Interactive Senior Editor for TechRepublic. He is the host for the Microsoft Windows and Office blog, the Google in the Enterprise blog, the Five Apps blog and the Big Data Analytics blog.