I don’t remember when we began building our company intranet. I think a few of us scribbled on a white board for a bit but we didn’t put a lot of time or money into the project. We just made some web pages and then we made some more and we did our best to keep things organized and useful and, today, we have an ass-load of stuff up there.
Some of it’s pretty important… some of it never really got used… but the time has come to bid a fond farewell to the old intranet. In a couple of weeks we’ll be completing the migration over to SharePoint. I’m using the royal “We” since our IT guys have done all the work. I’m just getting to the dance but I’ve been really impressed with what I’ve seen so far.
If your organization lives in a Microsoft universe (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)… SharePoint just makes a lot of sense.
Once again, the guys at Commoncraft do a pretty good job of making something pretty complex almost easy to understand.
And yes, I’ll have to be in Windows to play with the other kids but that won’t hurt me. We’ll scrounge up an old PC and I’ll wear some of those latex gloves. I’ll keep you posted on the transition. If you’ve had experience with SharePoint you care to share, hit the comment link below.
UPDATE: Microsoft Chief Executive Officer, Steve Ballmer, answers questions about SharePoint following his keynote at the SharePoint Conference 2009 in Las Vegas.