SharePoint Is Firm Foundation

 
 
By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2007-01-08 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lost in the commotion surrounding the arrival of Microsoft's Windows Vista and Office 2007 was the release of a product that may end up being more important than either of those two platforms, especially on the enterprise side: SharePoint Server 2007.

Lost in the commotion surrounding the arrival of Microsofts Windows Vista and Office 2007 was the release of a product that may end up being more important than either of those two platforms, especially on the enterprise side: SharePoint Server 2007.

Microsoft considers SharePoint Server 2007 a component of Office, but its actually much more. You can make a very good argument that SharePoint Server is now the core platform on which almost all Microsoft-based Web, SOA (service-oriented architecture), BPM (business process management), e-commerce, content management, collaboration and, of course, portal initiatives will be built.

During my testing so far, it looks as if Microsoft has done a good job of opening up SharePoint Server so that it works well in standards-based situations while improving its integration with other Microsoft applications, including Outlook and Visual Studio.

Click here to read my full review of SharePoint Server 2007. Check out eWEEK.coms for Microsoft and Windows news, views and analysis.
 
 
 
 
Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr Rapoza's current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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