Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Dec 2009 16:39 UTC
Microsoft With the end of the year in sight, the great list-making time has come upon us. Newsweek makes ten predictions for 2010, and at number 9, they predict the end of the road for Steve Ballmer at Microsoft. I never really thought about it that much, but if you line up Microsoft's failures over the past years, it's actually a miracle his head hasn't rolled yet.
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TemporalBeing
Member since:
2007-08-22

Sharepoint was, is, and will always be a complete disaster. Same with LiveLink and the numerous other attempts at the same kind of thing. Web-interface file and document systems are just complete trash.

WebDAV mounted drives are better, but still not the best solution. They do make RCS systems a little easier to use for non-tech people (e.g. most managers) while still allowing a better interface.

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cerbie Member since:
2006-01-02

Sharepoint can be marketed as a solution to problems that don't need to exist, and then it creates new work, and new [surface] problems, for which newer versions of MS software, both Sharepoint client and server software, integration software, and software that natively integrates with Sharepoint, can be marketed as reducing or solving.

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Karitku Member since:
2006-01-12

Okey troll. Firstly get facts straight there is no CLIENT for Sharepoint, it works on BROWSER. Secondly Sharepoint is aimed for problems that exists in modern firms such a document workflows, reporting and BI stuff needed today. Also since you can create own solutions inside Sharepoint it makes pretty great platform to integrate data, plus in 2010 you can access external datasources thru object model.

And again, if division is growing, customer base is growing and it's is making profit, how does that translate as failure!!!

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