August 21, 2015

Why Do People Hate SharePoint?

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I found this post today while reading through my daily news feeds, and with a title like "Why Do People Hate SharePoint?" I just had to click it. What kept me reading was the truth of the opening paragraph...

There’s no getting around the fact that a lot of people hate SharePoint. If you don’t believe me, just type the words SharePoint and hate into a search engine. But it’s also used by three quarters of Fortune 500 companies, and it shows no sign of going away. So how can something so widely used by so many successful businesses inspire so much hate? SharePoint is a complex platform designed to handle a wide array of business functions. It’s really a multitude of independently designed solutions brought together in a single platform. Depending on what you’re using it for, and depending even more on how you’ve implemented it, you may have either a great experience with the platform or a terrible one.

A few other key points are:

  • IT people tend to be much more satisfied with SharePoint than business users do
  • If the SharePoint platform you’re using wasn’t designed with you in mind, then it probably won’t make your daily tasks as easy as if it had
  • Many of even the bitterest complaints about SharePoint could have been headed off with proper planning and implementation.

Read the full article here from the Aptera Blog.

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