Euan Semple lays into Sharepoint
Euan Semple is former knowledge management guy at the BBC, but we don't hold that against him. He helped nurture a community covering all the BBC's work without over-managing things.
Sharepoint is the Microsoft solution for helping people set up social communities using webparts which anyone can pick and choose - yeah, man, real freedom ;-) Sharepoint is also a major part of the backbone of Glow.
Euan doesn't like Sharepoint. It's poor at creating the kind of exciting communities you (by virtue of dipping into this blog) and I (by reading your blog) can take part in with some free tools and curiosity. It fits some organisations today, he says, but it won't fit the organisations of tomorrow. Yikes.
I'll be taking a look at Sharepoint's offerings as soon as, well, I'm given something to look at. In the meantime, blog on...
Update: Ouch! John seems to think I've got it in for Sharepoint, for Glow for the world in general, which I really don't - but I've explained why chez lui.