F all of you.

Sorry, gotta say it, Sharepoint is crap

With all the effort people must have spent trying to make a Web interface look and behave like an application, only to end up with a clunky, slow, malfunctioning abortion, they could have implemented a real installable desktop application and made it part of the Office suite.

Sometimes you can take eating your own dog food too far...
Permalink Ian Boys 
January 5th, 2006
Any concrete criticism?

Philo
Permalink Philo 
January 5th, 2006
Grey is a lousy colour.

[g,d,r]
Permalink Ward Bush 
January 5th, 2006
Yeah - one of the top requests I got last year was "how do I make it look like 'not SharePoint'?"

Philo
Permalink Philo 
January 5th, 2006
My biggest gripe is that the Microsoft marketing dudes went around selling to managers all the potential in the SharePoint vision, present AND future, rather than simply stating what the product realistically was.

As a result, it seemed like the most popular thing to do with SharePoint was modify it, however brutal and unpleasant a task, and the least popular thing to do was use it.
Permalink Jeff Barton 
January 5th, 2006
The user interface doesn't look or behave like a Windows application. The UI is slow and awkward to use. Sometimes it hangs and misbehaves unpredictably. Many aspects are not intuitive, such as document versioning, checking in and out, and creating new revisions.

I just explored the task pane in Word 2003. It offered to let me create a new Document Workspace for sharing my document, but it did not offer any obvious way to connect to an existing workspace that our project team uses and store the document there. The Word help effectively told me I should save the document to disk, go to Internet Explorer, open the portal, browse to the right folder and upload the document. Did I miss something, or is that a crazily roundabout process?
Permalink Ian Boys 
January 5th, 2006
I was trying to think of some criticisms, Its hard to come up with bad things to say about concrete. It's so darn useful.
Permalink ronk! 
January 5th, 2006
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