Re: Sharepoint, Anyone?

Subject: Re: Sharepoint, Anyone?
From: Janet Murphy <janet -at- fuse -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 13:41:33 -0400

I want to keep this on the list for the archives -- there are a couple of
inquiries on Sharepoint, but only 2 posts.

Thanks for your expertise. As a jaded aside, if our IT group has made an
excellent choice, that will be a corporate first.

I get the picture that putting documents into SPS may be pretty easy.

I may have understated one concern that hopefully you can shed some insight on:

We have TONS -- gig after gig after gig -- of content in Lotus Notes databases.
Some Notes databases are really little applications that route and track tasks
performed by our technical/clerical staff (that is way understated) and feeds
data streams
to our mainframe systems.

How easy/difficult is it to migrate Notes content/workflow capabilities over to


Suzanne Chiles wrote:

> Hi Janet,
> I think your IT group has made an excellent choice in using Sharepoint. It
> is VERY easy for just about anyone to put up a document (word file,
> spreadsheet, Visio, whatever), on their portion of the Sharepoint site. It
> really was designed with just your type of user base in mind.
> Your company will have to do some training, of course, at the rollout. I'd
> suggest setting up a practice area open to all Sharepoint groups to let them
> practice adding and removing documents.
> Sharepoint has a very nifty built-in help system that lets you write help
> for specific areas.
> I think you'll be pretty happy with it.
> The company I used to work for, Webridge, was working on an add-in product
> for Sharepoint that would allow it to become an Extranet, so that customers
> or vendors, for example, could be granted access to Sharepoint as well. We
> developed the product and Microsoft likes it a lot, but in doing so we ran
> out of money and that's why I'm laid off. It's a really good product,
> though, and when Sharepoint really starts to take off, Webridge will be
> right there.
> Good luck!
> Suzanne

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