Bill Gates gets involved with Sharepoint

by oneafrikan on August 5, 2005

I talked yesterday about Sharepoint and the lack of credible Open Source competitors, and was going through my feeds earlier, only to find a blog post by Mark Bower about Bill Gates himself taking over the Lead PM (Project Manager) role for the Windows SharePoint Services v3 User Experience team.

Added to that, the last two days or so have seen some chatter on the blogosphere about the new Applications for Windows SharePoint Services that have been released. All 30 or so of them. I haven’t worked with any of them yet, so I may be horribly wrong, but this is a giant step in the “gain marketshare” direction.

This really does add at least two more arrows to MSFT’s Sharepoint quiver, but more importantly creates further compelling reasons for business adoption of Sharepoint. The ramifications are obvious.

Tags: Sharepoint, open source groupware

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