Thursday, February 09, 2012

History of Sharepoint

Interesting article about the history of Sharepoint here.  Back in the day, I remember us building proof-of-concept digital dashboards in Outlook.  I remember Site Server having a really cool Silverlight-style 3D spiderweb visualization for looking at a web site map, and visualizing one of the largest web sites in Canada, analytics for Bell Canada.  I remember using a product called Corechange Coreport to build out portals that included both web and desktop apps. 

I remember cursing Sharepoint 2001's functionality when we were building out Project Server portals, and fighting with InfoPath xml and painfully slow document creation APIs to build out a workflow system for the largest insurance company in Canada.  Scaling out Sharepoint 2001 was an interesting affair...

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