Bamboo Solutions wrote a very provocative blog post this week stating that SharePoint was going away. As could be expected, I freaked! My immediate reaction was, “how the hell are we going to explain this to our thousands of clients around the world after all the work that has been done on this platform??”
Representatives from Microsoft South Africa and the USA have confirmed that their assumption is far from accurate, and that on the contrary, even more money has been put into the development of the next version (SharePoint 15), which has features that are going to blow our minds! People in the know around the world have also given feedback to agree with Microsoft. SharePoint is not going anywhere!
It never ceases to amaze me how some people in the SharePoint community purposely write blogs to upset people just to drive traffic to their sites. Please try to remember that there are millions of people around the world that take what gets said in blogs at face value because they are too new to know any better. We have a responsibility to write the best quality blogs to the best of our ability, researching our subject to make sure it is accurate. We should be building people up, helping, encouraging, guiding – not writing foolish statements that undermine thousands of SharePoint community people, clients and vendors around the world that are doing the very best they can to make a difference on this product and succeed with it’s use.
Epic fail Bamboo.