I’m sure I am dating myself with this post (for the three of you who haven’t seen the beard), but I just read a fascinating blog post from Steve Gillmor.
Steve was an early podcaster and blogger. I know this, because I was there when podcasting began. Dave Winer talked about the infrastructure and Adam Curry provided entertainment and Dan Klass provided the comedy and Doug Kaye brought it to the mainstream IT department with his IT Conversations. Once of these first IT Conversations included Steve, who had a gang that discussed “vendor sports.” I always enjoyed these podcasts, especially trying to decipher what the heck Steve was talking about.
Anyway, while discussing Ray’s work and recent departure from Microsoft, Steve references SharePoint. My take on the paragraph – there is nothing more unique and important to Microsoft than SharePoint. I wholeheartedly agree, as do many customers. I can tell by the size of the project backlog that I have, along with many of the other SharePoint consultants I talk with. This is certainly an exciting time in the SharePoint community.
(In all fairness, I have to point out that the term “SharePad” was first used in a blog post by SharePoint luminary Mike Fitzmaurice a long time ago!