Microsoft's SharePoint Portal Server Product of the Year?

On 12/26/2002 CRN announced that Microsoft’s SharePoint Portal Server one of their products of the year? The article claimed that “…Engineers examined each product’s features” (there were three other products in the running) and they picked SPS? I think maybe these engineers looked at the features on a piece of paper and then chose. I seriously doubt that they tested SPS in a real world situation or even talked to customers that have used it!

Now don’t get me wrong, for small applications, SPS will work okay. But it came out a while ago with no new major versions or improvements. It has a long way to go before it of any use to anyone with a large number of documents for collaboration and/or document management. Lets not even get into its issues with speed! It?s hard to program with and it comes with a hefty price tag. Just my opinion.


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