A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013

A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013
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Monday, September 12, 2011

Do You Have an Opinion on the SharePoint Community? (Via Robert L. Bogue)

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Sigh. It's time for another round of how the SharePoint Community is broken. For those of you, who aren't aware, please allow me to catch you up quickly. In round one, we had Joel Olsen's proposal for the SharePoint Knights. Then we had Global 360 trying to define the key influencers in the market with their SharePoint Influencer50. (Which I responded to here.) Now we've got Matt Rackley asking Is the SharePoint Community Past Its Prime? This time the spark was a CMS wire post about the community titled The SharePoint Community: What it is, Why It's Important and Microsoft's Role. Despite Barb's slightly liberal use of quotes potentially out of context, the article is a nice feel-good article. It's about how a group of people grow up – and share in the community. So why does Mark provide a negative spin? In short, I don't know. I know that he's posted several other posts with relatively inflamitory titles (or content.) The most recent one I could find prior to the SharePoint Community post is The Real Value of Microsoft Certification in SharePoint??? Knowing Mark (I like to call him Matt just to mess with his head) I suspect that it's just who he is. He likes to take or share his controvercial point of view and take a read on the market.

Despite the inflamitory nature of the titles (and content) let's look to see what Mark has to say this time:

  1. These aren't the good ole days
  2. Speakers aren't taunted by hecklers
  3. People have egos
  4. Conference burn out
  5. The MVP program is broken.
  6. Microsoft should do more for the community
  7. SharePoint is different.

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