During his keynote session at the SharePoint Conference 2009 Jeff Teper, Corporate Vice President for SharePoint, showed an interesting PowerPoint slide from 1999 when Microsoft where first strategising about a new product that was to become SharePoint. The amazing thing is that 10 years later the key elements of the strategy set down then are now just as applicable now:
- Provide a great integrated solution
- Out of the box work spaces
- Compelling Office integration
- Easy and flexible deployment
The good news for all of us SharePoint professionals, and more importantly the millions of SharePoint end-users, is that this shows a consistent long-term approach to the product that has definitely helped shape where we find SharePoint 2010 today and hopefully where it will go in the future!