Beautiful SharePoint



  • Just received this message when installing a SP '07 feature:

    Required tag 'http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/:Feature' is missing from XML file 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\Template\Features\vdRColumns\feature.xml', found 'http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/:Feature' instead.

     

     

    ... Pretty much says it all.



  • Yeah.

    Here's a bit about sharepoint I love:

    • You can completely re-arrange the contents of the front page to suite your personal needs. They even provide drag-and-drop.
    • The whole site is skinned and the skin can be changed so that you can get a higher contrast look than the default.
    • But only site wide. Yes, allowing individuals to select their own skin was too much work, unlike using active, drag-and-drop components to completely customize the contents.

    WTF?

    Also, sharepoint - yea, even unto a certain past version, if I heard right - must be installed to install Team Foundation Server. (That's secondhand knowledge.)

    Good complaints come in threes - My manager decided that we should use Sharepoint for Issue Tracking. This is great, because now there's an explicit log of issues going to the Use Case person, the Testing person, me, the data people, and the PM... Unfortunately, the PM insists that all issues must be assigned to him, first. And then he will assign them to the correct person, after looking over them. I don't think he got the Share point of Sharepoint.  It's not  Centralizepoint or Hogpoint, man. :(


     



  • @quamaretto said:

    • But only site wide. Yes, allowing individuals to select their own skin was too much work, unlike using active, drag-and-drop components to completely customize the contents.

    I haven't used Sharepoint, but I think that this is a "feature" that makes all desktops look the same. Along with the corporate logo wallpaper&screensaver.



  • @zlogic said:

    @quamaretto said:
    • But only site wide. Yes, allowing individuals to select their own skin was too much work, unlike using active, drag-and-drop components to completely customize the contents.

    I haven't used Sharepoint, but I think that this is a "feature" that makes all desktops look the same. Along with the corporate logo wallpaper&screensaver.

     

    No, it has nothing to do with that.  Sharepoint is a web based portal system (with task management and collaboration functionality).

    Yes, it was rather lazy not to allow users to change their own skin.
     


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