Monday, January 23, 2012

SharePoint 2010: migration of a SP 2007 wiki

My business group has maintained a large SharePoint 2007 wiki.

Recently we had to migrate to SP 2010. The wiki went along for the ride.

I've seen some bad outcomes in software over the past 20 years. I mean -- really bad products.

I've never seen anything like this.

Wiki pages that look like they were edited by intoxicated baboons. Pages that can't be edited in IE 9, but can be edited in Chrome. Pages that can't be edited in Chrome but can be edited in IE 9. Pages that can't be edited anywhere, save as HTML.

SharePoint Designer is an option. I tried it. I shed tears for the lost spirit of FrontPage and Vermeer.

I despair, sometimes, when I see what Apple's interns are doing to iPhoto or OS X. Even they, even they, have never done anything like this.

This is the worst.

Microsoft, astonishingly, is truly finished. We really are in the twilight of the personal computer. 

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