Richard and I spent about 30 minutes the other day chatting with Bil Simser, all-around good guy and MS SharePoint MVP since 2004. SharePoint is a set of technologies I have been involved with since before day one, if that’s even possible. I remember vividly deploying SharePoint Portal Server 2001 as a secure extranet site (something it really wasn’t intended to do) before it was even released. SharePoint’s come a long, long way since then for sure!

It’s common for IT professionals to have SharePoint shoved into their laps unsuspectingly by users or prospective users as a platform for business intelligence or document management or collaboration, so it’s a good idea to be aware, try it out, see what you can do with it (and what you can’t), and what it takes to properly design, build, deploy, and manage in the environment.

Listen to the show for analogies, buzz words, licensing, planning, components, and other important things to think about when you find yourself in the world of SharePoint.

Bil Simser On Managing SharePoint (MP3 link) from RunAs Radio podcast

Richard and Greg talk to Bil Simser about the challenges of managing Sharepoint 2007. Bil points us to the SharePoint Capacity Tool and comparisons between Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. Check out Bil’s blog here.