More SharePoint for AEC

Earlier this week, a Microsoft employee frankly admitted to me that SharePoint was not particularly easy to implement for extranet-type collaboration in the typical geographically distributed structure of a construction project team. As a result, Microsoft has tended to be reliant upon partners such as the Sword Group’s C2Share (see post) to expand its SharePoint footprint in this market sector (I have just found another Microsoft Gold Certified Partner that also supports AEC projects: the Netherlands-based Cadac group, which has a SharePoint product called Organice). In the meantime, I read that Microsoft is also producing a solution accelerator for extranet collaboration.

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