Anyone Out There?
If you do any SharePoint development there's probably been a moment or two where you've felt like midnight security. You're not well armed, you have very little backup, and no one cares about what you do.
While SharePoint development may currently be thankless, it IS gaining popularity. Not only do slews of intranet deployments keep popping up each week, but MANY Internet facing sites are now the work of MOSS Publishing Sites. Consider the following well branded web sites that have come out of the closet with their MOSS implementations.
- Dell Finacial Services
- Pilgrim Mens Supplies
- Games For Windows
- Maryland Department of Information
The list goes on and on. In fact there's a SharePoint Site with a list dedicated to listing other sites that are running WSS/MOSS (I warn you though the site itself is not branded and is about as ugly as SharePoint gets...).
So take heart! Know that you're not alone and WSS/MOSS implementations are sprouting up like weeds (like MOSS one might say :-). With every every passing month there are more and more developers to lean on, the community gets bigger, and the safety net grows.
If you know of a good looking SharePoint site post a link in the comments! MOSS is growing everywhere. Hopefully when it gets to your shop you and your dev team are ready.