The Microsoft SharePoint team has announced on their official blog the following amazing statement (emphasis added):
“To ensure the best possible experience across multiple browsers we’re focusing our SharePoint 2010 engineering efforts on targeting standards based browsers (XHTML 1.0 compliant) including Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8 and Firefox 3.x. running on Windows Operating Systems. In addition we’re planning on an increased level of compatibility with Firefox 3.x and Safari 3.x on non-Windows Operating Systems. Due to this focus Internet Explorer 6 will not be a supported browser for SharePoint Server 2010.”
Amazing! Even IE6 is seen as a dead technology by Microsoft’s standards. Hopefully with news like this and Windows 7 pre-release excitement the browser might finally be relegated to the hall of technological mistakes. They also announced the WCM features in the next version will allow much greater control over the markup which may finally make SharePoint a real candidate for WCM for public-facing sites!
The announcement does also focus that the technological requirements will be all 64 bit and based on Windows 2008 as the host platform.
My old company, Mixon Consulting, downsized me this last week. It was great to work with them, but it is time for me to find new work. I thought the SharePoint world wouldn’t be as affected by the economy, but it seems to not be immune.
I’m looking for a business analysis role with a SharePoint firm. I want to serve as the individual that meets with clients early on to understand their needs and requirements and craft a solution around that. I enjoyed telecommuting which is something I desire, but I realize that might not materialize.
If anyone has any leads please let me know. Here also is my current resume for your consideration. Thank you.
As I stated earlier, I have recently changed jobs. I have also decided to close down Siolon as was known as a web design firm/blog. I have have been fortunate to learn so much about web content management from WordPress, but it’s becoming more and more difficult to keep two professional tracks running.
It was easy when I was working during the day as a designer to come home at night and do more design work. However, now I come home and study knowledge management, SharePoint, and enterprise content management. It’s a very different way of thinking, and I need to really focus in on that right now.
If you do want to stay subscribed, I will still topic about topics such as usability, UI design, and information architecture amongst other related topics. I’m still doing all those things just in a different capacity, with a specific product, and aimed for the enterprise.
Thanks for all the support!