Filling in the business side of the puzzle

Wheat from Chaff

October 19, 2008 by Ruven Gotz

When you search the net for SharePoint answers, how do you know if what you find is a good answer or not? Sometimes a post that’s been around a long time comes back much earlier in the results, even if newer and better approaches have been documented or discovered.

Into the fray jumps where people can vote answers up or down. This site is targeted mostly at developers, but even though it only launched recently it already has over 200 SharePoint questions many of which are not directly about programming.

Some of the nice features are how the site is very reputation driven: People who have built up more reputation have the power to do more things, like edit questions or answers; answers that become outdated can be voted down, allowing better answers to float to the top over time.

It’s still early days for this site, but it looks really promising to me.

Written by Ruven Gotz

Ruven Gotz is a Director with Avanade, Microsoft’s Global Partner. As a Microsoft SharePoint MVP with over 20 years of IT industry experience, Ruven has spent the past nine years delivering award-winning SharePoint solutions for a wide range of clients. Working as a Business Analyst and Information Architect, Ruven is able to apply his eclectic education and varied experience in Psychology, Computer Science, Economics, Software Development and Training to get to the heart of complex problems. Ruven is a great communicator who is able to discuss technology concepts in language that is relevant to his audience, whether they are from IT or business. He has become a leader in the use of visual tools to help his clients and team members achieve shared understanding of problems and goals and shared commitment towards implementing a successful solution.

Ruven recently authored “Practical SharePoint 2010 Information Architecture” (Apress).

Ruven lives in Toronto, Canada. On Tuesday nights in the summer, you’ll find him racing his 24’ sailboat ‘In the Groove’.

(NOTE: Ideas and opinions on this blog are my own: I am not representing my employer.)

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