Almost twice as many organizations in the United States are running MOSS 2007 instead of SharePoint Server 2010, according to results of a study made available last week. It said North America “lags” behind the world in SharePoint Server 2010 adoption.
The survey does not state how many SharePoint implementations exist in each of the locations around the globe, nor how long they have been using SharePoint. Perhaps around the world, newer SharePoint installations—with the 64-bit server requirement—do not involve ripping out older systems that otherwise work just fine.
Such is life for many MOSS 2007 users: They’re not doing heavy customization, nor creating outward-facing Web portals. They’re doing some in-house collaboration and document management, and 2007 does the trick. Besides, it’s already paid for in those locations, and those companies don’t see 2010 adding value to their business for their use of SharePoint.
That said, these older implementations are starting to hit the wall in terms of integrations with other Microsoft “2010” products in terms of storage capacity and more. How well do the patch and update solutions work? How often are they available?
We’d like to hear from you. If you’re an entrenched user of MOSS 2007, what are the problems you’re facing in keeping the implementation up and running? Are you putting more demands on the system than it can handle? Where are the rivets starting to pop?
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