Yes, I Will Keep Quiet

You may wonder why I’m not flooding the blogosphere with content about SharePoint 2010. I won’t. In fact, I’m going to keep my blog very quiet this week.

You see, for the past months, due to a slip from Microsoft, I’ve had legal and non-NDA access to SharePoint 2010. That’s why I’ve already posted a lot of content on what’s coming in the next version. I’ve tagged all the articles so you can find them in the SharePoint 2010 category somewhere in the menu. You’ll find the first public showing of the SharePoint 2010 Features, the first look at SharePoint Designer 2010 workflows, information on how to get and installing SharePoint 2010 Beta,  the first build of a bone-fide SharePoint 2010 custom application (OK, I’ll admit, the application was rather pointless, but still…) as well as many other SharePoint 2010 articles.

In addition, I’ve kept the subscribers to the SharePoint 2010 Beta series of USP Journal up to speed with what’s been known publicly and partially ‘behind the scenes’.

Now, however, I will keep my mouth shut.

I see this as a giant sports event, where everyone will be shouting the same chants to root their teams on. I wont, even if I really, really want to. However, the noise from the crowd will overpower any individual comments on how the teams are really playing. To make this analogy even worse, consider the roar when a verbal diarrhea from hundreds of previously NDA-clad MVPs and others is suddenly unleashed. Trying to talk in such a setting wont help anyone except those who happen to listen to your lips.

However, I will make a couple of announcements before the game begins:

1. Understanding SharePoint Journal will, from Volume 2, focus solely on SharePoint 2010. For a few months, this means that there will be two volumes running at the same time, one covering SharePoint version 3 and one covering SharePoint version 4.

2. There will be a special issue of the SharePoint 2010 Beta series that sums up the first week of public beta information and from the SharePoint Conference. I’m hoping to get this issue done and released early next week.

3. Starting next Monday (that’s October 26 for those who find this post later) I will begin writing on the 2nd edition of the Building the SharePoint User Experience book. As such, I will be later than usual with replies to email or blog comments. And yes, I realize I’m already way behind, but I’m trying to answer as much as I can.

However, while I will shut my face up (I did it myself since you didn’t manage, Bil) in this blog, I will continue to keep you apprised of anything I learn via Twitter, so feel free to hook up there (@furuknap).

Regardless, good luck with the launch, and have a great week 🙂


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Bjørn Furuknap

I previously did SharePoint. These days, I try new things to see where I can find the passion. If you have great ideas, cool projects, or is in general an awesome person, get in touch and we might find out together.

2 thoughts on “Yes, I Will Keep Quiet”

  1. hey bjorn

    man that is not nice, you keeping quite and all that. I really was looking forward to you blogging and giving an unbiased record of what has changed.

    Man you are cool, because you write about sharepoint, work on it and still screw the shit out of Sharepoint and all. Way to go maan. (If is not a tounge in cheek comment)

    I really would like to hear what you have to say. i think i can wait for some time, before all the hoopla dies down.


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