New technology and common sense

When new technology is released it can be very painful. In more ways than one…

It can be painful to use if it is still in a Beta like form. Bugs, lack of features, changing road-maps, and other nuances of maturing code can be irritating for end users and those who support the solution. And with Google taking it upon themselves to redefine the public’s perception of “Beta” the waters are more clouded than ever as to what to expect from Beta software.

Rabid supporters and detractors serve to polarize and create opinions/sides that apparently must be held at all cost. Microsoft/Windows Vs Apple/OS X, Google/Android Vs Apple/iPhone, etc. Having an opinion is great, but if it blinds you then maybe it’s not so great…

New software frequently becomes the “in” thing. But just because it’s new and shiny does not mean that you should use it. Just because you feel that you need to learn it does not mean that it needs to be jammed into your current project(s.)

SharePoint 2010 has some rather interesting social networking features that are fraught with hazards without sufficient governance. Take it slow and really consider the consequences of feature deployment.