Product Marketing – don’t learn from the big guys, In My Opinion…
[reposted from Fuze Meeting Blog]
I am laughing at a recent post on ZDNET titled “SharePoint 2010 SKUs multiply like rabbits” – Now SharePoint is pretty powerful (so I hear; we abandoned it for Box.net internally) — but does it really need 10 SKUs and a degree in Microsoftology to purchase and deploy?
…and I quote:
With SharePoint 2010, there will be (at least) 10 different SharePoint SKUs. (I guess the SharePoint team is bucking the trend that other Microsoft teams seem to be following — that fewer SKUs is better.) On the product editions list: SharePoint Server 2010 for Intranet Scenarios (with Enterprise and Standard Client Access Licenses); SharePoint Server 2010 for Internet Sites, Enterprise; SharePoint Server 2010 for Internet Sites, Standard; FAST Search for SharePoint 2010; FAST Search for SharePoint 2010 for Internet Sites; Search Server 2010; Search Server Express 2010; SharePoint Designer 2010; SharePoint Foundation 2010 (the product formerly known as Windows SharePoint Services). There are also at least two SharePoint Online SKUs: Standard and Deskless Worker.
Did you get all that? This was after a fun time in the office poking fun at HP’s “purchase page” for HP Skyroom (a competitive product to ours, I guess) that has the header, “HP SkyRoom Version 1 (Quantity 5) Node-locked E-LTU Software (VK631AAE) – Specifications and Warranty” – That makes me want to buy it, you?!