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This week’s Follow Friday articles include adding functionality to SharePoint, HTML5 is winning developers’ hearts and minds, Mercedes-Benz adds QR Codes to cars to aid crash victims, and more.
Smacking SharePoint into Shape - Computerworld
By Todd R. Weiss
For many enterprises, Microsoft's SharePoint is a great basic platform for collaboration and file sharing. But the software can't always do everything customers would like without getting an assist. In fact, according to a Forrester Research survey, some 65% of all SharePoint shops add functionality to the core software.
SharePoint extensions include code that's generated in-house, or with help from contractors and consultants or with specialized, purpose-built add-ons from a wide range of third-party vendors. (These are not the same as the SharePoint add-ons available in Microsoft's store.) It's the same kind of ecosystem that surrounds a myriad of large applications, from IBM's Lotus Notes to Oracle's databases and SAP's business suites.
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