A new blog…

April 29, 2008

Interviewer: Why are you moving all your SharePoint-related postings to this new blog?

Neal: Well, it seemed like between posts of SharePoint tips and stuff from work, alongside posts of our daughter swimming in the pool at age 2 and political cartoons, it just seemed smart to separate them a bit.

Interviewer: Okay, I can understand that. But WHY on earth would you choose WordPress for this and not just host one on one of your SharePoint servers??

Neal: Yeah, I knew you were going to ask this. The blog feature in MOSS 2007 is okay, but not nearly as nice or full-featured as WordPress is. And, it just so happens that another division within the Union is rolling out some WordPress stuff and I had to get the server configured over the last few days. Maybe I’ll move it over there eventually, but this seemed as good a place as any to have an open, fully-accessible, rich repository of things I’ve come across and learned. It’s probably more for my own good than it is for everyone else’s!

Interviewer: Well, thanks for answering our very tough questions, Neal. It’s a stunning and remarkable job you’re doing, and we’re all in awe. Okay maybe not.