Sacrificing chickens under a full moon may not be enough
Wed 18 Jun 2014, 11:52 AMTweet
by Ben Langhinrichs
Customer: I want to be sure, we don't need to have any Notes developers for this?
Me: That's right. Our Export to CSV sample database will let you do it without touching any scripts.
Customer: That's good. Now, how do I get it into SharePoint?
Me: It is a properly formatted CSV file, so it is fairly easy to import into a SharePoint List and either use it there or move it into a custom SharePoint library. We can show your developers a sample script if that would help.
Customer: Wait, I thought you said we didn't need developers.
Me: I meant your SharePoint developers. Unless you just want to use it in a SharePoint List.
Customer: No, we want the app to do just what it does in Notes, but in SharePoint. At least at first, though we have a long list of user requests once we get it there. But we don't have any SharePoint developers.
Me (eyebrows raised): So, have you planned for consultants to work with you?
Customer: No, we have no budget for consultants.
Me (silently to myself): No Notes developers, no SharePoint developers, no consulting budget, but a mandate to migrate your applications and implement a "long list of user requests". This is where sacrificing chickens under a full moon and invoking the ancient magic comes in.
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What has been said:
1064.1. Craig Wiseman (06/18/2014 11:12 AM)
I shoulda learned to play the keyboard
I shoulda learned to play them DBs
Look at that mama, she got it stickin' in the camera
Man we could have some fun
And he's up there, what's that? Hawaiian noises?
Bangin' on the keyboard like a chimpanzee
That ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Get your money for nothin' get your chicks for free
1064.2. Ben Langhinrichs (06/18/2014 11:16 AM)
Dire straits indeed, Craig.
1064.3. Steven Podrouzek (06/19/2014 01:14 AM)
Absolutely correct! Companies get told that sharepoint will do everything that their IBM Notes platform does and they do not need skilled people to do it. They can get a admin clerk to do it!
Time and again, I have to explain, if you want a custom application for your company (whatever platform), you got to pay for it!