It sometimes can be hard for customers to understand the value of products that are added to SharePoint. Many times it is very difficult for customers to compare tools that appear similar but are yet different. The SharePoint “Shoot Out” at the 2011 European SharePoint Conference in Berlin aims to have four top Microsoft partners in each of two categories (Workflow and Administration) shoot it out in public to help customers see the unique value and the differences. Customers will also be able to interact and meet the “top guns” from these companies. These two moderated sessions promise to be very informative and lots of fun.
This is an article that was submitted by Gene Vangampelaere for the European SharePoint Conference – Top SharePoint Competition. Gene is a SharePoint architect/ developer in ana educational institute. He works mainly on no-code-solutions.
I always encourage the power users to build their own applications by using the out-of-the-box tools. The more advanced applications need the assistant of SharePoint Designer to create workflows. In some cases the OOTB workflow actions are to limited.