SharePoint 2007 Internet Facing Sites : Part 4
Microsoft.com a SharePoint 2007 site??
If you've keeping up with the previous parts, then you'll know that the number of folks deploying SharePoint 2007 for hosting their internet sites is increasing. I've been highlighting a few of them in this blog.
Well, have you checked out the new Microsoft.com site? Guess what??, yep it's migrating to SharePoint technology. Because of it's size not sure when it will be complete but I would imagine this will be a case study once complete. From the Q/A page:
...On December 14 we introduced a new home page for Microsoft.com. The new page incorporates months of research, testing, customer feedback, and refinements. We hope the new page makes it easier to find what you’re looking for on Microsoft.com, and that you find new items of interest along the way...
This migration speaks loudly about the confidence in the SharePoint technology since Microsoft.com is one of the top 10 visited sites on the internet:
...what you see on the home page is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of changes we're making to our Web site. Some of the biggest changes are ones you don't see. In the background we are beginning to migrate much of Microsoft.com to a new platform based on Microsoft Office SharePoint Services 2007. Using Office SharePoint Services will bring us a broad range of new capabilities that will help you more easily find the information, products, and services you're looking for across our site. Microsoft.com is the 5th most visited Web site on the Internet, hosting hundreds of thousands of pages of content. Running our site on Office SharePoint Services goes a long way in demonstrating to customers worldwide that the product is reliable and provides an effective solution for managing vast amounts of content...