lunes, 8 de septiembre de 2008

Google Chrome works for SharePoint users, less so for administrators

Desde el blog de Eli Robillard nos llega este articulo muy interesante sobre el trabajo de moss sobre el nuevo browser de google, se los dejo para que puedan revisarlo

Today I downloaded and installed the just-released Google Chrome browser, ran it through some preliminary tests with SharePoint 2007 and so far, acceptable but missing a few key things. Chrome supports NTLM authentication, uploads (though not multiple uploads), renders all the usual menus correctly, and generally does a good job of rendering SharePoint pages. And it's screaming fast.
On the downside, when you click a file you're asked for a Save location rather than opening it with the associated application. So if you're in a Doc Lib and click a document, you're asked for a location to save it. If you open the ECB menu and click "Edit in Microsoft Word" you get the message that "'Edit Document' requires a Windows SharePoint Services-compatible application and Microsot Internet Explorer 6.0 or greater." And the back button sometimes asks you to reload / re-post, even if there wasn't a user-driven POST and you'd expect it to work, like like opening an image in a library and then hitting Alt-left. Maybe I'm just used to this behaviour in other browsers.
Administrators will especially want to hang on to MSIE or Firefox for a while. Web Parts don't drag and drop while a page is in Edit mode, and even the Minimize/Close/Delete/Modify This Web part menu oddly shows as a right-hand column rather than inline with each web part itself, perhaps this is default behaviour for unrecognized browsers. Because SharePoint's UI was designed to provide all it's functionality to unknown or unsupported browsers (e.g. Opera), you can still assemble and rearrange pages, but niceties like drag and drop don't work here yet.
So for WCM sites, Chrome will work fine. For Collaboration sites, hold off until Chrome supports opening files with their associated applications. For administration, you may want to hang onto MSIE or Firefox for a while.

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