Thomas Duff has started a discussion that falls well in line with my original intent of this blog:
For 5 years, I had a healthy mix of both platforms. In the 2nd half of 2012, I did not touch Notes for 6 months, while working a 100% SharePoint contract. Now, I have a permanent job in a Notes shop, where SharePoint does not exist, so I am not even thinking about SharePoint.
And you know how I feel about the discussions of Notes vs. SharePoint now? Happy to NOT be part of it. I tossed my one and only piece of advice to the community out into the comments, to be taken or left as you will.
But so much of Notes vs. SharePoint gets caught up in emotion, politics, marketing, and money… not just from the community, but from the product management coming out of both IBM and Microsoft.
I cannot be an evangelist for either platform. I am competent in both platforms, and I evaluate the platforms on their own merits (and faults). I am happy to work with whatever platform will meet the needs of my organization.
I sense that most Notes folk who move away from Notes end up in this same place — more technology agnostic, looking at technology platforms simply as toolkits, and not letting any one vendor become part of your own self-identification.
And really, when people get to that place, work environments improve. People work together to reach common goals, not personal agendas. It is a better place. A happy place. A lot of us are already there. We hope the rest of you can join us.