Ode to public folders, we shall miss them. The place where companies like to put all that stuff that everyone needs access to. Like the company vacation and holiday calendar, the vendor and customer contact lists. What will we ever do without public folders? Well Microsoft suggests we implement SharePoint. SharePoint has some great features for collaboration not only with your coworkers but your vendors and customers too. However, if all you want is a simple shared vacation calendar and a contact list, isn’t it like going to surgery for a scraped knee?
What are you using public folders for and would you still implement SharePoint or a more simple alternative like creating a fake user and sharing their calendar with everyone in the company?