Microsoft recently announced the end of SharePoint 2013 Enterprise Server support. The announcement brought up some nostalgia in terms of how far SharePoint has come and our appreciation for such an influential and innovative product.
Before SharePoint 2013: The start for Lydon Solutions
We started our company developing and hosting construction solutions first on SharePoint 2007 and then quickly switching to 2010 before moving our first client to production. As a new company trying to survive in the highly competitive technology sector, we encountered many challenges. I remember those late and sleepless nights. At that time, we used out-of-the-box tools like InfoPath 2007 for forms and SharePoint Designer 2010 for workflows and supplemented where possible with third-party apps. Also, we used a SharePoint hosting company where we “rented” dedicated servers. We knew we had a good idea using SharePoint for managing construction projects, and through trial and error, we willed the technology to work. It was an exciting time.
Success with SharePoint 2013
Gone but not forgotten
Change is in the DNA of a technology company. Technology comes and goes, and you are always chasing after what you think the future will be. For Lydon Solutions, SharePoint has always been there. While we have since moved to Microsoft 365 SharePoint Online, I will always look back with great fondness and appreciation for what SharePoint 2013 gave us.
Thank you, Microsoft.