SharePoint: The next big ‘operating system’ from Microsoft? by ZDNet‘s Mary Jo Foley — Could SharePoint Server become the new center of Microsoft’s universe (at least among business users)? SharePoint as an operating system in and of itself? These ideas aren’t as crazy as they might sound. ”

 This is something I’ve been waiting to hear especially with all the nay-sayers slamming Vista sales and the emergence of Red Hat/*nix/open source. I have nothing against open source, but in my opinion, Microsoft is creeping around the backdoor with its SharePoint + Office integration plans. The reality is that the majority of businesses large and small are using the Microsoft Office suite as a standard and will be for quite a long time. SharePoint will be the glue that keeps Microsoft products at the top of the list for information workers.