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[LUG] NHS plans to migrate Drupal to incomplete Sharepoint


"Dear eSpace Members,

We are writing to inform you that the current supply and maintenance
contract for the existing eSpace platform ends this September. A
decision has now been reached to migrate the service to SharePoint WSS
3.0 as this is an option we can achieve without external resources and
it will allow us to continue supporting communities by offering a
collaboration tool.

There will inevitably be some loss of functionality in moving to
Sharepoint. This is unavoidable due to the restrictions that have been
placed on resources for the project. However, the transition to
SharePoint should be considered to be a phased migration, and what
functionality we cannot include at first we may be able to add in 2011
on a priority basis.

Whatâs next?

The eSpace Team will be contacting you soon to inform you of the
decision over which accounts we will be migrating. Anyone who has logged
onto the site in the last year will be considered an active user and
their account will be migrated.

We hope to make the transition as smooth as possible for our users. If
you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at

This message was sent by an administrator in the 'eSpace Central' group
at NHS CFH eSpace. To visit this group, browse to
http://www.espace.connectingforhealth.nhs.uk/community/espace. To
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I've never actually used the thing, and don't know anyone else who has,
but looking at the site there seem to be Drupal mentions in it.

So it looks as though they don't have anyone who can run an existing
system in Drupal, and think it is better and cheaper to redo  it in
Microsoft's Sharepoint than to learn how.

I doubt this is true.

Anyone know anything about this system and software?


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