My good friends at Dynamic Owl in Vancouver have been doing some amazing things of late. Not only are they some of the smartest people in SharePoint consulting, they have a relatively new product offering called Bonzai Intranet.
Based on their years of consulting, the folks at Dynamic Owl realized that they had been building similar capabilities for their client’s Intranets over and over again. By capturing those patterns and repeatable components, they have come up with a tool set in Bonzai that can get anyone up and running with an Intranet on top of SharePoint faster and more effectively.
But that’s not the half of it. I’ve been looking into their offering; from the surface at first, and then more deeply as they take me through the architecture. This is a gorgeous Intranet offering. By gorgeous, I mean is simply looks fantastic. Of course, that could all be lipstick on a pig, but it isn’t. As I’ve seen how they have built things, I’m truly impressed. It’s the right mix of server side code and client side code, with a slant toward the latter, as it should be in this cloudy world of ours. It’s extensible, robust, and reliable, too.
There’s a post on Michal Pisarek’s blog about the webinar, and I’ve stolen some of that content below. If you’re considering using SharePoint to run your Intranet and see it as a daunting set of tasks, you owe it to yourself to check out Bonzai and the webinar on Nov. 26th.
As part of the recent launch of Bonzai Intranet for SharePoint we have been receiving many questions about Bonzai such as:
- What is the difference between Bonzai and a template/skin?
- How the hell did you make Bonzai not look like SharePoint?
- What is the 80% of common Intranet functionality that most organization have? How does Bonzai handle these?
In order to provide you with the answers to these questions and to show you a sneak peek at some of the great features of Bonzai we are hosting a webinar on Wednesday November 26th at 10am PST titled “Rethinking SharePoint Intranets with Bonzai” In this webinar we will go through our thinking behind Bonzai and take a look at some of the features that we think makes Bonzai an amazing Intranet platform.