Kartic's Musings on Corporate Information and Knowledge Management

September 3, 2008

Google Chrome not so compatible with SharePoint

Filed under: SharePoint — Tags: , , , — kartickapur @ 9:06 pm

I decided to test the much hyped ‘Google Chrome’ with SharePoint today. So, I set off downloading the latest browser waiting in anticipation of what Google has to offer.

For a browser that is developed from scratch (I don’t see any point in that by the way!), it has some wonderful capabilities – drag tabs between windows, improved security against phishing and malware, improved features for developers, pop ups to appear in the tab it originated from and much more.

The problem started, however when I opened our SharePoint intranet site. Given below is the list of issues I noticed in the few minutes of testing:

·         Minor formatting issues. Some of the tables where out of formatting.

·         The drop down menus for the top navigation appeared hidden behind the embedded images on the page. I think it has something to do with how IE use z indexing on IE 6.

·         You cannot edit a document in Microsoft word, excel etc (right click on a document and edit in Microsoft word). Error Message: “Edit document requires a windows SharePoint services compatible application and Microsoft internet explorer 6 or greater”.

·         Drag and drop does not work in the edit page view.

·         Silver light web parts do not work. I think silverlight does not support this browser yet.

I am sure there might be more issues noticed by others. I am not suggesting anyone to use chrome for sharepoint in my organization.


1 Comment »

  1. My experience with Chrome and sharepoint 😦
    Yes it’s got great features but 2 things annoyed me with Sharepoint integration.
    1) Running in a domain environment, I still need to type in my credentials to acccess sites.
    2) None of the folder names show up, good luck navigating your way around like that.

    Great that each tab runs in it’s own process but there is deff a memory trade off.

    Comment by Riddlerman — November 24, 2008 @ 6:24 pm

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