First, don't bother me with comments about how bad Internet Explorer is. That isn't what this post is about. IE works best with SharePoint, and I'm forced to use that.
I have my IE home page set to open at the department's SharePoint site. That is where all the documents are kept, along with project status pages, lists of deliverables, etc.
Yesterday the company announced a new corporate internal website put together by the marketing group. The page has links to things like benefits status, payroll, company forms, etc. It has banners proclaiming how useful the site will become, helping to inform all employees of status of the company and other tools to help keep us all informed.
The new company portal website was announced with great fanfare. Posters in the lobby. HR and marketing staff handing out sugar cookies, and cheerily congratulating themselves.
An email was sent to all employees with the same self-congradulatory announcement, and a link to the portal website.
The site looked well put together. But I already have favorite links to those pages listed on the portal.
I start my day. I open up Internet Explorer.
WTF? My home page is set to the company portal. #@&%¥π√!!!
I go to internet options and see that IT had set a policy company-wide that the portal is the home page, and everyone is locked out of setting their own home page.
#@&%¥π√!!! #@&%¥π√!!! #@&%¥π√!!!
I made a shortcut to open IE with the home page I want. But now as I get deep in the tree or open a new tab, the browser's home button opens the marketing portal that I'll uses once or twice a year.