I’m a week late, apparently. I watch the new book release sites for day after day after day for new CMS books, for more than a year, and wouldn’t you know it – as soon as I stop watching the lists, a book comes out! There goes any hope of getting some sleep this week….
A little story about a bunch of soldiers trying to get home for a short leave, and the other airport travelers sharing the day with them.
Remember the first time you used ICQ? And then it seemed like all of your friends used AOL IM? And then, instead of having Yahoo IM, AOL IM, and MSN IM all running as separate apps on your desktop, you discovered Trillian? Oh, life was good, back then… Now, do you remember the first time that you used Jabber and were able to see presence information about those in your buddy group? That was an epiphany, of sorts, and you knew that was the right direction for apps to go. Well, it looks like Microsoft has been able to make it work the right way by embedding IM and presence information in MS Office 2003 and via MS Live Communications Server.
Just wait until you see it in action. And then, watch to see how long it takes for you or a friend to write an app that takes advantage of the fact that you can expect to have IM and presence capabilities on each desktop.
See the below article for a related story.
In the late ’90s, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer replaced the Netscape browser as my company upgraded to new operating systems. It was just one of thousands of switches that turned the dominant Netscape program into an also-ran, and, incidentally, contributed to the antitrust litigation that tied up Microsoft for years.
Another CMS company acquired… The feeding frenzy is upon us.
Cnet describes IBM’s extended push into the Content Management market with the release of Content Manager Express.
Stefan is online and blogging. (Thanks for the heads-up, Arpan) This is great news for anyone associated with MCMS. Stefan is a legend in the world MCMS. (Can I say that? Has MCMS been around long enough to *have* a legend? If Stefan is a legend, what is Dan Kogan???)
A most important link – MCMS 2002 Whitepapers and other documents…
Wow. I’m usually not one to stoke the Java vs. .Net Battle Fires (well, not on certain 3rd Wednesdays, anyway), but I felt the need to post this link. (found it on Scoble). Just one more straw on the camel’s back. This is Larry O’Brien’s comparison of development in Java and .Net.