September 2005 - Posts
Eli has notes from the SharePoint V3 Collab & Tracking session at PDC up.
This next version is sounding sexier and sexier the more I hear about it. I like the idea of subscribing to my items on my Sharepoint boxen and the blogging thing will allow us to ditch CommunityServer for a more all-in-one solution. The wiki stuff is meh to me.
The biggest item on my list of things I want to see is the updated UI. That has always been the item that people wanted to change and it wasn’t the easiest thing in the world todo. Not that other portal software was either, though Plumtree took the winner on customization. Hopefully with a tighter integration with ASP.Net and MPages/Themes this will be much easier on us.
Thinking out loud on:
“Microsoft Redefines Workflow With Windows Workflow Foundation (WWF)”
Wonder how long it will take the World Wild Life Foundation before they try and force Microsoft to change the acronym like they did to the World Wrestling
Scoble points to Microsoft Gadgets.
Because as desktop users what we need is another set of widgets that clutters up our desktop. You guys do realize that Konfabulator is now free right? There is also DesktopX from Stardock. How about Kapsules? Or maybe you guys a classic Samurize style? Or maybe that one night I had with AveDesk got you jealous.
Let’s not get started on all the docks/sidebars/annoying places to store crap I’ve downloaded and installed over the years. My Google one works just as good as the MSN one I used to use, if not better in someways.
The only “potential” benefit of these gadgets is for the fanciful auxillury display tech that is coming in Longhorn, but even then the going rate of items being dropped out of the product lately it probably won’t survive post Beta 2.
My opinion: Focus on making a solid OS and let us developers make the wiz bang stuff for you. Or can we not be trusted?