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Posts from Date:   2010-9

Microsoft Throws in the Towel on Blogs

by Larry Cannell  |  September 27, 2010

Congratulations to Automattic (the company behind WordPress). Microsoft chose not to compete with WordPress to win an unwinnable war for Internet blog platform supremacy. Instead, Microsoft gave in and it looks like they are trying to leverage WordPress’ popularity to improve the visibility of other Windows Live properties. It is interesting to note that WordPress.com […]

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Is it Time For Microsoft To Support CMIS In Windows?

by Larry Cannell  |  September 23, 2010

In a previous post I noted that SharePoint and Office 2010 are more integrated than ever before. However, this integrated experience is not extended to Windows. But this begs the question: how could Windows integrate better with SharePoint? Windows 7’s federated search is a good example of how I would like to see any future […]

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Windows is From Venus, SharePoint is From Mars

by Larry Cannell  |  September 23, 2010

We’ve previously discussed how SharePoint and Office 2010 can integrate on many levels. However, while this may benefit Office users it does little to address the needs of a broader audience Microsoft serves: Windows users. For review, Office/SharePoint 2010 work together like no previous Office/SharePoint releases: Office has become a content management front-end for SharePoint. […]

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Windows 7 Federated Search and SharePoint 2010

by Larry Cannell  |  September 9, 2010

Enterprises upgrading to SharePoint 2010 and using Windows 7 for their desktop operating system should look into the federated search capabilities provided by these products. In short, Windows 7 provides the ability for someone to easily move between searching their desktop and SharePoint-based content, reducing the need to switch between windows (such as a Windows […]

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