Called Office 2008 for Mac, scheduled for 2H 2008. It is in private beta at MS now.
This clever group issues a warning to its corporate customers that its employees (particularly the young ones) may be using Web 2.0 to talk about work.
This time, an OpenSolaris bug report that mentions spotlight…
Not the sort of service Apple would want to cede to another player, so this is a very interesting development.
In particular, an interesting plug of Agile Estimating and Planning by Mike Cohn.
This is a cautionary tale about how Agile planning can work wonders on projects where you’re required to herd cats. But that this requires you to be able to slip deadlines or scope (they’re cats, after all).
The challenge of booting Apple TV’s OS from a flash drive or on a MackBook must have been enticing indeed.
I saw this and noticed how it really ticked off the list of familiar arguments used against adoption of Web 2.0 technology in the Enterprise.
Web 2.0 Apps: A Pandora’s Box of Risk
Here is a good quote:
Then there’s patching. Microsoft issues patches once a month, and administrators test each before deployment. With services such as Google Apps, updates and patches happen automatically and without warning. If online applications become the primary tools for workflows and collaboration, as Microsoft Office is in many businesses, it’s possible that things could break.
In other words: “Better the devil you know than the one you don’t.”
Here we are encouraged to believe that its better to live at perpetual risk of virus attacks and buggy implementation of patches than to take a chance Google might do a better job than the local IT staff (or Microsoft) would.
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