Sorting Out Microsoft's Collaboration Technologies

by Volker Weber

Whether or not you have been developing for the Microsoft Office System for a long time or just getting started, you may be a little overwhelmed by the number of new, re-crafted, or updated Microsoft products available for building collaborative solutions. This article lists the different programs that you can use as the main components of a collaborative solution.

Microsoft had a lot of announcements, no-shows, thrown-it-at-the-wall-and-did-not-sticks. Three different database backends in Exchange alone. Anyone remember Digital Dashboard? This article tells you where Microsoft is today and where they came from.

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It's amazing how the word "collaboration" has mutated into meaning something completely different from what it meant in our industry five years ago. It's almost as if someone came along and said "Lotus owns collaboration, so let's change the meaning of collaboration to something else so that they won't own it any more."


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