Monday, August 11, 2003

Silicon Valley - Dan Gillmor's eJournal - Microsoft's Blogging Intentions

Silicon Valley - Dan Gillmor's eJournal - Microsoft's Blogging Intentions: "Just got a note from a Microsoft PR person, answering some questions I had about how the company plans to support blog creation in its software. Here it is, verbatim:
Blog functionality is delivered inside Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003. You can use these capabilities inside FrontPage 2003 to customize and provide blogging functionality to Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003. To contribute to a blog created with FrontPage 2003, all you need is a regular browser. But to make design updates to the blog, you do need FrontPage 2003.
As for SharePoint Portal Server 2003, the blog feature is not available in the product. However, you can use FrontPage 2003 and blog Web Parts will also likely be made available via third parties. Finally, please keep in mind that inside SharePoint Portal Server 2003 discussion threads with dates are delivered right out of the box.
This strikes me as no threat to the current and upcoming end-user tools from the vendors we use today, but it could enable a lot of corporate blogging (a good thing, IMO)."

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