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Vista software compatibility list makes life easy

Still wondering if that obscure business app or freeware weather applet is Windows Vista compatible? Check out the Windows Vista RTM Software Compatibility List. It’s a user-editable wiki that places apps in three categories: “works,” “Has problems but they can be solved” and “Currently Incompatible.”

Tags: Applications   Wikis  

Wikis invade the enterprise

When we talk about the advent of Web 2.0 in the enterprise, we often picture a Utopian future where web-based applications run our business processes, provide us with productivity tools and wash our clothes. While that future is probably a few years from becoming a reality, there are some web-based apps that are catching on in the enterprise right now. Wikis are seeing especially fast adoption in business and …

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Google buys JotSpot

Continuing its recent Web 2.0 shopping spree, Google has bought JotSpot, a provider of wiki-based application creation and hosting services, for an undisclosed sum. The company provides WYSIWYG editing, e-mail integration, spreadsheets, calendars and photo galleries to a list of clients that includes eBay. As you already know, I’m awfully fond of the idea of a Google Office, so you know what I’m …

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Tags: Wikis   Google   eBay   Acquisitions  

ALSO NOTED: Microsoft opens developer wiki site; Nine tips for deploying enterprise VoIP; and much more…

> Microsoft opens developer wiki site. Article

> Nine tips for deploying enterprise VoIP. Article

> Scoble leaves Microsoft for start-up. …

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Tags: Microsoft   VoIP   Wikis  

IBM offers custom Web dev for the masses

Enterprise online mash-ups are gaining traction, and now IBM is entering the creation side with a new Wiki-based tool for end users. The new software is called QEDwiki. (QED, as it has before in computer history, stands for quick-and-dirty.) The idea is that users can make simple interfaces to perform whatever tasks they need without having to interfere in IT operations. The software is due for public testing later this year.

For more on the customization options:
– read this …

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Tags: Wikis   UPS   Servers   End Users   Applications  

ALSO NOTED: Firefox 2.0 alpha now available; Wiki founder on collaboration; and much more…

> Dell will double staff in India to 20,000. Article

> Firefox 2.0 alpha now available. Blog

> Wiki founder on collaboration. Article

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WebMethods offers composite app tools

WebMethods has a new presentation layer called Access for its Fabric suite of middleware. Officials say the software upgrade focuses on visual assembly tools, user personalization and role-based security and collaboration. Customers who prefer to be leading-edge will like Access because it’s got everything from Wiki tools to widespread standards support. It’s also positioned as an enabler for service architectures.

For more on development tools:
– check out this eWeek

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BEA bulks up Web portal technology

BEA next year will merge its two web portal applications, officials said. The current versions are WebLogic Portal or Aqualogic User Interaction (the latter a renamed version of Plumtree’s portal, acquired by BEA for $200 million this summer). There are also new tools coming to help make Java development more accessible to non-programmers. All of those plans are part of BEA’s goal to play down whether your company uses Java or .Net–you could just develop for BEA and the portal would …

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