Jeff Raikes, president of Microsoft's Business Division, laid out the roadmap for Microsoft's communications products, most of which won't show up until at least a year from now. It's one way to give customers hope for the future, and keep them in the fold, that Microsoft can help them overcome communications chaos.
Between the Lines
Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.
Andrew Nusca is a former writer-editor for ZDNet and contributor to CNET. During his tenure, he was the editor of SmartPlanet, ZDNet's sister site about innovation.
Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.
Later this morning Microsoft is rolling out its unified communications strategy at an event in San Francisco. Part of the announcement, already available in news stories and press releases, includes a video-conferencing camera, Microsoft Office RoundTable.
Salesforce.com continues to find new ways to extend and generate more revenue from its base platform, this time with a Partner Edition.
During the concluding wrap up for BloggerCon IV, unconference host Dave Winer ironically talked about his plan to cease blogging, not for the first time. Before he launched into his exit strategy he talked about reasons for blogging.
Ryanne Hodson led the afternoon BloggerCon IV discussion on video blogging (vlogging). She teed up the discussion as follows:Videoblogging as a medium is exploding and the community is growing exponentially.
Mike Arrington of TechCrunch led the penultimate BloggerCon IV session on the topic of core values for bloggers (and podcasters + vloggers). The Doc Searls Docnography notes from the session are here, and the downloadable podcast is here.
The post-lunch session at BloggerCon IV was led by Lance Knobel, focusing on poltics and blogging. In the nature of an unconference like BloggerCon, the approach to the topic will be protean, not fixed.
Elisa Camahort, representing Blogher, led the BloggerCon IV discussion on gender issues. Here is Elisa's description for the session.
John Palfrey from the Berkman Center at the Harvard Law School led a discussion about how to making money through blogging. Here is his lead in to the topic:If you are a blogger, how do you go about making some money from your work?
In opening remarks to a sparse early morning crowd at BloggerCon IV, Dave Winer discussed software development and users. "Developing software is very hard work, not everyone can do it," Dave said.