Phil Wainewright is not impressed with salesforce.com's Appexchange marketplace.
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Adam Bosworth, former Microsoft and BEA development guru and now a Google engineering vice president, gave a presentation at the salesforce.com user event that offered a much improved articulation of the notion of continuous improvement and innovation I wrote about my recent post on Microsoft making some of its Office interface improvements available now rather than in 12 to 18 months when the new version ships.
Steve Sinofsky, senior vice president at Microsoft for Office, responded in a Talkback to my post to BillG about making some of the interface improvements available now rather waiting until Office 12 ships in late 2006, or 2007 if it slips.Hi Dan,I hear you and we are super commited to continuous improvement.
News.com's Declan McCullagh has the disturbing details on the Rep.
At the Professional Developers Conference today, Bill Gates and company will dribble out more details about Vista, Office 12 and other products. Here's a sample of what Office 12 (Office 2006?
They call it Connected Computing, but I think it should be called .Client/Server
Salesforce.com's Marc Benioff introduces Appexchange, a new service that allows developers to create, stors, share and sell applications and components that integrate with the salesforce.
I spent the morning at the salesforce.com event, but much of the discussion in the hallways was about the implications of Siebel getting acquired by Oracle.
eBay buying Skype doesn't make a lot of sense if you think of Skype as "just a VoIP company." Thinking of Skype as a CRM solution in embryo, however, yields some interesting ideas.
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff didn't let Oracle's announcement of its Siebel acquisition get in the way of what he called the biggest and most exciting idea he has ever worked on.