What’s New in RC0?

The question came up, “what’s new with this release of KN?”  And so here’s the answer, in addition to being more stable, which is the main goal of most subsequent releases, it adds the list below.  As a Release Candidate, hence the designation “RC0” this is our first build that we feel is stable enough to be the final…


The Download Page is now open and the KN RC0 is ready for you.

Hello KN fans, this is a bit of a mea culpa, in our enthusiasm for having an RC0 build we rushed to put it up on our download site and unfortunately it caused some difficulty for people downloading this awesome technology.  Well here’s the good news, not only is it fixed, but you can now…


Knowledge Network first release candidate (RC0) is now available for download!!!

It’s me again, the Marketing guy from the Knowledge Network for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 team.  We have released our first candidate (RC0) for our final build of KN.  To access the new build login to the Microsoft Connect site (https://connect.microsoft.com/knbeta) and follow the Downloads link on the left hand side to access the software…


Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated!

To paraphrase the great writer Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, “Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated!”  Okay, so I am the guy who is responsible for bringing Knowledge Network (KN) to market.  KN will be released as a technical preview, which is a way for us (Microsoft) to provide a…


Hoody and Footballs by Matthew McDermott, IW Practice Director and SharePoint MVP

So…we’re not a big company, but we’re bigger now than we were before “the crash.” We have offices in 5 cities and we’re actually two companies under one parent. But we’re not BIG, like Microsoft big, I mean, on a good day, I can still hit Hoody in the head with a carefully thrown foam…


Updating the KN Release Plan

We’ve updated the KN release plan and wanted to post some details.  We’re planning on releasing KN in the first half of calendar year 2007 as a Technical Preview rather than as a supported product feature of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.  As a Technical Preview, KN will still be available to customers as a…


SW and HW Requirements for KN Server and Client

We’ve been receiving questions about system requirements for KN.  Important requirements include: Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 or 2007 mailbox is required for users running analysis. KN client analysis will not work against any other email systems other than Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 or 2007. Knowledge Network analysis will run successfully only on English email content….


KN TR on the new Microsoft Connect site

We’ve been getting a number of inquiries about the best way to contact us to get Knowledge Network, so we have updated that information here. We have now opened availability of the Knowledge Network Technical Refresh (KN TR) for selected organizations on our new Microsoft Connect site. Connect only allows email addresses that have an…


Customer Experiences

We’ve been talking to many customers lately about their experiences with KN. You can hear a few present their highlights at the upcoming KMWorld and ECMWest conferences. We also have heard from top strategists who work with large organizations around the world.  Here is what one of our colleagues in the field stated today about…