You Want Advertisers? Go Get ‘Em.

I’ve been a fan of Gary Vaynerchuk for a while now, and I think this guy is definitely worth keeping an eye on.  Every couple of weeks, it seems, I see a marketing lesson from him that is clear and to the point.  Hat tip to @KrisColvin – the first mention of Gary’s newest message…


NW Connected Systems User Group

Announcing…  the inaugural meeting of the Northwest Connected Systems User Group will be held on November 15th.  Yes, that’s next week.  If you are interested in seeing Scott Woodgate’s travel slides from his trip to the Southern and Eastern Hemisphere, with a bit of BizTalk Server 2006 sprinkled in, please attend.  This is for any…


Chappell: Bottom-Up SOA

David Chappell has another good article about Service-Oriented Architecture on his blog.  Thsi one deals with Bottom-Up SOA design vs. Top-Down SOA design.  He says that Top-Down SOA proposals are non-starters in many organizations and that most IT shops using SOA today begin with Bottom-Up implementations. 


MSIB v2.5 Released

Well, it’s good to have another version of the Microsoft Solution for Internet Business available.  This one has been anticipated for a while, now.  The link to download is here.  MSIB addresses emerging business models that have evolved from relatively simple structures of linked HTML pages to complex, feature-rich applications. MSIB provides content management, automates…


Jupiter – It’s a Big Planet

Jupiter is a big planet.  One that Microsoft is going to map out in two phases now, instead of one.  Mary Jo’s Microsoft Watch is the first that I saw (publicly) to report that Microsoft is changing its Jupiter direction.   The Jupiter direction is one where MSFTs E-Business server applications (BizTalk Server, Content Management Server,…


Online Books for Windows Server Products

Periodically, Microsoft and Microsoft Consulting augment the documentation for Windows Server System products by publishing online books.  Check these links periodically, or you can subscribe to the RSS Feed for MSDN Just Published items. Windows Server System Online Books BizTalk Server 2002 Online Books Content Management Server 2002 Online Books Commerce Server 2002 Online Books…


Open Text acquires IXOS

Another CMS company acquired…  The feeding frenzy is upon us. 


IBM – Content Manager Express

Cnet describes IBM’s extended push into the Content Management market with the release of Content Manager Express. 


MS CMS Standard Edition

A couple of news stories have surfaced about a Standard Edition of Microsoft Content Management Server.  Here’s one story at CNet.  Microsoft will be making an official announcement soon, I expect.  One part to note is that the article says, “the new software, …can only be used on a single processor server.”  Actually, the CMS…


Workflow, Work flow, Business Process

There’s a lot of talk these days about Workflow and Business Process.  Am I being redundant?  Am I talking about the same thing repeatedly?  Workflow and Business Process are not a panacea that will end the ills of business overnight.  In my conversations with people, I find that many people feel that if a particular…