Archive | March 27, 2003

Jon Udell: Publishing a project weblog

Publishing a project weblog.

Configuring Movable Type

A couple of years ago I predicted that Weblogs would emerge within the enterprise as a great way to manage project communication. I’m even more bullish on the concept today. If you’re managing an IT project, you are by definition a communication hub. Running a project Weblog is a great way to collect, organize, and publish the documents and discussions that are the lifeblood of the project and to shape these raw materials into a coherent narrative. [Full story at]

[Jon’s Radio]

Microsoft’s Linux Strategy, according to Gartner

Gartner’s opinion of Microsoft’s strategies against the open source movement are in this ZDNet article. Bear in mind that Gartner does not have a 100% batting record. Of course, neither do I :).

Enterprises will see major changes in Microsoft’s competitive strategy as Linux and other open-source software continue to erode Microsoft’s traditional sources of income. Don’t expect Microsoft’s bundling strategies to continue as before, and don’t expect it to support Linux before 2006 at least — if ever.

Boston Area FoxPro User Group Rocks!

A great meeting last night! Guy Pardoe wrapped up the year-long early session discussions on “Application Development Strategies.” If you didn’t attend, you missed a great series, which we will be repeating, with variation. The idea behing the early evening sessions (6 – 7 PM) was to discuss all of the aspects of application development, from initial contact with the client, through contract negotiations, specifications, choices of tools, assembly, construction, project management, quality assurance, final acceptance, and on-going maintenance. Whew! Needless to say, volumes have been written on the subject, and we could only gloss the surface in one-hour sessions, but there was a lively give-and-take and sharing of ideas at each of the sessions. Notes of what went on at each session are kept in a Yahoo! group for the BAFUG. Should we make these publicly available? We’ll have to consider if there are other issues that might prevent it.

Next month we consider where to take the early evening meetings from here. A brainstorming session on what the members of the group want next. Should be a hopping session!

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