Windows Vista first look


I am quite a regular blogger at on10.net and today saw the video about windows vista, I was disappointed to see features that have been adopted by Apple MAC OS ages ago, with the funny gadget thingy which looks like yahoo widgets http://widgets.yahoo.com . I am the only guy that supports windows in my company where all management now uses Mac OS, and looking at this video makes me feel that I should also switch to Mac OS, hence I will always be ahead in technology which MS is going to pick up in 2 years time 😦

Filter data from IM’s


Considering the fact that every internet user uses IM’s and does communicate a lot of useful details on it, in addition to have very intimate private discussions with close ones. But the final consequence of the chat generally stays in our head for a short while, and there is no specific record of the chat one had. Although MSN and other chat messengers do give you an option for storing the chat that you just had, but would not be good to have a way to link the chat to a repository before or after the chat, so that the contents you want can be stored for long term memory. These contents once stored can then be managed used web 2.0 technologies of tagging them then providing efficient searches of contents.

This can specially be of great use for IT professionals providing support using messenger clients. Which can help to generate help manuals and references.

I havent come across such an application that manages casual chat to such an extent but if there is one out there , it would be of great use, so please post a comment to this blog if you have got views about this, or know of an application that does that.

IBM JAM


Recently I came across a new buzzword for me IBM JAM, on investigating a bit on google I found out that its a mean of collaborative thinking and deduction process among large group of people. IBM is the pioneer of this process, who used this to organize collaborative thinking among their employees.

Its not about one single technology, but its a collection of technologies , whose purpose is to deduce collaborative opinion and understanding about a set of topics. The whole process is well defined, and the goals that are to be achived are set in advance.

I found few detials listed on this page

http://biz.yahoo.com/ibd/060106/managing.html?.v=1

Indigo and Avalon


Microsoft has released Avalon and Indigo RC1, trying to install, but no luck as yet, the installer crashes in the middle.

“Avalon” is the code name for the presentation subsystem class libraries in WinFX. Avalon provides the foundation for building applications and high fidelity experiences, blending together application UI, documents, and media content, while exploiting the full power of your computer. The functionality extends to the support for Tablet and other forms of input, a more modern imaging and printing pipeline, accessibility and UI automation infrastructure, data-driven UI and visualization.
Download Avalon here

WEBDEV


WebDAV

Briefly: WebDAV stands for “Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning”. It is a set of extensions to the HTTP protocol which allows users to collaboratively edit and manage files on remote web servers.

DAV allows users to remotely share files and allows them to write to them.HTTP gave them read access, while DAV gives them write access.
DAV is a protocol. More specifically, it is an extension of the HTTP/1.1 protocol. DAV adds new HTTP methods and headers. In addition, DAV specifies how to use the new extensions, how to format request and response bodies, how existing HTTP behavior may change, etc.

DAV is a possible replacement to FTP and CVS.

WebDAV uses port 80, the same port used by HTTP for web access. So using WebDAV means you don’t have to open any extra ports on your firewall.
WebDAV lets only one user modify a file at a time, while allowing multiple users to read it. This allows files to be locked while they are being edited, preventing unexpected changes from occurring.
WebDAV lets you edit files on the server instead of needing to download them first to the client. Editing files remotely using WebDAV is as easy as if they were locally present, and the whole process is transparent to the content producer.

For full details visit

http://www.webdav.org