Congrats to Microsoft for shipping Windows Server 2003 to manufacturing

Congrats to Microsoft for shipping Windows Server 2003 to manufacturing. This news might not get noticed by geeks (it should, they made some impressive gains around security, scalability, and performance with it), but I know the server group at NEC is happy to have been getting killer results with it.  [The Scobleizer Weblog]

First look at InfoPath

First look at InfoPath. The next version of Microsoft Office is, among other things, a family of XML editors. I have discussed the XML modes of Word and Excel (see XML for the rest of us and “Exploring XML in Office 11”), and described the newest member of this family, InfoPath 2003, a tool for… Continue reading First look at InfoPath

Use a Firewall, Go to Jail

Freedom to Tinker: Use a Firewall, Go to Jail. The states of Massachusetts and Texas are preparing to consider bills that apparently are intended to extend the national Digital Millennium Copyright Act. (TX bill; MA bill) The bills are obviously related to each other somehow, since they are textually similar. Here is one example of… Continue reading Use a Firewall, Go to Jail

Publishing a project weblog

Publishing a project weblog. 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… Continue reading Publishing a project weblog

Central Thoughts

Central Thoughts. After we completed the MX products last spring, it was time to begin what I believe is the next logical step–creating a better environment for Internet applications that bridges the bridges the gap between the desktop and the web, emerging out of the constraints of the browser. This is the mission for Macromedia… Continue reading Central Thoughts

Web Site Optimization review

Web Site Optimization review. Smart people have said nice things about “Speed Up Your Site”. I have not read the book, but the markup on the book's companion site is impressively optimized.  [dive into mark]