Xobni Sets Its Sights on the Enterprise

I’ve been waiting for this one for awhile. I’m a fan of Xobni and have found it to be a useful addition to my Outlook inbox. I have enjoyed Xobni’s integration with Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. I find it interesting, if not useful, to quickly see what the person who sent me an email has had to say in the social realm. It helps me understood who they are, etc.

Despite Xobni integration with these tools they lack integration with other key technologies that I use on a daily basis…like Microsoft SharePoint. Also, Xobni has not been an open platform for developers. SDK and other tools to allow developers to extend Xobni have not been available…until now.

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Xobni Enterprise

Xobni enterprise provides organizations with the ability to deploy the Xobni Outlook client and centrally manage the features available to employees. The server component is accessible through an admin web site. Via the admin portal, you can control deployment to groups of Active Directory users. You can also activate/deactivate Xobni Enterprise features.

Xobni Enterprise includes features for end-users as well. For example:

  • AutoSuggest
  • Advanced Filtering
  • Unlimited PSTs
  • Appointments and Tasks

Xobni Developer SDK

With Xobni Enterprise arrives a Xobni SDK for anyone that wants to extend Xobni. From reading their press release, it looks like integration with just about any type of application will be possible.

VS 2010 and .NET 4.0 Beta 2

I’m happy to announce that today we shipped the Beta 2 release of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0.  MSDN subscribers can download Beta 2 immediately.  We will be opening up Beta 2 for everyone to download starting this Wednesday.   VS 2010 and .NET Improvements VS 2010 and .NET 4 bring a huge number of improvements and additions. They include big advances for ASP.NET web development, WPF and WinForms client development, SharePoint development, Silverlight development, data development, parallel computing development, and cloud computing development.  VS 2010 also delivers a ton of improvements in the core IDE, code editors, programming languages, and enterprise design, architect, and testing tools.  TFS 2010 is now easy to install (only 20 minutes to setup source control, bug and work item tracking, build automation, and continuous integration), can be installed on both servers as well as client OS and domain controller machines, and is now included with all MSDN subscriptions of Visual Studio.

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VS 2010 and .NET 4.0 Beta 2

Make SharePoint 2007 Act Like SharePoint 2010 (sort of …)

I’m pretty sure every SharePoint enthusiast has seen those great Sneak Peek videos Microsoft released some time ago. And I’m sure that lots of the new features shown were very exciting for lots of you. Since SharePoint 2010 is still quite far away in the future, let’s try to bring some of the 2010 stuff to SharePoint 2007! In the overview video , Tom Rizzo showed some new user interface functionality, pretty much all of it was heavily using asynchronous Javascript code to dynamically do updates, change layouts etc

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Learning about Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 (Mary Lee)

To learn more about Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4, Kathleen McGrath is highlighting new documentation about these products with a weekly blog post and a daily tweet.  If you want to learn more about the new features and scenarios, check out her blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/kathleen and her twitter feed at http://twitter.com/kathleenmcgrath .   Mary Lee, Programming Writer.

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How To Update Twitter from Your Facebook Status

Related Posts: How To Update Your Facebook Status With Twitter · Send, Receive and Manage Twitter Messages in Microsoft Outlook · How To Create Your Own Group in Facebook · Adding IntenseDebate to WordPress For Better Comments … Daniel B. Curran Jr

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How To Update Twitter from Your Facebook Status

Expect Office 2007's 'Ribbon' UI to permeate Windows 7, Microsoft says

The controversial 'Ribbon' user interface that Microsoft introduced in Office 2007 is being used for some of Windows 7's built-in applications, such as WordPad and Paint. Computerworld Software News – http://www.computerworld.com/

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