This is being presented by Frank Chao this morning. It is a third day, 8am session, by design. This is typically a useful session that I prefer to see on the first day so I can better plan my conference, but they probably figure that attendance is lower so less people will hear it. This session’s slides are almost never published, so this is a can’t miss.
Victor Spivak, chief architect for the platform, is presenting on what is the most popular topic post from last year. Victor is smart and doesn’t mince words. The session was mostly packed 15 minutes before it even started.
Victor is going to breeze through many of the things that haven’t changed in a year, so supplement these notes with last year’s notes. These notes are “more accurate” if they conflict.
Didn’t do any sessions during the second slot, everything was standing room only when I got there, at least the ones I card about. Going to take some time to see what David Le Strat has to say about CenterStage. I have a lot of eRoom clients that are anxious to move to CenterStage, when it is ready for them.
A while back, I talked about how Patience is a Virtue while waiting for the proper integration of SharePoint and Documentum. Andrew Chapman and the team at EMC have been working hard, and we will have what we need, at least the first step, before too much longer. In the meantime, we have choices to make, and consequences to deal with, on a daily basis.
The biggest problem right now isn’t that EMC’s solution is behind the curve. The current solution from EMC is comparable to their competitor’s offerings. The problem is that the solution is inherently inadequate. EMC knows this (which is a good thing), but until they, or anyone, gives us a better option, what do we do?
I didn’t attend Momentum 2008 Europe, which makes the umpteenth time in row that I haven’t attended, the inverse of my streak in the States. There were several people that did attend and I thought I would provide some basic thoughts and links for people. I will be asking questions, so if you know the answers, please leave a comment.
[Edit 19 Nov. 2008: Be sure to read the comments for more links and commentary.]
Just so you know, last night I saw the first bits of D6.5 on the download site. The entire core stack is out. If you are a partner, you may not see some components as they are fixing some of the entitlements. I expect that to be fixed quickly. [Edit 8/5/2008: Fixed.] Share and enjoy.
Also, D7 is slated for Q4 2009. This is on schedule for 18 months after D6.5, as their strategy for releases dictates.
I’ve been debating on whether to talk about Magellan or SharePoint next. It was a heck of a decision, but I quickly resolved it when I decided to do both. I pulled out my notes, did a little research, and remembered the disclaimer. This is unreleased software. Things may change before the Magellan Beta, much less the final release.
Shall we set sail…
Finally, collaboration. David LeStrat, the manager of Magellan, will hopefully answer some of my questions.
- The vision
- Web 2.0 Client
- Information Intelligence
- Anywhere Access
- Web 2.0 Platform