Does anyone else get the feeling someone sat down and said "Let's design the next-generation code hobbyst sharing site?"
Popfly - with it's Visual Studio integration, ease of creating gadgets and displaying data - looks like the perfect place to create a community of people built around Microsoft technology. Hell, it's obviously not aimed at the mainstream, and the Advanced View
to edit modules has some incredible power.
The team says they're working on allowing people to share Windows Forms programs, and I'll bet WPF is easy enough.
I am seriously impressed. It can grab amateurs, and has some features for more advanced users. The social element looks well thought-out and the ability to "Rip" mashups is, well, totally cool.
Gannotti: You've spent too much time working for Microsoft Something like that would be pretty cool though, particularly for Sales folks. It'd be a perfect complementry product to fold into Microsoft Dynamics.
Gmail's Conversation feature is somewhat indispensbile to me. I understand that Hotmail will not have it, and that's a problem for me.
Hotmail also doesn't have Google's rather useful little sidebar. Not the sponsored ads - but the "Map this Location," "Track this Package," and so on. I recently read about Active Search for WLM Desktop Client, but nothing for the web based interface.