Hey Don, thanks for posting this. Sorry about the poor audio quality. I had a cheapo microphone when I recorded this.
This is a v1 feature. I'd even go so far as to call it a beta feature. We're currently in the process of planning improvements. If you try it out and have suggestions, please let me know. You can contact me from
Hey folks, I'm trying to get the word out to people who might be interested in developing solutions for Office Live about our upcoming Early Adopters Program. Since so many people have watched this video on Channel 9, it seemed like a good place to mention
We want to get Solution Developers onto an early release of the next version of Office Live! We know that it's far from perfect, what 1.0 feature is? So we hope that having early adopters working on the platform will help us prioritize what improvements
we need to make.
We're currently taking applications and will be selecting participants for the program in the next few weeks. The deadline for applications is 9/15/06.
if you are interested in learning more about participating in the Early Adopters Program.
Regarding applications, Office Live has a variety of productivity apps in the Collaboration and Essentials packages such as Project Management, Calendaring and Contact Management. They are found under "Business Applications". These are very light-weight and
designed for non-technical small business users.
The reason we are getting the word out to developers now is that our upcoming release will move to Windows SharePoint Services version 3, which has a lot of great new functionality. That's where developers can really take those base applications and extend
them with new WSS features such as workflow, cross-web lookups and all the great new integration with Office 2007.
Thanks again Don for coming over to talk with us! We hope to have more content for Channel 9 as we get closer to shipping the final version of Office Live, currently scheduled for late this year.