Category: Thoughts and Opinions


New Blog Home

As I mentioned on my old blog, for those who follow my blog, note that I've moved to a new location.  Don't fret, I haven't left Microsoft, just moving to a new blog home.  As a part of the move, I'll be moving some of the posts (read: not all) from my old blog to this blog.  I'm going to move the more popular posts and leave all the "legacy" behind :-).  So please update...


Back from “Blogging Sabbatical”

Wow, October 18, 2005?  That was the date of my last post!  Well certainly a lot has happened since then!  I've had brief "blog post cameos" on my team's blog at, but I think it's about time I get back to my roots and start posting.  For those of you who've followed my blog, even back when I was on, you know that I joined Microsoft back in 2005 as a Technology Architect...


Community Server Letdown (Reloaded)

It appears that my original post regarding my disappointment in the current beta of Telligent Systems' Community Server solution has sparked a lot of good commentary from bloggers in the community.  And although I've not met him yet, being the class act I'm sure he is, Rob Howard chimed in with his two cents.  As I mentioned in my original post, I knew that those guys are committed to delivering quality product.  I'm glad Rob...


Community Server Letdown

Over the past couple weeks, I've been playing around with Beta 3 of Telligent Systems open-source "collaboration and knowledge management platform", Community Server, and quite frankly I'm a little disappointed.  Community Server is not so much a v1.0 product as it is a combination of vN.N (where N.N is the latest version) of the 3 products that comprise its application architecture (CS::Forums, CS::Blogs, and CS::Gallery). Because this open-source project has been cooking for some time...

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