Archive for May, 2005

Design hurdles in a large enterprise

May 21, 2005

Always a good insight and good to read: David Chappel. Found this somewhat old entry in his blog on why the move to the Service Oriented world isn’t as clean cut as one would believe.

“Most often, ROI-based arguments for SOA are DOA, at least when they’re made to business people.”

http://www.davidchappell.com/blog/2005/03/moving-to-soa-top-down-vs-bottom-up

The whole desktop search thing

May 21, 2005

These past few months, there has been a lot of (e-)media attention on this thing called desktop search ( the likes of Copernic, Google, Yahoo, MSN ), and now, now we also have “Google DesktopSearch Enterprise edition”

< http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2005/05/search-for-enterprise.html >

< http://desktop.google.com/enterprise >

Anyway, I can’t help but think that a good Sharepoint implementation would make all these products obsolete. You can use Sharepoint to:

– Store personal and corporate information (dare I say knowledge?),

– Search this and other external information,

– Use these features from a WebBrowser, Windows Explorer or your favorite Office application.

Anyway, at least all of this attention does focus us on the fact that there is a HUGE market for these kind of solutions!

Update: By no means did I mention ALL the features a good SharePoint implementation has!

While you were waiting

May 8, 2005

While everyone is waiting for Yukon (SQL Server 2005), Microsoft released a Service Pack for SQL Server 2000.

Related Resources:
SQL Server 2000 SP4 Fixlist

SQL Server 2000 SP4 Analysis Services Fixlist

SQL Server 2000 SP4 Readme Addendum

Download at Source: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8e2dfc8d-c20e-4446-99a9-b7f0213f8bc5&DisplayLang=en