Microsoft to Acquire Groove Networks, Ray Ozzie Will Join Microsoft as New CTO

Wow. This news took me totally by surprise. Groove is peer-to-peer collaboration software developed by the creator of Lotus Notes. What does this mean for the future of Microsoft Sharepoint?

Peer-to-peer collaboration solutions through Groove’s
Virtual Office, which let any Windows-based PC user instantly create ad
hoc, virtual work spaces that securely and easily span organizational,
geographic and network boundaries, and allow information workers to be
productive whether they’re online or temporarily disconnected from the

This doesn’t sound like the Microsoft I know. Cool!


Yahoo API plugin for Movable Type

It was only a matter of time. Ken McCloskey over at Pixelabra has developed a plug-in to allow you to search Yahoo! using their new API from within Movable Type.