Category: Ajax

Are Microsoft at the Web 2.0 races?

I have been asked to give a presentation, on Microsoft’s relevance in the Web 2.0 arena.

What do people think, are Microsoft a player in this sphere? They have Office Live, Windows Live Mail, MSN Spaces and they are a big supporter of RSS – it will be baked into the next versions of Internet Explorer (IE7), Office and Windows Vista.

Hell, Microsoft even have Atlas, a free framework for developing Ajaxy Web 2.0 applications!

AjaxWrite reviewed

AjaxWrite is yet another online word processor – I have writen previously about other online word processors like Writely, ZohoWriter and WriteBoard.

AjaxWrite is free like the other online word processors but where it differs is that with AjaxWrite, you don’t save your documents remotely, you save them locally, on your own pc. This has significant cost saving implications for AjaxWrite and may mean that it will outlast some of its competitors.

However, when I tried to save my document – I got the following error:
File saving error in AjaxWrite

This error happened both with documents of my own and with the default Welcome.doc which opens when you open AjaxWrite.

Obviously some bugs need to be ironed out yet!!!