Microsoft and Social Networking (Aggreg8)

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Have just picked this up from Mike Gotta’s Collaborative Thinking blog. Microsoft’s plunge into the social networking and collaboration space doesn’t look too bad.  Aggreg8 is for the use of the IT community, but it’s not so much the type of community that interests me as the overall functionality of the collaborative workspace. Very similar in many respects to the community workspace recently released by the IDeA, which I was was responsible for – e.g. you can keep track of your trusted network, find others through your network with similar interests, create sub-communities etc. Plus a range of collaboration tools, allowing members to create postings, post files, share events etc. The IDeA version has some additional features – such as a wiki and a self-contained blog, but lacks the autonomy at member-level to create their own groups. I’m not sure whether the public sector (most likely non-IT) is ready for this degree of flexibility… yet.

The IDeA community workspace is only in it’s first release and further functional enhancements are planned. I’ve now handed over responsibility for the site to my colleagues at IDeA, who I will encourage to monitor and learn from what is happening at Aggreg8.

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Stephen Dale

I’m a life-long learner with an insatiable curiosity about life. I love travel, good food, and good company. I’m happy to share what I know with others….even the interesting stuff! My outlook on life is pretty well captured in this quote from a book about the legend of King Arthur: “The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something. That’s the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.” ― T.H. White, The Once and Future King So much to learn, so little time!
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