Mozilla Labs is underwriting an effort to create a new paradigm for web applications that can be installed on a mobile or local device, and run in any browser. It seems to be a prototype of an App Store for everyone. Like iTunes gives my iPhone an App Store, the Open Web App concept hopes to be an App Store everywhere, on all platforms, in all browsers. It is better to visit the website, and read the comments, and understand what they are proselytizing about the Open Web Apps Ecosystem.
Listening to new podcast I recently started regarding Mac topics, covering the recent MacWorld expo that I missed, I heard about some cool products. One was that Microsoft’s Office for Mac in their 2011 revision will bring their “ribbon” interface to apple users. Right-on! I didn’t hear if there would be an upgrade path for present office-for-mac users or not?!
Microsoft Support Lifecycle page shows that “Mainstream Support” for Exchange 2003 ended effective 4/14/2009
Helpgoat is an experiment to see if I can effectively organize all the reference material I need to manage the systems and processes under my purview as a Systems Administrator. While I try to remain focused on security, I have immediate needs for reference material regarding Ubuntu Server, Solaris 9 & 10, and Windows XP, 2000, and 2003, and all the subsystems therein. Other areas of reference regard Network Administration, Tools & Scripting, and Governance and Standards. All things Security must be included, such as Anti-Virus, Anti SPAM , Incidence Response, Forensic Analysis and Encryption. Some treatment of the Software Development Life Cycle, Agile environments, Requirements, Use Cases, Testing, and Version control is required since I find myself supporing the development community.
Joomla is providing me with a structure around which to organize my references material, and the next step is to start collecting material and compiling articles to populate the structure.