It's been a while since I written a blog entry as I've been busy with other business commitments. I just realized I had forgot to post blog entry last month.
Back in July, I blogged about a tech preview for Workplace for blogging.
Rich Gorzela, the Workplace Weblog team lead published an article about how the blog component gives users the core advantages they expect of blogs, such as self-service and ease of use for publishing in a journal format. The Workplace Weblog component gives you the core features and advantages you expect of blogs, such as:
*Ease of use for publishing in a journal format*Self-service (No administrator involvement is required to create a blog.)*Perma-links (These are URLs to blogs and blog posts that users can expect to be usable indefinitely. For example, users can use these URLs to bookmark a post or to email a blog link to a colleague.)*RSS and Atom feeds (Feeds are a means for blog readers to be apprised of new blog content. The two popular feed formats are RSS and Atom. See the *Resources section at the end of this article for more information. Blog readers can use the feed URLs to subscribe to a blog via their favorite feed reader, such as SharpReader or RSS OWL. The readers periodically poll the blogs for updates. Feeds are also used for news sites, and increasingly, for many other kinds of applications.)*Rich Text editing (This provides users a means to conveniently specify fonts, font size, bold, italics, links, tables, bullets, and so on.)*Commenting*Search*Archives (Because blog posts are listed chronologically with the most recent posts at the top, most blogs archive older posts to limit the number of posts normally displayed on the blog home page. If a reader wants to access older posts, they usually can access the posts via a calendar or archive list on the blog home page.)*Blogrolls (One of the social networking aspects of blogs, a blogroll is a list of the bloggerâs favorite blogs. Visitors to the blog can use the blogroll to discover who that blogger reads.)
Ted StantonIBM Premium Service Manager/IT SpecialistWorkplace, Portal, and Collaboration Software