In an earlier blog I talked about how intrigued I was by Live Communications Server 2003. It is easy to predict that the types of services it provides are only hint of how far things will go. Adding "presence" to various applications, working with SIP traffic, and integrating instant messaging in applications will become as common to the specs for any software package as File Save is now. Want to know more? Check out this article we just published on the site: Factors to Consider When Developing Applications Using the Live Communications Server API.

What is Live Communications Server 2003? Don't worry, I sort out a lot of our collaboration technologies in this article: Sorting Out Microsoft’s Collaboration Technologies. You should check out all of the content we have on the Office Developer Center as this is where you will see content rolling out very frequently.

Rock thought for the day: I bought this book, Beatles Anthology, over the weekend, and it has been hard to put down. I dreamed last night that I was playing the blues like Stevie Ray Vaughan, and I didn't want to wake up.

Rock on