MSBlog 06? Microsoft has missed the boat on blogging
E-week reports that Lili Chang from Microsoft demonstrated during the week a research project called Wallop that includes Web logging capabilities, document and image sharing, and other interactive features. Whilst it is predictable that Microsoft will eventually get into blogging (they get into everything after all), the project is part of the Longhorn development project for the next generation of Microsoft OS due for launch in 2006. The snails pace of development on the OS, whilst hailed by many as an improvement for Microsoft, long renowned for rushing faulty software to market, will see Microsoft missing the blogging boat by years and year. However the news serves as a warning to blog hosts and tool makers alike, you have under three years to prepare for the Microsoft onslaught.