Monday, March 30, 2009

ILM2 delay - say it ain't so

Lots of people were caught off guard when it was announced at TEC that ILMv2 is going to be delayed. It wasn't so much the idea of a delay, as everyone is pretty much use to product releases being delayed by a month or so. The weeping and gnashing of teeth is due to the fact that ILMv2 won't be released till Q1 of 2010 - that's a year, not a month.

Talk about an identity vacuum... (I'm glad I was able to connect a topic to the name of my blog - he he)

Speaking to clients on a daily basis, most are in disbelief about this decision by Microsoft. Some clients are scrambling to figure out how to deal with this delay. Many vendors are doing similar shuffles due to this delay too. Selling ILM services, as I did in my past life, is proving to be somewhat difficult right now because clients aren't sure what to do. I know lots of ISVs that add value to both ILM and ILMv2, and it'll be interesting to see how they adapt to this news.

I'm sure Microsoft thought long and hard before making this sort of a big decision, I trust it'll pay off for them in the long run. I hope the IDA sales team can hold out till then.
Here's the news from Microsoft
Thanks to Richard Blackham for pointing this out. (Updated 4/6/09)

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Friday, March 13, 2009

The Daily Show Musings

Jon Stewart interviews Jim Cramer from Mad Money on CNBC. It really is a strange world when CNBC can be described as a circus side show and Comedy Central does the serious reporting…

It’s a 3 part episode that’s un-edited. Absolutely great television.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Amazing! I can post a blog from MS Word

Just had a conversation with one of the folks at Hitachi-ID. They seem to be positioning themselves to go after the big boys; like IBM and Oracle. I don't think they have all the pieces yet to compete head to head with the likes of Larry Ellison. I'll be very interested to see how things shape up for the former M-Tech company. I do like some of their products such as their P-Synch app, it has lots of great connectors to most apps in the field. I do get confused that they are re-branding their products to new names – uggh… I'll keep an eye on these guys and see what happens.