Thursday, September 29, 2005

The Web-based Office will have its day | Web 2.0 Explorer |

A while back I made a case for why I thought Yahoo Mail ruled and now Yahoo is updating the tool. I have signed up for the beta test but have not been able to try it as of yet. The word on the net is that this thing rocks! Many of the reasons I cited for why Yahoo rocks would hold true for any application and with the advancements in frameworks (AJAX and Ruby on Rails as two examples) to make this easier to design and build I believe this is the begging of a huge movement. Time will only tell but my gut says this is going to be as fun a ride. Microsoft better watch out as these tools will be much more OS independent and has the chance to finally upset the apple cart for M$. Hold on tight!