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Microsoft Office Connector Update at SMWCon Spring 2011Presentation Transcript
Microsoft Office Connector Update What’s New on Connecting Office Users
Agenda Microsoft Office Connector Review What is bothering me? MOCCAT New prototype MOCCAT!
Microsoft Office Connector Leverage Microsoft Office applications and technology Bring SMW info to Office applications on-demand API for data I/O: add and modify wiki data within Microsoft Office Utilize semantics to improve relevance Smart actions for semantic properties API API Connections Smart Jesse Wang | SemTech 2010
Semantics in Office Apps Dynamic Query Results from the article page Outlook Multiple Wiki Sites supported Excel WikiTags recognizes the keywords or phrases relevant to you
Semantic Actions Semantic actions are based on semantic services of properties
M.O.C. Forms View Semantic Content in familiar forms Contribute into Wiki articles back
Screenshot::Email in Wiki Attachments automatically uploaded too
Live Demo Standard MediaWiki API Support Wiki Object Model API Support Auto Hyperlinking Auto Display Info Pane Auto Tag Keywords Semantic Actions In-place Browsing …
But I’m *not* Happy In spite of applauses during demos
Market? Mature SMW Market? Chicken and egg problem You can help: #1: Try it out Let others know Let us know you will use it if … #2: Look at it (no need to really install it) Let us know you will *not* use it … Unless it has …
Price It used to be €20 Free As in free beer.
Quality We had some issues but no core issues We improve on quality: Full-time tester Expert developer to help! Better design Less dependency
Features Demos were successful People seemed very interested Features were reasonably rich for a v1 product We could add more features But … I need endorsement
We Need Customers
Announcing MOCCAT Microsoft Office Connector Customer Advocate Team
MOCCAT Meet (telecon) every 3 or 4 weeks Talk about specifications, bugs, priorities Beta-testing (optional) Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up