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  • Google Wave RIP

    So Google officially came out and killed Wave.  Here is yet another technology that I've learned that has one away.  They claimed adoption, frankly I was waiting for it's release!  I was planning on speaking about it at the SPEVO conference in London, but I got volcanoed out but I was going to switch topics anyways. 

    Some of the problems stem from the browser war.  Chrome loosely interpreted an HTML tag while IE strictly interpreted it.  This meant that worked in chrome and not IE.  So that kind of killed the whole Google wave to SharePoint integration.  Another thing that got worse was they playback.  It sometimes got out sequence and didn't playback character for character like they promised.  In the beginning it was great because it was different by providing the user with the context of time.  Towards the end it was just another forum or discussion board. 

    It's really too bad ...

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  • Functions Used In Calculated Columns In SharePoint Lists

    A question that I've had on the back burner for quite some time is what are the functions in SharePoint calculated columns.  I've taken a cursory look here and there and never found the answer.  I've recently been passing direct messages via twitter to Andrew Clark, @sharepointac, and he sent me a message that had the answer I've been looking for http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointtechnology/CH011711171033.aspx 

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