June 2008 - Posts
I published earlier about K2 Blackpoint. Well tomorrrow there will be a webcast on K2 Blackpoint which you are are to join. Here are the details:
June 19th meeting from 6pm – 7pm Central Time. (GMT -06)
Subject: blackpoint Webcast
Start Time: Thursday, Jun 19, 2008 4:00 PM PDT
End Time: Thursday, Jun 19, 2008 5:00 PM PDT
Attendee URL: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/scna1/join?id=CK67B6&role=attend&pw=w%3B26H9%26Pd
Meeting ID: CK67B6
Attendee Entry Code: w;26H9&Pd
Location: Live Meeting
Toll free: +1 (888) 233-4650
Toll: +1 (719) 234-7876
Participant code: 733479
Last Wednesday Avanade aquired Quadreon, a Belgium company specializing in Microsoft Dynamics AX(not really my type of sport). Due to this aquisition Avanade Belgium is doubled in terms of people! Avanade is well on-track to become the worlds nr 1 Business Solutions Partner.
Funny thing to note is that one of the most important customers of Quadreon is Studio 100. This Belgium Entertainment company creates things like K3 and Kabouter Plop, which are really famous among Dutch children and also their parents(including me....Plopper de Plop haha). So know we @ Avanade are doing K2[Blackpearl] and K3 with Dynamics, what's next?... :)
When asked about the high points of his career at Microsoft, Bill Gates answered Windows 95 and Sharepoint Portal Server(MOSS). We all know that MOSS is selling massive! The MOSS platform has some workflow features built into the product, but they are somewhat limited. On the otherhand K2 has Blackpearl, a great full blown Business Process Management suite. A lot of companies have already MOSS or are going to the MOSS platform and in every company there are workflows. But a lot of companies want to start small with implementing workflows. So I think there is..... uhhh, was a gap between MOSS and doing BPM. I guess the guys from K2 recognized this gap and the potential of workflows/BPM within Sharepoint. They released BlackPoint! There is already a demo video on the site.
BlackPoint is a subset of K2 Blackpearl features and tools. SharePoint users now have the ability to build workflows and process-driven applications quickly — without code, without complexity! I'm looking forward to try it out on a real project. With Blackpoint the MOSS platform gets even more powerfull!