As I had noted in an earlier post, there are three parts to our Info 2.0 vision.
1. The one part, dealing with mixing and mashing of information, is a part that I have talked to you most often. It is now available on alphaWorks services. DAMIA (for Data Mashups for Intranet Applications) is also a Greek Goddess (in this case, for fertile earth, representing, for us, the abundance of feeds and our ability to generate new ones!) Try it out. And please give us feedback.
2. Before informatio can be mixed and mashed, it must be made available. Currently, in DAMIA, some connections are provided (including to excel data sources, and more are coming). But our long-term direction is for this to be a separate component, building upon our Mashup Hub. This is the one spot for managing all feeds and enterprise conectivities. Over the course of next few weeks, we will be connecting DAMIA to mashup hub more closely.
3. Finally, in the world of mashups, the actual building of the application is also critical, and the third piece that completes our picture is QEDWiki, a lightweight assembly tool.
To view all three of these in context, checkout this YouTube video, put together in his garage by David Barnes (who some of you saw improvise when the video of Ambuj Goyal' keynote at the Enterprise 2.0 conference did not work).
The number of people who have put these pieces together is a long list, and I am deeply appreciative for all of them, even though Lauren Cooney and I have been talking about it the most. We have also been talking to many folks, including James Governor, Stephen O'Grady, and other analysts of Gartner, and Forrester to understand the dynamics of this space better.
We hope to incorporate their suggestions and positionings, but most importantly, we are looking for your feedback on the three offerings I talked about, which we will strive hard to incorporate.
You will see continuous improvements, and soon, some software offerings based on what I have talked about.