MSN Spaces

MSN Spaces

I guess this is SharePoint for the public 🙂

They must be testing the waters with this release. I’m not sure where it will go from here, but I give a review of what I’ve tried to use.

Modules – This is a system based on what they refer to a modules. I’m assuming these are similar to portlet/webparts/etc. This allows you to easily add/remove and position functions on the screen. I like the ability to drag and drop the modules, which is not possible in other similar applications, such as phpNuke.

Access – You can open this space to the public, everyone on your MSN Messenger contact list, or selected persons.

Custom Lists – These are somewhat limited. It basically allows you to make link lists.

Blog – I like the Blog utility. It’s a pretty good interface and gives all the basic bells & whistles that most blogs include.

Archives – I think that this is an archive of the entire space during that period, not just an archive of blog entries. I guess I’ll have to wait a month to figure this one out.

Photo Album – This looks like the neatest module, but I can’t get it to work. It won’t let me choose pictures on my computer to upload. Hopefully this gets worked out soon.

All-in-all, this is an application to watch. The power of MS and their seeming ability to succeed even when coming to the market late may win out in the end.

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