OfficeTalk was first demonstrated last year as part of Office Labs and getting any feedback from Microsoft has been impossible. I posted my hopes for this tool back in August. Now we might be getting a step closer.
Office Labs Program Manager Quinn Hawkins has been quoted saying that OfficeTalk has passed the "funded incubation phase" and is being considered by product managers. What does that mean?
Well, Microsoft clearly think it has value but where it will appear in the myriad of Microsoft products?
Pass? Sharepoint – possibly. Outlook – possibly.
Would it be useful in schools?
I believe so. It would bring a ‘social layer’ to school communications and collaborative tasks.
When will it arrive?
Look, I admit it, Very little about the product has been released but it is worth following. Here is ReadWriteWebs coverage here.