August 2005 | IT Execs Face Need to Link Dispersed Developers

画像Microsoft Delays Team Tool as Users Look to Collaborate - Some users, meanwhile, are ramping up other tools to better manage development teams. TextWise LLC, a builder of text-processing tools in Rochester, N.Y., began using an enterprise blogging tool in April from Traction Software Inc. to replace e-mail threads for collaboration.The TeamPage blog software allows the company's development teams in Rochester, Baltimore, Boston and Syracuse, N.Y., to post design notes and status reports, said Rob Rubin, TextWise's chief technology officer. To date, the company has had 1,200 blog postings, and this month it was able to avoid a 30-day setback to the development cycle because one group noticed a planned testing duplication on the blog, Rubin added. » Read More

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