February 15, 2006
New ConferenceXP Capabilities
University of Nebraska, Lincoln has developed new capabilities for ConferenceXP, the open source project sponsored by Microsoft. Open source and Microsoft in the same sentence? Yessir. I have seen eye brows go up at meetings at this statement from people who are far from supercilious.
Anyhoo, ConferenceXP is a free, opensource, conferencing product that works best in Multicast, but runs allright for clients on a Unicast network too, as we tested and established last month. ConferenceXP consists of the Client, Archive, Reflector and Venue services which are essential building blocks.
Researches are developing 'capabilities' within the open source framework. UNL has created two: Buddy Group and Question Answering. They are calling for interested parties to test these out. I can only feel that Conference XP is moving closer to Centra, which has capabilities like remote participants can 'raise hands' express approval/disapproval through icons & emoticons, have application sharing, whiteboard, pop quizzes etc.
Watch out for CXP! Become a .Net distributed application developer if you really want to make it big.
Read it all up at http://www.conferencexp.net
Posted by rdivecha at February 15, 2006 02:57 PM