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Microsoft's Live Mesh and DotNetNuke

Ok Live Mesh:

My opinion:

  • Live Desktop is cool. I wish we thought of it. I think it will actually take off.
  • People will want to administer their DotNetNuke website from their Live Desktop.
  • We need a DotNetNuke module that mimics the Live Desktop for users. This should be done in Silverlight.
    • A "User Desktop" module is installed or it is part of the Core
    • A "Desktop Enabled" module (for example a picture Gallery) is installed in the DotNetNuke site. It will operate like a normal module but allow an administrator to give "Desktop Access" to a security group.
    • Those users will see the Module in their "Programs" folder when they view their "Desktop" (A Silverlight application that resembles Windows Desktop)
    • If they "Run the program" they can use it just like they would a normal Windows program with drag and drop. For example, importing the pictures from your hard drive would allow you to use an interface that looks like the Windows file manager.
    • Additional "DotNetNuke Desktop Enabled" module would include: Forums Reader/Poster, Blog Reader/Poster, Chat client.

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