June 23, 2004
Sun employs this cool guy, Detlef Schmier, whose web app NameFinder has literally taken us all by storm. Detlef sent mail to the NameFinder alias last night mentioning that the version on our intranet has serviced 30 million queries, with about 2/3 of Sun people registered in there.
NameFinder gives you an easy-to-use web page interface to the information in your directory that just blows all client-side apps away. In other words, in two steps -- 1. Click NameFinder bookmark. 2. Enter name. -- I see somebody's contact details, calendar, location, reporting structure. In one more step, I get back a table comparing my calendar with that of the person in question to schedule a meeting this week. And there's more and more: alias expansion, orgchart generation, an interface for managing your calendar, ad-hoc group mailing, etc.
Got an LDAP directory for your organization? Then you gotta have NameFinder. Get it now before the marketing dudes notice how much of a killer app it is and start trying to prevent people from getting it easily.
Posted by Mark at June 23, 2004 07:36 AM