Opera has announced a new free service for online collaboration and Web 2 communities.
It's still in development but this could be an interesting way for Opera to distinguish themselves from other people.
I have already used it today to distribute some lesson notes to a student as an experiment. Once I sorted out my firewall security it worked as advertised.
How long, do you think, before Microsoft buys a version of the same thing, with a few bugs in it? Not as an improvement so much as a way to kick Opera?
Actually you can control who has access to various directories very easily. This isn't for Geeks/Techies, it's for the average home users who'd
balk at setting up Apache and a CMS, or anything like this.
At present I'm looking at various options for remote teaching of students, so far there isn't much out there that can do the display quality of desktop support. Sharing documents isn't a major issue, per se as I can easily do that through a FTP server but for some people I deal with they struggle even to log into one.
Document sharing and the like is a pain if you have to rely on Skype/MSN and the like. Since MSN removed shared folders it's made things a bit more complicated.
Gonna have to have look at this, could be very useful...