CRN ran several stories related to Windows SharePoint Services last Friday.  Both Heini and Peter O'Kelly have linked to the "review" of WSS; even here on my personal blog, I think I need to hold my tongue on my opinion of the story  (To give you an idea, sample quote: "[Lotus] Team Workplace does not integrate with InfoPath. " Hello?  InfoPath hasn't even officially shipped yet!  Even if IBM thought it was the right thing to build some integration with it, how do you earn a demerit for not integrating with a beta product?)
Along with the review, Michael Vizard's column discusses what it means for Windows SharePoint Services to be bundled into the operating system.
I think the writing is provocative, but it's sound and logical, and doesn't carry the clear bias that some might think the review does.
Good quote:

Having seen the writing on the wall, IBM is slowly turning Notes into system services that manifest themselves through its WebSphere application server, which at the end of the day is a set of distributed system services that are OS-independent.
Provocative quote:
The SharePoint move and the integration of Notes into WebSphere are good things because they mean new distributed applications will be richer, less costly and easier to deploy. But this move back to the future does harbinger the end of Notes as an independent platform and makes groupware vendors such as Groove Networks something less than relevant.

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