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Tuesday 23rd March 2010 10:36 AM [General]

And I was the guy who wrote it :roll:

kevotheclone has just put up a wiki page that explains how you can get Microsoft Word to call a running copy of Awasu, extract information out of it and insert the results into your document :clap: And the Awasu doesn't even have to be running on the same computer!

I know a lot of people out there are using Awasu to generate reports based on content coming out of Awasu but this takes things one step further, dynamically pulling the content out as it stands at that moment, rather than when the report was generated. And because the new API that enables this runs over HTTP, it will also work with anything that allows HTTP calls to be made. For example, you could write a web page that extracts the latest information out of an Awasu server running on your intranet, making it instantly available on your web site :cool: Or dynamically generate reports on demand, instead of on a schedule, perhaps based on results coming out of Awasu's search engine or annotated items that you have saved in a workpad.

Yikes :bigshock:

/taka scratches his head and wonders what he has started...

Monday 22nd March 2010 10:41 AM [Awasu News]

It's been an insanely busy few months since New Year but I'm finally finishing up my bit in a project I've been working on recently (and I'm extraordinarily glad to see the back of it :wall:) and start to transition over to a new thing I've got coming up. Much less well paid but it will be immensely enjoyable - ain't it always the way :roll:

Anyway, the email-to-RSS plugin channel has been broken for a while but it's finally been updated, the testers have taken it for a spin around the block and it seems to be chugging along just fine.

Have fun with it - the source code is included with it :wink: - and I'll see y'all in April. I've got a whole bunch of things in my queue to write about... :-)