Steve: Hey everybody, welcome back to 3in3. This episode is all about the Microsoft Fluid Framework, so let’s jump right in.
With me I’ve got Chris Fraijo who’s a Senior Consultant on the Digital Workplace team. So Chris, what is the Microsoft Fluid Framework?
Chris: So, the Fluid Framework is a new web platform that uses what’s called a componentized document model for creating shared and interactive experiences across applications. Now, the primary goal of the Fluid Framework is to really help with collaboration and that user experience with collaboration to be more fluid. So, basically, the Fluid Framework allows you to overcome these barriers between applications by breaking down the content into components which are reusable blocks basically, that you can insert into any application. And essentially all of the dynamic content that’s updated and created is seamlessly happening in real time and you almost see those results immediately.
Steve: Excellent, so now that we know a little bit about it, what is interesting or cool about [Microsoft Fluid Framework] that our viewers should know?
Chris: So, one thing that I think is really cool about the Fluid Framework is the artificial intelligence. So, the AI integration with the tool and its intelligence agents allow you to actually directly collaborate with the AI itself. So you can do text translations or have it fix content. So it’s really neat, but also, because of the AI, you don’t really have to worry too much about permissioning or access with the content. It’ll do that for you just based on the context of the content itself. So, you don’t have to really worry about getting through the permissioning and making sure everyone has access.
Steve: Excellent. So, it sounds really exciting and I’m interested in getting started myself on it. So the third question would be, Chris, how should our viewers get involved with Fluid Framework today?
Chris: So, I would highly recommend going to www.fluidpreview.com. So, this is where the public preview of the end user experience is and just go in there and start playing with it. You can create content using the component model and just get an idea and a feel for what that could look like. Also, if you’re a developer, I would highly recommend signing up for the private developer preview. So, this will give you access to the developer tools early when signing up for that. And overall, I would just say think about current collaboration that you’re doing in your organization or for work or what have you. Just think about the processes, the tools, the apps, and all the barriers that are currently kind of standing in your way or challenging collaboration as it is today and then start listing those out and thinking about how the Fluid Framework could potentially resolve those issues for you.
Steve: Excellent. Well, thanks for that Chris. We really appreciate it. It was a great session. For more information, you can always Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. So, thanks Chris and we’ll see everybody next time!