Microsoft has taken steps in the direction of supporting Semantic Web standards such as RDF, OWL, and SPARQL. While their support is minimal and not hyped very broadly it is still nice to see the them implementing these standards in their software. I also haven’t seen any evidence that they wish to formulate a proprietary brand of these standards, so I have no complaints.
Interactive Media Manager
Interactive Media Manager is Microsoft’s rich, collaborative media management solution for pre-production, post-production and production environments. Without getting into too much detail, it’s a digital asset management and collaboration system. A common challenge among media and entertainment companies is sharing metadata between DAM systems, business applications, and partners in the content production chain. IMM includes a powerful metadata framework to address this problem.