MindTouch Boasts Hosted Wiki, Microsoft Support

Corrected: A Web-hosted version of Deki Wiki, and support for Microsoft apps, could put a crimp in Google's plans for its free Sites application.

SAN DIEGO-Open-source collaboration platform maker MindTouch has unveiled Wik.is, a free version of its Deki Wiki hosted online for enterprise workgroups that could put a crimp in Google's plans for its free Sites application.

The wiki specialist, based here, is also now supporting Microsoft's Silverlight, Microsoft ADO.NET Data Services and Windows Live services to improve usability for enterprise wiki users and mashup makers, MindTouch CEO Aaron Fulkerson told eWEEK March 3 at the Graphing Social Patterns West 2008 show here.

Wik.is includes a REST API that exposes the platform's functionality, automatic data aggregation tools, and mashup capabilities to more than 100 services from Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and other vendors with enterprise applications and databases. The new mashup code generator lets end users point and click to create composite applications and data mashups.

Site registration at Wik.is takes seconds, allowing users to quickly create a Deki Wiki site for authoring and sharing content. This service is targeted at enterprise workgroups that need to share information.

Wik.is is free with 100MB of storage, unlimited users, unlimited pages and unlimited access to the API. Fulkerson said MindTouch is offering a Pro upgrade for $99 a year, including 10GB of storage.