This is a little bit of old news, but IBM has added enterprise blogging capability to Lotus Notes.

In Lotus Notes and Domino Version 7.0.2, an update IBM announced [Oct 11th], the company has added the ability to install log templates on the Domino database. With them, enterprise employees can create, design and update Web logs working within Notes.

A week later, on Oct 19th, Microsoft announced the release of Windows Live Writer a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get, pron. “wizzy-wig”) blog post authoring tool that lets you see what your post looks like as you edit. Which actually sounds pretty handy.

Interesting that all these Fortune 500 companies are spending millions on R&D to get into the market – smaller firms doubtful about the value of social media would be wise to take note.