You might have missed the announcement of Microsoft Mesh. Cycnical me: these grand strategies come and go. I believe this is the second or perhaps third major iteration of Microsoft's strategy in this area, in each case without an actual scaling implementation of same.At any rate, if you are interested in the whole memo that supposedly started it all, check this post Full Text of Ray Ozzie Mesh Memo from ReadWriteWeb:
"Excerpt: In its early days the web grew through the explosion of information portals as gateways to content, marketplaces for commerce, and communications tools such as email, IM and newsgroups that drove a sense of community on the internet. Over time, the significance of these “3 Cs” – content, commerce, and community – has expanded tremendously, growing in ways through which they‟ve become intermixed and mutually reinforcing."