The Fall Meeting was hosted by UtahRealEstate.com at the REALTOR Campus Building October 15-17, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah. It pulled together the best and brightest in the RESO community. We discussed a number of groundbreaking initiatives that will be introduced through the last quarter of this year, and early in 2014. You can also see all of the presentations here. For those of you who couldn't join us, here's a quick recap of the high points:
Did you know that some MLSs are actually starting to put the Data Dictionary into production? Rob Larson gave us an in-depth look at how the Data Dictionary workgroup is expanding fields and lookups within all of its Property Types, Agent, Broker, Contacts, Saved Searches, Open House and History/Transactions. Rob also provided insights into the forthcoming spring release of Data Dictionary 1.3. You can use the Data Dictionary with RETS versions 1.5, 1.72 and 1.8.
OData Lightweight API
Scott Petronis and Matt McGuire gave us insight into the forthcoming RESO OData API, which is current with most web applications in use today. A standards document is almost complete and will be circulated in November 2013. Members are already lining up to create a prototype once the standards document is published. Want to participate? Email me.
Certification and Compliance
Greg Lemon and Paula O'Brien presented an overview of how RESO's new certification and compliance engine will test and verify RETS 1.8 servers and clients, as well as the new Data Dictionary. RESO has already developing for the project. Testing begins in the fourth quarter and will move into production in Q1 of 2014. If you're interested to know more about the details and timing, check out their presentation.
Workgroup Collaboration System
If you've ever wished that RESO's workgroups could go a step further than just Google Groups and use integrated toolsets containing document management, discussion boards, task lists, meeting notes, blogs and other collaboration tools, I've got good news for you.
We're introducing a new collaboration engine which will boost the productivity of RESO's workgroups by a minimum of ten-fold. Marcy Foster gave a tour of the new system where all RESO members will have access to all workgroup areas.
The tools you need and want will be under one, easy to use interface. Since workgroups and volunteers are the backbone of RESO, I couldn't be more excited to roll out this new productivity suite for our members. You can learn more here.
Executive Director, RESO
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