Just played a bit with the new Cocoon Portal, which will be in version 2.1 and have to say, that I'm really amazed!
I did not see much of it yet, but what I saw I liked a lot: I integrated my weblog into the portal and discovered, that you can control the coplets in every way you like.
E.g. you can set up content syndication with a life feed of a weblog, can control if you want to buffer the content and can even give an error URI, if the life newsfeed is not available.
Integration of my weblog including learning the portal and creating an XSL stylesheet for it was done within one hour!
I believe this will make our work so much easier ;-)