News Updates (November 25, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Swyx UC for Notes. Swyx is about to release an integration between its UC system and Lotus Notes. With the new SwyxWare 7 Option Pack for Lotus Notes, users will be able to dial directly from their contacts as well as recognising incoming calls. MindTouch Cloud.

2009 127 Provides Social Email to Push Enterprise Collaboration Adoption

Portals and KM

  These include bringing central components of SharePoint into both Outlook and Lotus Notes. For Notes users, there is for SharePoint, Notes Edition. They have found that there are many companies that have Notes as email and also SharePoint.

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Lotusphere 2010: Notes from Day 1

Michael Sampson - Currents

Capabilities from Project Vulcan will be integrated into future editions of products, eg, LotusLive, Notes and Domino, Connections, Quickr, and WebSphere Portal. IBM announced that the next version of LotusLive Notes will be easier to get, with new mixed deployment options. "

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News Updates (December 10, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Employees can use these groups as mailing lists, but they can also share documents, spreadsheets, presentations, calendars, videos and sites with groups, instead of many individual recipients. Lotus Notes More than Email. With the most recent version of Lotus Notes (8.5)

2009 127

Notes on INV101 Strategy in Action: Messaging and Collaboration

Michael Sampson - Currents

Ed Brill, Director, Product Line Management at IBM Collaboration Solutions (Notes and Domino, IBM Docs, SmartCloud Notes, and more), is presenting the messaging and collaboration strategy session. Here are my notes: - 2011 in review - notable growth areas (Domino Express, Domino Servers, and deployments of Notes/Domino >100,000 seats), high adoption rate of 8.5.2, shipped Notes/Domino 8.5.3 - improvements in mail, calendar, designer, and Traveler.

News Updates (June 9, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

In order to evaluate Eric Mack's eProductivity for Notes application, you need Lotus Notes. Unfortunately, as many people have learned, the IBM web site can be an overwhelming experience for an individual user that simply wants to download and try or buy Lotus Notes. Here's some information which you may find helpful: You can evaluate Lotus Notes for free, with the Lotus Notes 90-day Test Drive. Notes to Exchange in Europe.

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News Updates (June 19, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

of its SharePoint Integrator for Lotus Notes. Mainsoft SharePoint Integrator extends the Lotus Notes platform to include SharePoint, integrating Lotus Notes email and Sametime instant messaging with SharePoint document sharing, calendar, and team collaboration features. introduces new features that enable users to: (1) Manage SharePoint team events from the Lotus Notes 8.5 IBM Enterprise Cloud Services.

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News Updates (January 15, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

As part of this investment in open IBM technology, Panasonic will migrate employees from Microsoft Exchange or other collaboration software to LotusLive for email, calendaring and contact management. It's one of the biggest cloud computing deals to date. Alfresco for Lotus. Alfresco announced an integration with Lotus software. Alfresco Content Services for Lotus will be unveiled at Lotusphere. Microsoft: Move from Lotus. TimeBridge and Google Calendar.

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Response to "SharePoint 2007: Gateway Drug to Enterprise Social Tools"

Michael Sampson - Currents

Actually, I argued a similar line in my January 2006 article entitled Whose Fault Is It When Collaboration Software Sucks (mainly about Lotus Notes). can be implemented at a tooling level with Lotus Notes or Microsoft SharePoint, or one of the new fancy products. Pillar 4 (team-aware calendaring). This is the same essential argument that I’ve always held about Lotus Notes: if you purchased Lotus Notes just for email and calendaring, you made the wrong choice.

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News Updates (July 7, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

CSC, which already manages 700,000 Exchange and Lotus Notes e-mail accounts, will now have a trio of offerings, according to Brian Boruff, vice president of cloud computing for CSC: BPOS hosted by Microsoft; BPOS hosted in CSC's "Trusted Cloud," which will offer better security and will cost 20% to 40% more; and CSC's existing outsourced e-mail management services. More , Google Calendar Add-on. CSC Does BPOS. Computer Sciences Corp.

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Industry Updates (January 15, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

This provides partners with a great opportunity to expand their expertise into cloud computing while building profitable new businesses. IBM Lotus Notes 8.5 At Macworld last week, IBM released the final edition of Lotus Notes 8.5 A big emphasis is on the "social" aspects: " Social characteristics include new integration with Google, Yahoo, and hundreds of other public Internet calendars -- blending the work and personal lives of busy professionals.

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News Updates (October 16, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Storm 2 retains all the enterprise-friendly features of its predecessor, which means it can receive push over-the-air e-mail, calendar, and contact information from companies with Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino, and Novell GroupWise setups. Cloud Computing Warning.

2009 116

Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Opening Session

Portals and KM

This is the first in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2011. I first came to co-present a Lotus Notes based KM project with my client.   He noted that Lotus has always been about social connections. You can use Lotus apps natively.

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Collaborating Externally with Your Customers: The Final Frontier of Enterprise 2.0


That’s when we start talking about how they could make use of Lotus Connections on the Web site, or My developerWorks , or the Lotus Greenhouse.

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News Updates (May 21, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Ozzie on the Shift to Cloud Computing. Ray Ozzie recommends that firms get first-hand experience with cloud-based services, by moving email and collaboration there. The best way for them to have more confidence in cloud computing is to take some applications that are more cloud-friendly -- such as e-mail and employee collaboration -- to the cloud, Ozzie said. Could they have upgraded to Notes/Domino 8.x Notes 8 user experience?

2009 89

Oracle Beehive 1.5: Still A Work-In-Progress

Collaborative Thinking

release notes: Oracle Beehive Extensions for Explorer. Enterprise Messaging (e-mail, calendar, tasks, contacts). Team Collaboration (document library, wiki, team calendar, micro-blogging, search, RSS, workflow, etc). Also, the focus is on Exchange exclusively yet there remains a large amount of Lotus Notes customers that also might be reconsidering their enterprise messaging direction.

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SocialText Putting A Little Social Into.Enterprise Wikis

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Other widgets are for productivity, like a calendar, or just for fun, like a YouTube widget. That said, I saw a demo of what IBM is doing with Lotus Notes 8, and it is the closest thing I have actually seen to the supposed ideal of Facebook for the enterprise.