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IBM LotusLive October 2010 Announcements

October 4 2010

IBM held a LotusLive Briefing on Monday, October 4th to review the October 2010 LotusLive update that was being announced on October 5th, Here are some notes from the briefing: Speakers: Ed Brill Sean Poulley Brendan Crotty Sean covered a couple of LotusLive Customer Stories 1. aatranslations 2. Signature Mortgage 3. SIT Group Seamlessly working with people inside or outside the company 1. connecting 700 contractors to work as one team with global clients: Vondle Live & LotusLive 2. Reducing Loan-processing time from 7 days to 24 hours; Silanis eSignLive & LotusLive Ed covered LotusLive Notes - 2nd release since August introduction $5 per month, 25 GB mailbox $10 per month, LotusLive Notes, LotusLive Meetings, LotusLive Engage $2 per month for Traveler - Hybrid model for Notes Client - Notes Traveler Support added in this release Other Oct 2010 features: New Communities Features in LotusLive Engage and LL Conections New Apps added to LotusLive in October 2010 - Tung

LotusLive Notes - Why this is just the tip of the iceberg

August 16 2010

Last week, IBM announced LotusLive Notes, the cloud (hosted) version of IBM Notes & Domino. I didn't have time to blog about it last week, so here is a reply of what took place. First, Ed announced LotusLive Notes. You can also read the IBM press release for IBM LotusLive Notes and IBM Lotus Notes & Domino 8.5.2. Both are coming August 24th, 2010. Then, reporting from a blogger conference call, Tom, Peter, John Roling, and Nathan wrote their thoughts and impressions - and some questions - about the announcements. Nathan wrote about how this really is just the Lotus Domino we all know and love - and why tha tis a good thing. So I can share now, I have been participating in the LotusLive Notes beta. But to highlight how 'real Domino' this really is - I just added a new location to 8.5.2 CD5 and created a connection document to the LotusLive Notes servers. Everything else worked just like Notes. I added the LotusLive community to Sametime - and that was up and running immediate

IBM: Please follow in Microsoft’s BPOS footsteps here ...

July 21 2010

I saw this on Karen Hobert's blog: Microsoft showcased at the show this week a number of its partners who’ve already jumped on the BPOS bandwagon. To encourage others to start selling the suite, Microsoft announced that it will offer partners 250 BPOS seats for their own use. You can read all the details on Microsoft's Partner Network page. Lots of fine print. For instance, here who is eligable: Certified Partners Gold Certified Partners Microsoft Action Pack subscribers Empower for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) members Registered Members who have signed the Microsoft Online Services Partner Agreement (that is, who have enrolled in QuickStart) So this is not available to everyone - you have to put some skin in the game to play. But, Microsoft is clearly saying to it's partners "BPOS is a big deal, go use it yourself, sell what you know" ... and I want IBM to do the same thing. I would like to see IBM offer complete LotusLive packages to every partner. Require some level of s

Blogging from Enterprise 2.0: Lotus Knows Social Computing Session

June 16 2010

Here is my twitter stream (laptop battery was struggling) from the session that Kevin Cavanaugh and Chris Crummey gave yesterday at Enterprise 2.0: in the IBM #lotusknows session at #e2conf with @lbenitez @edbrill @elsua and many more oh @ccrummey on stage with @kevincavanaugh at IBM #lotusknows session at #e2conf @ccrummey is demoing Lotus Symphony 3 Beta 3 at #e2conf - showing off Live Text with @edbrill name - searching connections profiles @ccrummey showing off an IBM templates addin for Lotus Symphony 3 - why this isnt public I have no idea! #lotusknows #e2conf #lotusknows that @ccrummey is showing off Project "Concord" live - first I have seen since Lotusphere2010 #e2conf IBM Project Concord looks great - except for 3 rows of toolbars. edit the UI please :-) IBM Project Concord is about collaborative editing - its not just another web based document editor #e2conf #lotusknows IBM Project Concord has sections that can be assigned and co-authored #e2conf #lotusknows RT lbenitez

Lotus Symphony 3 Beta 3 gets IBM’s first collaborative editing in the cloud functionality with LotusLive integration

June 8 2010

It is a first release within a beta release of Lotus Symphony, so there is a lot of room for improvement. I would like to see: auto-refreshing a cleaner UI the ability to launch to LotusLive directly from the sidebar plugin Type-ahead support for the sharing dialog Group support for the sharing dialog and I think that if IBM really wants to compete with the other tools out there, there needs to be a LotusLive account that is free for users. Let them store documents and then be able to connect up to a paid corporate account. That will be a great solution. IBM has also released an OpenOffice.org add-in that provides LotusLive functionality as well. I think this is a great move on their part - embrace the greater OpenOffice.org community as the same time as deepening the functionality in their own products. Overall, this is a great first step. Lots of polish is needed, but I look forward to how this evolves as the Lotus Symphony 3 Beta continues.

LotusLive Blogger Briefing for April 14th, 2010 announcements

April 13 2010

IBM did a web conference briefing for a bunch of Lotus bloggers and here are some of the highlights: 1. Integration with business services you use every day Partner Apps - General Availability - Salesforce.com CRM Sales Management - automate collaborating and recording interactions - LotusLive tab inside the product to integration LotusLive Meetings, LotusLive Files, and Activities - On a Salesforce.com Opportunity, you can Invite to LotusLive Meeting or Start LotusLive Meeting - LotusLive Meeting reports stored for reporting - SalesForce.com Enterprise Required (SF requirement) - Silanis - make the process of creating, revising, and signing documents simple and easy - e-SignDoc - end user document space - e-SignRoom - team rooms around documents for electronic document signature - Skype - easily launch into conversations with your contacts right from LotusLive

Lotusphere2009 files showing up on LotusLive

February 10 2009

Great too see this stuff showing up on LotusLive (even if it is a bit later than announced). Make sure you are part of the Lotusphere2009 group and then go to the My Services \ Files page. You should see this: