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DNUG Bremen keynote

I'm in Bremen, Germany this week for the DNUG 2008 conference where I  presented  the Lotus Sametime strategy and roadmap to a packed standing room only crowd. Although a network problem prevented me from showing live demos, I hope people left with some new insights into the breadth and depth of the current and future Sametime Unified Communications platform. Here is a photo posted on Flickr of the presentations.

Earlier today,  Lotus GM Bob Picciano delivered the keynote to a packed room. Bob and Ron Sebastian presented and demoed::

  • Notes 8.5 running on Ubuntu Linux - the audience  especially liked the calendar overlays with UEFA 2008 football events being viewed in Notes calendar
  • Project "Atlantic" integration between Lotus Notes providing a front end to SAP
  • The new Eclipse based  Domino Designer 8.5 and its new web application xPage capability - web based views looked really slick
  • Symphony 1.0 - now available on 20+ languages at no license cost (over 1 million beta downloads)
  • Quickr 8.1 - demo showed  publish to Filenet P8  and accessing the document via Notes or Sametime Connect
  • Lotus Connections 2.0  including  running on a Blackberry
  • Lotus Mashups  - very quickly built  web reports linking spreadsheet data  including company names and Google news pages
  • Integration of Sametime with Forterra virtual world conference room  and  Sametime integration - hard to describe  the demo in words, but everyone in the virtual room was able to connect into a telephone conference  bridge and was able to view a presentation.

As Ed noted in his blog, tonight more bread and beer!