Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Morning from Boston and The View ADMIN Conference

Post will get updated during the day.

Saw the Red Sox game last night, they won. Really nice section security people let me sit 6 rows up from the 1st base line, thanks!

Last night sat around with many Lotus bloggers and some customers and it's an exciting time.

This morning, Alistair Rennie is speaking at the Keynote.

The View announced certificate testing is open till 7pm every day because that's what everyone needs. Someone please let the Lotusphere team know to do this as well.

Alistair related about financial executives asking for social computing because they want more integration. Sametime and Unified Communication (UC) is making huge differences in business.

"More compliments on Notes in the last 16 months than previous years." Quote from a client who talked to Alistair this morning.

8.5.2 is about maintenance more than goods, but integration with LotusLive is getting baked in better.

LotusLive Notes, an SaaS version, coming before end of year.
Notes Next details coming at Lotusphere, but ProjectVulcan is a good guide.

My question is "Is LotusLive Notes a lead-in to Vulcan as far as getting people ready for this jump?" I'll find out more details later, if I can post I will.

Web 2.0 plugins for Lotus Notes from Alistair's slide:
Openspan, Tungle, Doodle, Gist, Tripit, Linkedin, viadeo, eproductivity, salesforce.com

Ron's demo will be on mobile (ipad/android etc.), then after Alistair is done, there is a open discussion between Alistair, Russ Holden and Brent Peters.

Ron showing the openntf.org status updates sidebar app. Also the Openntf xpages code for making apps go mobile. That looks good, go try it out.

Android is in beta, connections v3 is due out later this year.

Quickr updates include making both versions consistent and UI consistency, enhance and simplify Quickr controls. Making admin easier, but leveraging Domino more. Integration for ECM on the Quickr Domino side.
More API's coming, YEAH!

Ron is demoing the Quickr Connectors updates. Now get context from the attachments with EML so you can get that little extra info. Threaded views on the web side, able to put into an external file store, not just Quickr. New Links and Lists to be embedded in the Library, calendar got updated with integration to Notes from Quickr. You can use RSS or an iCal feed for Notes. (I wish this was native without it, but appreciate this immensely on behalf of clients). AND we have a trash can so it can be easily undeleted, HUGE thank you for that. And the Quickr browser will now change on the language switch in your browser. Excellent benefit for world wide clients.

Connections 3 gets more analytics about your social data, do the voip integration, SUT.

Sametime 8.5 has a meeting room for calendar entries, if you are not using ST 8.5 you are missing out on some advances that make life so much easier. (From me, Installation however is not as simple, you are warned!)

LotusLive MyNetwork in Sidebar shows who you are connected to. Drag and Drop into the MyNetwork a file to a person and share/file transfer and you know have a truly shared app.

Even Ron has to stumble through defining this as Domino based iNotes, NOT Lotuslive iNotes.

Project Vulcan is about continuity, convergence, innovation and new opportunities.
It's a vision, not necessarily a product, of how people will collaborate in the future.
Vulcan is inside Notes but looks like a cross between Facebook and Connections.
Idea is a simplified UI and ability and filter data and provide it without too much detail.
Browser is the same view.

Adding an app will automatically add the db to your left column gutter of icons. It also can provide all the ST and file details from one spot rather than multiple clients and clicks later.

Q1- When will encryption get updated for ondisk?
Russ- Next release it will be updated, after 852, Q1 2011

Q2- SAML support?
Russ - Used in LotusLive now, will be in Notes some day

Q3- xpages 852 support?
Brent - client will get more and he sees the openntf work as helpful and key on this