LotusLive

OK, second day, second new release. The channel announcement is live by now in some markets... Today we are releasing an update to the entire LotusLive service. Some highlights: Connections Files update to version 3.5. Drag and drop, soft delete, customizable end-user views. New Connections com...

Well look at that... And how pretty! The third tech preview for LotusLive Symphony is now out on Lotus Greenhouse. The new update provides presentations support in addition to documents and spreadsheets. As we have been demonstrating with the previous tech preview releases, our focus in LotusL...

Earlier this morning, we announced the availability of the fourth release of LotusLive Notes. The new release is primarily designed around quality improvement, but adds some new features for customized mail routing, additional language support for LotusLive Notes Traveler, and additional monitoring...

Last week, IBM held a cross-solution IBM Cloud Forum event in San Francisco. Announcements at the event included the launch of the IBM Smart Cloud, a broad set of cloud-delivered capabilities including IBM and custom solutions. The Smart Business cloud is the new name for the home of the Domino appl...

This morning, IBM announced availability of a new Domino Utility Server for LotusLive:Based on the same model as the Domino Utility Server, this new license allows you, as LotusLive Notes subscribers, to use the included Notes client for access to Notes/Domino applications. That means that instead o...

An in-depth look at LotusLive Symphony and how our strategy shapes up compared to Google...[The] office suite is a critical piece for the very success of their Social Business vision. I would say the success of LotusLive Symphony is tied to how well they execute their Social Business strateg...

This morning we released a service update to LotusLive Notes, as announced here. This is the third release of LotusLive Notes in six months, an impressive demonstration of IBM's ability to deliver in the software as a service market. Today's service update is notable mainly for the improvements to...

CNBC talks LotusLive

October 11 2010

A nice discussion about LotusLive on CNBC earlier today: Features Paul Bloom, IBM's CTO for telecommunications research. Or Link: CNBC.com: Technology to help curb US deficit...

We had tons of great press on this week's formal announcement of LotusLive Notes, but a few of the articles took a more negative angle...this one's subhead is "20-year Old Lotus Notes Gets Puffy Makeover":Lotus Notes, which even during the '90s was clunky and nostalgic in a bad way got a cloud-compu...

Today, IBM is announcing the latest release of LotusLive, the best cloud collaboration offering available. Today's announcement is the first press announcement of LotusLive Notes, the most-comprehensive US$5/user/month cloud messaging solution, several customer references, partner integration, and...

I invited a few "Yellow bloggers" to a call yesterday to talk with the LotusLive team about the new LotusLive Notes offering. We had a great discussion about the new service, and for something that had been relatively in stealth mode before launch, the questions and ideas were very, very useful. S...

Curses wifi-less airplane -- Darren beat me to it! Oh, and Chris Pepin did, too! Earlier today, IBM's 2nd app on the Apple iTunes app store went live -- a mobile viewer for LotusLive Meetings.Use the online meeting features of LotusLive Engage right from your iPhone! Join a Web meeting, chat with...

The headline on this story is a good one. The interest in cloud for e-mail is driven by CIOs and CFOs, and this article lays out the reasons why. As we discussed in the Notes/Domino strategy session at Lotusphere, the ground is shifting a bit, and we expect hybrid environments -- mix of on-premise...

Last week, I realized I hadn't been blogging too much about my day job recently...sort of that post-Lotusphere quiet that presumes we used up all the good news in Orlando and won't have anything more for a while. Of course, it's not at all quiet -- mostly, we come back from Lotusphere with a better...

Today at Lotusphere, we discussed plans and designs for updating LotusLive Notes in 2010. LotusLive Notes is the IBM-hosted Domino SaaS/cloud offering, which has been available in various forms for a few years. A major work-effort on my team and in our labs right now is to build an updated back-en...

Good article featuring an interview with IBM VP Sean Poulley, positioning the Lotus spectrum of collaboration offerings:Looking forward, Poulley said IBM will ramp up its investments in cloud computing in 2010 and beyond, including acquisitions, new research and development and product delivery. Mor...

Prescient insights from Redmonk's James Governor:"Good enough" -- used to be a pejorative at IBM. "Good enough" is what those upstart competitors offered customers, upsetting finely honed pricing and sales models for feature-rich systems and software products. Generally IBM products suffer from an e...

On Monday, IBM will formally announce LotusLive iNotes: business-quality, cloud-based, low-cost email. At a list price of US$36/user/year, LotusLive iNotes delivers the right tools to provide email to a broad range of users, along with sibling roots and integration with Lotus Notes/Domino and Lotus...