Sametime 7.5

Via Steve in marketing (nice job!) and Adam Gartenberg....

The highest score received by any product reviewed by Network World this year... 2008 marks the 10th anniversary of Lotus Sametime, and the product's maturity showed in its score -- the highest awarded for the year. Sametime has superior messaging capabilities, a high level of integration wi...

No Jitter is a CMP publication examining the unified communications market... every time I hear that title, I am instantly yanked back 20 years to the days when I was an active ham radio operator and understood all the physics...anyway. Brent Kelly did a lengthy side-by-side of Lotus Sametime and M...

60 day trial downloads of the Sametime 8 server (Linux, Windows, AIX, Solaris, i5/OS) and client (Windows, Mac, Linux) are now available. See the Lotus Sametime Standard V8 trial page for details. (Thanks, Sera)...

Adam has great news about Lotus Sametime market momentum.Forrester has named IBM as a leader in The Forrester Wave for Enterprise Instant Messaging. Lotus Sametime received perfect "5"s in a number of categories, and was called out by Forrester for the ability to integrate line-of-business functio...

I was asked this morning about compatibility between Sametime and the new version of the Mac OS... The answer is that Lotus Sametime 8.0 (due out this quarter) will support Leopard. Lotus Sametime 7.5.1 will not support Leopard. (And as has been confirmed by people who have tried to run Lotus Same...

Via both Adam and Carl...congratulations to the Lotus Sametime team...We unreservedly and heartily recommend IBM Lotus Sametime for IM in a corporate setting. It is feature-rich, intuitive to use, highly scalable and platform neutralYou need to register on NetworkWorld.com to access the full story....

Just a few minutes ago, IBM announced the acquisition of WebDialogs, the introduction of a family of UC2 (unified communications) products, and an OEM agreement with Siemens around the OpenScape technology. As the press release (link coming) says,With the acquisition of WebDialogs, IBM is adding a...

Craig Lordan has a new favorite Sametime feature:I've become a fan of Lotus Sametime's ability to automatically change my status based on meetings in my Notes calendar. Previously, I never bothered to manually change my Sametime status when I went into a meeting, but now that Lotus Sametime can hand...

I know a lot of you have been waiting for this...Download a free 90-day trial version of IBM® Lotus® Sametime® 7.5.1. This version extends IBM's award-winning and market-leading instant messaging and Web conferencing solution by introducing new capabilities that include point-to-point video, integra...

A detailed review of the Sametime 7.5 release...very positive comments about the administration and management of the environment:Surprisingly, it was all easy. Installing Domino and Sametime on a Solaris 10 server didn't take much time at all, once the kinks were worked out. Due to a modified opera...

At VoiceCon earlier today, IBM and Cisco made an announcement around the UC2 client platform, combining the Eclipse/OGSi capabilities of the Lotus Expeditor platform with communications tools and APIs made by Cisco Systems. There's also a component of the announcement where IBM and Cisco will expan...

Alexander discovers a feature that, without benefit of caffeine, I'm not sure whether it ships in Sametime 7.5, Sametime 7.5.1, or Notes 8+Sametime 7.5.1...but any which way, a new Sametime feature:Today I found a feature in Lotus Sametime 7.5 I was not aware of. If you reply in a chat window after...

Google highlights yesterday's IBM announcement...This means that Google Talk and Lotus Sametime IM users can simply invite one another to chat, bringing together enterprise and personal IM users around the world. If you use Lotus Sametime at the office and have colleagues who use Google Talk, now yo...

This morning, Lotus has announced the availability of Lotus Sametime 7.5 gateway interoperability with AOL Instant Messenger and Google Talk, with Yahoo Messenger following imminently. The press release also announces that the Sametime Gateway will now support XMPP in addition to SIP.IBM has thrown...

Want some great content about Lotus Sametime 7.5? For a limited time, the book Sametime for Dummies is available as a free PDF download from ibm.com. You can also order a hardcopy edition from the same page. Link: IBM Lotus Sametime For Dummies, Limited Edition (Thanks, Hynek)...

The "open source" reference in the title is to the Eclipse platform.... The reporter captured the key point of the interview -- that Sametime is a real-time platform, not just chat and meetings.The new version has 150 new features, says Brill. One of his favourites is the location-based awareness...

Have questions about the Sametime SIP gateway, Mac client, Linux server, or anything else on the road ahead for Sametime? Check out Adam's blog for updates to many of your FAQs. Note that in some cases the answer is "no new news" -- but kudos to Adam for ack'ing the most common questions. Link: A...

Computerworld has a pretty extensive writeup on all the major instant messaging technology in the market. Very favorable comments about Lotus Sametime 7.5...Lotus Sametime 7.5, which is just being shipped this quarter, offers what may be the most flexible IM environment available today. Not only do...

Adam discovered that the Sametime 7.5 launch video has found its way to YouTube. Check it out!...

A comprehensive article looking at last week's launch of Sametime 7.5 and what it means for the market. The author has covered all aspects of the launch -- technical, marketing, competition. As I've discussed Sametime 7.5 during my travels the last ten days, I've emphasized the same points this au...

Sametime 7.5 launch event

September 14 2006

With the timezone difference and a nonstop schedule, I am behind in my blogging :-) Tons of coverage coming out of Wednesday's Sametime 7.5 launch event. First, check out the new Sametime 7.5 business partner showcase. It lists all the partner offerings available and coming soon for Sametime. Se...

Live from East Side Marriott's (badda boom, bada bing. .... er, that was East Side Mario's).... it's the Sametime 7.5 launch! Interested in attending? Register at ibm.com/lotus/realtime_rightnow. See agenda below: Agenda for Live New York Event September 13, 2006 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Registr...

For news on new content all over the web, as well as the details of the planned Sametime 7.5 launch events, follow that link or see Adam Gartenberg's blog here....

Adam Gartenberg is excited:IBM LOTUS SAMETIME 7.5 IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD FROM PASSPORT ADVANTAGE. Congratulations to the Sametime team! Watch for the formal release on Tuesday next week. In the meantime, start your downloads......

Hey look! After years of being asked "where is it", it's coming! Later today at Linuxworld, IBM is announcing a Linux version of the Lotus Sametime server. Scheduled release: first half, 2007. Plans are to run on Red Hat and SUSE. Combine this with the already-announced plan for Lotus Sametime...

South African IBMer Grant Bingham has penned interesting prose telling the biography of Lotus Sametime, using the analogue of family and childrearing. We all remember this chapter:The parents, in the mean time were building successful careers for themselves. They also had another little kid called...

An updated beta of Sametime 7.5 has now been posted...UI has even more cleanup, and everything just feels a lot smoother than earlier betas. Check it out.... (Thanks, Stu)...

Remember how cool the launch ad for Notes/Domino 7 was? Well, the IBM software advertising magicians have done it again, now with Sametime 7.5... (If you sign into Flickr, you can view this in different sizes) Some details over on Adam Gartenberg's blog as well. Blast off!...

Product manager David Marshak discusses the extensibility model for IBM Lotus Sametime 7.5...In addition to the existing SameTime client toolkits (C++, Java), IBM is adding another Java toolkit that allows developers to take their Eclipse plug-ins and access the other services that exist within Same...

InfoWorld's Ephraim Schwartz talked recently with IBM's David Marshak....I wanted to know what's next: How will IM's collaborative capabilities be extended once the enterprise adopts it? Marshak envisions what he calls the "extension model," which will allow companies to broaden the IM para...

Despite the suspiciously coincidental posting of this blog entry at 12:01 AM, I'm writing this live (as opposed to a "held" pre-blog). The news is that good that I can't sleep :-) Later today (Monday), IBM will be issuing a press release to announce more capabilities coming in soon-to-be-re...

So it seems the cat is out of the bag :-) One of the interesting challenges of "corporate blogging" is that I often know stuff that I can't yet write about. Outside IBM, others without similar constraints find out some news or information, and I feel the fool for not having written about my...

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Once again, my colleague Paul Culpepper assists on demonstrating a cool Sametime 7.5 feature. Here, without the need to launch a full e-meeting, Paul does some screen sharing with me.. ---------------------------------------------------- and if I want to continue by sharing something with P...

A flash demo showing the new features and capabilities of Lotus Sametime 7.5 is now available on ibm.com. All the details regarding this about-to-go-to-first-beta major release are here. (Via Bruce) ...

Now running Sametime 7.5

March 14 2006

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More detail around Sametime 7.5 integration...The two giants showed off at this week's VoiceCon conference in Orlando, Fla., a customized plug-in for Sametime 7.5 that will integrate the platform with Cisco's Unified CallManager and Unified Presence Server. The integration is based around the Se...

CRN: IBM to AOL: Talk to Me

January 23 2006

CRN coverage of the Lotusphere news:IBM Software's new Sametime instant messaging will connect to the hugely popular consumer IM networks from America Online, Yahoo and Google, IBM execs said Monday. ... Ironically, IBM/Lotus was the first to offer AIM integration several years ago, but that pac...

One of this morning's biggest announcements is Lotus Sametime 7.5. Keys to the announcement: A brand new rich end-user experience Voice over IP and audio/video integration (including with Avaya, Polycom, Nortel, Siemens, Tandberg) Interoperability with major public IM networks include...