One of the nice bits I picked up this morning was awareness of this new messaging-focused content site from TechWeb.  Messaging Pipeline promises to be a useful bookmark, er, newsletter, er, are you guys going to add an RSS feed?  
Anyway, one of the stories present there now is David DeJean's take on the Workplace 2.0 launch:

the announcement of Workplace 2.0 in mid-May in New York points to light at the end of the tunnel both for IBM Lotus and for Domino users. The company unveiled new versions, products and technologies that indicate Notes and Workplace are converging, rather than colliding -- or perhaps more accurately, that IBM has taken a leaf from Microsoft's playbook and Workplace will "embrace and extend" Notes/Domino. It looks like Workplace may be a softer landing for Notes/Domino customers than they have feared. ...
This server-based management capability, which has some parallels in Microsoft's forthcoming Longhorn OS, is the centerpiece of a client that looks like Notes on steroids: It includes many features familiar to users of Notes and other Lotus products...
Link: Messaging Pipeline: Workplace 2.0: IBM's Lotus unfolds >

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