And more from around the blogs...Rob McDonagh met with his IBM sales team:

When asked to describe the roadmap for Domino for the next few years, the rep mentioned the J2EE-based Workplace brand/product/I'm-sure-I'm-wrong-about-which-it-is, as expected. But then he pointed out that, since we have Notes applications deployed, he wouldn't recommend Workplace to us. He also pointed out that it is a much less mature product line than Notes, and so is lacking some features that traditional Notes shops would expect from a messaging and collaboration infrastructure. He said that Workplace, in its current incarnation plays well with new customers, but that it doesn't make as much sense for existing Notes shops, especially if those Notes shops have deployed applications. He also explicitly said that IBM is not offering Workplace as a Notes replacement, but only as an alternative (he didn't get into the Rich Client Platform and how Notes fits in there, which is certainly understandable given the time available and the audience).
Since all too often, I hear the conjecture that "IBM told my boss that Notes is dead", it is pleasing to be able to stumble across a report of a meeting that wasn't just the opposite, but was exactly how it should be.

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