Industry Updates

News Updates (January 20, 2010)

Lots of news around Lotus … a consequence of the Lotusphere 2010 conference this week …

Mainsoft Integrating Notes and SharePoint 2010 … Mainsoft demo’d the integrating between Lotus Notes and SharePoint 2010. “The software brings the SharePoint 2010-based professional network into the Lotus Notes email client, with support for SharePoint User Profiles and My Sites, making it easy for Lotus Notes users to search for and connect with people they work with. Mainsoft is also previewing SharePoint integration with Microsoft Outlook. Available the first half of 2010, the production release will deliver the same document collaboration experience for Lotus Notes and Outlook users, minimizing user training requirements for Lotus Notes companies migrating users to Outlook and Exchange.More
– see screencast of the integration.

Windows Mobile 7 … Version 7 of Windows Mobile may come in two editions: a Business Edition, and a Media edition. “An intriguing new rumor suggests that Windows Mobile 7 may come in two different flavors: a business version and a media version. The mobile OS may come with a variety of different features including an impressive mobile version of Office, online collaboration, high-definition video, Xbox Live, and streaming TV, according to WM Experts, a Windows Mobile news site.More

Atlassian for SharePoint 1.1 … Atlassian announced Version 1.1 of its connector for SharePoint. “ … it puts a full-fledged wiki inside of SharePoint. So it’s with great pleasure that we announce our latest release, the Confluence SharePoint Connector 1.1. This release has many performance and configuration improvements that will make your integration between Confluence and SharePoint even better. Altogether, we’ve resolved 30 outstanding issues across a number of areas.More

TimeBridge and Evernote … TimeBridge announced an integration with Evernote, for sending meeting notes, agenda items and action items to Evernote. “TimeBridge’s Meeting Room creates a web page where meeting leaders and attendees can create an agenda, track action items, share files and collaboratively take meetings notes in real time. Once the meeting is over these items can be sent to Evernote so they can be read from any Evernote client or device. The meeting text is also searchable so that notes of various kinds can be accessed from anywhere with an Internet connection.More

Good for Notes … Good Technology announced that its iPhone application now supports Lotus Notes and Domino. “Good for Enterprise offers enterprise-class messaging and collaboration for IBM Lotus Domino and Notes users. Good’s iPhone application provides the highest levels of security and management including remote wipe capabilities, on-device data encryption, and the ability to manage all devices from a single, web-based management console. These features not only alleviate the burden on the IT manager, they also provide more control and security, in case the user’s iPhone is lost or stolen.More

Tungle for Notes … Tungle added Lotus Notes support to its meeting scheduling service. “The addition of Lotus Notes means that Tungle now works with all major business- and consumer-oriented electronic calendar environments, including Lotus Notes, Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar, Apple iCal and Entourage for Mac.” Available immediately, in closed beta. More

IBM Project Concord … IBM demonstrated a set of forthcoming collaborative web editors at Lotusphere 2010. “Project Concord is something I’ve talked to customers about in concept over the last year or so — that when we started working on productivity as a set of web tools, we weren’t just going to deliver yet another reinvented word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation tool. Instead, this project demonstrates some very cool collaborative document editing, contextual commenting, smart tables, and task and attention management. It is designed to work with installed editors (e.g. Symphony), browser users, and even mobile users.More

Other Items
– CommonTime added Motorola Droid and Google Nexus One support to its Lotus Notes mobilization software.
– StoragePoint released version 2.2 of its storage add-on for SharePoint.
– Gartner says that CIOs are looking to lighter-weight, social technologies to transform IT.
– Bill’s got a story about a Notes migration opportunity that didn’t happen.

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