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Lotusphere 2009: (OGS) predictions

As last year I have been thinking about that may be in store for us at the opening general session (OGS) at Lotusphere 2009. I really think that the IBM Lotus strategy is becoming clearer and clearer and that customers are starting to pick up on the ideas and get on board. Let's just hope that recent developments doesn't mess it up for IBM Lotus. I heard that a certain blogger may attend Lotusphere and I hope that she'll get her facts straightened out and get up to speed on the Notes platform. If not I know that we at Intravision would love to show of the Notes 8 platform to demonstrate that the Notes client is far from what it once was.

Anyways - on to the predictions.

OGS predictions

  • Sametime interoperability with MSN via for-pay bridging service (they may save this one for the Sametime "OGS")
  • Announcement of public beta of Project Atlantic
  • Sametime 8.5/9.0 announced
  • Lotus Foundations, (native) support for Sametime and Quickr
  • Most, if not all, demos done on Notes 8.5 for Mac and/or for Linux
  • Demo of pure developer, all Linux, workstation with Notes and Designer...
  • Someone will actually stumble and fall off the stage and use of dry ice in both the OGS and OCS... :-)

What are yours?



Re: Lotusphere 2009: (OGS) predictions

I know my list is probably not going to be mentioned in the opening session, but this is what I really HOPE to hear (even though I will not attend Lotusphere):

- Version Control in Domino Designer
- LotusScript/Java API's for Notes integration of Symphony
- Single Sign-On options for more "open ID services" and digital signatures
- XPages for Notes client
Avatar: Karl-Henry Martinsson

Re: Lotusphere 2009: (OGS) predictions

That "certain blogger" was actually at Lotusphere 2 years ago (IIRC). She and I had a meeting with Ed Brill, and I actually helped her with some facts/info as well. She worked in the Boston office of IDG for 6 months at the same time as me, and me being from Sweden (and her being from Denmark and married to a Swede), we became pretty good friends.
As most/all business journalists/bloggers, her strengths are not so much on the technical side, but that is why us geeks need to speak in a way they understand. :-)

Avatar: Karl-Henry Martinsson

Re: Lotusphere 2009: (OGS) predictions

That "certain blogger" was actually at Lotusphere 2007 (IIRC), I had a press meeeting with Ed Brill together with her since we both represented Scandinavian IT publications. She is a more "business" writer, and very few of them are really into technology. But with the right information, and explained the right way, she can write pretty good technical articles.

Avatar: Miguel Angel Calvo

Re: Lotusphere 2009: (OGS) predictions

 I would add:
  • Quickr 9.0 with Document Manager fully integrated.
  • iPhone native sync with Notes contacts :-)
  • Plenty of Symphony integration with Lotus Notes 8.5.x

Let's see what happens.

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