Lotus Connections 3 coming to greenhouse.lotus.com this weekend

Just got word today from the team at greenhouse.lotus.com that a beta of the next release of Lotus Connections, which is now called 3.0, is being put on greenhouse.lotus.com on the this weekend. Very nice. Below is a snippet from the newsletter.

“Starting Friday August 6th we will begin our upgrade and migration of Lotus Connections 2.5 to Lotus Connections 3.0. The Lotus Connections services will not be available from Friday August 6th at 8:00 AM until it comes back online Tuesday August 10th.”

Who planned the Greenhouse conference call?

I, like many other, receieved the invitation to a webcast on the greenhouse.lotus.com on February 22 at 2 PM EST. While I really appreciate and applaud the initiative I find it “interesting” that one would plan a web conference/conference call at 2PM in EST when the audience is global. Something like 8AM or 10AM EST would be much more appropriate. Both to possible European not to mention Asian attendees.

I know that 8 AM would be troublesome to people on pacific time but go with 10 AM – that’s what many other international IBM conference calls does. And then on a Friday – 2PM EST would be Saturday in many parts of Asia!

Hmmm – better planning next time please. Great initiative though…