Now running Sametime 7.5

This morning, I had the chance to installalpha 2 of Lotus Sametime 7.5.  The install was quick and easy, andnow I'm up and running on the new release.... Buddy list: Here we have the new buddy list UI.  A few things you notice rightaway -- Updated UI Easy access to setting my current statusA location setting -- displayed to otherSametime users -- which can then be used for place-based awareness as wellas location-specific services (what printers are available, conferencerooms, and what's on the cafeteria menu) A right click option to call, via VoIPservicesand here was my firstSametime 7.5 chat. (three separate images -- had to chop out some of thechat)    A few cool things to notice: Tons of information about the personI'm chatting with -- full name, title, their Sametime status, and a picturepulled from our corporate LDAP directory Alternating colors, and indented text,to indicate flow of the chat Single click action buttons to add userto buddy list, add others to the chat, capture part of my screen and sendit in the chat, call via VoIP, and send a file Full text editing capabilities for mychat, including fonts, colors, and emoticons...and an in-line spell checker.Oneof the most interesting things about the Sametime 7.5 client is that ithas a plug-in architecture.  IBMers are already building plug-insfor things like polling, application sharing, and more.  I'll be watchingthe plug-ins page to see what else comes along as we get closer to release.Lots of information about Sametime 7.5 is available now -- Link: LotusSametime -- The future is in sight>

This morning, I had the chance to install alpha 2 of Lotus Sametime 7.5.  The install was quick and easy, and now I'm up and running on the new release....

Buddy list:

Image:Now running Sametime 7.5

Here we have the new buddy list UI.  A few things you notice right away --

  • Updated UI
  • Easy access to setting my current status
  • A location setting -- displayed to other Sametime users -- which can then be used for place-based awareness as well as location-specific services (what printers are available, conference rooms, and what's on the cafeteria menu)
  • A right click option to call, via VoIP services
and here was my first Sametime 7.5 chat. (three separate images -- had to chop out some of the chat)
Image:Now running Sametime 7.5  
Image:Now running Sametime 7.5 
Image:Now running Sametime 7.5

A few cool things to notice:
  • Tons of information about the person I'm chatting with -- full name, title, their Sametime status, and a picture pulled from our corporate LDAP directory
  • Alternating colors, and indented text, to indicate flow of the chat
  • Single click action buttons to add user to buddy list, add others to the chat, capture part of my screen and send it in the chat, call via VoIP, and send a file
  • Full text editing capabilities for my chat, including fonts, colors, and emoticons...and an in-line spell checker.
One of the most interesting things about the Sametime 7.5 client is that it has a plug-in architecture.  IBMers are already building plug-ins for things like polling, application sharing, and more.  I'll be watching the plug-ins page to see what else comes along as we get closer to release.

Lots of information about Sametime 7.5 is available now -- Link: Lotus Sametime -- The future is in sight >

Originally by Ed Brill from Ed Brill on March 14, 2006, 5:05am

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