Some Lotusphere observations from around the blogs
DeclanLynch from the opening session:Thenew Hannover client. At the moment all I can say is WOW. it looks greatand seems to be pretty fast. this looks like a product that end userswill finally be very very happy to use. It has proper windows gestureslike being able to highligh documents with ctrl. It is fully extensible,allowing anybody who has deployed it to customise it for their company. It integrates into the Activity explorer. DeclanLynch from ID102, Domino 7 andbeyond:Coming Soon : Smart Upgrade 'Run As Admin' installutility. This can repackage the install kit so that it can run on any computereven if the user does not have admin privilages. ..Domino Next: ...- Mail recall will now be part of theproduct with policies that can specify how old messages can be or if readmessages can be recalled. BenPoole (who apparently really exists-- haven't met him yet!)It was great to see Sametime7.5 -- some tremendous strides, very timely! In addition to the myriadnew features: overhauled UI, spell check, rich text support, emoticons,doclinks, expanded user details, screencaps, splendid new web conferencing,an Eclipse-based application framework, how about IBM linking up with AOL,Y! Messenger and Google Talk? Very cool.JackDausman:I'venever heard Surjit Chana, Vice President (Marketing and Partners), whohad the audience clapping and whistling with his list of priorities. Hispriority number one is "Grow Domino." And, his fifth priorityis to "take the gloves off." He was impassioned as he explainedthat IBM was no longer going to treat FUD campaigns with passivity: "weare not taking any more bullsh*t."PaulMooney:Thereis no architectural shift in moving to the new version.. none at all. Thisis progression. There will be no rip and replace to upgrade, andbackward comparability will be standard (as it always is). The upcomingNotes clients will be managed centrally, by administrators.