Since Sametime 7.5 is built with the eclipse framework, it provides and extensional plug-in model. This allows products to become better componentized and add/remove features without changing the core foundation. About a month ago, I blogged about a Sametime Location Plug-in that allowed me to find local restaurants using google maps or even locate a printer inside an IBM facility.
Kulvir Singh Bhogal and Mark Talbot published an article this week on developerWorks on how to create plug-ins for Sametime 7.5 to utilize Google Maps. This is a cool feature that end users will love.
Designing a Google Maps plug-in for IBM Lotus Sametime Connect V7.5
IBM Premium Service Manager/IT Specialist
Workplace, Portal, and Collaboration Software
Article: Designing a Google Maps plug-in for IBM Lotus Sametime Connect V7.5