The Lotus Forms team will be out in force next week at Lotusphere 2008. To me, the most exciting presentations will be on a new product in development currently codenamed Total Forms. You can expect it to be shown in the Portal vignette during the OGS (opening general session), but there is also a focused session at 11:15 on the 23rd in SW Pelican. I don't want to spoil any surprises, so I won't say too much more, except it's a revolutionary new way to build XForms-based applications that really does put the computing power into the hands of the people. So go see the next killer app of Web 2.0.
Turns out the 23rd is a busy day for the forms team. At 10, there's a session on server-side mashups. Basically, we're talking new tooling that makes the Web 2.0 server accessible to non-coders. Again, putting computing power into the hands of the people, it's for people who want the next step up from Total Forms in application creation capability.
OK, so now I should take a step back because I started out talking about the 23rd because of Total Forms, but we actually also have a fine session coming on the 22nd at 4:15pm to tell you about all the cool new stuff in our latest 3.0 release.
And on the 24th at 8:30 sharp, there's a session devoted to the integration of Lotus Forms, Portal and Process Server. This session gives you what it takes for the full meal deal of forms applications, those involving human centered workflows that allow people to collaborate on the business processes they are involved in every day.
And rounding out the Lotus Forms development team's showing at Lotusphere is the "Meet the Developer" pedestal, where you can talk one on one with some of our best software architects, development team leads, and even a red-headed senior manager whose technical gifts are the very antithesis of Dilbert's pointy-haired boss!