IBM Sametime design
Today is the last day for our fabulous intern, Linda Le, who is heading back to school for a Master's degree in Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon. Linda's been working with the Sametime design team for the past six months, and has been a terrifically hard worker and a great source for creative ideas.
Best of luck at school, Linda! We'll miss you!
LaurenHasselriis-Ghom 2700046TBQ Tags:  started video sametime 8.5.2 learning getting 3,014 Visits
The Sametime documentation group has just produced a new video. It shows how to set up your IBM Sametime 8.5.2 client for conference calls that use your computer's audio and video. It also shows how to start a conference call from within a Sametime meeting room and gives an overview of some of the call controls that might be available to you.
Using your computer's audio and video capabilities for conference calls is a great feature, so we hope that you find this video helpful.
The video is posted to the Sametime wiki:
Video: Using audio and video in a Sametime meetings call
It takes about five minutes to view it. Also, if you watch the video in "full screen", you'll be better able to see the table of contents in the left-hand navigator.
We want your feedback to help us assess the relative importance of tasks within IBM Sametime. Your input will help us determine what parts of the Sametime UI most need design attention. :-)
Please note: The survey closes this Friday, September 9.
We had our first Lotusphere User Experience lab prep meeting last week... We're busy working out new ideas for the coming year, figuring out what we need to improve in our lab. Feel free to post a comment here if there are things you'd especially like to see done and/or changed in our lab.
Hoping I'll see some of you in Orlando!
LaurenHasselriis-Ghom 2700046TBQ Tags:  unified sametime client lite telephony 8.5.2 1,852 Visits
Wait until you see the new IBM Sametime Unified Telephony (SUT) Lite Client software. SUT Lite Client is a licensing option that is available with Sametime 8.5.2. For example, with SUT Lite Client you can:
Hi, Sametime users. Are you someone who often has more than a single chat open at a time? If so, I'd love to hear how you manage those chats!
A few questions to get you started:
1. About how many chats do you tend to have open at once? What's the most you've ever had open?
2. Do you use tabbed chat or separate chat windows? Why do you prefer the approach that you use?
3. Any thoughts on what would make it easier to manage multiple chats at once?
Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
SheriBranco 1100006YHJ 1,255 Visits
We would like your feedback to help us assess the relative importance of tasks within IBM Sametime products. Your input is very important to our process and will be used in combination with other data to influence additional user experience work.
To participate, please visit the following URL: :
Thanks in advance for your help!
Sheri Branco - Lotus User Experience Research
Have you ever been in a web meeting and wanted all the browser "chrome" (i.e., the window title bar, menu bar, status bar) to disappear? Here are some shortcut keys you can use to do just that! Use the same shortcut to go back to the standard view.
On a PC (XP and Windows 7), you can use the F11 key in IE, Firefox, and Chrome.
On a Mac, use these keys:
Safari -- no keyboard shortcuts, but there are plugins you can install that will allow this behavior
In Sametime 8.5.2, there are a number of new server configuration settings that you can use to control your deployment:
Whether managed access is required:
meeting.managedAccess.override (default: 0 or off)How long people are locked out of rooms after ejection:
rtc4web.ejectionTimeout (default: 300 seconds)Whether meeting rooms will open in a new window or tab:
meetingroomcenter.openRoomInNewWindow (default: true)Multiple protocol proxy confirmation:
meetingroomcenter.stProxySSLAddressWhether guests can join meetings on this server:
meetingroom.allowGuestAccess (default: 1 or true)In addition, there are two new user policies:
Hi, Sametime users.
I'm thinking about status settings and how they affect behavior.
you find the "In a meeting" status helpful? Does it change how you
interact with other people, when you see that status by their name? For example, are you less (or more!) likely to IM someone if they have that status?
We currently support 4 settings: Available, Away, In a Meeting, and Do Not Disturb. Do you ever wish we had more settings? If so, what would you want to have available?
Thanks in advance for your thoughts!