I haven't told you much about the Hannover sidebar. The Hannover release wil have a sidebar that is configurable in several ways.
First, the admin can choose to deploy it-- or not deploy it at all. The Admin can also choose which eclipse plugins to include in the sidebar.
We are planning that several plugins will be provided as part of Hannover. They might include:
- Sametime instant messaging
- "Day at a glance"
The "Day at a glance" is really a mini-view into your calendar, like this:
... and you have hover to get additional information:
And, at least for beta, we prepopulate the feeds with a few we want you to read :)
Yes, the sidebar is resizable-- you can drag it wider, or snap it to a skinny mode, or shut it entirely.
You can turn on or off any one or more of the panels.
You can open more than one panel at a time (but pay no attention to the controls at the top of each title bar right now, we are changing them, they are not working out well in the beta testing.)
Or, you can float one or more of the panels.
Best of all, you can write Eclipse plug-ins of your own and deploy them if you want. Hannover should support signed plugins. Security remains a top priotiy. If you have already written plug-ins for Sametime, they will most likely work in the sidebar as well.