Called simply the "Lotus Notes Tips Presentation"-- aka, "I didn't know Notes could do that!" -- the presentation is a simple-to-consume presentation that, in screen show mode, links you directly to the featured Notes/Domino tips on Alan's blog (I don't follow instructions very well -- I know, I know, difficult to believe -- so the show-n-tell like overviews Alan provides are most useful.)
For those of you who like Cliff Notes, you'll love this presentation -- in about two seconds, you'll be able to judge whether or not it's a tip you can use...and if not, simply hit page down and keep on truckin'.
Just the way I like to learn in this ADD world of ours...Thanks, Alan...really great stuff.
Meanwhile, if you didn't see the hullaballoo around our Lotus Sametime 7.5 announcements yesterday, following are some details on some of the key headlines featured in the press release.
In order of the Turbo excitement meter:
1) Multiple person VOIP -- The next best thing to being there is...well...being there with 5 of your closest colleagues...without having to look up a bunch of phone numbers.
2) Mobile support for the RIM Blackberry, Nokia, and Windows Mobile Devices -- instant messaging anywhere and everywhere, bay-bey. Hey, no driving and Sametiming! You might run into a cute little emoticon on the side of the Information Superhighway!
3) Location-based Awareness: Sir, we know where you are. Now put down the Blackberry. We're just gonna take a look at those poor blistered thumbs of yours.
4) Integration with Microsoft Office, Outlook, and Sharepoint. Same Microsoft products, new and improved integrated conferencing and collaboration with Lotus Sametime 7.5
5) Open Programming Model via Eclipse -- If you're a Business Partner or developer, get ready to be able to build mashups and new applications on the fly (Think Google Maps integration with your location-based awareness capability, and suddenly you can build a mashup that indicates all your salespeople are actually focus group testing a new Pina Colada mix at the very chic Hard Rock Hotel pool in Las Vegas instead of attending that sales conference in Des Moines. Can you say busted by the mashup?)
This announcement, I know of which I type. Many of we IBMers live on instant messaging these days, as we are a very distributed workforce and Sametime is the only way to track down a fellow IBMer in real-time. The integrated telephony and real-time meeting capabilities have already begun to meet some key needs inside these Big Blue Walls, so I suspect our customers and partners are going to be digging the new release.
But seriously, no Sametiming and driving. Those cute little emoticons never hurt a thing.