Recently, there have been several positive articles reviewing IBM Mashup Center 1.1. For example, Nelson King wrote in his article, "Put to the Test: IBM Mashup Center 1.1", that "it's not hard to argue that this [IBM Mashup Center 1.1] isthe most comprehensive and, in many ways, most effective mashupenvironment for the enterprise".
So how do you get a free trial copy of Mashup Center 1.1 to try it out yourself? IBM recently created a trial download on the IBM Mashup Center web site that you can evaluate for 60-days. Make sure you first review the Mashup Center system requirements.
If you rather not download and install Mashup Center on your own system, you always have the option of trying Mashup Center 1.1 on the Lotus Greenhouse web site. Once you log in to Greenhouse, simply select the Lotus Mashups application.
I would suggest all users start by going to the Mashup Center wiki where there is a copy of product documentation along with tutorials and videos.
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