Now that (the first of two) opening general sessions are over, I can tell you more about the Live Text feature that I've been working on for Notes 8.0.1.
Notes 8.0.1 will ship with several types of text that are "recognized", such as an email address or postal address. These recognized terms or phrases get a special underline, and you can (left) click on the underline to get a dialog of options, as shown in the picture below.
If there is only one action to take, then clicking simply performs that one action. Once you have chosen your default action, clicking performs the default action, as shown in the picture below.
You can right-click to get all the options on a contact menu. The context menu also lets you set preferences for live text, such as what the special underline can be, and what types of text to recognize, as you can see in the picture below.
While Notes ships several types of recognized text, I think the power of this feature is in the fact that application developers can create their own recognized text, for example, for part numbers, customer numbers, or emplooyee numbers and hook them up to useful actions that make sense for your organization.
This feature has something for Fred and Ida the Domino administrators as well. They can deploy new recognzers as "widgets" by putting them in a widget catalog (a catalog.nsf, conceptually similar to a database catalog, er, application catalog ). In addition, if you use Desktop policies, we have several new policy settings that allow Admins to choose who gets the feature, who can build their own new widgets, and so on.