Lotus Version 7 Extended Products Released: Sametime, Workflow, QuickPlace, Domino DocProduct Availability
Electronic Downloads: August 30, 2005
Media and Documentation: October 7, 2005
The full announcement letter is available on the web and in PDF format here.
Highlights of the Announcement
IBM Lotus Sametime 7 combines instant messaging and Web conferencing capabilities with the security, scalability, and reliability demanded of mission-critical applications. Its robust features lower total cost of ownership that can be associated with an on-premise software deployment.
IBM Lotus Sametime Enterprise Meeting Server 7 can be added to Lotus Sametime to support high-volume Web conferencing environments, as well as to optimize load balancing and failover for enterprise-class deployments.
IBM Lotus QuickPlace 7 can instantly create a team workspace to seamlessly bring together geographically and organizationally dispersed team members. It increases team productivity, improves general responsiveness, and facilitates collective decision-making.
IBM Lotus Domino Document Manager 7 teams can effectively work together through collaborative document management. It allows organizations to find and deliver business documents rapidly.
IBM Lotus Workflow 7 enables organizations to standardize and streamline time-consuming, people-based activities. It helps improve response time and reduce costs.
IBM Lotus Domino 7 extended products offer numerous enhancements in features, reliability, availability, and serviceability. The IBM Lotus Domino family of products can enhance the value of a Lotus Domino investment or can be deployed on their own to increase organizational productivity and responsiveness through business-critical collaboration solutions.
New features for Lotus Sametime, Lotus Web conferencing, Lotus Sametime Enterprise Meeting Server, Lotus Domino Document Manager, Lotus Workflow, and Lotus QuickPlace include:
Enabled click-to-call and Web conferencing with integrated audio functionality through the optional integration of Lotus Sametime with leading third-party audio solutions
- Automated Web conference test capability to ensure proper PC configuration
- Enhanced diagnostics and status information for Lotus Sametime, Lotus Web Conferencing, and Lotus QuickPlace
- Enhanced Macintosh, FireFox support for Lotus Sametime and Lotus QuickPlace
- Deployment of Lotus Sametime and Lotus QuickPlace on the same server when using i5/OS (iSeries™), AIX®, or Solaris
- New Lotus QuickPlace folder-based navigation model
- Deployment of Lotus QuickPlace on locked-down desktops
- Refreshed User Interface for Lotus Sametime Enterprise Meeting Server
IBM Lotus Sametime 7 provides a combination of instant messaging and Web conferencing capabilities that will enable you to engage and respond to colleagues, customers, business partners, and suppliers in real time. Designed with the security features, scalability, and reliability demanded of mission-critical applications, Lotus Sametime combines robust features with the opportunity for lower total cost of ownership often associated with an on-premise software deployment.
IBM Lotus Sametime Enterprise Meeting Server 7 can be added to a Lotus Sametime deployment to support high volume Web conferencing environments, as well as to optimize load balancing and failover for enterprise-class deployments (Microsoft™ Windows™ only).
IBM Lotus Web Conferencing 7 combines the market-leading Web conferencing capabilities of Lotus Sametime with a concurrent user price point that makes it easy to begin Web conferencing and allows for both internal and external meeting participants.
IBM Lotus QuickPlace 7 lets users instantly create a team workspace to gain access to timely information and to seamlessly bring together geographically and organizationally dispersed team members. Lotus QuickPlace is designed to increase team productivity, improve general responsiveness, and facilitate collective decision-making.
IBM Lotus Domino Document Manager 7 manages the complete life cycle of office documents from collaborative authoring to archival. It allows teams to work together more effectively through collaborative document management. This new release delivers enhancements to usability, serviceability, single sign-on, performance, and additional platform support. With these enhancements, Lotus Domino Document Manager can help increase user productivity, potentially reducing hardware, and network bandwidth costs by making it easy to find, store, and manage important documents, including spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, instant messages, and e-mails.
IBM Lotus Workflow 7 works on top of IBM Lotus Domino and speeds the creation and deployment of workflow-oriented applications. It allows organizations to standardize and streamline time-consuming, people-based activities, and track their progress. When integrated with Lotus Domino Document Manager, Lotus Workflow can streamline the distribution and approval cycle of documents. Lotus Workflow 7 allows Workflow Web browser users to make changes to a document and any attachment checked out from the Document Manager. In the earlier versions of Workflow, the attachment was lost during check-in. Other new features include support for Lotus Workflow services as Web services, support attachments in the Lotus Domino Document Manager integration from the browser, opportunity for performance improvement on a name lookup in IBM Lotus Workflow Architect, install usability improvement for Lotus Workflow Viewer, and serviceability improvement.