Today, one day before the day previously mentioned, IBM have made the public beta of IBM Notes and Domino 9.0 Social Edition available for download. This is perhaps because of the fact that tomorrow is the opening day here in the US for The Hobbit, and IBM figured that all us geeks will go watch that instead of playing with the latest version of Notes.
This is what IBM says about the new version:
IBM Notes and Domino 9.0 Social Edition Public Beta isa preview of the next release of Notes, iNotes, Domino Designer, Domino and Notes Traveler. IBM Notes and Domino software puts you on a solid path to becoming a social business. IBM Notes and Domino 9.0 Social Edition Public Beta provides significant new social capabilities including :
Activity streams: allow you to view and take action quickly on content and events
Embedded Experiences: allow you to access business critical actions from other applications without leaving your email. This brings collaboration in-context and results in tighter integration across iNotes, Connections, Notes, app dev (XPages), and 3rd-party products and services
Contemporary user interface, simpler navigation, easier to locate information both in Notes and iNotes
IBM Notes Browser Plug-in: allows rapid delivery of IBM Notes Social Edition applications to the web
Incorporation of a social application container, based on the OpenSocial standard, which provides for development of a reusable set of “gadgets” from both IBM and third parties
Inclusion of the XPages Extension Library which greatly improves developer productivity when building collaborative workflow driven applications for web, mobile web and Notes
Enhancements to Domino REST services and new Calendaring and Scheduling APIs
Domino integration: SAML, OAuth
Notes Traveler: Windows Phone 7.5/8; BlackBerry 10 BES support; IBM i Server
There are already some screenshots available online, and I plan to look closer at the product over the weekend and next week. I am currently downloading the 2GB of files I need…
Connect 2014 – Day 0 (Saturday)
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 6:03a Karl-Henry Martinsson After not hearing the alarm this morning and therefore missing my original flight from DFW to MCO (Orlando International), I got booked on the next flight. I was in the air just a couple of hours late, and arrived at Dolphin in time for BALD at Big River on the Boardwalk. Had a great time connecting with friends after a year of not seeing many of them. Of course I got a hug from Mat Newman, meaning that IBM Connect started for real.
Låter I was going to hit ESPN, but due to changes there, [read] Keywords: ibm
Connect 2014 – My preliminary schedule
Wed, Jan 15th 2014 8:08a Karl-Henry Martinsson I have now created my preliminary schedule for Connect 2014. There are two only sessions that collide (on Tuesday), and I have not been able to find any repeats for them. That is how often has been at Lotusphere, but I would say that in the later years, the collisions have been fewer and fewer, thanks to more repeats and (perhaps) smarter scheduling.
Monday afternoon is when I have set time aside to visit the showcase and the labs. I also have a little bit of time after lunch Wednesday. As [read] Keywords: ibm
Pool party or no pool party, that is the question – or is it?
Mon, Jan 13th 2014 10:11a Karl-Henry Martinsson With the name change to Connect in 2013, the welcome reception/pool party changed somewhat. Instead of taking place at the pools/beach area between Swan and Dolphin, it started inside in the showcase area (Atlantic hall), and then moved outside for food, drinks and entertainment.
From what it looks like on the Connect 2014 website, and based on Chris Miller’s blog post, it sounds like the traditional poolside party is no more. The Connect website also only mention snacks and beverages.
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Connect 2014 – Survive the week!
Mon, Jan 6th 2014 7:02a Karl-Henry Martinsson Countdown to Connect 2014
In exactly 3 weeks, thousands of us will be sitting in the Northern Hemisphere ballroom at the Dolphin hotel in Orlando. We have already been involved in some social activities on Saturday with soccer, BALD and ESPN, followed by a full day of jumpstart and master class sessions on Sunday. Sunday evening there was the big welcome reception on the beach between Swan and Dolphin.
Some of us may have continued to Kimonos afterwards, or perhaps to Jelly Rolls dueling [read] Keywords: collaboration
Connect 2014 – Prepare properly!
Thu, Jan 2nd 2014 9:25p Karl-Henry Martinsson Countdown to Connect 2014
It’s time to start planning for Connect 2014, and there are a few things I want to share, based on my experiences previous years, which will make the conference more enjoyable and beneficial. Since Andy Donaldson has been a slacker this year, I can’t link to his excellent guide to Connect-o-sphere yet… You can of course read his guides for 2012 and 2013.
What to bring
In addition to the obvious items, there are a few things you should bring in [read] Keywords: atlantic