Jul 022009
 

Just weeks after the research & development labs at SNAPPS released PandaBear, we are introducing Flippr (Beta) for Lotus Quickr services for Domino.

Where PandaBear is aimed at end users for uploading, downloading and locating files from/to your Quickr server, Flippr is aimed at administrators. The application makes everyday Quickr admin tasks a breeze. Some of the functions that you can accomplish with Flippr are:

  • Lock and unlock places
  • Create and remove places
  • Archive places
  • Add persons and groups to places
  • Rename person and groups in places

Flippr is using a friendly interface including type ahead for selecting places, people and/or groups from the server or LDAP directory. It also features three intuitive screens.

  • On the Commands screen, you get tree-style navigation of the most common QPTool commands.
  • On the XML screen you create your own XML to upload to the server. For the advanced cases where you want to do send in many commands at the same time.
  • On the Settings screen, set up your connection to server(s), check for updated versions and check the latest release notes.

Designed on the Adobe Air framework, Flippr runs on Windows, Mac or Linux using the same application code. Just as PandaBear, Flippr features automatic check for newer version and will download and install it with a one click operation.

Flippr is free during beta, and is not time-locked or disabled in any way. Post-beta plans are still under consideration.

To download now with your QuickrTemplates.com ID (a new one takes just a minute), visit flippr.snapps.com

Aug 132008
 

We have updated the agenda and speaker pages for Collaboration University, both in Chicago and London. It’s all done in a very “Web 2.0″ fashion by combining Domino, JavaScript, JSON and the Dojo Toolkit. Dynamic link, using Dojo Tooltip, to the speaker with photo.

CU Agenda - with Carl Tyler

Go over to Collaboration University and click on Sessions and Speakers pages and roll over things, change days, play around – it’s a very cool data-driven Domino application.

Jan 302008
 

This is the third posting going more in depth of the code I showed at my Lotusphere session BP212: The Great Code Giveaway: “Beyond Cool”. If you haven’t read the first and second article yet I recommend doing so. You find them by clicking the links. You can download the instructions, code and databases here.

What is a Grid

The Book of Dojo explains it well.

Grids are familiar in the client/server development world. Basically a grid is a kind of mini spreadsheet, commonly used to display details on master-detail forms. From HTML terms, a grid is a “super-table” with its own scrollable viewport.

The domino.view.grid that I showed in my session contains two classes. The domino.view.grid class that extends dojox.grid.Grid and the domino.view.model class that extends the dojox.grid.data.DojoData class. It also uses domino.data.ViewStore for doing the XMLHttpRequest (XHR). I wrote about the domino.data.ViewStore in the previous postings.

Instead of going through 630+ lines of code, I’m going to show how to add it to your pages or forms. First the easy one and we’ll gradually move to more complex examples.
All the examples I’m going to show require you to add a couple of lines of code to your page/form.

In the HTML Head Content you have to add a style sheet, tundraGrid.css, and the dojo.js JavaScript. The tundraGrid.css file contains all the classes needed for the Grid to display properly.

"<style type="text/css">" + @NewLine +
"@import "/dojo102/dojox/grid/_grid/tundraGrid.css";" + @NewLine +
"</style>" + @NewLine +
"<script type="text/javascript" src="/dojo102/dojo/dojo.js" djConfig="parseOnLoad: true, usePlainJson: true"></script>"

In the HTML Body Attributes we add a class of tundra.

"class="tundra""

In the JS Header we add the required JavaScript files for the domino.view.grid and the dojo.parser. This is done the very specific Dojo way. It looks like Java but is really JavaScript. Dojo does this really smart by checking if the external JS file is already loaded and available to the browser. If it is not it gets/loads it.

dojo.require("domino.view.grid");
dojo.require("dojo.parser");

All those have to be added in all my examples here. In some of the examples in the download I have added more CSS classes and more JavaScript. In the very basic example this is all we need.

Now let’s add the HTML code to our page/form.

<div dojoType="domino.view.grid" url="sessiongrid1" style="height:600px;"></div>

As you can see (click on thumbnail for larger view) this is a very basic example that just displays a 600 pixel high grid from a view called “sessiongrid1″ in the same database as the page/form. If you would look at the “sessiongrid1″ view you would see that these columns are in the same order and widths. If you have specified that a column is not Resizable than you can’t resize it in the Grid either.

In the next example we add an attribute of handleViewDesign=true. That will also read in font families, sizes, colors, style and justification of both column headers and bodies. It will also read in colors for Alternate rows in the view property. You also see in this example that when Display values as icons is selected on the column, it displays in the Grid. Both numbered and shared Resources work.

<div dojoType="domino.view.grid" url="sessiongrid2" handleViewDesign="true" style="height:600px;"></div>

Structure

A really neat feature of Dojo’s Grid is that you can have multi row headers. That gives us a way of displaying more data in less space, especially when we have columns with a lot of text. Again the Book of Dojo explains it for us.

In standard spreadsheet and table terminology, a cell is the basic unit of displayed data. A row is a horizontally aligned contiguous group of cells, and a column is a vertically aligned contiguous group of cells. (Wow, that makes a simple concept sound complex!)

In grid-land, there’s a distinction between rows and subrows. A subrow is what people normally think of as a row – it’s exactly one cell tall. In Grid, a row may be more than one subrow – but it is selectable as a unit.

A View is a group of contiguous logical rows with the same inner and outer “shape”… You specify this in JavaScript with an array of arrays. Each array element is an object literal. The most important property of the object is “name”, which names the column. The column name always appear as the top logical row of the grid, and unlike other rows, it doesn’t scroll up or down.

<div dojoType="domino.view.grid" url="sessiongrid3" structure="myStructure" style="height:600px;"></div>

As you can see we are using a view called “sessiongrid3″. You can find that view in the “Sessions.nsf” database in the download. In that view we have added a column with the SessionAbstract field. This field contains a lot of text and if we displayed it in the same way as the previous examples we would see only two/three documents and we would have to scroll the grid a lot. But as you can see we have added a new attribute to the div, structure="myStructure". That tells the domino.view.grid class NOT to read in the design of the view and creating the structure dynamically, but instead that we are supplying it to the grid. Below you see the code example from the page “Grid 4″ inside “Sessions.nsf”.

var myViewDesign = {
cells: [
[
{
name:'Session ID',
field:"SessionID",
width:'68px',
sortAsc:true,
sortDesc:true
},
{
name:'Location',
field:"SessLocs",
width:'113px',
sortAsc:true,
sortDesc:true
},
{
name:'Begin',
field:"BeginTime",
width:"96px",
sortAsc:true,
sortDesc:true
},
{
name:'End',
field:"EndTime",
width:"96px",
sortAsc:true,
sortDesc:true
},
{
name:'Session Abstract',
field:"SessionAbstract",
width:'auto',
rowSpan: 2
}
],
[
{
name:'Title',
field:"TITLE",
colSpan: 2
},
{
name:'Speaker',
field:"Speaker",
sortAsc:true,
sortDesc:true,
formatter: withLineBreaks,
colSpan: 2
}
]
]
};
var myStructure = [ myViewDesign ];

Let’s take a look at this code. First we create an object called myViewDesign and in that object we have a property of cells which is an array containing two arrays. Each array represents it’s own row. The first array contains five column objects and the last array two column objects.

Let’s look at the first column object: Session ID. As you can see we have a few properties to this object. The first two are required. The name property is what we want it to say in the column header. The field property is the Programmatic Name of that column specified in the view column with Domino Designer. Width is the default width of the column when first displayed. sortAsc and sortDesc set to true is if we have selected that the column can be sorted ascending, descending or both.

If you look at the Session Abstract column object, you’ll see that we have a width of auto and that we added a property of rowSpan: 2. This column is going to span over 2 rows but also extend to the width of the grid.

The last two column objects are in their own array. As you can see both have a colSpan property with a value of 2. Just as you can do in a HTML table these two columns will span over two columns each, leaving only the Session Abstract column by itself. It however spans over two rows as mentioned earlier. The last thing we do is to create an array, myStructure (named so as to match the structure attribute on the div HTML tag representing the grid), and set it to our object myViewDesign. You can see the result to the right.

In this posting I have only scratched the surface of what you can do with Grids. If you download the demo databases you will see many more examples including how to open documents by clicking cells or rows. You also see examples of how to use several Grids in conjunction with each other, i.e. click on a user document in the first Grid and display his/hers sessions in the second.

If you read up on Dojo Grids on the Dojo Toolkit website you’ll see that there are many more things we can do with Grids. One is to update document data inline right there in the Grid. This doesn’t work in the domino.view.grid class yet but I’m working on it. We also need an Agent for that to work. This Grid class does not work with categorized views as of yet, but I’m working on that as well. Check back here on my blog for updates.

I hope you enjoyed this demo/tutorial and as always if you have any comments or questions please post them here.

Jan 292008
 

Today we explore two extended form widgets I used in my Lotusphere session BP212: The Great Code Giveaway: “Beyond Cool”. The first article in this series can be found here. You can download the instructions, code and databases here.

domino.form.ComboBox & domino.form.FilteringSelect

These widgets are extended from dijit.form.ComboBox and dijit.form.FilteringSelect to accommodate for the URL syntax that a Domino view requires when doing a view search. They are modern and Ajax based. You can open both by clicking the down arrow but you can also type in the field to narrow down the choices. The important part of these widgets is in the _startSearch function.

if(key != ""){
var sLetters = "abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz**";
var lastChar = key.substring(key.length-1,key.length);
var sUntilKey = "";
if(isNaN(lastChar)){
var iCharNum = sLetters.indexOf(lastChar);
sUntilKey = key.substring(0,key.length-1) + sLetters.substring(iCharNum+1,iCharNum+2);
}else{
sUntilKey = key.substring(0,key.length-1) + (parseInt(lastChar)+1);
}
query["StartKey"] = key;
query["UntilKey"] = sUntilKey;
}else{
query["StartKey"] = null;
query["UntilKey"] = null;
}

What we do here is creating the URL syntax for a Domino view search that requires the &StartKey= and &UntilKey= arguments to find the document(s) the user is searching for.

From Domino Designer 8 Help:

StartKey=string
Where string is a key to a document in sorted view. The view displays at that document. In cases where there is no match for the StartKey, the next document is returned. So, for example, if the StartKey is “A” and there are no documents that begin with “A”, StartKey returns the first document that begins with “B.”

UntilKey=string
UntilKey is only valid when used with StartKey. It allows you to display the range of view entries beginning with the document specified by StartKey until the document specified by UntilKey. For example, &StartKey=A&UntilKey=B would give you all the entries that start with A. Use the &Count keyword to further limit the number of entries returned within any given range.

How to add to them to your form

Both these widgets are very easy to add to your forms. Both require the domino.data.ViewStore discussed in the previous article so you start by adding that.

<div dojoType="domino.data.ViewStore" jsId="DominoStore" url="../sessions.nsf/sessionlookup"></div>

Here we add a div tag with dojoType of domino.data.ViewStore, we give it a jsId of DominoStore and the url is pointing to a database and view. In this case a database called sessions.nsf parallel to the current database and a view named sessionlookup.

We add a Notes field to our form and make it type Dialog list. In the HTML Attributes of the field we add the following:

"dojoType="domino.form.ComboBox" store="DominoStore" searchAttr="IDTitle" pageSize="10" autoComplete="false""

The store attribute is the same as the jsId attribute of our domino.data.ViewStore above. The pageSize attribute is the number of documents we get/show at a time and the autoComplete attribute is for making the top search value auto complete the field. Try if for yourself by setting it to true.

I left the searchAttr attribute for last because it need some explaining. As you know we are using a store to get the values for the field.

If we open up the view sessionlookup in the database sessions.nsf in Domino Designer we see that the view has two columns. If you look at the Programmatic Name for the first column you’ll see that it is IDTitle. This column is what we want values from so we set the searchAttr to IDTitle. The value saved by a domino.form.ComboBox is the same as what you see.

The difference between a domino.form.ComboBox field and a domino.form.FilteringSelect field is that the latter has an onChange attribute and that the value of the field is always the identifier of the store it is using. What is an identifier you ask? Well, all data stores has a unique identifier. In some cases that is just an incrementing number starting at zero, but in the domino.data.ViewStore I created I used the NoteID. Why not the UNID? Because a document can actually exist several times in the same view.

So in a domino.form.FilteringSelect field representing all speakers I have the following attributes.

"dojoType="domino.form.FilteringSelect" store="SpeakerStore" searchAttr="Name" pageSize="10" autoComplete="false" onChange="setMentor(arguments);""

You can see this field in the “Mentor Selection” form in the “Mentors.nsf” database. It is part of the download. We now need the setMentor function.

function setMentor(arguments){
var identityRequest = {
identity: arguments[0],
onItem: function(item){
var sEmail = SpeakerStore.getValue(item, "Email");
alert(sEmail);
},
onError: function(){
console.error("Fetch failed.");
}
};
SpeakerStore.fetchItemByIdentity(identityRequest);
}

A version of this function can be found in the “index” page inside the “Registration.nsf” database. In this function we first create an object, identityRequest, and set the property identity to the first value in the passed in arguments array by setting identity: arguments[0]. We also have an onItem property. This is the function we call when we have retrieved a value. onError is being called if an error occurs. In the bottom of the function we do the call to the store and pass in our identityRequest object. SpeakerStore.fetchItemByIdentity(identityRequest); In this case we only alert the email address of the user we selected but if you look at the same function in the “index” page mentioned above you’ll see that we call another function to go get the profile from greenhouse.lotus.com for that email.

If you want to dig deeper in all possible attributes that a ComboBox and a FilteringSelect can change see the dijit.form.ComboBox and the dijit.form.FilteringSelect JavaScript files. Remember that in Dojo the name space is done by the periods you see in the names above. So in the folder dijit you find a folder called form where you’ll find the files ComboBox.js and FilteringSelect.js.

I hope this tutorial together with my code examples will clarify these two widgets for you. If not please comment below and I will try to explain further.

Jan 282008
 

At Lotusphere in my session BP212: The Great Code Giveaway: “Beyond Cool” I showed a couple of widgets and a Grid based on the Dojo Toolkit. I’m going to show you how I did those in a couple of articles the next few days. Instead of going through the code line for line I’m just going to highlight some of the changed variables and code. All the code for these examples and demos can be found here.

Extending Dojo code

One of the really powerful things you can do with a large toolkit like Dojo is that you can extend a widget/class instead of having to change the underlying code in the toolkit itself. Instead of having to write all the code for your class you just extend an existing class and change the functions/variables you need to. You can also add your own variables and functions. Extending Dojo code is really easy. You create your own JavaScript file and “require” the existing class/widget.

dojo.provide("my.new.Widget");
dojo.require("dijit.widgetToExtend");
dojo.declare("my.new.Widget", dijit.widgetToExtend, {
variablesToChange: "myNewValue",
functionToChange1: function(arg1){
//New code
},
functionToChange2: function(arg1, arg2){
//New code
}
}

In the example above we have extended a widget class called “dijit.widgetToExtend”. You would copy this JavaScript in a file named Widget.js inside a folder structure of “/my/new/” located parallel to the dijit, dojo and dojox folders. There are other places you can put your code but this is the simplest.

Using dojo.data

What is dojo.data?
Dojo.data is a uniform data access layer that removes the concepts of database drivers and unique data formats. All data is represented as an item or as an attribute of an item. With such a representation, data can be accessed in a standard fashion.

Ultimately, the goal of dojo.data is to provide a flexible set of APIs as interfaces that datastores can be written to conform to. Stores that conform to the standard interfaces should then be able to be used in a wide variety of applications, widgets, and so on interchangeably. In essence, the API hides the specific structure of the data, be it in JSON, XML, CSV, or some other data format, and provides one way to access items and attributes of items consistently.

The great thing about dojo.data stores are that they use a predefined way of getting/setting/updating code in the store. Whoever writes code for widgets that use stores does not have care about where the underlying data is located. It could come from a MySQL database, a XML file on the file system or now a Domino view.

domino.data.ViewStore

I’ve added three variables to this class. You see them below with their default value.

parseTypes: false,
dateFormatLength: "short",
handleAsJSON: true,

parseTypes: Parses all view data into it’s correct format. Numbers become floats, dates become locale dates. Locale dates are dates that show up in the format that the current browser language want to show them.
dateFormatLength: If parseType is true, then show the date in this “length”. Can be long, short, medium or full.
handleAsJSON: Default is that all data from the Domino view is returned with JSON using the “&OutputFormat=JSON”. If you set this to false all data is retrieved using XML instead. JSON was not implemented on the Domino server until version 7.0.2 so if you use a server prior to this you need to set this variable to false.

There are five functions I want to mention briefly.

_filterResponse: Used for parsing view data in JSON format to the required format for a store.
_filterXMLResponse: Used for parsing view data in XML format to the required format for a store.
_returnColumnValue: Helper function to get the value for a specific object. Used from _filterResponse.
_returnEntryValue: Helper function to get the value for a specific XML node. Used from _filterXMLResponse.
_returnDateTime: Helper function to format the Domino date string to a dojo.date.locale.

That’s it for this time. Next time we’ll look at domino.form.ComboBox and domino.form.FilteringSelect that both use the domino.data.ViewStore. Happy coding.

Jan 252008
 

Troy Reimer at SNAPPS has created LotusScript classes for parsing and creating JSON text. These classes are contained within five script libraries. There is a JSONReader and a JSONWriter class together with some wrapper classes including JSONArray and JSONObject. The JSONWriter class is really cool. You can pass it basically anything Notes data related and let it create the JSON for you. This is really handy for passing a NotesDocumentCollection to the class and let it return perfect JSON to the browser or whatever called it.

This class provides two ways of outputing JSON text. The first is to pass an array, list, NotesDocument, NotesDocumentCollection, NotesView, NotesViewEntryCollection, or NotesViewEntry to the ToJSON method. This will render the object as JSON. If the object is a type of view object, the output will be taken from the column values. The output data is basically the same as the properties/values of NotesViewEntry. If the object is a document, its output follows the NotesDocument properties/values.

Troy has wrapped the code in a Notes database and the download can be found here. UPDATE! The link to this download is now available at JSON.org and at OpenNTF.org

Jan 252008
 
Lotusphere 2008 OGS
Photo by Aidy Spender

Rob, Jerald, Troy and I are back home at the office after a very exciting week at Lotusphere 2008. As always I wish I could have attended more sessions but with 5 sessions this year I just ran out of time.

Lotusphere 2008 Boat Race
Photo by Macian

Monday Carl Tyler and I had our heat in the annual Lotusphere Boat Race. Carl could not attend the final on Thursday because of his early flight back home but Troy Reimer from SNAPPS filled in and we finished in 3rd place.

Tuesday morning Troy and I presented BP205 – Extending and Customizing Templates for IBM Lotus Quickr. It was very well attended and even needed a overflow room. The presentation and demo files can be downloaded here.

Lotusphere 2008 Speed Geeking
Photo by RLB865

Tuesday night Rob Novak and I presented a cut down version of that session (in 5 minutes) 12 times at the Speed Geeking event.

Wednesday after lunch Troy and I had our very first Hands-On-Lab at Lotusphere: HND305 – Building Custom Themes for IBM Lotus Quickr and it was repeated the same afternoon by Jerald and Troy. A full room in the morning and almost full in the repeat in the afternoon tells me that we need to do this lab next year as well. Session materials can be downloaded here.

Wednesday afternoon Rob and I presented our session: BP212 – The Great Code Giveaway: “Beyond Cool”. This was the third year we presented a “Code Giveaway” session and it was very well attended. We went over 12 demos in 1 hour and it was a lot of fun. Session materials can be downloaded here.

Wednesday night party was a blast at Universal Studios – Islands of Adventure. Jerald, Troy and I made it to a few of the rides.

Lotusphere 2008 GuruPalooza
Photo by elesar1

Thursday morning Rob and I repeated our BP212 – The Great Code Giveaway: “Beyond Cool” session at 10 AM. To see the room almost full that early the last day of the conference was very exciting.

Thursday afternoon Rob and I also sat on stage for the annual “GuruPalooza” session.

It was a great Lotusphere and I really hope to be at Lotusphere 2009. I’ll see you there.

Nov 162007
 

I have had the privilege to speak at every Lotusphere since 2002. In 2001 my first son, Jakob, was about to be born and my wife did not want me to travel that close to his birth. I have actually never attended Lotusphere as anything other than a speaker. This year I have three sessions accepted by the Content Team.

HND305

Session: Building Custom Themes for IBM Lotus Quickr
Track: Hands-on Sessions
Abstract: The elements of a good user interface are just the beginning when it comes to Lotus Quickr — with this platform, you expose functionality, user context and security in the “look and feel.” Custom themes give you much more. In this first-ever hands-on session you’ll explore the inner workings of themes, building one from scratch (with a little help). Your instructors wrote the book on themes, and have developed more than 100 in the past 8 years for companies worldwide, from simple corporate looks to highly complex, feature-packed themes. You’ll learn the custom tags, tips and tricks on Lotus Quickr CSS, and how to use themes to improve Lotus Quickr performance. You’ll also get some brand new themes you can take home to study … and even deploy!The corresponding breakout session for this hands-on is “AD502 Customizing IBM Lotus Quickr Themes and Skins”.Please refer to the Pocket Agenda for date, time and location information.
Speakers: Viktor Krantz
Troy Reimer

This is the first time that I am presenting at a hands-on session and it will be fun. You will learn a lot about theme developing here.

BP205

Session: Extending and Customizing Templates for IBM Lotus Quickr: Straight from the Developers
Track: Track Four: Best Practices
Abstract: The IBM Lotus Quickr 8 release was quickly followed by a suite of eleven free, open templates, now used by thousands of companies worldwide. Each template has a specific business purpose and design, but they share common elements and reusable techniques and components. In this session, the developers of the templates will dig into the code, expose and explain some of the most valuable components, and teach you to assemble Lotus Quickr applications using a modular, extensible approach. By learning techniques for adding comment capabilities, custom workflow, tagging, and more, you’ll come away with the skills and tools necessary to build your own Lotus Quickr application. Plus, you’ll also receive a new template designed exclusively for Lotusphere 2008!
Speakers: Viktor Krantz
Troy Reimer

This will be a really fun session. You will learn how to extend and combine some of the 11 free templates we at SNAPPS have created for Lotus Quickr 8.

BP212

Session: The Great Code Giveaway: “Beyond Cool”
Track: Track Four: Best Practices
Abstract: All new development techniques are brewing in the labs at SNAPPS, an IBM Business Partner with a penchant for giving expensive code away while providing a great education. It’s always very cool, and incredibly useful — the code is used by businesses, governments, partners, customers, and celebrities to improve applications and techniques. This year the SNAPPS labs have produced some of the most impressive IBM Lotus Domino-centric techniques in four areas: visual effects, data access and processing, mashups, and cross-product integration. Sounds like a lot, and it is! We’ve logged more than 500 hours bringing you these demos, so don’t miss the opportunity to experience “Beyond Cool” and take home incredible examples and full-blown applications!
Speakers: Rob Novak
Viktor Krantz

This is the session I look forward to all year long. Rob Novak and I spend a lot of time on this one. Over 500 hours last year and it will not be less this year. We have delivered it several years in a row now, always with new content, free useful code to take home and sometimes a little cool.

I hope to see you at Lotusphere 2008 in January.

Sep 282007
 

Troy & Viktor at g33k in Stockholm, SwedenTroy Reimer and I spoke for a couple of hours in front of 30 or so geeks Tuesday night in Stockholm, Sweden. Ekakan sponsored the event and Troy and I had a great time. We spoke about the Lotus Quickr Templates, you can download them here, and about workflow lotusscript, JSON and the Dojo Toolkit. It was great to see some familiar faces from past years when I was working in Sweden but also several from Lotusphere.

Viktor and Troy at Icebar, StockholmBefore the event they took us to Icebar Stockholm. They made an entire bar in ice from the northern part of Sweden. That’s right, they ship the ice down and build the walls, bar and seats out of pure ice.

The pictures are taken by Joachim Dagerot who also together with Niklas Waller has blogged about the event.

Sep 202007
 

IBM has announced Lotus Symphony so we finally has a name for the productivity editors inside Lotus Notes 8. This is a free download from IBM and they are based on the OpenOffice suite of editors. Last weeks announcement that IBM will contribute back to OpenOffice community is in direct relation to this announcement. We at SNAPPS have been using these tools for the last few months now and I could not be happier with them. FREE does not hurt either.

There were other announcements made at the New York city event on Tuesday and by Kevin Cavanaugh here at Collaboration University in London yesterday.

Notes Traveler

Mobile support for Lotus Notes and Domino Web Access users through IBM Lotus Notes Traveler- Following the shipping of Lotus Notes and Domino 8 that began worldwide in August, IBM is announcing Lotus Notes Traveler, a new client for Lotus Notes and Domino 8.0.1. Currently scheduled to be available in the first quarter of 2008, Lotus Notes Traveler will provide out-of-the-box, mobile support for Lotus Notes and Domino Web Access users, enabling access to Lotus Domino mail from Microsoft Windows Mobile devices. As currently planned, Lotus Notes Traveler will provide automatic, real-time replication of email, including attachments, calendar, address book, journal and to-do’s and will work over all wired and wireless connections.

Lotus Notes 8.0.1

With a beta coming a few weeks there are a lot of enhancements and new features in the new version of Lotus Notes 8.0.1. New Domino Web Access with two different versions of light (fast) and normal. Finally a secondary calendar & time zones that will work good. Mail file quota guage that Mary Beth Raven showed us at Collaboration University in Kansas City last week and will show here in London on Friday. “To do” UI improvements. They did not have time to get those in in the 8.0 release, but now they will be there. Quickr 8.1 integration into side shelf. 35% increased compression on the databases (sorry, they are called applications now) Native support for 64-bit on Windows and AIX. FIPS 140-2 support, a federal standard for security and Citrix support.

Sametime 8

Sametime 8 will have three flavors – Basic (just IM in Notes), Standard (integration with mobile, telephony integration) and Advanced (meetings +).

WebDialogs purchase became Sametime Unyte – web conference available as a service. Simplifies collaboration outside the intranet. Will link to other Lotus products via plug-ins.

Lotus Quickr 8.1

Side shelf connector for Notes 8.0.1, Connector for MS Outlook. Strong UI improvements and performance improvements of over 50%. Personal file sharing for free to Notes users. Enablers for ECM integration.

HUGE! New product announced available early 2008: Quickr Content Integrator: Migrate from Sharepoint, Exchange public folders, Domino teamrooms, and DDM libraries. Also provides coexistence running in parallel, or migrating. Synchronization is an option.

Lotus Forms 3.0

Dropped Workplace name. This is a big deal – Zero footprint eForms. Browser-based using XML XForms standards.