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The IBM Lotus Notes/Domino and Symphony products family update, as of May, 2009.

The IBM Lotus Notes/Domino and Symphony products family update, as of May, 2009.

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  • 1. Lotus Notes and Domino Product family strategy and update Ed Brill Director, Product Management
  • 2. A catalyst for productivity – More than just an inbox Social networking— blogs, mashups, activities Instant Personal messaging content library Documents, Feeds, presentations, My Widgets, spreadsheets Live Text E-mail, calendar, Collaborative and contacts business applications
  • 3. Consistent pattern of frequent Notes/Domino releases September, August, 2002: September, 2007: January 6, 2005: Notes and Notes and Notes and 2009: Notes/ Domino 8 Domino 6 Domino 7 Domino 8.5 September, February, October, 2008: 2003: 2006: Notes and Notes and Notes and Domino 8.0.1 Domino 6.5 Domino 7.0.2
  • 4. Notes/Domino 8 upgrades ahead of historical trend
  • 5. Notes/Domino Ecosystem
  • 6. Notes/Domino 8.5 ships!
  • 7. Lotus Notes - an Integrated Platform Compelling to users • End user productivity • Desktop choice: Linux, Windows, Mac • Mobility: Nokia, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, web (Lotus iNotes) Rapid Application Development • Eclipse-based Designer • XPages to modernize web applications • Leverages existing expertise, apps Cost savings 30+% • Admin 30% / Storage 50% • IBM saves 70+ petabytes = $M
  • 8. Lotus Notes 8.5 – Top ten improvements 10. Drag/Drop of Text within Rich Text Editor 9. Offline support for Activities 8. Choose from multiple addresses for a person in typeahead 7. Ability to make your own views look like the PIM views 6. Forward contact as vCard (along with better import/export) 5. iNotes improvements (e.g. Calendar support in Lite mode) 4. Roaming user available with new file-based option 3. Support of Lotus Notes ID Vault and Lotus Notes Shared Login 2. MAC and Ubuntu Linux Support 1. Calendar Federation
  • 9. Lotus Domino 8.5 – Top ten improvements 10.Notes Shared Login 9. LZ1 compression inside databases 8. Domino router enhancements 7. Transaction log improvements (up to 50% CPU reduction) 6. Domino Configuration Tuner 5. Domino Designer in Eclipse 4. Notes ID vault 3. XPages 2. Document compression (introduced in 8.0.1 as well) 1. Domino Attachment and Object Service (DAOS) + I/O improvements
  • 10. Notes/Domino 8.x survey results – March/April 09 Areas of TCO savings experienced (% of Total responses) 35% 30% 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% Disk savings Server App Dev Improved Other (DAOS/ ~40-60% consolidation modernized service quality ODS, support,training
  • 11. 11 11 Projected upgrade savings for one 70K user organization $1,430,206 in annual TCO savings (a 23% reduction) through centralization, server reduction and modernization of Lotus Notes and Domino Software.
  • 12. Lotus Notes & Domino – LotusLive Notes  A cost effective way to provide organizations with a complete messaging solution – Ideal for organizations with < 10,000 – 15,000 users  Reduce overhead (e.g.: hardware, administration) – IBM is responsible for the infrastructure, customers have control of their environment  Generate predictable costs without capital expenditures – Fixed per user pricing: US$8 - $14 per user per month  Rapidly roll out your messaging infrastructure – IBM provides the infrastructure and administration  Secure & reliable – Benefit from IBM security standards framework and resources
  • 13. Lotus Foundations Start is an all-in-one software appliance Email and collaboration Choice of email clients: Lotus Remote Notes®, Lotus iNotes and support for Access Backup AntiSpam Microsoft® Outlook® AntiVirus Lotus SymphonyTM office productivity tools: spreadsheets, presentation and documents Network infrastructure, firewall, VPN, Firewall Web secure remote access VPN Server File management Backup, Disaster Recovery File AntiVirus and AntiSpam & Print Office Server Mail Productivity VM Ware Hypervisor (Run MS Windows Applications) Server
  • 14. Lotus Foundations Branch Office  Support deployment of Lotus Foundations Start as branch office solution for organizations with existing Lotus Domino infrastructure at head office.  Deploy Lotus Foundations in branch office but manage Lotus Foundations Domino server as another Domino server in the enterprise  Lotus Domino systems and user administration for Foundations - done from Lotus Domino enterprise server  Lotus Foundations administration - done either from branch office or locally  External mail is routed to enterprise node.  Domino users local to the Lotus Foundations Domino instance can be automatically provisioned with user access to capabilities such as file server etc
  • 15. 8.5 Application Development Themes  Provide developers with a modern development tool IDE Do for developers what Notes 8 did for end users – Improve usability and productivity – Address various developer pain points from previous versions Attract new developers to the platform  The Web Has Never looked better Allow developers to build attractive, modern web apps that leverage Web 2.0 technologies with less work Provide means to incrementally update existing Domino Web applications
  • 16. Domino 8.5 –Introducing XPages  What are XPages? – A new design element for Domino Designer – A runtime designed to generate modernWeb applications  Brings State-of-the-Art Web technology to Domino 8.5 – Leverages Java Server Face based, proven Java runtime, from Lotus Component Designer – XPages are designed for generating modern Web applications • Built-in Web 2.0 features  Solves problems expressed by the Domino community – Known limitations are addressed • UI/data separation, HTML generation control, server state, localization, extensibility, etc. – Same modern rendering technology can target multiple clients
  • 17. Even Great Looking Domino Web Apps Can Benefit from 8.5! quot;XPage technology drastically reduces the time it takes us to develop Domino applications. We no longer need to spend time developing client side JavaScript/Ajax code since many of things we built in this manner are now core features of XPages. Additionally, the ability to more easily leverage standard techniques like CSS makes building a compelling user experience much easier.quot; Bruce Elgort Eljugi software llc
  • 18. Alloy by IBM and SAP – Released March 2009 Reports management • Give Users information to make good decisions Travel Management • Request, review & approve trip details quickly Workflow Decisions Management • Manage and expose SAP Workflow decision steps in Notes Leave Management • Manage vacations from Lotus notes calendar Custom Integration • Add contextual information to facilitate better decisions
  • 19. Future Directions for Lotus Notes and Domino
  • 20. What are we deploying with the Catalog?  Eclipse Feature and Plug-ins – Global Add-On Stock Toolbar Sidebar Panel Context Menu extension
  • 21. the professional network preview!  LinkedIn brings the power of your professional network into your Inbox  Seamless integration and access to Network Updates, Profiles, People Search, and more  LiveText integration for context sensitive search  Up to date information for your business contacts results in smarter collaboration  Will be available as a plug-in for Lotus Notes and a Component for building Composite Applications  “Business productivity is now a function of how effectively you can find, connect and collaborate with people and information you can trust.”
  • 22. Lotus Notes Traveler 8.5.1 early beta – May 2009  Includes support for ActiveSync – support for Apple iPhone  Email (including attachments)  Calendar  Contacts  Will be tested by ~300 customers/ business partners  Test driving will be available on Lotus Greenhouse starting 5/15
  • 23. Domino Designer  New Editors  A new Eclipse-based LotusScript editor  A new Eclipse Java editor  Xpages continues  Performance improvements  Designer Usability improvements – New XPages dialog – Working sets – Finishing touches – some little things...  New out of the box XPages Controls to expand capability – Outline – Menu bar – Tool bar – Tag cloud – Popup Dialog, using the Dojo library  Xpages Data Sources – XML, Rest, SOAP, Relational
  • 24. Improvements for the End User – Notes “9”  Improve Search -Total Recall; simplified way of finding things more easily  Group Calendar  Intelligent subscription of feeds within mail inbox  Work with others more seamlessly – Contacts and Mail Federation  Track work more efficiently – Unified Task Management
  • 25. Lotus Symphony
  • 26. IBM Lotus Symphony Frustrated with business productivity tool costs and upgrades? Could your time and budget be better spent elsewhere? Documents  Integrated office productivity tools  No additional charge  Based on Lotus Symphony software Presentations – Helps reduce ongoing licensing costs and dependence on a single software vendor – Available to virtually anyone and everyone – Use at work and at home Spreadsheets
  • 27. Five Themes of Lotus Symphony Development  Lotus Symphony is part of a long-term, key investment strategy by IBM – Promote use of ODF to help facilitate innovation in market – Long term: Advance IBM's position as market leader in new, dynamic models for document creation and manipulation Beyond Breakthrough document manipulation experience Office Programmable Programmability for ISVs, extensible and open Extensible Cross integration with Lotus portfolio, Linked Value with Portfolio first choice for office tools of Lotus users Usability, capability, stability, interoperability, deployability and Meet Needs of Users, Deployable platform support
  • 28. Lotus Symphony is award-winning  Infoworld US:  “Lotus Symphony is the most polished of this particular pack of productivity suites.”  CNET:  “Microsoft is not just overpriced – for most users it’s overkill. That’s why I’ve been increasingly recommending IBM Lotus Symphony, a rounded office suite that just so happens to be free.”  CRN:  “With so many great products entering the Channel this year, choosing which ones could be deemed product of the year was not an easy decision. But our winners this year certainly stood out as the best of the best, and we congratulate all of our winners of the CRN Test Center product of the year award.”
  • 29. IBM Lotus Symphony – Roadmap (2009-2010) Focus Areas:  MS Office Interoperability -- MS Office 2007 Support, VB Support  Code re-base to Open Office 3  Programmability  ODF 1.2 Support Symphony 2.x 2H 2010 VB Macro cont'd Solution Enablement Linked Value Symphony 2.0 1H 2010 OO 3.x code base Symphony 1.3 ODF 1.2 Q2 2009 VB Macro MS Office 2007 Support MS Office 2007 Support cont'd DataPilot Tables cont'd Enhanced LotusScript APIs
  • 30. Resources
  • 31. Resources ● Notes and Domino home page at http://ibm.com/notes or http://ibm.com/domino (plus advertising at http:// ibm.com/lotusnotes ) ● Notes 8 training materials at ibm.com/developerworks/ lotus/notes ● Notes/Domino 8.5 now available at ibm.com/lotus/ notesanddomino ● Access all Notes/Domino-related bloggers at www.planetlotus.org
  • 32. Lotus Notes/iNotes -- 25% discount  Appeals to both new customers to the Lotus Notes and Domino 8.x platform and existing customers who are looking to renew/reinstate maintenance – Discount on all Notes and iNotes (including Domino Express) new license products by 25% – Discount on Notes and iNotes maintenance after license (MAL) by 25% – Promotion running 90 days – May 12 to August 5, 2009  Note: CEO bundles and Domino server pricing not included in promotion
  • 33. IBM Multimedia Library for Lotus Notes A comprehensive collection of more than 1,000 Lotus tutorials and video clips showing users how to perform essential tasks. Target Audience: • Enterprises with end users Benefits: • Affordable solution for Lotus customers • Support for 11 languages • Reduced tech support calls and costs • Individual clips can be “drip fed” to employees via e-mail to prepare for a product rollout or upgrade. • Clips include step-by-step text instructions • Can be embedded right into the Notes client * English, French, Canadian French, Spanish, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, German, Japanese, Chinese Simplified and Chinese Traditional
  • 34. Thank you! ed_brill@us.ibm.com www.edbrill.com Twitter: @edbrill