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Lotusphere 2009 Opening General Session Highlights in 1 minute – Many Announcements January 20, 2009

Posted by Glenn Irvine in Blog, Commentary, Events.
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Well at a glance from the Flickr photos and the live blogs, these are the highlights at this year’s Lotusphere Opening General Session…


  1. Dan Akroyd was a Special Guest Speaker
  2. Coca-Cola, Netjets, and HSBC all spoke at the OGS
  3. Blackberry BES Server supported by Domino 8.5 already
  4. Blackberry now supports all the Lotus Applications incl. Sametime, Quickr, Connections
  5. Announcing: At 7am US-EST  (10pm here in Australia) Lotus Bluehouse became www.lotuslive.com
  6. Lotus Live will include more from acquistions
  7. Symphony 1.3 will support Office 2007 Formats
  8. Announcing: Project Atlantic IBM Lotus/SAP is now called “Alloy”
  9. Announcing: IBM Smartmarket – an “AppStore” for IBM BP Applications
  10. IBM Partnering with OpenNTF
  11. Lotus Foundations will soon be shipping with VMWare Support
  12. N-Way Conference Calls demonstrated on Sametime 8.5
  13. Lotus Connections introducing Microblogging & Facebook Wall like functionality
  14. Lotus Live is for all size companies (from 1+ users)
  15. Lotus Live announcing partnerships with Salesforce.com, LinkedIn & Skype
  16. Portal Logo has gone Yellow !!!
  17. Revamped Lotus Ads are looking better (US)

Have a look at the Flickr Images.

And these screenshots of Lotuslive & Smartmarket.




Glenn Irvine



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