‘IBM plans to expand the IBM Connections supported server platforms to include support of IBM i’

Interesting announcement of enhancements to System i 7.1, including:

However, this line way down the document could make the biggest splash of all:

IBM plans to expand the IBM Connections supported server platforms to include support of IBM i.

No idea on dates yet, but this is big news for all System i customers.

Also:

IBM plans to provide IBM i native support for Lotus Notes® Traveler on IBM i 6.1, 7.1, and later. With the IBM i native support, IBM i users would be able to deploy Lotus Notes Traveler server on IBM i to keep a consolidated and simplified environment.

This is fantastic – Domino, Sametime and now Traveler and Connections on the System i platform.  Choice for customers and great performance and reliability for end users.

Kudos to Steve Pitcher for helping to make this happen.  I know Sharon is going to be very very excited!

Stuart McIntyre is a Senior Strategist at Fostering Community Limited. He curates a number of product-focused news sites, is a lapsed podcaster, founded the Social Connections user group and regularly speaks at conferences and events. This blog represents his own slightly-eccentric and usually-controversial opinions!