Open Mic: Planning for deployment of Lotus Sametime 8.5 (January 27, 2010)

Now this will be an interesting call, particularly given how complex the Sametime 8.5 product is perceived to be:

You are invited to participate in an IBM Open Microphone call with IBM subject matter experts to discuss planning for deployment of Lotus Sametime 8.5 (namely, deployment considerations, install planning, and upgrade considerations).

Title:  Open Mic: Planning for deployment of Lotus Sametime 8.5
Announcement: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=477&uid=swg21418099

Date:  January 27, 2010
Time:  10:00 a.m. eastern standard time (EST) [15:00 GMT]
Toll free US:  1-866-803-2143
Toll call US:   1-210-795-1098
International Numbers: Within the announcement
Passcode: SAMETIME

The Sametime team plans to host a series of these calls around the Sametime 8.5 product. Some of the future topics considered include: Install, Configuration, Administration, and so on. As these calls are scheduled, we will send announcements to this distribution list.

Call format:
The IBM Open Mic calls are intended to provide you the opportunity to interact directly with the IBM Lab developing IBM software products, namely Lotus Sametime 8.5 in this case, to have product questions answered.

We announce a topic for each call in order to ensure we have the appropriate expertise available to participate. Questions outside the announced topic area will only be answered if time allows and to the extent we have the appropriate expertise represented.  Questions should be of general interest and by their nature help you install, configure, manage or optimize your environment or processes. Troubleshooting of specific problems should still be handled by Technical Support, not by Open Mic calls.

The format of the call will be discussion-based question and answer.  There is no formal presentation. After a brief introduction, the call moderator will lead a Question and Answer session, so please bring your questions to the call, or submit them in advance by using the Sametime forum on developerWorks with a category of “OpenMic” or direct email to stinfo@us.ibm.com. We will collect questions that have been posted to the forum and address as many of them as possible on the call. We will also take questions not submitted in advance.

If you are interested in learning more about Sametime 8.5 product before joining this call, refer to the Sametime 8.5 Information Center.

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!