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IBM extends Sametime support to 2021. What next for IBM in the UC space?

IBM Sametime is a robust communications offering designed to accelerate your social business by driving faster decisions, with more complete information powered by the business experts in your organization. The suite of tools in Sametime helps unlock the value in your underutilized communications systems by integrating them into a more intuitive system. Sametime tools and […]

The new IBM Sametime widgets for IBM Connections are now available

I posted last week that new Sametime integration had been announced for IBM Connections, in the form of Meetings and Chat Room widgets.  However, at the time they had not yet been released. Well, good news! They are now available for download from the IBM Collaboration Solutions Catalog: IBM Sametime Meeting Rooms Widget for IBM […]

The new IBM Sametime widgets for IBM Connections are now available

I posted last week that new Sametime integration had been announced for IBM Connections, in the form of Meetings and Chat Room widgets.  However, at the time they had not yet been released. Well, good news! They are now available for download from the IBM Collaboration Solutions Catalog: IBM Sametime Meeting Rooms Widget for IBM […]

IBM Sametime hits the iOS App Store

Ed Brill has previously discussed the upcoming IBM Sametime native mobile client for iOS. It is now available in the App Store: We are very excited to bring you the IBM Sametime Mobile Client for iOS! This gives you access to IBM’s award-winning platform for Unified Communications on today’s hottest devices – the iPhone and […]

Sametime Unified Telephony Lite announced

One definition of ‘Lite’ = ‘a simplified or less challenging version’ IBM Sametime Unified Telephony Lite Client 8.5.2 simplifies telephony integration into a social business environment IBM Sametime Unified Telephony Lite Client 8.5.2 simplifies telephony integration into a social business environment as an excellent entry point to step into a full unified communications solution: A […]

MSN Messenger plugin for Lotus Sametime now available

For a very long time now, Lotus Sametime customers have been asking for integration with MSN Messenger.  Whilst the Sametime Gateway product has been able to connect with AIM and GTalk for a long while, integration with MSN has not been forthcoming. This hasn’t changed, but the good news is that there is now a […]

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: […]

Update on ExtST – IBM’s external Sametime service

Those that follow me on Twitter, via this blog or have seen my comments on other blogs will know that I have had a significant issue with IBM’s external Sametime service for a number of years.  Also, may of you will be aware that I am not alone in this – other bloggers of note […]

Sametime goes Virtual

Many of the readers of this blog will have seen Sametime 3D demonstrated in the Innovation Lab at Lotusphere2009, or if not, may have seen a presentation on YouTube – I blogged about it back in March. Today at the Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston, Sametime 3D will be announced as a product available for […]

Sametime Unified Telephony announced (and no, it’s not an April Fools!)

Great to see the news from VoiceCon today, Sametime Unified Telephony formally announced and demo’d: IBM Brings Future of Voice Collaboration to Legacy IT Systems New Unified Communications Service and Partner Solutions for IBM Sametime Unified Telephony ORLANDO, FL.  April 1, 2009 – At VoiceCon, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today showcased the future of enterprise voice […]

IBM releases Lotus Sametime 3D for customer trial

Many of you will have seen IBM’s research project looking at delivering Sametime functionality through virtual worlds… Today this becomes available for customers to try out: IBM CREATES SOFTWARE FOR HOLDING FACE-TO-FACE MEETINGS IN VIRTUAL WORLDS Allows meeting-goers to teleport themselves to virtual conference rooms — no reservations necessary        ARMONK, NY, March […]

Sametime Unyte 8.2 announced

Announced today: IBM Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting 8.2 strengthens global collaboration among businesses and enhances the customer Web event and meeting experience Within the next few months, IBM Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting will include these exciting features:     * Support of PDF and ODF document formats in addition to Microsoft formats     * […]

Lotus Sametime and LDAP – a lesson learnt in testing

Lesson learnt this morning… Don’t try, even in very small scale test mode, to set Sametime to use itself as an LDAP server – it doesn’t work. You get errors such as this: 19/06/2008 12:29:34   Error attempting to access the Directory *[127.0.0.1]:389 (no available alternatives),  error is LDAP Server is NOT available. It appears […]

Sametime 8.0.1 available for download

As Adam announced yesterday, Sametime 8.0.1 is now available on Passport Advantage and Partnerworld.  Screen shot below is from Partnerworld: It looks as though they have updated the existing Sametime 8.0.0 eAssemblies rather than adding new ones, so watch out for that. — An update – it looks as though all the eAssembly names have […]

More on Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting

Following on from my post yesterday about the Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting announcement, I now have some pricing details… * Please note, these are in UK Pounds Sterling, are PA base prices, and are obviously subject to change and/or discounts etc. * Part Number Description Max. number of particpants Price (GBP) D042XLL IBM Lotus Sametime […]

IBM Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting now available for purchase

This is an interesting announcement, and I guess is not unexpected, but I see it as being significant for a number of reasons. First the summary: IBM Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting delivers conferencing service Overview IBM Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting, an Internet-delivered Web conferencing service, is especially useful outside the boundaries of a corporate firewall. […]

Lack of Domino 8 support for Sametime and Quickr

Strange, very strange… Ed was recently making the point that he is regularly being asked for Notes/Domino 8 customer case studies and references, but was unable to provide them as not many customers have yet rolled out ND8 in any sizable user numbers, or else were as yet unwilling to be references. In the comments […]