New plugin for IBM Lotus Symphony – Lotus Web Content Management 7.0

Now this is a neat plugin for Symphony, and one that really will improve productivity for those using Lotus Web Content Management (WCM): IBM Lotus Symphony Plugin for Lotus Web Content Management 7.0 The IBM Lotus Symphony Plugin for Lotus Web Content Management helps customers simplify the process of authoring Web Content managed and delivered […]

LotusLIve Symphony to offer online document editing and collaboration

This was one of my favourite announcements at today’s Lotusphere (#ls11) OGS – the planned release of LotusLive Symphony, a production version of IBM’s Project Concord research project. Ed kicks us off: Today IBM announced LotusLive Symphony, a revolution in online collaborative document editing.  With a preview release later this quarter and final release later […]

Using Lotus Symphony? Do you need Smartsuite compatibility?

Lars Berntrop-Bos raises a request via Ed’s blog: … Keep in mind [that when you replace the Symphony 1.x embedded in the Notes client with Symphony 3.x] you then LOSE the SmartSuite compatibility. A major oversight imho. I regret having to reverse, I rather liked Symphony 3.0. @Ed: Please, please please, I would like to […]

IBM Lotus Symphony 3 Overview

A useful overview of what’s in the newly released Lotus Symphony 3. (I’m trying to track down a higher resolution version of this and will update this post as soon as I find it!) Found it – thanks Eric!

Whats new in Lotus Symphony 3?

The list of what’s changed between Lotus Symphony 1.3 and Lotus Symphony 3 is probably better articulated as ‘what hasn’t changed’ – it really is a complete line-by-line rewrite to take in the changes in the OpenOffice 3 code. However, there is a detailed list in the Release Notes for Symphony 3 – here are […]

Lotus Symphony 3 now available for download

As promised, the new release of Lotus Symphony is up on the site and available for download today.   Based on the OpenOffice version 3 code, this is a massive step forward for Symphony, with much improved UI, increased fidelity with both OpenOffice and Microsoft Office formats, read support for Office 2007/2010 documents and much […]

Lotus Symphony 3 discussed on This Week in Lotus podcast

Two members of IBM’s Lotus Symphony team joined Darren Duke and I on the This Week in Lotus podcast this week to discuss the latest news regarding the upcoming Lotus Symphony 3 release: Guests:   David Pearson (twitter | email) is a senior architect in the IBM Software Services for Lotus Centre of Excellence, and […]

Lotus Symphony 3 Beta 4 now available

Lotus Symphony 3 Beta 4 is now available! Give it a try. Tell us what you think. Lotus Symphony 3 Beta represents a major new advancement for our Lotus Symphony users. Based on current OpenOffice.org 3 code stream. Lotus Symphony 3 Beta offers loads of new features and capabilities and improved file fidelity. The Lotus […]

Lotus Symphony 3 Beta 3 is now available

A little late with this news, something about real life getting in the way of blogging – terrible 😉 Anyway, the latest beta of Lotus Symphony version 3 (based on OpenOffice 3 code) is now available.  IBM EMEA sales leader Darren Adams does a good job of passing on the news: I’ve been using Symphony […]

PCMech review: Lotus Symphony 3 Beta 2

The Lotus Symphony 3 Beta code has been out for a few months now, and it is beginning to gain some traction (even against the news of the Office 2010 launch and the Google IO conference). PCMech.com prides itself on no-nonsense tech news to “Help Normal People Get Their Geek On”, and have published a […]

Tom’s Hardware reviews Lotus Symphony

It’s always good to see a fair balanced review of a product, and Tom’s Hardware seem to be one of the better sites at group tests.  This week they’ve taken a look at Linux-based Office applications, including Lotus Symphony 1.3.  This summary concludes their review, entitled ‘A Different Kind of Office Suite’: Overall, Symphony is […]

Looking for Lotus Symphony templates?

Were you aware that the Lotus Symphony website features a large collection of free downloadable templates for the Symphony productivity tools? Documents: Presentations: Spreadsheets: So if you’re looking for ways to spruce up your Symphony presentations or to make yourself even more productive in Symphony Documents, you know where to look.

Lotus Symphony goes mobile

Interesting Lotus Symphony news on the wire today… IBM, VMware and Keepod products family manufacturer NSEC, today announced that they have partnered to offer IBM’s Lotus Symphony productivity software suite on Keepod devices for the first time. IBM’s Lotus Symphony software suite helps users create, edit and share documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Based on an […]

Network World: No alternative to Microsoft Office? IBM begs to differ

Great coverage of the latest Lotus Symphony announcements from Network World: IBM Thursday announced upgrades to and a roadmap for its 15-month-old Lotus Symphony suite of productivity tools, emphasizing it indeed offers an alternative to Microsoft Office. The move comes after Microsoft recently said that a court order to remove Office from store shelves next […]

Lotus Symphony 1.3 education offerings

It’s been a while since I checked out the Lotus Symphony Wiki, but I have to say, a lot of impressive new content has been added recently.   This includes some excellent training material for end users that would be chargeable for most vendor’s products – IBM is providing an amazing resource providing it at […]

What’s new in Lotus Symphony 1.3?

From the Lotus Symphony 1.3 release notes: What’s New in Symphony 1.3? Functional enhancements: * Enabled Microsoft Office 2007 files import support. * Significant enhancements in DataPilot in spreadsheets, including show/hide field items panel, drill down to details, DataPilot cache support, and default styles. * Numbering enhancement in documents to improve interoperability with Microsoft Word. […]

Lotus Symphony 1.3 is here!

The Lotus Symphony 1.3 press release states: IBM Unleashes New Symphony for Millions of Microsoft Office Customers IBM (NYSE: IBM) is offering millions of companies and consumers the chance to save hundreds of dollars on each of their Microsoft Office licenses by providing support for Microsoft Office 2007 with the newest version of Lotus Symphony, […]