One of the primary benefits of IBM using the Eclipse/Expeditor platform for Lotus Symphony (vs. shipping it as a native package for each client OS) is that it allows the use of plug-ins – effectively turning the Symphony UI into a platform for composite applications – try doing that with Microsoft Word 😉
One of the first Symphony plug-ins to be shipped is the new ‘Learning Plug-In’:
Announcing the Public Availability of the Learning Plug-In for IBM Lotus Symphony!
The Learning Plug-In for IBM Lotus Symphony is now available on the Lotus Symphony wiki. Download and install the plug-in to access end-user learning materials.
The Learning Plug-In for IBM Lotus Symphony is a sidebar plug-in that is used to view and filter learning materials inside IBM Lotus Symphony 1.2. Download and install the plug-in to access the following types of Lotus Symphony user training materials:
• Show me Demos
• Video Tours
• Web Seminars
• Reference Cards
You can filter content by Symphony Documents, Spreadsheets, or Presentations.
You can provide feedback about the plug-in by right-clicking on any topic or resource. Select Feedback from the context menu to display a form that you can use to provide the plug-in team with your feedback.
The plug-in will be available soon on the plug-ins page of the Lotus Symphony Web site. But you can get it now on the Lotus Symphony Wiki.
This looks to be a tremendous aid to adoption of Lotus Symphony within your organisation, so do take a closer look.