Quickr goes beyond QuickPlace to offer support for blogs and wikis. It also includes “connectors” for a wide variety of client- and server-side resources. Quickr components can be included in both browser and Lotus Expeditor (the clunky name for IBM’s extended version of the Eclipse Rich Client Platform) clients, including Notes 8.0 and Sametime 7.5. Quickr can also be leveraged, as previously noted, from Microsoft Office and Windows Explorer, making it directly competitive with Windows SharePoint Services. On the server side, Quickr will, later in 2007, offer Java Content Repository (JCR) and FileNet P8 options for storage, although those versions won’t offer functional parity with the Domino (also known as NSF, for Notes Storage Facility) based version of Quickr in the foreseeable future. IBM has also discussed the possibility of a SharePoint connector for Quickr, something that could help IBM effectively “embrace and extend” SharePoint in some customer accounts.and then, an uplifting closing statement:
Overall, however, IBM Lotus has managed, with Quickr, to create a compelling and competitive new collaboration product that complements its Notes/Domino, Sametime, and WebSphere Portal product families.
Well worth a read...
By: Stuart McIntyre | 0 Comments | On: 7 February 2007 17:41:00 | Tags: lotus quickr