Well I knew that some of this was coming, but was expecting it in 'Quickr Next'... Instead, IBM has rolled a number of new features into an update to Quickr 8.2:
IBM Lotus Quickr 8.2 adds capabilities, infrastructure support,and upgrade optionsSo, Quickr gains the great new Files and Wikis features from Connections, which will definitely be an improvement on the functions that existed in Quickr previously - though Quickr services for Domino customers will need to deploy a WAS-based service to get this.
IBM Lotus Quickr 8.2 adds:
* Lotus Connections Files and Wikis for Lotus Quickr product entitlements.
* Lotus Quickr services for WebSphere Portal that supports Oracle 10.2 as an alternative database.
* Lotus Quickr services for WebSphere Portal that supports AIX V5.3.
* National language support for all languages supported on previous versions of Lotus Quickr.
* Upgrade capability from Lotus Quickplace 6.5.1 or 7.0 directly to Lotus Quickr 8.2 without requiring intermediate steps.
IBM Lotus Quickr 8.2 delivers:
* New social collaboration dimensions for Lotus Quickr via Lotus Connections Files and Wikis. The files capability complements team libraries by providing an option for individuals to share files with others on an adhoc basis. It provides an easy-to-use Web 2.0 alternative to outdated network drives. The wikis capability complements the wiki component in team spaces with a full-function, standalone wiki environment.
* Two new, frequently requested infrastructure options for Lotus Quickr services for WebSphere Portal.
o Support for AIX V5.3, providing a highly scalable server alternative and giving you the ability to leverage your existing systems administration skills.
o Support for Oracle 10.2 as an alternative database. If you have standardized on Oracle as your database of choice, you can now more easily incorporate Lotus Quickr into your infrastructure.
* National language support for Lotus Quickr services for Domino 8.2 giving organizations around the world the opportunity to leverage the recently announced enhancements to Lotus Quickr.
* Direct upgrade process that provides organizations, who are currently running Lotus Quickplace 6.5.x or 7.0.x, with the ability to upgrade to Lotus Quickr 8.2 without first upgrading to intermediate versions. This makes the transition process much more efficient and economical, and enables organizations to benefit from the advanced capabilities and ease-of-use of Lotus Quickr.
Planned availability date
September 28, 2009: Electronic software delivery
Refer to the complete letter for national language availability.
In addition, the J2EE version of Quickr gets support for AIX and Oracle - I know that one of my customners has been crying out for Oracle support for a while, so this will really help!
By: Stuart McIntyre - Quickr Blog | 2 Comments | On: 8 September 2009 07:28:45 | Tags: quickr 8.2