On This Week in Lotus last week I hinted this might be imminent, then the NDA was lifted, and now here it is - the formal announcement letter for Lotus Quickr 8.5 for Domino:
IBM Lotus Quickr V8.5 for Domino streamlines user experience and is designed to reduce total cost of ownershipAvailable from September 13th, this is a significant new release of Quickr/Domino, including:
At a glance
IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5 for Domino makes it easier to share, save, and search important business content while collaborating with colleagues, clients, and partners. Performance improvements and administrative improvements are designed to reduce the total cost of ownership of Lotus Quickr for Domino.
New capabilities include:
- Streamlined user experience
- Native integration with Enterprise Content Management systems
- Feature enhancements you requested including recycle bin and lists
- More extensibility for easy customization
- More administrative control, reporting, and deployment options
Lotus Quickr 8.5 for Domino integrates with Enterprise Content Management (ECM) repositories. New ECM integration capabilities are:This release is a massive deal for all existing Quickr customers - the new UI, improved connectors and Linux support (+ 100s of other enhancements) all ensure that no existing or prospective Quickr customer should miss taking a good look at what's now available.
Adding features you requested makes Lotus Quickr 8.5 for Domino a competitive and compelling solution for managing business content. Some of the new features included in Quickr 8.5 for Domino are:
- Custom defined mandatory metadata entry, through the Web interface and via Lotus Quickr Connectors
- Direct connection with ECM repositories that allows native display and editing of ECM content directly from the Lotus Quickr Web interface
- Parametric search of ECM content
Additional enhancements make managing Quickr 8.5 for Domino easier:
- Easy document check-in, check-out, and versioning from the Web interface and Lotus Quickr Connectors
- A recycle bin for soft delete capability, which maintains document security
- Round trip editing in all browsers, not just Internet Explorer
- Team calendar overlays to your personal calendar in Lotus Notes or Microsoft Outlook
- Folder level access control making it easy to secure or share content appropriately
- Intuitive lists function to organize data sets and to provide an easy way to visualize, edit, and analyze tabular data
- Representational State Transfer (REST) services for page and document uploads and expansion of Web service APIs that provide additional extensibility and customization
- Easier to manage with new and easier to use administrative control, reporting, and deployment options.
- Easy to upgrade with support for direct upgrade from Quickr 8.2 to Quickr 8.5 for Domino.
- Expanded and stored system usage statistics that allow trend analysis and easier optimization.
- Multilingual Lotus Quickr servers that are supported for organizations who use different languages. You no longer need to deploy multiple Lotus Quickr servers to support more than one language.
- Supports Windows single sign-on so end users can leverage their Windows logon for the Lotus Quickr browser UI and Lotus Quickr Connectors.
- Linux server support provides more choice of operating systems.
I cannot wait to get Quickr 8.5 into production!
By: Stuart McIntyre | 8 Comments | On: 31 August 2010 11:08:00 | Tags: quickr lotus domino 8.5 ga announcement