IBM is all set to release Lotus Notes and Domino 8 on Friday. The new version is based on the Eclipse software framework and a new platform called Expeditor. The initial release is to be in an electronic format with a physical release slated for September.
An excerpt from the news at VNUnet.com:
The platform allows developers to create Eclipse-based code for use within the client that can function on Linux, OS X and Windows platforms.
The summary of features from this News.com release includes:
- Sidebar to displays contacts, RSS, and Atom feeds
- Ability to export documents to PDF
- Mail recall feature
- New cluster replication technology
- Support for open document format
IBM's latest release is a competitor to Microsoft's Exchange, which supposedly has a larger share of the world's e-mail servers. Will IBM's ‘Open Platform' approach grab more market share?