Of the stuff that interests me:

Connections is the new Lotus
IBM strengthened and unified its naming strategy using the IBM Connections brand. Throughout 2014 customers will see IBM increasingly expand the use of the IBM Connections brand and naming throughout our collaborative SaaS and on premises software portfolio.

  • IBM Connections “Next” – this will be a new release of the on premises version of IBM Connections.
  • IBM Mail next is based on Domino both for backend and frontend
  • IBM Sametime is now IBM Connections Chat, IBM Sametime Meetings is IBM Connections Meetings

New in IBM Connections Next
  • Ability to collaborate with external users directly without needing to set up a separate collaboration space.
  • Add new Users by their e-mail and give them access to parts of Connections.
  • Ephox editor now in Connections
  • The capability to change the landing page of an ibm connections community to a blog, wiki
  • File sync !!! Its like dropbox for ibm connections file
  • New feature in #connections you can surf files in a community in Windows Explorer
  • @ mentions coming across the whole product,
  • Forums have a make over too, enhanced view, answered questions
  • IBM Connections Next blog comments are now threaded, and there are permalinks for individual sub-threads
  • Shared connections community folders, file improvements for moving files, improvements to the media gallery & files previews
  • Update desktop plugins and mobile apps with file sync to allow users to travel stress free knowing they have the latest version of a file always available to them.

New in IBM Notes/Domino
  • Out of office support coming to Traveler
  • Notes/Domino language packs to be released at the same time as English. Yes, the EXACT same time
  • Apache Solr will be used for search in future versions of Notes, but GTR is not dead yet
  • Domino Applications in the cloud are now available through a ready-made Platform as a Service offering build on IBM SoftLayer.

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