IBM Notes & Domino 9.0 Social Edition – Public beta now available!

Today, one day before the day previously mentioned, IBM have made the public beta of IBM Notes and Domino 9.0 Social Edition available for download. This is perhaps because of the fact that tomorrow is the opening day here in the US for The Hobbit, and IBM figured that all us geeks will go watch that instead of playing with the latest version of Notes.

This is what IBM says about the new version:

IBM Notes and Domino 9.0 Social Edition Public Beta isa preview of the next release of Notes, iNotes, Domino Designer, Domino and Notes Traveler. IBM Notes and Domino software puts you on a solid path to becoming a social business. IBM Notes and Domino 9.0 Social Edition Public Beta provides significant new social capabilities including :

  • Activity streams: allow you to view and take action quickly on content and events
  • Embedded Experiences: allow you to access business critical actions from other applications without leaving your email. This brings collaboration in-context and results in tighter integration across iNotes, Connections, Notes, app dev (XPages), and 3rd-party products and services
  • Contemporary user interface, simpler navigation, easier to locate information both in Notes and iNotes
  • IBM Notes Browser Plug-in: allows rapid delivery of IBM Notes Social Edition applications to the web
  • Incorporation of a social application container, based on the OpenSocial standard, which provides for development of a reusable set of “gadgets” from both IBM and third parties
  • Inclusion of the XPages Extension Library which greatly improves developer productivity when building collaborative workflow driven applications for web, mobile web and Notes
  • Domino Designer provides a new home page, editor enhancements and a server-side JavaScript debugger for use with XPages
  • Enhancements to Domino REST services and new Calendaring and Scheduling APIs
  • Domino integration: SAML, OAuth
  • Notes Traveler: Windows Phone 7.5/8; BlackBerry 10 BES support; IBM i Server

There are already some screenshots available online, and I plan to look closer at the product over the weekend and next week. I am currently downloading the 2GB of files I need…

Downloading Notes & Domino 9.0

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