This is an IBM announcement our marketing manager asked me (very nicely) to publish here.
The recent release of the IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8 platform gives developers more integration and business solution
options than ever before. To celebrate this extensibility we would like to offer our Business Partners free access to Lotus development specialists
who will assist you in creating Notes and Domino 8 business solutions.
Your existing solutions will continue to run in Lotus Notes and Domino 8 without modification -- all new integration options supplement existing application development capabilities. Our Lotus development specialists will work with you to explore possible integration scenarios and guide you through the details of this new set of integration options including:
The Composite Application Framework
The Lotus Notes 8 platform allows developers to build reusable, loosely coupled components which can be assembled into composite applications. These reusable components can be created from NSF, Eclipse or IBM Lotus Expeditor technology. Our specialists can evaluate your requirements and propose strategies for developing reusable components or improving integration with a composite application.
The Sidebar and Toolbar
The Lotus Notes 8 sidebar and toolbar are in the end user's sight at all times so they provide an excellent opportunity to display a ubiquitous view of your application or service. Our specialists can show you how to integrate components of your solution into the sidebar and toolbar most effectively.
Work you've done developing for Lotus Sametime Connect will pay dividends here as well -- most plug-ins developed for IBM Lotus Sametime 7.5.1 are compatible with Lotus Notes 8.
Lotus Notes and Domino 8 provide comprehensive support for web services producers and consumers on the Notes client and Domino server. Our specialists show you how to incorporate your web services in Notes and Domino applications to capitalise on existing IT investments and realise a service-oriented architecture.
Lotus Domino and DB2 Integration
Lotus Domino 8 provides a fresh opportunity for Business Partners with relational database experience and solutions. With Lotus Domino and DB2 integration developers can expose NSF data for relational use and list DBMS data in views and embedded views. Our specialists can discuss the possibilities afforded by this integration such as report generation and integration with other relational data
To learn more about all that Lotus Notes and Domino 8 has to offer, please have a look at " Building on the evolution of people-centric applications
" or " Creating business flexibility with IBM Lotus application development software
" on the Lotus Notes and Domino developer site
. For more information on composite applications see the composite applications page
on developerWorks, or the composite applications blog
If you'd like to find out more about how we can help you take advantage of Lotus Notes and Domino 8 please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll coordinate a follow-on call to review your needs and get you started right away.
At Lotusphere 2008 we will be looking to highlight Business Partner solutions that exploit the new integration possibilities in Lotus Notes and Domino 8 - including a new award category for these solutions. We encourage you to take advantage of this offer while it's available in preparation for Lotusphere
Program Director, Worldwide ISV Technical Enablement, IBM Lotus Software