Paul Mooney made Microsoft a nice compliment on the client for Live Communications Server. I suppose he means Office Communicator.
I’m not so sure I agree with him about SameTime being the best corporate IM product. I assume based on the current figures it may still be the one most widely used; still …
Futhermore it is not so much a client server discussion but much more how IM and more specificly Presence is being integrated in the the overall workenvironment. Microsoft has gots it’s act together on that point, so I can understand the excitement in the Notes community on Hannover, which is … 1,5 years away
.. and I was really, really hoping for a new look for the Sametime client.
The new client image is to the right. It looks old and clunky compared to the newer LCS clients and free messenger client software. Its a great product, but as ever Lotus will be hurt by the front end. Carl pointed the lack of development of the GUI in the releases of Sametime since the beginning.
Not much has changed here. Sametime is the best corporate IM product, but its the pretty front end that users will go for. Lotus has learned with Hannover which looks amazing, and the integrated IM client is excellent, but the dedicated client needs a revamp!
[Via Paul’s Blog]
Update : Paul has made some additional clarification on Presence IBM platform in his post, so please follow the link for his additional comments …