Will the session be completely locked down? Who knows. Still after the furore of the last week or so I figured I'd get my questions out in public so as not to appear a "negative Nancy". For the record I think Lotus developers, managers and executives should use the exact same version of Notes that you sell.
  • When will I be able to invite others to a meeting that I'm a participant in? I occasionally have minions others I need with me on trips to client sites, conf calls, etc. Adding them now is a bitch.
  • Quickr Utility Express - or equivalent. Several (now rotated out) executives and PMs have promised this in the past. What is so hard to understand here? Do you guys not want to sell to SMBs? (my definition of SMBs, not IBM)
  • Sametime on a single box.
  • Sametime reflector. When? This is killing you. And I cannot recommend this product to my customers until you fix this long running over-sight.
  • Connections on a single box. I know IBM sells server, but really, should I have to buy all the IBM servers?
  • Foundations......erm......just WTF?  
  • Websphere has socket licensing, why not Domino/Connections/Sametime et al?
  • Come on spill the beans.....Vulcan "is a product" and runs on Websphere right?
  • What is IBM doing to solve the Fubar'd LotusLive ordering process?
You never know, some of these may get answered well before the scheduled session on Thursday at 11:15 (ASK102). If not, I consider this fair warning of the types of questions that a PM should be prepared to answer.

Do you have any?

Update :

From Twitter : Connectors for Mac (also I'd say connectors for Office 2010 and 64bit Win 7)
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1 - David Schaffer    http://bloginprogress.us    01/23/2011 11:13:26 AM

Connectors for Mac is huge.

Also, how about the much-heralded Lotus backwards compatibility? Why should upgrading Domino break the product running on it (Quickr, Sametime, etc.)

Interoperability. Support actually told me remove the Notes.ini entries for DUCS and Quickr when troubleshooting a client because they were third-party products!

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2 - Odd Åge Skogheim       01/23/2011 11:15:12 AM

Until Quickr comes with connectors for Citrix, its no use for us

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3 - Roy Rumaner       01/23/2011 11:32:00 AM

I will not be able to attend this session so please push the Foundations issue as much as possible. That platform was the perfect entry into SMBs and now it is dead in the water. Why?

Also, how about we get IBM to officially tell us if they would rather sell the Websphere server and it's associated products instead of Lotus Notes & Sametime. The answer to that will tell us where IBM thinks the future is going to be and whether we will have a viable product in the next five years.

As for Vulcan, since it appears today that it is a Websphere product, we might already have the answer to that question.

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4 - Ed Brill    http://www.edbrill.com    01/23/2011 11:47:23 AM

well, most of them anyway :-)

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5 - Richard My    http://www.dominointerface.com    01/23/2011 11:50:46 AM

I love to have IBM finally acknowledge what they are doing with Foundations, provide a clear message that Vulcan and Notes/Domino is a Websphere product. Notes/Domino is already becoming a Websphere product with all the Workplace code in it. Imagine NSF only as a Websphere container.

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6 - Tim E. Brown       01/23/2011 12:39:15 PM

Have I missed something, but why is Quickr 8.5.1 for Domino, not supported on Domino 8.5.2?

Also, why is it that all other Lotus products have a fixlist website, but Quickr does not? There fixlist are always provided with the fix itself or provided via a technote.

-Tim E. Brown

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7 - Bob Balaban    http://www.bobzblog.com    01/23/2011 1:18:12 PM

Here are few I'd like to get answers to:

1) When will Xpages be ported to WAS?

2) Why was the published Lotus revenue down 3% in q4, when Websphere's was up 30%? What is being done to fix it?

3) When will partners and customers be able to deploy apps on LotusLive for Notes and web?

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8 - Bruce Elgort    http://www.elguji.com    01/23/2011 1:37:24 PM

1) What is the future of Quickr on Domino

2) How can college students develop and showcase their Lotus XPages apps to the world.

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9 - Darren Duke    http://blog.darrenduke.net    01/23/2011 3:21:27 PM

And another one from me, when will Lotus Protector for Mail Security be (a) available as cloud and (b) have the oft talked about Domino add-in task for "side-car scanning"?

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10 - Flemming Riis       01/23/2011 5:31:54 PM

will there ever be a heavly discounted version of domino available (license wise) to only be used for blackberry state databases.

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11 - Adam Brown    http://www.ISW.net.au    01/24/2011 3:33:59 AM

1)When will the Quickr/Connections Connectors fully support 64 bit windows.

2) also bring on Xpages on Websphere.

Wish I was there to ask. Someone do it for me!

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12 - Craig Davies    http://blog.crajen.com    01/24/2011 5:23:17 AM

Can I add my voice to the Quickr Connector on Mac...While we are at it, can IBM support/buy/license the excellent snappfiles and support/grow it for connectors style access on the iPad?

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13 - Mark Hughes    http://hughesconnect.com    01/24/2011 10:12:15 AM

Offline X-Pages? - no not in the client, like DOLS was supposed to work

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14 - Kevin Mort       01/24/2011 6:10:23 PM

Figure out some way to get 3rd parties like Cisco to stay current with their integration of your product like they handily do with Microsoft.

Sure there are other phone system vendors out there in with IBM. But really it isn't like Cisco's a bit player.

Lotus seems to be an afterthought, yet whenever the latest Office iteration is released it seems like they're all right there & ready day 1.

Apple came back from the brink with iPod & iPhone. What will IBM Lotus do which will make the technology consumer, both personal and corporate sit back and say 'WOW!' there is an awful lot of convincing to do.

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15 - Lisa Duke    http://www.simplified-tech.com    01/26/2011 5:13:18 PM

When will Lotus Live work for BlackBerry smartphones?

+1 on Quickr for SMB. If the "Express" name is the hold up, call it something else. The name is not important. What's important is being able to publish something to the web without paying $30,000. You know, like Utility Express, that's about $2,000? That would be awesome.

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16 - Tim Larson       02/25/2011 11:46:17 AM

seeing others asking for this since 08. Any chance?

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17 - Darren Duke    http://blog.darrenduke.net    02/26/2011 7:39:45 PM

I doubt it. Still PMR the request and see what they say.

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18 - Pettrie de Bondt    http://ilionx.com    05/20/2011 8:57:56 AM

It was already asked here but, please please:

When will the Quickr/Connections Connectors fully support 64 bit windows!

We need this

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19 - Darren Duke    http://blog.darrenduke.net    05/20/2011 9:35:35 AM

They are working on it now (finally). I don't have an official date but I've heard Q2-3 2011 as the target.

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20 - Kim van den Berg    http://www.lialis.com    08/24/2011 6:29:19 AM

Looking at the topics, I think you might find this interesting: Quickr iPad, with which it is possible to download, upload and synchronize Quickr attachments directly with the iPad (or other mobile device) without accessing Quickr or using connector software. There is a free download available for one person. More information: { http://www.lialis.com/lotussolutionprovider.nsf/pages/quickrwebdav }