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IBM Sametime: New Name, New Features

It's been many years since I've been involved with IBM Sametime in any capacity beyond that of an end user, but as it still has a close place in my heart, and since many of you who find your way here are still interested in Sametime, it didn't feel right not to at least acknowledge the new name that was announced at yesterday's Connect conference Opening General Session.

So, as the former Offering Manager for Lotus Sametime (and briefly, for Lotus Instant Messaging and Web Conferencing - don't ask), I bid a fond adieu to IBM Sametime, and say hello to IBM Connections Chat and Meetings.

Moving past the announcement of the new name, I just finished watching the LiveStream of the Sametime Roadmap session.  The team has brought a lot of exciting developments to the latest release of the product, along with a simplification of the packaging, and I'd highly recommend checking it out if you weren't able to watch it live.

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The IBM Sametime Roadmap: Because Social isn't Social If You Can't Communicate (