The Lotus Connections plugin for Lotus Sametime has been posted to the new Lotus Connections solution catalog. This free download will provide a couple of pieces of new functionality.
It will allow you to pull your Sametime business card contact details from Lotus Connections, and it also updates that business card with links back to Lotus Connections so you can easily access someone's profile, blogs, communities, bookmarks, and activities.
It will also add buttons to your Sametime chat window that will allow you to automatically add the chat to an Activity, or to find related activities. With one of the key values of Activities being that you can collect all of your documents, action items, conversations, etc. related to a specific work effort in one place, being able to add a chat conversation to the activity is an essential capability.
There are two features in this plug-in:
- Activities plug-in
- Profiles plug-in
Use the Activities plug-in to save chats to activities or open activities form your Sametime chat window.
The Activities plug-in provides a bridge between the real-time communication of Sametime and the project management power of Activities, a component of Lotus Connections.
An activity is a space for storing and viewing a collection of files and documents relating to a particular topic. For example, an activity that organizes work on a project might include links to specifications, response documents that team members create to discuss issues, To Dos assigned to team members and a group calendar.
Use the Profiles plug-in to display contact information pulled directly from the Profiles server, a component of Lotus Connections.
By: Connections Blog (Stuart McIntyre) | 0 Comments | On: 29 August 2007 13:28:23 | Tags: connections sametime plugin