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Wed 29 Nov 2006, 04:19 PM
A full three weeks earlier than last year, and we have a real, honest to goodness,  Lotusphere 2007 Sessions DB page.  This is our seventh annual sessions db made available in Journal format that is suitable for synching with your PDA, or for just general browsing.  As you saw last year, there is much more functionality for general browsing, fun and scheduling this year!   Now, I don't know whether IBM is planning on releasing their own database, but I figured I'd better do it again just in case (as they haven't the last 11 years).  Perhaps IBM will put a link to our sessions database again this year on the official Lotusphere page, and maybe even a bit earlier.

This database is free for you to use either as is or with modifications.  If you make interesting changes, or build another tool around it such as a web services or .NET interface or whatever, let me know and I'll provide a link (or just update my db if you like) on the webpage.  Feel free to point anyone to this post or to the page directly.

I am actually doing a session this year, BP 203 Integrating WYSIWYG Web Editors with IBM Lotus Domino, and they have even given me a big room again (as you would know if you looked in the sessions db).  More soon...

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Wed 29 Nov 2006, 11:57 AM
In a comment on Bob Sutor's post about Microsoft's proposed restrictions on the use of their new ribbon UI in Office 2007, Stephen Hood raises an interesting point.  He points to some pages from the Redbook on eSuite, and in particular pages 109 and 111 of the redbook (which show up on pages 125 and 127 of the PDF).  A couple of the images should give the idea:

Figure 103 from Redbook page 109

Figure 107 from the Redbook page 111

Now, compare this to Microsoft Word 2007, and see if Microsoft has really invented such a new concept that they should be able to prevent other office suites from using the look and feel:

Partial screenprint from MS Office 2007 beta

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