Yesterday was the first day of IBM Connect 2014. The Opening session was full of news for the Cloud area and Mail and IBM Notes probably gets a name change to IBM Mail.
Domino Applications will be able to move to IBM Smartcloud with IBM Soft Layer and the Hybrid Notes will continue to grow. Hybrid Notes is where you use your Notes client for Mail, Calendar and apps but your servers is in the cloud.
The Big announcement was Mail Next a new way to look at the inbox. And from twitter I got some confirmations that this is should be for the Notes Client also, great.
This is of course an example on how it might look but when though it looks interesting. And a beta will come out in the first half of 2014 and to be released in the second half but it’s cloud first.
Some other things noted is that the browser notes plugin will get a mac release, There will be a full traveler mail client like the Android client for IOS and a lot of news about Connections Next, a new context aware archive named Alcatraz
But as an developer I’m very excited to see what the future of Application Development will show on the live stream today at 11:15 AM. What time is that in my local time you might say, I say google is your friend.
Google for “Time in Orlando” and then you can match that against your local time, works perfect.
And you you have the time before that check out the KeyNote with Smarter Workforce it starts at 8:15AM
The streams can be found at
And the Schedule is can be found here