IBM Connections 2014 Day 1

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


  1. If Notes get a name change into Mail; how we do we call all those Notes apps who have no mail functionality? 😕

    Would be great if we could skip the platform limitations and an app would run on Notes/Connections/..

    BTW great to see IBM dares to invest in a new form of mail 🙂

  2. You wrote: “Mail and IBM Notes gets a name change to IBM Mail”

    Are you sure about this? My impression is that IBM Notes will still be called that, and that Mail Next is running on Domino but is meant for Connections.

    However, it’s bloody obvious that the Notes client soon is history, but that Domino will live on.

  3. Patrick, as I understand it Notes will still be there. And it will have mail.
    What they say is that they create a new concept of how to work around mail. That new concept will be Connections Mail when released.
    April 17:th they will have a webcast to go deeper into explaining IBM Mail next.

  4. Jacob Andersson

    Will probably be “Connections Mail” in the future. “Connections Meetings” and “Connections Chat” will be the new Sametime names in a SmartCloud already 2014 and onprem early 2015.
    You forgot to mention Domino apps in SmartCloud. But of course you guys have already offered that for some years now… 🙄

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