updated 01:55 pm EST, Thu December 28, 2006
Lotus for Mac released
IBM today released Lotus Notes 7.0.2 for Mac OS X, offering enterprise Mac users instant messaging, presence awareness, and Web 2.0 tools such as RSS technology and a blogging template. An enhanced user interface and email productivity features enable Mac users to group emails through a conversation thread, view emails at-a-glance, and save work in progress without the need to manually activate the save function. The software enhances collaboration through integrated instant messaging and presence awareness, according to IBM, by allowing users to communicate in real time across an enterprise from within Notes email, calendar, and contacts. Full calendaring features include group scheduling as well as meeting delegation, and embedded RSS technology allows users to publish data from any Lotus Notes application. Lotus Notes 7.0.2 for the Mac is available for $101 per seat (specific system requirements were unavailable).