I probably won't be the most prolific or detailed on this topic, but I am sitting next to Team Socialtext and we are both blogging the OGS.
8:00 AM: Opening band are winners of America's Got Talent. Really great act. Now I know why I heard loud drumming during my session yesterday!
8:05 AM: The guest speaker is WFS!!!
8:10 AM: Ol' Bill is talking about collaboration in movies. Maybe the studios need to use Notes. Or Socialtext! :-)
8:17 AM: BobP just called some Lotus competitors "desperate". OH SNAP I wonder who he could possibly mean?
8:20 AM: BobP announced all the product-specific mini-keynotes later today. Talking about how Lotus aligns with IBM's greater Smarter Planet initiative.
8:22 AM: 18,378 new customers since Notes 8! And more smacktalk about M$.
8:25 AM: Focusing on cloud computing and "Collaboration Agenda" - working with industry-specific solutions.
8:30 AM: BobP feels sorry for "competitors". Poor little Ballmer.
8:35 AM: BobP introduces Alistair as new GM. Alan just burst into a cloud of maple leaves with Canadian pride.
8:39 AM: RIM and IBM have new deal to resell RIM solutions as one packaged deal with Lotus software.
8:42 AM: Customer story from Zurich Insurance. Zurich could not justify migration away from Notes because they got great value from Lotus products and chose to upgrade to 8.5.1 instead of migrating. Using Notes as entry point to all of their social networking tools.
8:49 AM: Panasonic deal shown on video. Huge cloud win for Lotus.
8:51 AM: Head of Continental AG talking about their decision to use Lotus products after acquisition of Siemens Automotive. Migrated 40k users from Exchange to Domino in under 5 months. Using Notes, Quickr, ST, etc. to collaborate internally as well as with suppliers, customers.
8:54 AM: GM speaker rides in on a yellow Corvette and loves Lotus.
8:59 AM Kevin C perched to watch demos
9:01 AM new version of Quickr announced, QuickrNext. Version number plzkthx
9:02 AM Ron Sebastian setting up for demos. Suzanne Livingston up soon
9:07 AM I find out that Susan thinks I'm awesome
9:07 AM Ron demos team calendar integration, big applause
9:10 AM Kevin C announces Android support and iPhone/iPod touch support for Traveler w/encryption support
9:16 AM Ron demoing some Xpages stuff, devs are all happy, admins are starting to think they can probably develop apps now, devs scream in terror
9:19 AM Jeff Schick announcing next version of Connections. Social Analytics being demoed by Suzanne
9:23 AM holy carp Jeff is fired up about Portal.
9:26 AM Suzanne using H1N1 cases in a hospital as example for portal page builders
9:26 AM by the way, there will be photos associated with some of these things I'm talking about
9:27 AM Ron and Suzanne showing mashup with SUT but wonky sound made demo end
9:29 AM talking about Sametime 8.5, unified telephony, ajax & rest api integration
9:34 AM Kevin talking about LotusLive, cloudtastic
9:36 AM LotusLive communities to be launched in 2Q2010 (connections-based
9:37 AM LotusLive Notes/Domino in the cloud including ST, 5GB mail and 1GB file storage, including optional traveler, archiving, data migration. Beta in spring.
9:39 AM LotusLive Labs available now, w/new stuff from IBM research and Lotus development
9:42 AM e-signature capabilities for signing contracts, etc within LotusLive
9:44 AM partner organizations taking the stage to talk about partner apps. Xerox exec talking about smoking "funny stuff" from the Lotus backpack. Um, was my backpack missing something?
9:53 AM sounds like there will be some cool demos and apps available on the showroom floor.
9:58 AM Lotus Knows I would like the OGS to end so I can go to the Lotus Stuff store and pick up whatever stuffed toys I can for my coworker's kids
10:01 AM Awards! And announcing Mike Rhodin back into the Lotus crowd.
10:03 Closing with what's next: a vision for Lotus. Lotus knows Notes/Domino are collaboration hub. Social software, cloud, mobile, developers are all focus. PROJECT VULCAN
10:04 AM Vulcan is a concept, not a product. Using existing products to creating integrated seamless solutions