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Sametime IFR1 - Offline Messages, Org Views and Why You Won’t Be Able To Use iOS Yet

Gabriella Davis  22 November 2011 10:08:03
Sametime IFR1 for Sametime will be available for download today from IBM but what has got everyone off and running is the appearance of the Sametime app for iPhone and iPad in the appstore.  Don't hurry to download the app and connect to your servers though, you'll get

"The selected Sametime server version is not supported"

until you upgrade your servers to IFR1.  Exciting though the native clients are, there's a ton of other stuff buried in IFR1 which is equally cool and worth installing for.

Requiring Sametime Advanced Licensing - Although Not A Sametime Advanced Server To Be Installed


Offline Messaging
By far the most exciting new feature for me is the ability to send messages to someone when they're offline.  With IFR1 installed  I can send messages and when they sign on they will receive them. This is entirely controllable via policies, including the maximum number of messages that can be queued for an individual and works for mobile clients too.

Organisational View
See your contacts lists in an organisational view.  This uses directory or Connections hierarchy to display.  

Improved File Transfer
Transfer a single file or an entire folder to a single person or a group of people in one click.

Standard Licensing

Meeting Enhancements including "Active Speaker" icon and the ability to auto mute all meeting attendees as they arrive.  Although they can unmute themselves this is an important new feature.  

Browser Meeting clients for Android and iPad.  Attend meetings, including the ability to see shared files, to share files previously uploaded, to join group discussions, to raise your hand and to participate in polls.

Full details of all IFR1 feature are here - it hasn't been in Beta so although I've seen it, I've yet to install it myself.  I'll be doing that as soon as it arrives.



Comments

1Carlos  23/11/2011 03:57:58  Sametime IFR1 - Offline Messages, Org Views and Why You Won’t Be Able To Use iOS Yet

Would have been nice if they timed the release of the app with updates to the LotusLive and Greenhouse Sametime servers so we could actually see it in action :-(

2Rob Ingram  23/11/2011 14:33:52  Sametime IFR1 - Offline Messages, Org Views and Why You Won’t Be Able To Use iOS Yet

Greenhouse has the server code running - at least for the iOS app.

App settings are

Host server: st85meetingsp.lotus.com

Port 9444

Secure connection: On

connection type: Direct

3Rob Ingram  23/11/2011 14:36:12  Sametime IFR1 - Offline Messages, Org Views and Why You Won’t Be Able To Use iOS Yet

Great podcast on the new release at { Link }

Gab the answer to the question someone posed there was you can upload and send / recieve photos from iPhone or iPad app

4Rob Novak  25/11/2011 21:16:42  Sametime IFR1 - Offline Messages, Org Views and Why You Won’t Be Able To Use iOS Yet

It will be interesting to see the how offline messaging works with the chat recording SPI.

5Jacob A  13/12/2011 12:46:58  Sametime IFR1 - Offline Messages, Org Views and Why You Won’t Be Able To Use iOS Yet

It's only for the chat part it seems?