Sunday, 20 June 2010

Lotus Symphony 3 Beta 3

I'm a little late in trying this out, but I downloaded the latest Beta 3 of the Symphony code yesterday, for both the Mac and the Ubuntu platforms.

So far, so great, and I'll make a conscientious effort to use this version of Symphony instead of the older GA version bundled within Notes 8.5.1 or, quelle horreure, Open Office 3.

Lotus Symphony 3 Beta represents a major new advancement for our Lotus Symphony users. Based on current 3 code stream. Lotus Symphony 3 Beta offers loads of new features and capabilities and improved file fidelity. The Lotus Symphony team is excited to get it out to you and get your feedback.

Lotus Symphony 3 Beta 3 adds some exciting new enhancements. You can now customize the toolbars and arrange them as you like. We've added a one click export to PDF icon that you can add to your toolbar. You now have the option to create toolbars to support your individual work style.

We've continued to enhance the user interface and added more features to the sidebar panels in all three applications. We've added additional animations options to give you more choices and moved frequently used functions to the sidebars so you don't have to search for them. We're also connecting Lotus Symphony to the cloud with a new LotusLive plugin. You will be able to store and retrieve content directly from within the Symphony application to our LotusLive service. Make sure to get the plugin from the Symphony plugin page and sign up for the free 30 day trial of LotusLive.

More to follow....

In the meantime, you can get Beta 3 from here, along with the most excellent LotusLive plugin.

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