IBM Lotus has unveiled the latest version of Lotus Notes and Domino 7, along with WebSphere Portal and Workplace.
Notes and Domino will be integrated more closely into IBM Workplace, through IBM Workplace Collaboration Services - which IBM described as "a single, integrated environment that includes a wide range of collaborative capabilities or "services," such as email, calendaring, instant messaging, electronic learning, Web conferencing, document and Web content management."
IBM also introduced new Workplace development tools, and a hosted package allowing organisations to use IBM collaborative software on demand.
The new tools for Workplace will allow developers to link the messaging and collaboration software into backend databases and other enterprise information systems, said IBM.
IBM plans to make Notes and Domino 7 available this summer.