Sametime speaks Microsoft

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IBM Corp. said its upcoming Lotus Sametime 7.5 collaboration software will integrate with Microsoft Outlook, Office and SharePoint. In addition, company officials noted, the new platform will 'offer direct connectivity' to BlackBerry, Nokia and Windows Mobile-based handheld devices. Sametime is an enterprise instant messaging and Web conferencing application. Outlook users will be able to view online presence information; mobile users can use Sametime's IP-based push-to-call feature.


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