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Lotus symphony and you - how to stop giving microsoft your money!

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For years, you have given Microsoft money for Office Licenses. Would you be interested if we could show you how you could save the money and still produce great documents, spreadsheets and presentations? This session is for you. The first half of the session will be a real-world comparison of Lotus Symphony to Microsoft Office and OpenOffice.org. We will help you decide what type of workers and situations should use which product. We will transition the session to cover the Application Development story. What can you do to integrate Lotus Symphony with your applications? We will cover Composite Applications, Plug-ins, and Automation - UNO, LotusScript, and Java. Come to this session with an open mind! Expect lots of Symphony 3.0 information!
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  • 1. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 Lotus Symphony and You How to stop giving Microsoft your money!
  • 2. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 60 Minutes of John talking about … • Lotus Symphony – The Executive Perspective – The User Perspective – The Developer Perspective
  • 3. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 John D. Head • Director of Enterprise Collaboration at PSC Group, LLC • Involved in Lotus technology since 1993 • OpenNTF.org Steering Committee Member and IP Working Group Chairman Speaker • Over 30 sessions at Lotusphere since 1996 • Speaker at Lotus Developer , ILUG, UKLUG, and other conferences Author • Publications on Office and SmartSuite integration with Notes • LotusUserGroup.org contributing Author and Forum moderator • “Lotus Symphony for Dummies” Technical Editor • “Self Assessment and Strategy Guide for Migrating from Domino Document Manager “ Redbook Author www.johndavidhead.com twitter.com/johnhead 3
  • 4. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 PSC Group, LLC  IBM Premium Business Partner for • Host of the following blogs: 19+ Years • Ed Brill’s (www.edbrill.com)  Microsoft Managed Partner • Lotus Design Blog(Mary Beth Raven)  Notes & Domino 8.5 Design Partner (www.notesdesign.com) • LotusStaffNotes (Brent Peters)  OpenNTF.org Alliance Member, (www.lotusstaffnotes.com) Steering Committee Company, & Former • Lotus Connections Team (synch.rono.us) Host of OpenNTF.org • Lotus Sametime (www.thesametimeblog.com)  Winner of 2007 & 2009 Lotus Awards! • Domino Server Team (www.dominoblog.com) • Lotus Mashups (www.mix-and-mash.com) • Chris Pepin – IBM CTO’s Office (www.chrispepin.com)
  • 5. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 Let’s take a poll • Who is using … – Office 97 and earlier – Office 2000 – Office XP – Office 2003 – Office 2007 – OpenOffice / StarOffice – Lotus Symphony – Other
  • 6. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 OpenOffice.org — The History • StarDivision StarOffice written in the mid 80s • Bought by Sun Microsystems in 1999, StarOffice released in August 1999 • Source code released October 2000 • OpenOffice.org 1.0 released May 2002, 2.0 in October 2005 • OpenDocument format becomes international standard ISO/IEC 26300 November 2006 • IBM Lotus Workplace Productivity Editors released 2005 – Based on OpenOffice.org 1.1 • OpenOffice.org 2.2 released March 2007 • Notes 8 to include IBM Productivity Tools, based on OpenOffice.org 1.1X • Lotus Symphony Beta 1 released in October 2007 • Lotus Symphony 1.0 May 2008 • Lotus Symphony 1.3 Spring 2009 • Lotus Notes & Domino 8.5.1 Fall 2009 • Lotus Symphony 3 Fall 2010
  • 7. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 What is OpenOffice.org? • Free office suite • Description from their Web site – “OpenOffice.org is a multiplatform and multilingual office suite and an open-source project. Compatible with all other major office suites, the product is free to download, use, and distribute. To help build the community, join us.” • Their mission statement – “To create, as a community, the leading international office suite that will run on all major platforms and provide access to all functionality and data through open-component based APIs and an XML-based file format.”
  • 8. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 What is OpenOffice.org? (cont.) • Getting past the marketing message – OpenOffice.org is an alternative to Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and it is free • Provides the following applications: – Writer — document editor – Impress — presentation program – Math — math function creator – Draw — vector drawing tool – Calc — spreadsheet – Base — database
  • 9. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 Why Should I Care About OpenOffice.org? • Only office suite that supports Open Document Format (ODF) 100% • A free alternative to Microsoft Office • Runs on three platforms – Windows – Mac – Linux • Saves to PDF natively • OpenOffice.org is the basis of the IBM Lotus Symphony
  • 10. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 What is Lotus Symphony? • IBM branded the Notes 8 Productivity Tools as Lotus Symphony • Stand-alone Release • Beta 1 was released in Oct 07 • IBM is on a 8 week release cycle with Symphony • Notes 8.0.1 has Symphony Beta 4 • Notes 8.5 Beta 1 has Symphony 1.0 • Notes 8.5.1 has Symphony 1.3 • Symphony 1.3 stand-alone available • Symphony 3 stand-alone available
  • 11. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 Lotus Symphony Details • How do they relate to OpenOffice.org? – They are based on OpenOffice.org 1.1 – IBM has made changes since the code branch • Do they support ODF? – Yes, as well as Microsoft Office 97 through 2003 • Do they have an API? – Yes, an HTML-like document API – Supported in Eclipse.org development and composite applications • What about LotusScript? – No support for LotusScript or OLE/COM in 8.0.0 – 8.0.1 adds basic OLE/COM support – 8.5.1 adds LotusScript and Java API
  • 12. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 Lotus Symphony – The Executive Perspective • For the past 10 years, Office has been the monopoly • Users are changing the way they work • Speed and mobility vs feautures – Lightweight applications – On-line editing – Mobile editing
  • 13. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 Microsoft Office is cheap! • This is the #1 misconception in our industry • Microsoft is more expensive than Lotus … • “Prove It” • OK …
  • 14. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 The Microsoft Desktop vs. Lotus Collaboration Suite Cost Note: All MS prices are approximate Open Price License prices in US$
  • 15. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 But that isn’t the real cost • In 2007, Microsoft broke the Core CALS for many of the servers • Standard and Enterprise • Many features now require an Enterprise CAL
  • 16. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
  • 17. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 Microsoft Office Communication Server 2010
  • 18. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
  • 19. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 Microsoft Office Enterprise 2010
  • 20. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 The Microsoft Desktop vs. Lotus Collaboration Suite with Enterprise CALS Note: All MS prices are approximate Open Price License prices in US$
  • 21. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 Do you want Support? • Now we have to add Software Assurance • Upgrade Assurance – Did you buy Windows SA in 2003? – You didn’t get Windows Vista until 2006/07 – You wasted money!
  • 22. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 The Microsoft Desktop vs. Lotus Collaboration Suite with Enterprise CALS and SA Note: All MS prices are approximate Open Price License prices in US$
  • 23. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 But wait … we have the OS • You get your Operating System with your machines – Windows OEM – Linux – Mac OS • Your numbers are bloated! • Ok … let’s fix that
  • 24. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 The Microsoft Desktop vs. Lotus Collaboration Suite Cost with Enterprise CALS and SA Note: All MS prices are approximate Open Price License prices in US$
  • 25. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 What are you really paying? • These are all Open Licensing or SRP pricing • You won’t pay those prices • Even with license agreement savings, you will pay 50% to 70% more for Microsoft
  • 26. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 So what am I paying for?
  • 27. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 Support Option 1 Support Option 2 Symphony Embedded Version Standalone Symphony Free –Passport Advantage support Support –Included with purchase of other products – Web based moderated forum support • Notes 8, 8.5, & 8.5.1 – Forums monitored by IBM and the community • Foundations –No additional charge – Hints and Tips – Developer support forum Support Option 3 Symphony Standalone Fee Based Support Offering – Passport Advantage support – Passport Advantage or Express Contract required – $25,000 for up to 20,000 users – Limited to 20 technical contacts – Worldwide 24x7 Unlimited Incidents
  • 28. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 Resources Project Liberate Executive Briefings • SW License Optimization Can: • 2 Day on-site briefings – Understand how to demonstrate the • Covers the Lotus Symphony story for alternatives to Microsoft EA bundle so – Executives your customers could reduce their budget and be able to invest in mission critical – Administrators projects. – Developers – Explain Microsoft interdependencies • Includes a Microsoft Office strategy and how customers can be tied assessment and strategy white paper without being able to negotiate. – Show customers the Real Cost of • Contact jhead@psclistens.com for Microsoft’s collaboration strategy based more info on lessons learned from hundreds of customers engagements. • liberate@us.ibm.com • www.ibm.com/software/info/liberate
  • 29. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 Lotus Symphony – The User Perspective • Why would a user want to use something other than Office? • Why are they using Google Docs?
  • 30. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 Identifying Users • Casual- Task Users • Common uses of documents, spreadsheets & presentations • Mostly viewing and light editing • Filling out templates (status reports, etc.) • Use out of box with little to no customization • Example: Customer service, and other supporting functions • Start now!
  • 31. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 Identifying Users • Medium – Power Users • More robust needs for documents, spreadsheets & presentations • Stronger interoperability requirements as need to collaborate with Office users • Example: Sales, marketing, • Move over time
  • 32. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 Identifying Users • Power & Macro Users • Heavy Excel users • Third-party application integration • Heavy reliance on macros • Example: Finance department • Symphony 1.3 added Data Pilots (Pivot Tables) • Symphony 2.0 will allow VBA macros to be run
  • 33. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 Lotus Symphony Features • Three applications • Lotus Symphony Documents • Lotus Symphony Presentations • Lotus Symphony Spreadsheets  Robust and complete feature set • Designed for the majority of end users • Intuitive interface, easy to learn • Multiple file formats supported
  • 34. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 Lotus Symphony File Formats Application ISO/IEC ODF Microsoft Office OpenOffice.org Other Formats XML Documents .odt .doc, dot .sxw .rtf read .docx, dotx .txt Spreadsheets .ods .xls, xlt .sxc .csv read .xlsx, xltx Presentations .odp .ppt, pot .sxi Read .pptx, potx • Additional supported formats – Export documents, spreadsheets and presentations to Adobe PDF – Import Lotus SmartSuite documents, spreadsheets, and presentations
  • 35. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 Lotus Symphony Documents • Create, edit, & share complex word processing documents • Robust feature set including: – Formatting options for text, page, paragraph – Headers, footers, footnotes, indexes, table of contents – Drawing tools – Pre-defined document styles – Pre-defined fields (i.e., dates, page numbering)
  • 36. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010
  • 37. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 Lotus Symphony Presentations • Create, edit, and share complex presentations • Robust feature set including: – Pre-defined presentation templates – Slide show mode with animations and page transitions – Speaker presentation timing and rehearsal modes – Speaker notes – Flexible navigation views – page by page, text outline, page thumbnail, and speaker note views
  • 38. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010
  • 39. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 Lotus Symphony Spreadsheets • Create, edit, and share complex spreadsheets • Robust feature set includes: – Supports conventional row and column format for spreadsheets – Spreadsheet sizes up to 256 columns and 65,536 rows – Supports up to 256 sheets per spreadsheet – Large library of pre-defined calculation functions
  • 40. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010
  • 41. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 Lotus Symphony Deployment • Included with Lotus Notes – 8.0.0 = Productivity Editors – 8.0.1 = Lotus Symphony Beta 4 – 8.0.2 = Lotus Symphony 1.0 – 8.5.0 = Lotus Symphony 1.1 – 8.5.1 = Lotus Symphony 1.3 • Included with Lotus Foundations • Stand-alone
  • 42. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 Can we update the embedded tools ourselves? • YES • Symphony 1.3.0.1 installs on top of 8.5.1 • Notes 8.5.2 includes Symphony 1.3.0.1 • Symphony 3.0 add-on installs on top of Notes 8.5.1 and 8.5.2
  • 43. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 Each demo is the equivlant of a ―Hello World‖ sample They are self contained and as little code as possible No error trapping, etc This will get you started with Integration
  • 44. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 Symphony Documents (UNO) Symphony Spreadsheets (UNO) Symphony Presentations (UNO) Symphony Documents (LS API) Symphony Spreadsheets (LS API) Symphony Presentations (LS API)
  • 45. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 ―Getting Started‖ demo #1 Demonstrates how to use LotusScript to have Notes automate Lotus Symphony Documents via UNO
  • 46. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 ―Getting Started‖ demo #2 Demonstrates how to use LotusScript to have Notes automate Lotus Symphony Spreadsheets via UNO
  • 47. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 ―Getting Started‖ demo #3 Demonstrates how to use LotusScript to have Notes automate Lotus Symphony Presentations via UNO
  • 48. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 • Included with Notes 8.5.1 is the new Symphony API • Supports LotusScript and Java • Must run from Notes client – does not work with Standalone Symphony Application (applications or plug-ins) • API is modeled after Notes Object Model • Symphony Container added to Composite Applications thru the CA Editor
  • 49. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 • Create a new SymphonyApplication object • This is a base level object, much like the NotesSession • You will not see anything on screen after setting this Dim application As SymphonyApplication Set application = New SymphonyApplication
  • 50. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 • Initialize the Documents Application • You should see the Symphony Application at this point Dim documents As SymphonyDocuments Set documents = application.Documents
  • 51. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 • Create a new document • You can also create a new document based on a Template using the second property Dim document As SymphonyDocument Set document = documents.AddDocument("",False,True) • New Document based on a template Set document = documents.AddDocument("D:FileTypeAssociationtest.ott",True,True)
  • 52. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 • You can set a range based on a paragraph, table, or in this case, the entire document contents Dim range As SymphonyTextRange Set range = document.content.End
  • 53. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 • Using the InsertBefore or InsertAfter methods, you can insert text based on any range or object Call range.InsertBefore("Hello World")
  • 54. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010
  • 55. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 ―Getting Started‖ demo #4 Demonstrates how to use LotusScript to have Notes automate Lotus Symphony Documents via the new LS API
  • 56. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010
  • 57. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 ―Getting Started‖ demo #5 Demonstrates how to use LotusScript to have Notes automate Lotus Symphony Spreadsheets via the new LS API
  • 58. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010
  • 59. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 ―Getting Started‖ demo #6 Demonstrates how to use LotusScript to have Notes automate Lotus Symphony Presentations via the new LS API
  • 60. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 Using the Lotus Symphony Toolkit • Documentation and samples for integrating the Lotus Symphony with Notes 8 Standard • Lotus Symphony Developers API 8.0 Windows.exe • Download this from Lotus Symphony website • Targeted at people who know: – Java – HTML internals – ODF • Most of the time you will use this from a Composite Application (CA)
  • 61. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 Productivity Tools Architecture
  • 62. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 Lotus Symphony Toolkit • Developer Guide – Overview, development environment setup, development process, API introduction, Sample code – How to customize Symphony and make use of UNO API • Samples – Customize Symphony menu, toolbar, side shelf – API usage (Java, UNO) • API reference – Javadoc
  • 63. Lotus Symphony and You - How to stop giving Microsoft your money! – ILUG 2010 Lotus Symphony with Eclipse.org Plug-ins • Enable deploying Eclipse plug-ins to Symphony • API for accessing Symphony controls and document content • Enable UI extensions – Menu (add-ins) – Toolbar (set of buttons) – Stack in side shelf – Another window • Examples – AutoRecognizer – Translator – Backend integration – Customized editor
  • 64. Lotus Symphony and You - How to s
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