Ed Brill reported in his blog this week that downloads of Notes/Domino 7, as well as updates for Sametime, Quickplace and Domino Document Manager, are now available from IBM. The downloads are available to members of IBM PartnerWorld or IBM Passport Advantage. Public release of Notes/Domino 7 is expected sometime this month.
Domino 7.0 is being viewed primarily as a server release. Enhancements are expected to automate administration, with greater control over user's mail and calendar options, and improve CPU utilization, thanks to tweaks to Domino's 20 million lines of code.