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Quick Takes: Opening the Domino tool shed

On the product front, Teamstudio adds to its suite of Notes developer tools and Jagre introduces a disk file synchronization offering.

Teamstudio adds two new tools to Notes suite

Teamstudio Partnersource, the third-party product family of Beverly, Mass.-based Teamstudio, Inc., has added Integra for Notes and WebCoach to its suite of tools for Notes and Domino. Integra for Notes lets developers and users transport data between Notes and Microsoft Word. It is a self-contained database linking data in Notes documents from multiple databases into one data stream to integrate with Word and Excel. WebCoach delivers JavaScript functions and examples through a library of reusable scripts. It also provides examples in every script demonstrating use in real-world applications.

Integra for Notes is priced at $1,295 per production server. WebCoach is priced at $795 per user.


Jagre adds tool for disk file synchronization

Jagre, Inc., in Boston, has added Jagre InPlay, the designer tool for synchronizing local disk files with Notes databases, to its DXSuite Designer Tools. Jagre InPlay reads a local directory of files and attaches the files to documents in a Lotus Notes database. Multiple local directories of files can be stored in a single database and synchronized on a periodic basis, the company said. Once files are stored in a Notes database, the database can be transferred between computer systems.

Jagre InPlay is priced at $125 per user.


Control-F1 wins Lotus Advisor award

Control-F1, a Calgary-headquartered e-support software company that Internet enables helpdesks, has won a Lotus Advisor Excellence Award. Control-F1 was given the honor for the software it has installed at customer Cromwell & Associates. The company offers Web-based communication, diagnostic, system management and desktop sharing tools for support agents.

Control-F1's desktop-sharing capability is powered by Lotus Sametime via an OEM partnership with IBM.


Ferris: IM standards are a ways off

Instant messaging interoperability standards could be as far as two years off, according to a new study by Ferris Research in San Francisco. The report called "Instant Messaging and Presence Standards" found that vendors like AOL, MSN and Yahoo have a vested interest in blocking interoperability and may find it difficult to scale their services up for compliance.

AOL has already tested server-server interoperability with Lotus' Sametime real-time communications and IM server using SIMPLE.


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