Notes 8.5.4 Social Edition – coming this autumn ?

I noticed Ed Brill has revealed the future of the next release of IBM Lotus Notes here

This finally means that we know what the next evolution of the platform will be and gives something to look forward to. For me the main developments will be the notes browser plug in and the enhanced UI. It always seems like it takes ages between releases but the fact that the releases keep coming and the interest is on the rise means that there is life in the product yet.

Strangely over the last few months I’ve seen a rise in the number of applications that suit Notes especially in the mobile / relational data area. I know that I have several apps on the back burner and this will raise the pressure on getting familiar with xpages and mobile development.