Symphony goes live – Lotuslive

Symphony is a free office suite that IBM have developed  and enhanced from open source tools. This latest incarnation is likely to integrate into the Lotuslive suite and I wonder if it will also make its way into the Xpages development environment.

LotusLive Symphony is new set of social collaboration tools in the cloud that allows you and your customers or colleagues to work on documents, spreadsheets and presentations – together. You can co-edit, organize and manage the creation process in real-time, using LotusLive Symphony’s Web-based Tools.

My initial test of the tools suggest that it will need some polish but as with “webification” of tools like office suites – you need to realise that the functionality is cut to match both the usage the developers envisage and the actual user needs.

So first news from Lotusphere 2011 !!