The Domino and Sametime blogs provide a steady flow of information about the products, but I noticed a couple of blog entries in my favourite RSS reader (NewsFox) that I thought were worth highlighting.

Firstly, Andrea Waugh-Metzger of the Domino blog team discusses Domino 8.5′s ID vault. As Paul Mooney is fond of saying, users never forget their Notes ID password (tongue in cheek, maybe) but just in case they do the ID vault allows them to recover their ID. It also provides a mechanism to support people who have multiple workstations – like me for example, not because I want to, but because my main laptop has a fault with the RGB port meaning that I have to use an old laptop for presentations. This is a pain when my Notes ID password changes and I have to remember to copy it from one laptop to another. That will change for the better in the future.

Meanwhile, over at the Sametime blog, my long-time frolleague Rob Ingram discusses Sametime 8.0.2′s integration with Microsoft Sharepoint Services. This allows you to make Sharepoint author names live with Sametime awareness. Another example of IBM Lotus striving to deliver business value regardless of the collaborative solution – Sametime already supports Outlook and Office. So if you have gone down that route, at least you can console yourself with a superior real-time collaboration solution.

And finally, nothing to do with Sametime or Domino but vaguely connected to Internet technlogy, NewsBiscuit has reported that a fourteen year old English boy has been praised for his persistance after two-year search of Google Earth for a topless lady sunbather. Hey, I don’t control what turns up in my news reader, I just report the facts.