February 4 2010
As promised at Lotusphere, the beta of Lotus Symphony 3.0 is now available on symphony.lotus.com...
Key new features in Symphony 3.0:
- VB Macros support
- ODF 1.2 support for improved file interoperability
- embedded audio/video allows users to add media directly to slides, documents and sheets
- autotext support to create "chunks" of text that are used frequently and quickly inserted
- digital signatures
- redline support --- shows edits made to document
- usability enhancements
I know some are asking, "What happened to Symphony 2.0?" The answer is, since this new release is aligned with the OpenOffice 3.x codebase, we chose to move the version number up to alignment. Symphony 3.0 is going to be exciting and further help liberate IT organizations from paying high Microsoft taxes -- get started now by downloading the beta and providing feedback.