IBM Corp. on Wednesday announced a new tool for its WebSphere Portal server for building portlets, or links to Lotus Domino applications.
The new tool, Application Portlet Builder for Domino, will allow business users to build portlets around enterprise application functions based on Domino, and enable administrators to customize its look and feel, IBM officials said.
Other IBM application portlet builders for IBM and third-party applications have been enhanced to support instant messaging awareness and to enable Click2Action information sharing between portlets, officials said.
IBM also announced the availability of technology announced in January at the Lotusphere show, including the Collaboration Center, which adds preconfigured collaboration capabilities from Lotus for team workspaces, Web conferencing and online directories.
The Collaboration Center is part of IBMs Portal Catalog, which includes more than 200 new solutions to build and deploy portlets that provide access to corporate applications such as enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management and supply chain management through the WebSphere Portal. In addition, 45 additional software companies have agreed to build portlets for WebSphere Portal, IBM officials said.
One application in the Portal Catalog is application development tools provider Bowstreet Inc.s Portlet Factory for WebSphere Portal, which is being resold by IBM and is designed to ease development and maintenance of portal applications for WebSphere.
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