Lotus Symphony 3.0 beta now available

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This posted on EdBrill.com just moments ago:

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.

I have the 1.0 version, and have consistently preferred the OpenOffice 3.0 over Symphony as OO was more robust, performed better, and had a better features. I’m anxious for this to go GA.

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