I think we should kick them while they're down!
In a perfect world, I'd give everybody iFidelity and improve HTML rendering immeasurably and watch Outlook flounder and die. Unfortunately, I have a mortgage and kids to put through college, but I can go at least part way. I've decided that the time is right to show Microsoft how it's done, so I will give any IBM business partner who wants it a free mail server license for iFidelity. This will help ensure that your outbound email looks great, your inbound email looks great, and even your iNotes email looks great. Once you start using iFidelity, I am confident you will have an easy time convincing your customers to use it as well. Once you and your customers are using it, it will be time to show those foolish companies who use Outlook 2007/2010 what true email fidelity and functionality could be, and they can become your new customers.
So, help me raise the bar. If you are a Lotus Business Partner, fill out an iFidelity Business Partner Order form, and I'll send you your license. My only request is, if you find anything wrong, let me know so I can make it better. I am MUCH more responsive than IBM or Microsoft, I assure you.
Oh, and feel free to let others know what you think. Whether you like it or hate it, blog about your experience, twitter it or put it on your Facebook Wall, LinkedIn or whatever you feel like. If it has problems, make me feel the heat. If it makes your life better, make me happy. Together, we can bring Microsoft and Outlook 2007/2010 to their knees.
Note: Just to be sure everybody is clear, this is a free, perpetual license for iFidelity Version 3.0. One year of support and free upgrades is included. After that, a renewal would be available for support and free upgrades at the usual renewal rate, which for up to 100 people is 25% of $1400 US, or $350 US. Renewal is not required, and the license can continue to be used at the last version acquired under the first year of maintenance.
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