We knew this was in the making but Quickr has now been officially announced by IBM … the Quickr Blog has all the details. The date for General Availability is 29 June 2007 which happen to be the same date Lotus Connections will be available.
So what is Lotus Quickr .. I quote
an open standards-based team collaboration tool that helps teams inside and outside the company firewall easily and effectively work together across geographies, working styles and operating systems.
Lotus Quickr provides a rich set of team collaboration capabilities, including blogs, wikis and team space templates supporting a variety of business processes to get a collaboration project up and running quickly.
Now I just need to get my hand on using these tools.