I haven't seen it myself, but Nemertes Research's Melanie Turek reports that the new Hannover Notes client has the sort of presence information we shall all learn to depend on going forward. More important, Hannover uses it pretty much the way that Office Communicator, Antepo, and other presence products do. (see Nemertes: IBM Announcement Moves Lotus Collaboration Deeper Into Real-Time).
IBM Lotus Notes users should feel good about that because presence information will modernize Notes, spread its reach, and make it more useable and useful as a messaging and collaboration tool in the future. I personally feel good about it because it adds more height to the Presence Technology Soapbox that has now become part of the editorial foundation of Messaging Pipeline.
How cool is that? Very.