Sametime and Yahoo interoperability to be discontinued in January 2011

IBM Lotus Sametime interoperability with the Yahoo! Messenger service is currently scheduled to be discontinued in 2011. This change affects you if you use the Lotus Sametime Gateway and have previously or currently registered your IBM Lotus Sametime Gateway for interoperability with the Yahoo! Messenger service.

Today, your Lotus Sametime Gateway integrates directly with the Yahoo! Messenger servers through single sign-on capability, letting your employees use their corporate Sametime identity to exchange presence information and text chats with Yahoo! Messenger users. Yahoo has notified IBM that it intends to discontinue this method of interoperability in the near future.