Notes/Domino 7

A few of the blogs picked this up from yesterday's IBM announcement, but nary a peep in terms of commentary...Effective on the dates listed below, IBM will withdraw support from the following product release(s) licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement: 5724-E62 7.0.1 04/30...

IBM has two interesting channel announcements out today. The first is the availability of the Notes/Domino 7.0.4 maintenance release. This is what will likely be the final full maintenance release for the Notes/Domino 7.x code stream. It adds support for a few additional platforms (RHEL 5.1/5.2...

Good story with real benefits...Cement Australia collaboration and development manager, Ian Norvock, said the company wanted a fully integrated HRIS, addressing the full gamut of HR transactions, learning and development and performance management while also analysing Intranet usage. He said the c...

Looking good on the front page of apple.com/downloads.... (Thanks, Susan)...

Dennis Howlett talked with Alek Lotoczkko of NYK Logistics & Megacarrier, and learned that they have been been using Ben Poole's DominoWiki application...With no budget to improve things, Alek cast around for an open source solution. He discovered Ben Poole's OpenNTF DominoWiki. I was skeptical...

An article appeared this morning in Heise (auf Deutsch) (in English) abou a password exposure in Lotus Notes. IBM has published a technote (1266085) today, addressing the possibility described in the article. As you'll see in the technote, this issue is classified as low risk, as it requires acce...

A Notes administrator writes:Ed, we are a fairly small Notes shop of roughly 500 users. I hate sending out nasty emails to users to tell them to delete some of their old emails. Usually at least one of them will delete all from their All Docs and then I have to restore which takes me around 2 hours....

Nice review of Domino 7.0.2...There was a time when there were doubts about IBM's commitment to Notes and the ability of Lotus to keep up with the Web-inspired changes in technology. That's history. IBM's roadmap for Domino/Notes includes further expansion into non-email capability and pursuit of We...

Ben Rose writes of the weekend project to upgrade a Domino 6.x server to Domino 7...I performed the code upgrade which took the usual 5minutes; followed by some reconfiguration and testing. The Resource Reservations system was upgraded to the new version along with the mail-in Diagnostics DB. A coup...

Well someone jumped the gun around here, again, but since it's officially available on Monday, there's not much harm in congratulating Chris Whisonant on being the first blogger to write about Notes on Linux. I especially laughed at how he filled out his usual "Now playing" field: Now Playing: "Hal...

A number of customers have been given access to Notes/Domino 7.0.2 beta 1, including Declan Lynch. In the first of several updates, he looks at the "Nomad" feature for carrying a mobile user's Notes install on a USB memory stick:Nomad really does do as it was designed to do. A truly portable insta...

When I got into marketing years ago, my then-manager and still Loti Jeanette Barlow was fond of saying "simplify and amplify". I'm not sure we're always keeping that in mind, but sometimes it works. The Notes on Linux announcement earlier this week was a great example. "IBM is releasing Notes on...

My friends in marketing have published a 4-page brochure covering the new Notes/Domino features coming in 7.0.2... Downloadable from ibm.com here Beta of 7.0.2 started earlier this week. About 400 beta customers participating. I know some of you have asked me specifically about beta in the...

My good friends at Dutch business partner e-office have a Dutch native-language group blog at www.domino-weblog.nl. Since my Dutch is, uh, non-existent ("Heineken" probably doesn't count), I don't normally track it. But Gerco Wolfswinkel pinged me about his blog entry a few weeks ago about a c...

Rocky finally blogs about his baby (not just him, of course), Lotus Notes access for SAP Solutions (which I mentioned here and here)...the audience seemed very receptive to the featureset. They especially liked that we are shipping this product with the source code exposed - and that it doesn'...

IBM has just published a pretty-cool executive four-page brochure on the value of upgrading to Lotus Notes and Domino 7. Features quotes from Lotus customers and partners, along with key callouts on the benefits of the release. Thanks to all who offered quotes for this one...and if you'd like...

A draft of this Redpaper is now available...Smart Upgrade, introduced in IBM Lotus Notes and Domino version 6, allows organizations to upgrade Lotus Notes clients easily, without having to visit each workstation or configure each installation process. The new features of Smart Upgrade in Notes a...

An "excellent" review of Notes/Domino 7. Infoworld gives ND7 a score of 8.7 out of 10, scoring 8 or 9 in all categories. The review specifically calls out Linux support for both end user (in Domino Web Access) and administrator (Domino Web Administrator). Last two paragraphs sum things up nic...

GCN: Take Notes

May 1 2006

Government Computer News's review of Notes and Domino 7 gives the product a "Reviewer's Choice", with A or A- ratings in all categories. Some great comments, including "Both end users and administrators will appreciate a better Notes/Domino 7. " And a bottom line that resonates:Lotus Notes and...

Staying within policy

March 23 2006

I met with a group of Lotus customers yesterday in Kansas City. One surprise to me was the answer to one of my usual questions -- how many of you are using policies to manage your Domino environment? The answer -- none. Polices in Notes/Domino 6.x were a good first step. The problem, tho...

Via Alan, news of a new book on upgrading to Lotus Notes/Domino 7. Alan's blog entry covers a full list of resources for upgrading to ND7. The upgrading book looks like a great resource -- written by a combo of IBMers and early adopter customers. Rocky just blogged about how our marketing ...

Notes/Domino 7.0.1 coming

February 4 2006

Unless something changes in the staging process over the weekend, the Notes/Domino 7.0.1 release will be available on Monday, 6 February 2006 or Tuesday, 7 February. The full release will come first, with incremental kits coming later in the month. Speaking of upgrades, we'll probably upgra...

The iSeries team published a Notesbench for Domino 7 today...a 16-way box supporting 250,000 users and a NotesMark of 331,188. Wow! (Thanks, Chris)...

eWeek publishes the first comprehensive lab review of Notes/Domino 7 and concludes, "With Version 7 of the Lotus Domino server and Notes client, IBM continues to provide the richest integrated collaborative environment available today." Some good quotes:Most of the major improvements in this re...

Scalability

December 19 2005

I've been thinking about scalability a lot today. The thought process actually kicked off with the Typepad outage from last week...even though in the end scalability wasn't exactly the problem there. Yet it seems that "growing pains" is a common compliant about many Internet social software...

Notes/Domino 7.0.1 update

December 19 2005

For those curious about the timing for Notes/Domino 7.0.1, the current schedule is for this to be a February, 2006, update. As always with maintenance releases, the date could change based on many different factors. But if your organization has a "no .0" policy, you can start to think about de...

Funny that I found this first via Ben Langhinrichs (good job Ben!) vs. some internal source...Domino 7.0 and Extended Products (QuickPlace 7.0, Sametime 7.0, Domino Document Manager 7.0 and Workflow 7.0) are now supported on Solaris 10. Hotfixes are required to install Domino Document Manager a...

Now available on ibm.com/redbooks...The purpose of this IBM Redpaper is to show system administrators and IT architects how to use and leverage the capabilities of the new Lotus Domino domain monitoring feature of IBM Lotus Domino Version 7. The Lotus Domino domain monitoring feature provides cu...

The Notes/Domino documentation team has published the ND7 upgrade guide:Describes how to upgrade existing Lotus Notes clients and Domino servers to Notes/Domino 7, and how to migrate information in existing messaging and directory systems to Notes/Domino 7.Download here in a .ZIP file or view ...

My colleague and fellow Chicagoan Jon Raslawski informs me that there are a bunch of new downloads on ibm.com/lotus/nd7live... Screensavers and wallpaper New demos Two new events (Power of ND7 and Planning & Implementing) User group webcast archive and informationThanks, Jon!...

SearchDomino comments on upgrade plans for Notes/Domino 7:Lotus Notes users have earned a reputation for brand loyalty. If the results of SearchDomino.com's recent survey of Notes/Domino developers and administrators are any indication, that loyalty will continue with Notes/Domino 7.0. The s...

A number of Notes/Domino 7 launch events have been added in the next few weeks: Las Vegas, Denver, San Juan, Sacramento, Portland OR, and Seattle. That's in addition to the ones coming up in the next few weeks in New York (sold out!), DC area (sold out!), Boston, San Francisco, Orange County (...

Surjit Chana, Lotus VP of Marketing, was in Asia recently for ND7 launches and had this to say...As a result, IBM's clear product roadmap and consistent delivery of new Lotus Notes and Domino technology has resulted in more than 90 percent of customers working on the most recent version of the p...

Just happened to catch these two in the RSS ether this morning: Jullian Robichaux read the draft RedPaper on Domino Domain Monitoring and discovered code to enable applications to report log events. Steve Castledine says "the new Agent Profiling class in Notes/Domino 7 is just great". Ste...

I had a case of premature e-blog-ulation a few weeks ago when I heard that the draft of this Redpaper was available. Only problem was it was only internal to IBM at that time. Now the draft Redpaper on Lotus Domino Domain Monitoring is available publicly, with over 100 pages on this important...

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Last minute, I'm going to be speaking at the Notes/Domino 7 Live! event tomorrow in Indianapolis. I'll just be in town for the keynote and coffee afterwards, but if you are going to be there, please say "hi"!...

Last week, IBM held a "Lotus Day" in Japan, with several key executives on-hand to launch Notes/Domino 7 in the Japanese market. There's been a ton of press coverage, lots of it favorable. I don't plan to blog in Japanese, but this particular article has a quote which was translated for me:「成熟...

Thanks for the upgrade, John. It took about 10 minutes -- no glitches, no mess, no fuss. Cool....

Alan noticed this first: Notes and Domino 7 trial code is now available on developerWorks. Lotus Domino 7 Server Lotus Notes, Domino Designer, and Domino Administrator 7 ...

An interview with Mike Rhodin, covering the launch of Notes/Domino 7 as well as how it fits within the broader Workplace strategy...According to Michael Rhodin, general manager (Workplace Portal & Collaboration Software) at IBM, Lotus Notes and Domino form a key component of the IBM Workplac...

The archived webcast of last week's hugely successful Notes/Domino 7 virtual launch is now available at lotususergroup.org. There are still several dozen submitted questions which I and my colleagues need to answer...we'll get there....watch the lotususergroup.org forums for more of those....

Gartner's Matt Cain has published "IBM at the Pivot Point with Domino 7", recommending that current customers plan to upgrade and non-Domino customers should consider it. I'll respect copyright and point you to Gartner's site -- good news, though, is that IBM has limited distribution rights an...

Wow! That was incredible. Over 1600 people registered, and over 1000 participated, in the "virtual" Notes/Domino 7 launch on lotususergroup.org. We've just finished up, and I'm pleased with the outcome for sure. There were over 120 questions asked, and we could only answer about a dozen...

This is way cool -- almost 1000 people are already registered for Wednesday's Lotus Notes/Domino 7 launch sneak peek online event at lotususergroup.org. Here Rob Ingram, Mark Jourdain, Jon Raslawski, myself and other IBMers talk about ND7 -- great content for those who can't get to one of the...

Ferris's David Via has a quick entry about policy-based administration in Notes/Domino 7:Notes/Domino's very granular security model will help organizations address specific regulatory compliance challenges. More powerful policy-based management should also decrease operations costs and reduce...

More Bloor Research on Lotus...Although the two rivals' product ranges are gradually converging in user capabilities, they remain markedly different in their server architectures and their embrace of open standards. (Exchange runs only on Windows Server, for example.) This is likely to be to IBM...

Now available on lotus.com, a ten page paper highlighting the performance improvements in Domino 7. NotesBench numbers as well as data from IBM's internal deployment of Domino 7 are included. In general, performance/scalability is one of the key reasons to upgrade to Domino 7. As you'll se...

Thanks to a sharp-eyed reader (thanks, Lars!), the Notes/Domino 7 Live! event listing pages have been updated, and 90%+ of the worldwide launches are now listed. Find your city at ibm.com/lotus/nd7live....

I notice a few bloggers have grabbed the Notes/Domino 7 launch banner that I've added to this weblog. Thanks to Bill, Ben, and Subhan for carrying the torch. I've posted banners -- horizontal and vertical -- in JPG formats for download, if that helps anyone else ;) ...

As part of the Notes/Domino 7 launch, Ferris Research has taken a look at the new release and providied an initial pass at the TCO (total cost of ownership) benefits of upgrading to the new release. Their findings indicate substantial potential savings, especially in server consolidation and us...

Thank you, Grand Rapids

September 14 2005

We had better than 100% turnout in Grand Rapids this morning for the combined user group and Notes/Domino 7 "Think outside the inbox" event. Really good meeting and discussion. It was my first chance to use the official Notes/Domino 7 launch keynote presentation, giving me a chance to fine-tun...

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John Fontana captures key points from the IBM press conference and analysts:"One of the reasons that this is a remarkable release is that many people thought they would never see it," says Peter O'Kelly, an analyst with the Burton Group. "Many thought that Notes would be taken out in favor of Wo...

Burton Group's take on ND7 comes through in Peter O'Kelly's observation:Some analysts believe IBM's timing to market with Notes/Domino 7 is fortuitous given what they see as a growing demand for a stronger marriage between collaboration and communications among developers and users both large an...

Tons of really good coverage from yesterday's Notes/Domino 7 launch. Note also that the new release is highlighted on the ibm.com homepage. Silicon.com: Big Blue bulks up email and server software:Big Blue said that it's added more than 100 new features to the Notes client software, many...

Driven by double-digit growth and more than 500 competitive customer wins in the first half of 2005, IBM® today unveiled a major upgrade to its flagship platform with the launch of Lotus Notes® and Domino® 7. Lotus Domino 7 includes new collaboration features and tools that can help...

Please be aware that this problem does not involve the executable code. ... If you downloaded Lotus Notes and Domino 7 GA products on or prior to Friday, 2 September 2005, you do not need to re-install the product. Read the full technote, and the license agreement, at ibm.com/support....

On a US holiday, Jan Kenney is incredibly responsive and posted this:Some of the IBM Lotus Notes/Domino 7 and Extended Products GA files have been temporarily removed from the download site in order to correct a problem with the distribution site. They will be back online soon (within a couple ...

Information on more and more of the 150+ Notes/Domino 7 launch events is becoming available on the web. While the launch page still covers only the "tier 1" Americas cities, other pages cover other cities. Behold: Darren Adams lists all the UK launch events Sim' and Matt list all the Aus...

Another Notes/Domino 7 residency opportunity....The purpose of this Redpaper is to show application developers how to use the new features in Lotus Notes & Domino Release 7 when building applications.The residency is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA. Link: IBM Redbook residency: Lo...

The man most qualified to be the Notes historian at IBM speaks about the Notes/Domino 7 release:"Having such a long history is a great strength, of course," he says, "but it can also be a potential weakness because people think, okay, you've been around so long, you must no longer be relevant. I...

So with the Domino 7 code out there today, I'm sure some are wondering what's up with the NSFDB2 feature. It's not in the shipping code, though it is available. As I explained at the Irish Lotus User Group last week, this feature did not get exercised sufficiently during Domino 7 beta. It s...

Notes/Domino 7 released!

August 30 2005

Now available for download on both IBM PartnerWorld Software and IBM PassportAdvantage download websites. Whoo-hoo!...

DominoPower readers submitted 20 questions about Notes/Domino 7 a few weeks ago. My colleagues Rob Ingram, Jason Dumont, Peter Janzen, and myself spent some time answering them, and the result is this DominoPower Q&A. Check it out Link: DominoPower: IBM answers your tough R7 questions ...

The Notes/Domino 7 launch webpage has been updated. Among other things, you can find a list there of some of the launch cities/event dates. Check them out on ibm.com/software/lotus/nd7live.... I'm currently working with the launch team and my calendar to figure out which events I'll be at....

ND7 Getting close...

August 19 2005

I was in a customer meeting with Ken Bisconti this morning... on the way to the meeting, Ken told me that Notes/Domino 7 coding is done, and now it's just going through the sign-off and mastering process. I was intrigued and pleased to see the SearchDomino poll results from last month that ...

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SearchDomino has additional texture to today's LinuxWorld announcements...Included is a plug-in that will allow Linux desktop customers to access their Notes and Domino systems with a simple double-click and run their existing Notes and Domino applications in a Workplace Managed Client environme...

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As announced in the Notes/Domino 7 beta forum:The Beta 4 release of Notes/Domino and the Extended Products for 7 will be available for download soon (within a few days). It will be our final beta release for 7, in which we hope you will see notable improvements over Beta 3. Beta 4 will be a pro...

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Coming in Notes 7 beta 3

December 5 2004

Since we're getting close, I thought I'd share a couple of Notes 7 beta 3 tidbits... Jan Kenney, Notes/Domino beta program manager, posted this comment on the beta feedback forum:We are making numerous HTML rendering improvements in Notes. Evidence of these improvements will be in the upcoming 6.5...

Jan Kenney, Program Manager for Notes/Domino 7, posted an update about beta 3 on the discussion forum earlier today:You may have noticed that IBM participation in this forum has been light recently. The reason is we are working hard to prepare the next beta release of Notes/Domino 7 for you. Bet...

Ted Stanton, one of the InsideLotus bloggers, has authored a quick "tip" document for developerWorks...This tip describes how to implement message disclaimers in Notes mail using the new Mail Settings document and Message Disclaimers options in the Configuration Settings document in Lotus Notes/...

From rustyspigot.com:My number one suggestion to Lotus for the new version (and maybe I should read the forums to see if they addressed this): Realize that the mouse has (a minimum of) two mouse buttons. When I'm in the mail client, allow me to right-click and say "Reply To." Or, I can right-cli...

Beta 2 of Notes/Domino 7 is now available on IBM Developerworks....

So far google and I have snagged these blog entries commenting on the upcoming Notes/Domino 7 beta 2 release... Bruce Elgort Peter O'Kelly Paul Mooney Dominux.Net (Francais) konfabulieren (Deutsch) Henning Heinz Glad to see the (mostly) enthusiastic response.... ...

John saw this first, but I'm blogging it first ;) On the beta discussion for Notes/Domino 7, Jan Kenney has posted the preliminary feature list for ND7 beta 2. Some cool new stuff, including more multi-threading, improvements to rooms/resources, the Notes plug-in for the IBM Workplace client ...