Notes and Domino 8.5

When IBM Connections 4 shipped eight weeks ago, I was frequently asked, "When will the Connections Files and Profiles entitlement in Notes/Domino be updated?" Based on what I knew then, the answer was, "When we ship Notes/Domino Social Edition in Q1 2013." With all credit due to my colleagues on...

About once a day right now, I am getting questions about the longetivity of the current release of Notes/Domino. It turned out our support page was caught between two policies; an old one that said that we supported a release for a minimum of five years and then had extended support for an additiona...

I'm back from a ten-day around-the-world trip, during which I allocated my free time to book writing so haven't been blogging. Lots of great customer and partner meetings in France, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan. Some good food at every stop, too. Now that I'm back, I am catching up...including Raj Pat...

With heavy travel the last couple of weeks, I hadn't had a chance to get this blog posted before Apple released Mountain Lion earlier this week. Lotus Notes 8.5.3 has some challenges running on Mountain Lion, which we have documented in IBM technote 159984. IBM has been working with Apple for sever...

Over the weekend, we posted Fixpack 1 for Notes/Domino 8.5.3. Senior Manager Scott Vrusho asked me to give the fixpack a little link love... This is our 1st fix pack on 8.5.3 with over 100 fixes for Notes/Domino/iNotes. The 8.5.3 Fix Pack 1 Release Notice, lists the Top 20 defects fixes in this fi...

After hearing from many customers that support for Citrix XenApp 6.5 was important even before the release of Notes/Domino Social Edition, a plan for supporting 6.5 has emerged:IBM will support Citrix XenApp 6.5 with Notes 8.5.3 Fix Pack 1 Basic and Standard clients, per the standard recommended Cit...

Packt Publishing has just released another new Notes/Domino book: IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3: Upgrader's Guide. The authors are IBMers Barry Rosen, Tim Speed, and Scott O'Keefe. This updates their earlier book on Lotus Notes/Domino 8.5.1. IBM Lotus Domino software is a world class platform for...

Recommendations from the performance team on how to optimize Citrix XenApp 5.0 and 6.0 and Notes/iNotes 8.5.3...This white paper provides an overview and recommendations for how to get the most from the IBM Lotus® Notes® 8.5.3 client on the Citrix® XenApp™ 5.0 and Citrix XenApp 6.0 servers. Sp...

I get lots of questions about Notes and virtualization approaches, with Citrix continuing to be the primary requested environment. This week, our experts will be hosting an open mic on the topic...IBM will host an Open Mic webcast with Lotus Development and Support Engineers on 28 September 2011. Th...

A week ago, I did another whirlwind pass through Europe with stops at the Swiss (Zürich) and German Notes User Groups. My individual presentation in both cities was an update of the messaging and collaboration strategy from Lotusphere 2011. While the feedback from the Zürich event recognized that mu...

A recent Gartner report on the IBM roadmap for Notes and Domino is now available on ibm.com. YES, we put a short opt-in "lead capture" system in front of it. If you already have an IBM ID and the cookie can be detected, it's all of two questions. Otherwise, we want to know who you are. Why? Because...

This paper was published a few weeks ago and is starting to be merchandised across IBM.com...several bloggers, such as Stuart McIntyre, caught it over the holiday season as well. I think this is a helpful document to share with IT managers responsible for application development strategies as to...

New on developerWorks....This white paper provides an overview and recommendations for how to get the most from the IBM Lotus Notes 8.5.2 client on the Citrix XenApp 5.0 server. Specifically, it shows that by tuning the environment, you can realize significant improvements when running the Notes cli...

It's become a bit of a recurring theme to visit my frolleague Darren Adams's blog and find topics that he feels like he's missed the chance to blog first, finding the topic already well-covered on edbrill.com. Since Darren is often too busy trouncing me in Words with Friends, he seems to occasional...

Earlier today, I had a good conversation with a well-known industry analyst who focuses on the mobile collaboration space. We spent a fair amount of time discussing the latest updates to Lotus Notes Traveler, LotusLive Notes and mobile, what's happening in the RIM world, and what devices/OSs/manufa...

IBM has announced a series of in-person and online workshops focused on Lotus technology developers...As a collaborative application leader, IBM Lotus is offering this technical workshop to help developers like you take advantage of the latest application development technologies. It is designed to...

A new RedWiki project kicks off next month...This new Redbooks publication wiki, "Optimizing Lotus Domino 8.5.1 Administration" will focus on system administration best practices for complex and non-complex environments. Some of the areas include performance tuning, configuration for high availabili...

As it seems that at least the eBook version is officially available, now seems like a good time to congratulate Karen Hooper on the release of the Lotus Notes 8.5 User Guide. I'm thrilled to have an end-user-focused Notes 8.5 book in market, and Karen has done an excellent job of speaking directly...

Just announced, LotusUserGroup.org will host a virtual user group presentation on Notes/Domino 8.5.2 on Tuesday, September 21.Two recent announcements from Lotus have an impact on virtually every job role in the Lotus community: the Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.2 release and the availability of LotusL...

250 employees, growing their number of clients by 40% through using Domino, iEnterprises' CRM solution, and Blackberry...This allows project managers to improve decision making, shorten sales cycles and significantly increased new business by making client interactions and client contact information...

We added a small rotating widget to the ibm.com/lotus/notes and ibm.com/lotus/domino product pages to highlight our key Notes plug-in partners: Gist, Tungle, FewClix, TripIt, and OpenSpan. See here in red: The goal is to increase awareness of these value-add tools that are available to showcase...

It's been about a year since the last time we did this, and this time, we want to know about both client- and server-side virtualization technologies. This area is moving fast and not a week goes by without a request for us to support some new virtualization technology. VMWare and Citrix remain th...

Now that Notes/Domino 8.5.2 is out, a few questions have trickled in about the status of the Notes Traveler client for Android. To refresh, we announced at Lotusphere that we would build our own Notes Traveler client for the Android 2.x OS -- supporting mail, calendar, contacts. We knew that the...

As announced on August 10, the new Notes and Domino 8.5.2 release arrived earlier today, along with service availability of LotusLive Notes. Notes/Domino 8.5.2 is a release primarily about reliability -- lots of fixes -- but with incremental improvements in the Notes client and significant forward...

Almost 8.5.2

August 8 2010

I dropped some strong hints about the release of Notes/Domino 8.5.2 at the IamLUG user group last week. The hints can get stronger now, and you'll get an official announcement soon. We're set to ship this month in English, with language rollouts starting just a few weeks after the initial release....

This is a nice, relatively concise whitepaper, that covers the pros and cons of learning and developing in XPages. Essentially a risk-benefit analysis, the paper covers technology, learning, delivery, and software impact.The white paper has been published on Intec's website to enable customers and...

If you have been reading the blogs or PlanetLotus, you've probably noticed by now that with the most recent beta ("code drop 4") of Notes/Domino 8.5.2, we've lifted the confidentiality veil and given testers the opportunity to blog about what they're seeing. So far, Erik Brooks has the only detaile...

This is nice to see: Taken from Apple's April, 2010 "iPhone Apps for Business" newsletter. As for Notes Traveler and iPad, David Leedy has a pretty comprehensive blog entry about it. It works, we know it works, we are driving towards formal support ASAP. Oh and ibm.com will have a new page a...

Many of you have met Mike Masterson, Product Manager for Notes/Domino application development, over the last 18 months or so. Today, Mike would like to talk about the formal unveiling of Lotus Domino on the Amazon EC2 cloud. --Ed Domino, we have ignition. It should come as no surprise that bringi...

Eric blogged last night about his disappointment that his online emeetings provider, GoToWebinar, sends an "Add to your Outlook calendar" link in confirmation emails. Unfortunately, the Outlook calendar event link is created and included in the event confirmation automatically. We have no control ov...

Nokia continues to aggressively promote Lotus Notes Traveler as part of the "Nokia for Business" messages. The Notes Traveler message is popping up in places like Ovi Store ads in the Zurich airport, print and online media, etc. Now Nokia has further amplified this message with their Nokia for Bus...

Very happy to see this asset go live on the web earlier this week...The focus of this Redbooks Wiki is to help you understand improvements in IBM Lotus Domino 8.5 as a web development platform. The primary focal point is the introduction of XPages in IBM Lotus Domino 8.5 and discussing how XPages dr...

In October, IBM announced that licensing for Lotus Notes/Domino would be changing. We announced a client access license model for Domino, replacing various software licensing schemes for Lotus Notes, iNotes, Domino Designer, and Notes Traveler. The two client access licenses defined are the Domino...

This white paper was published a few weeks ago but got lost in the pre-Lotusphere shuffle. Since we talked about virtualization in the Notes/Domino keynote at Lotusphere, I heard from many customers that having more details on how we view client virtualization is important. We've come a long way s...

The ibm.com team is utilizing some new techniques to display product screen shots on our Lotus iNotes web pages. In the past, I've heard complaints that screen shots are hard to find on our website. The new technology makes them easier to find, display, zoom, and interact. A bug in webkit-based...

That's a pretty impressive headline....As part of an IT cost-cutting exercise, a large multinational firm reduced its IBM Lotus Notes/Domino operating costs by more than $11 million over two years ($2.5 million for 2009, $8.6 million for 2010). It achieved this mainly through significant reductions...

Collin Murray is the Program Director for Lotus Domino, part of my product management team. After hearing some recent competitive FUD, he asked for the opportunity to share some realities about cost-effective storage for Domino. Storage. I've been hearing about it a lot lately, and not just abou...

Every Notes/Domino customer should check out this webcast, and the accompanying white paper, which quantify the benefits of upgrading to Lotus Notes/Domino 8.5. We recorded this a few weeks ago, and Jon and Ted provide great insight into how customers benefit from upgrading -- or converting from co...

I don't know the author, but I like his confident posture in this article:I have been a Domino developer for the past 13 years, and for as long as I have been working with the platform, I am continually surprised and dismayed to have to explain to technical recruiters or interviewers what Lotus Domi...

It's really been great to see a number of blog entries since we shipped Notes/Domino 8.5.1 that talk about how Lotus Notes Traveler is easy to deploy, use, and "just works". Thank you Paul, Declan, Andy and many others. Now that Notes Traveler 8.5.1 has been out for a couple of months, my team is...

Last travel and last speaking engagement of the year... tomorrow, Tuesday, I will be in St. Louis for the Notes/Domino user group meeting at IBM in Maryville. People usually arrive about 11:30, and details are on the user group web site...

It's been just shy of 60 days since we announced the free distribution of Lotus Domino Designer. I asked my team earlier today about the download stats and was pleasantly surprised. We've had thousands of downloads of Designer 8.5.1 -- more than any other 8.5.1 downloadable module (client or serve...

This is such a cool story about practical use of Lotus Notes and Domino, and how the best technology can help a company win in the marketplace:While only a small company with less than 200 employees, it has to find a way to manage 10 million e-mail messages. That's an average of 50,000 messages per...

There are a number of important new resources around deploying Notes/Domino 8.5 available through the Notes/Domino wikis. Two in specific are welcome additions to the documentation available to help your upgrades and deployments Upgrade Cookbook: Upgrading to Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.1 -- this...

This is what I like to see...I explained to them the recently announced changes with Lotus Notes licensing, in particular that come Feb next year their Lotus Notes Collaboration licenses will convert to Domino Enterprise CALs and that as part of this they get an entitlement for Domino Designer with...

This seems to be a topic of increasing interest...IBM would like your input regarding a IBM Lotus Virtualization desktop for the Notes Client. Background: The Virtual Desktop Infrastructure VDI is beginning to replace traditional desktop clients in today's workplace. Some work areas starting to u...

The no-charge download of IBM Lotus Domino Designer 8.5.1 is now available off ibm.com/developerworks/lotus. You must have or create an IBM ID to register for the download -- we want to be able to follow up with you!...

Earlier today, Notes/Domino 8.5.1 became available for download. The IBM developerWorks site will be updated later today with the new free download for Lotus Domino Designer. There are probably a few other lingering issues to be worked out today; we also still have to publish the licensing convers...

If you aren't reading Mary Beth Raven's series of postings on what's new and great in the Notes 8.5.1 client, you're missing out. She's been highlighting a whole lot of usability work that went into this release...some of it subtle, some of it in-your-face. I'm not trying to compete :-) but I jus...

After dinner last night, I took a few minutes to snapshot some of the reactions to yesterday's Notes/Domino 8.5.1 announcements from blogs and Twitter. Here's what I shared with my team -- by no means is it a complete list. Declaration of a national holiday in Spain by blogger Albert Buendia; "We...

Here are some useful links related to today's Notes/Domino 8.5.1 launch: Press release: IBM Brings Lotus Notes and Domino Software to Full Spectrum of Web Devices ibm.com: Notes/Domino 8.5.1 overview ibm.com: Domino Client Access Licensing ibm.com: Licensing FAQs for Notes/Domino (updated for 8....

In the wee hours this morning, I wrote about the Notes/Domino 8.5.1 launch and today's biggest news -- Lotus Domino Designer is now free. Reinvigorating our application development community is a key objective of Notes/Domino 8.5.1 -- but not the only one. Another objective my team and I set for...

John Roling has been in the Notes/Domino 8.5.1 managed beta program, and has this to say in his Intranet Journal story:While Notes and Domino 8.5 was a great release feature wise, 8.5.1 really improves on it in every imaginable way. This is likely to be what many organizations will consider to be th...

Lotus marketing has put together a letter that is being sent to Notes/Domino customers to highlight the benefits of deploying Notes/Domino 8.5...an excerpt:If your company has not yet upgraded to IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5 software, here are compelling reasons why it is the right time to upgrade...

LotusUserGroup.org has announced their next virtual user group meeting for Tuesday, October 6 at noon US EDT:Delivering business value and innovation are table stakes for Lotus, and the 8.5.1 release is poised to turbocharge the Domino developer community! IBM is delivering much more than fixes in t...

As I have mentioned a few times, with code drop 8 we lifted the non-disclosure veil from the Notes/Domino 8.5.1 beta. Many of the design partners and managed beta participants have taken the time to blog about the overall improvements, the updated Domino Designer in Eclipse, and Lotus Notes Travele...

Exactly... On September 2, Wired had an article that finished with this quote:Gmail's last major outage was in May, and it had a number of outages in 2008. But Google says its service is still far more reliable than corporate networks, many of which run Microsoft Exchange servers.There are those tha...

Over the last couple of weeks, OpenNTF.org seems to be, as promised, moving past the necessary bureaucracy of getting a formal foundation set up and back to the business at hand -- code, code, and more code. If the intervening organizational work turned you away from OpenNTF, may I strongly suggest...

A few weeks ago, Marie Scott and Duffbert started a blog series on the Tivoli Directory Integrator; Mitch Cohen had a recent blog entry, too. All have written about the current entitlement that Domino customers have to use Tivoli Directory Integrator v6.1.1 along with Domino 8. One question kept c...

While Notes/Domino 8.5.1 is still in beta, IBM unleashed the design partners and managed beta customers to start blogging and presenting on 8.5.1 beginning with code drop 8 (CD8). There are several blog entries that have appeared this week as a result. Those interested in 8.5.1 should check Chris...

Erik's posting merits some attention for the challenges and concerns he raises:I'm sure some people are jumping right in here with a raised eyebrow so let me say this up front: I'm not tired of hearing about new features coming in 8.5.1. What I'm tired of is finding and hearing about all of the...

Lotus Notes is now a few months of officially turning 20. As these two recent blog entries highlights, a lot of people remember the younger Lotus Notes and don't know what it looks like today... Aaron Paxson, "A second look at Lotus Notes":For those that refuse to check it out, simply because of p...

IamLUG (Americas Lotus User Group) last week in St. Louis was a big hit. Thank you to all of those who attended, participated, and organized. For the event, I updated my Lotus Notes/Domino strategy presentation... the latest version is now available from SlideShare. Notes Domino Symphony Strate...

Mark Hughes is a customer I hear from frequently, but didn't really connect that he's been blogging for several months. Of late, he's been writing about XPages. Today he's previewing an iPhone web application he's built for Notes to-do and journal/notebook access on the iPhone:The iPhone is great,...

I've said this before and I'll say it again -- if you are a business partner, you should really have some customer testimonials on your website or in the IBM references database. Why? Some of the Notes/Domino product managers are working on a presentation around Notes/Domino 8.5.1 to use with ind...

Today's guest blog entry is from IBM Lotus senior product manager Pete Janzen. Pete is responsible for Domino Designer, XPages, LEI and Lotus Workflow. Two recent announcements show how both customers and partners benefit from XPages Lotus Notes and Domino's long standing reputation as a platform...

As other bloggers have announced, we posted FixPack 1 for Notes/Domino 8.5 over the weekend. I don't see it on FixCentral yet, but you can get there through IBM Lotus support downloads. A preliminary and partial fixlist is here. As that website says,IBM strongly recommends upgrading to the latest...

XPages everywhere

July 20 2009

It seems like not a day goes by on PlanetLotus without some mentions of the Domino 8.5 XPages application development tools. Workshops, blogs, tutorials, analysis, and production XPages applications are all there for your perusal. It is good to see the traction for XPages in the market. Two specif...

Now accepting nominations...This project will utilize Lotus tools to create a wiki-based Deployment Guide for Notes and Domino Version 8.5. The structure of the guide will be based on the current IBM Redbooks publication "IBM Lotus Notes and Domino Version 8 Deployment Guide". The contents will be u...

Surprised -- in a good way -- to see Australian business partner Satsuma issue this press release:Lotus Notes 8.5 offers significant cost-savings to organisations primarily through data compression, attachment storage and configuration optimisation. These cost-savings have been well-documented in th...

Having some interesting discussions these days about the Notes client as an end-user tool all by itself. In most organizations, the value of Notes is tied directly to the Domino server deployment -- in other words, everyone is running apps that are served by Domino or integrated with Domino. The p...

Caught a couple of blog entries highlighting real-world success with the Domino 8.5 DAOS (Domino Attachment and Object Service) feature, with 25-50% savings in their real-world environments. Dutch partner Eniac Essentials posted a story of a customer with 7000 Domino users and what was 4 TB of mail...

Earlier today, Nokia announced the new E72:Swift, slim and resourceful are three words that accurately describe the new Nokia E72, which was unveiled at the Nokia Connection event in Singapore today. Nokia's latest full QWERTY smartphone brings a rich mobile email and instant messaging experience ri...

Been a while since we saw a head-to-head of Notes/Domino vs. Microsoft Exchange/Outlook. Even when given credit for the beta Exchange 2010, Microsoft still loses!For Installation, points go to Lotus. The install process is a smooth one because the installer contains all of the necessary files to ge...

Really pleased to read this posting from Darren Duke:Pre DAOS Mail folder : 594G Archive folder : 41.1G TOTAL 635.1GB ... we were able to reduce SAN storage by an incredible 379GB. When we do this for both servers, well, the numbers speak for themselves. For this specific client moving to 8.5 has...

I just posted an updated version of my Notes/Domino+Symphony presentation from all the various Lotusphere Comes to You and user group events on Slideshare.net. This is essentially an update of my Lotusphere presentation (also on Slideshare). It's been slimmed down in some places and expanded in ot...

Today's blog post comes courtesy of Angus McIntyre, the Group Product Manager for Notes/Domino application development. Angus was recently at the Lotusphere Comes to You in Cincinnati, and with that audience, played this fill-in-the-blank: Lotus developers are more productive than other developers...

Breaking news! IBM has announced the beta release of Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.1 collaboration software, including plans to support Apple iPhone in version 8.5.1 of Lotus Notes Traveler. You can preview this capability exclusively in the Lotus Greenhouse!The Lotus Notes Traveler 8.5.1 beta is now l...

IBM's press release on Notes/Domino 8.5.1 beta has been published on the newswire, including news that Lotus Notes Traveler 8.5.1 beta supports the iPhone via Exchange ActiveSync:Although iPhone users can already access Notes e-mail via IBM Lotus iNotes Ultra-Light, today's ActiveSync support will m...

Today is a busy day in Notes/Domino land, with the DNUG (Deutsche Notes User Group) conference keynotes happening in Düsseldorf in just a few hours. There are a number of news announcements in the keynotes and breakouts -- some are brand-new news, while others are updates and progress reports on an...

A new article on developerWorks Lotus discusses the capabilities and benefits of running Lotus Domino on zLinux and using virtualization.This article documents the benchmarks that have been done and the results of early adopters of this solution, showing you how your infrastructure can fit and grow...

For many, many years, I have done presentations at Lotusphere and other events on "How to sell Notes/Domino inside your organization". It seems rather timely that Marie Scott has shared a real-world example of taking on this responsibility, and far exceeding expectations:As many of the recent discu...

We have a guest blogger today -- my boss, Kevin Cavanaugh, IBM Vice President, Messaging and Collaboration Products. Read on: I was browsing Notes and Domino community posts last Friday when I came across an interesting post from Duffbert on composite applications. It was inspired by a post by Ni...

Mary Beth Raven and the design team have posted two interesting downloads over the last week: Mary Beth Raven and Paul Mooney's presentation from The View Admin2009, "Justifying your upgrade to Notes 8.0.2 or 8.5". I really really like the way that they present the evidence and data that supports...

I realize that Slideshare embeds are CPU hogs, but here's another worthwhile presentation. In this one, customers can find out all about their client options when using Lotus Domino -- Lotus Notes, Lotus iNotes, and Lotus Notes Traveler. Lotus Domino 8.5 Client ComparisonView more presentations fr...

A comment at this week's Notes/Domino software design review prompted the development team to start a blog...to help with awareness of the Domino Configuration Tuner, one of the coolest new tools in Domino 8.5. The 'Tuner blog is live, and the first post rightly proclaims "DCT Rules!" (oh, maybe th...

Much like an effort conducted back in Q4 2008, my team is surveying IBM customers about your Notes/Domino 8.x deployments. Jan Kenney writes:If you or your customer is an IBM Lotus Notes/iNotes and Domino 8.x (8.0.x OR 8.5) customer who has EITHER: * Deployed Notes/iNotes and Domino version 8....

The Notes performance team has published an updated whitepaper covering scalability of the Notes 8.5 client on the Citrix XenApp server....This white paper provides an overview of, and recommendations for, how to get the most from your IBM® Lotus® Notes® client on the Citrix XenApp server. In partic...

PC Magazine's Michael Miller takes a long look at Lotus Notes 8.5:Many people I talk to are surprised that I run Lotus Notes, but it's really not that unusual. Sure, Microsoft's solutions have long since overtaken Notes in the sheer number of business users, and a number of webmail solutions have mu...

From time to time, I hear complaints about how difficult IBM makes it for someone to buy Lotus Notes. While it is true that Passport Advantage, IBM's volume licensing program, has many dimensions and nuances, they tend to be more relevant in large, multi-site, multi-national companies. If you want...

Happy to see that business partner TLCC has jumped on the training bandwagon for Notes/Domino 8.5. TLCC just announced three new courses -- ND 8.5 system administration update (covering topics like DAOS and Domino Configuration Tuner), ND 8.5 application development update (covering Domino Designer...

Declan Lynch has been an XPages machine for the last couple of weeks. Over at qtzar.com, he has written 32 entries (so far?) on "Learning XPages". Now you all know I'm not an application developer, but Dec has succeeded in dividing up XPages into consumable chunks that anyone (even I) can understa...

Gartner's Matt Cain examines new cost-saving features of Domino (mainly 8.5) and how they stack up. Some really strong recommendations around taking advantage of Domino features to drive down costs, including DAOS, Domino Configuration Tuner, etc. Gartner also suggests that companies look at their...

ZDNet Australia conducts a comprehensive look at messaging approaches, considering Apple Mail, MS Entourage, Eudora 8 beta, Novell (Ximian) Evolution, gMail, Groupwise 8, Kmail (Linux), Notes 8.5, Microsoft Windows Mail, and Yahoo Zimbra. The great news is, they really, really like Notes, when c...

Liking the DAOS results

February 19 2009

In case you needed any more evidence of the "killer feature" of Domino 8.5, here are just a few of the DAOS (Domino Attachment and Object Service) real-world or estimator results that have been published in the last few weeks: Ulrich Krause -- Impressive DAOS Results: 62% savings Chris Whisonant...

Notes product marketing just finished this useful presentation set, which helps showcase the improvements in and benefits of upgrading to the Notes 8.5 client. It was perfectly timed for a customer request I received over the weekend....and thus I figured it would be useful to a broader audience....

Several bloggers have picked this up during Lotusphere (thanks Mick, Paul, Chris, Bruce etc.)... the Domino development team has posted a Domino Attachment and Object Service Estimator:The DAOS Estimator (daosest) is a tool for planning the roll-out of DAOS on the Domino 8.5 server. The tool iterate...

Now available... Link: IBM developerWorks: Notes/Domino 8.5 trial...

The IBM team fielded this question more frequently than any other at Macworld Expo yesterday: "Why are you here?" In my mind, no question could be a better entree. In fact, it was essentially that question we wanted to answer simply with our physical presence -- tying the launch of Notes 8.5 and S...

Like I said... Forbes, IBM Polishes Its Apple Offerings:For the first time, IBM is eager to point out that new business-focused software will be released for Apple's operating system and the PC at the same time. Previous software versions had been published as late as a year after the Windows-compa...

Live from the Moscone Center in San Francisco...IBM today announced that the new IBM Lotus Notes 8.5 collaboration software with social computing features, is now available for all Mac OS X Leopard-powered computers. In addition, IBM's free Lotus Symphony document, spreadsheet and presentation soft...

A very strong endorsement (and counter to some recent chatter) about the benefit the XPages approach brings to Domino 8.5:IdeaJam "Classic" is a good Domino web application (if I do say so myself), but to work on the design of it requires any developers that help us to have a serious amount of exper...

As the countdown continues, John Roling profiles the Notes/Domino 8.5 release in Intranet Journal:The Domino server is really what gets the bulk of the improvements in the 8.5 release. One that may have some of the biggest impact is DAOS or Domino Attachment Object Storage. Simply put, DAOS is a wa...

On my way out of the Westford MA labs yesterday, I was pinged by Jan Kenney and alerted to a little hiccup in our release staging process. See, the Notes/Domino 8.5 release was completed and signed off by the development organization earlier this week. The final builds were done last week. The co...