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 their standard Lotus version to build upon.

If you are looking to upgrade your Notes environment right now, I would wait a few weeks for 8.5.1 to hit. If you are already at 8.5, upgrading to 8.5.1 is a no-brainer. The speed and reliability pieces alone are worth it, and you'll have a lot of goodwill gains with your end users.

And trust me, it will make your life easier as well.
Appreciate the good words, John!  We took in hundreds of additional beta testers in 8.5.1 vs a "normal" maintenance release, and the feedback has been tremendously helpful to making this a great release.  Glad that John and company were able to contribute, along with so many other readers...

Link: Intranet Journal: Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.1 Coming Soon >

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