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Table of Contents
Sample Chapters
  • Upgrade to the latest version of Lotus Notes and Domino
  • Understand the new features and put them to work in your business
  • Thoroughly covers Domino Attachment Object Service (DAOS), Domino Configuration Tuner (DCT), and iNotes
  • Explore other useful Lotus products, such as Lotus Sametime, Lotus Quickr, Lotus Connections, and IBM WebSphere Portal
  • Packed with expert tips and useful screenshots

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 336 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : January 2010
ISBN : 1847199283
ISBN 13 : 9781847199287
Author(s) : Barry Max Rosen, Bennie Gibson, Brad Schauf, David Byrd, Dick McCarrick, Joseph Anderson, Tim Speed
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Other, Enterprise, IBM

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Overview of New Lotus Notes 8.5 Client Features
Chapter 2: Lotus Notes 8.5 and SOA
Chapter 3: Productivity Tools
Chapter 4: Lotus Domino 8.5 Server Features
Chapter 5: Deployment Enhancements in Notes/Domino 8.5
Chapter 6: Upgrading to Notes and Domino 8.5
Chapter 7: Coexistence between Notes/Domino Releases
Chapter 8: What's New in Notes/Domino 8.5 Development
Chapter 9: Integration with Other Lotus/IBM Products
Chapter 10: Domino 8.5 Enhancements
Appendix: Third-party Products
  • Chapter 1: Overview of New Lotus Notes 8.5 Client Features
    • User interface enhancements
      • Welcome page
      • Open list menu
      • Toolbars
      • Unified preferences
      • Windows management and tabs
        • Group document tabs
        • Thumbnails
      • Advanced menus
      • Offline applications
      • Search center
      • IBM Support Assistant
    • New mail features
      • Action bar
      • Show menu
      • Horizontal and vertical preview panes
      • Mail threads
      • Conversations view
      • Mail header options
      • Mail addressing
      • Multilevel undo
      • Inline spell checking
      • Document selection
      • Recent collaborations
      • Message recall
      • Improved "Out-of-Office" functionality
    • New calendar functionality
      • View navigation
      • Action bar
      • Displaying all-day events
      • Managing new invitations from your Calendar view
      • Showing cancelled invitations in your calendar
      • Checking schedule
      • Locating free time for a subset of invitees
    • Contacts
      • Contact form
      • Business Card view
      • Recent Contacts
    • Lotus Notes 8.5
      • User interface enhancements
      • Mail features
      • Calendar features
      • Contacts
      • Key software changes
    • Summary
  • Chapter 2: Lotus Notes 8.5 and SOA
    • What is an SOA?
      • The characteristics of an SOA
      • Perspectives on SOAs
    • Why SOAs now?
    • SOA Lifecycle
      • The Model phase
      • The Assemble phase
      • The Deploy phase
      • The Manage phase
    • How Lotus Notes 8.5 works with SOAs
      • Composite applications
      • Lotus Notes (version 8 and 8.5) and web services
      • Lotus Notes 8.5 and open technologies
        • OASIS/ODF
        • Eclipse
    • Summary
  • Chapter 3: Productivity Tools
    • Productivity tools integration with Notes 8.5
    • Productivity tools and Domino policies
    • IBM Lotus Documents
    • IBM Lotus Presentations
    • IBM Lotus Spreadsheets
    • Lotus Symphony 1.2
    • Summary
  • Chapter 4: Lotus Domino 8.5 Server Features
    • End user and messaging enhancements
      • Message recall
      • "Out-of-Office" messages
      • Enhanced support for the mail thread feature
      • Automated inbox cleanup
      • Reverse-path setting for forwarded messages
      • Rejecting ambiguous names and denying mail to groups
    • Administration enhancements
      • The end user renaming process
      • The Administration Process (AdminP)
        • AdminP statistics
      • Domino Domain Monitoring (DDM)
        • Domino Configuration Tuner (DCT)
        • WebSphere Services probe
        • LDAP search reporting
        • Common Actions quick access feature
        • By Database view
    • Performance enhancements
      • Streaming replication
      • New ODS
        • Design note compression
        • On-demand collation
      • Managing simple searches effectively
    • Domino Directory and security enhancements
      • IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator
      • DirLint Directory tool
      • Authentication through directory assistance
      • Directory assistance LDAP Configuration wizards
      • People view by Lotus Notes version
      • Internet password lockout
      • Enhanced local database encryption
      • Certifier key rollover
      • SSO for LtpaToken2
      • Certificate revocation checking through the Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP)
    • Enhanced integration with IBM servers and tools
      • IBM DB2 as a backend data store
      • IBM WebSphere Portal integration wizard
      • IBM Tivoli Enterprise Console integration
    • Summary
  • Chapter 5: Deployment Enhancements in Notes/Domino 8.5
    • Client provisioning
      • Server-managed provisioning
        • Smart Upgrade
        • Eclipse-based provisioning
    • Policies
      • "How to apply setting" feature
      • Activities policy settings document
      • Productivity tools settings document
      • Desktop policy settings document (and setup policy settings document)
      • Replication settings through the desktop and setup policy documents
      • Security policy settings document
      • Domino 8.5 policies
    • Dynamic policy settings
    • Roaming policy settings
    • Enabling provider IDs for widgets policy
    • iNotes policies
    • Mail Quota support in Lite mode
    • Database redirect
      • Redirecting when databases are moved
      • Redirecting when databases are deleted
    • Summary
  • Chapter 6: Upgrading to Notes and Domino 8.5
    • The Domino/Notes upgrade process
    • Notes 8.5 /Domino 8.5 upgrade
      • Reviewing the current infrastructure (The health check)
      • The upgrade process
      • Special feature upgrade considerations
    • Use case document example
    • Summary
  • Chapter 7: Coexistence between Notes/Domino Releases
    • Notes client coexistence
      • Calendaring and scheduling
        • Calendar delegation
    • Domino server coexistence
      • Domino Directory
      • On-Disk Structure (ODS)
      • Administration Requests and events databases
      • Rooms and Resource Reservation database
      • Domino Domain Monitoring
      • Policies
      • Message recall
      • Cluster coexistence
      • Domino Web Access
      • ID files
      • Sample compatibility matrix
    • Summary
  • Chapter 8: What's New in Notes/Domino 8.5 Development
    • Composite applications
      • Application design
      • Programming
        • Properties
        • Actions
        • Wires
    • New features in Domino Designer 8
      • Composite applications support
        • Property Broker Editor
        • Composite Application Editor
      • Web service consumers
      • Domino IBM DB/2 integration
      • View enhancements
        • New column number format
        • Extending to use available window width
        • Defer index creation until first use
        • Show default items in right-mouse menu
      • Form enhancements
      • Agent enhancements
      • Formula language and LotusScript additions
        • Formula language additions
        • LotusScript additions
    • New features in Domino Designer 8.5
    • Domino Designer on Eclipse
    • The new Eclipse-based GUI
    • XPages
    • Improvements to CSS support
    • Enhancements to HTML generation
    • JavaScript controls
    • New method related to ID Vault: ResetUserPassword
    • Changes to web services
      • What's ahead?
    • Lotus Component Designer
      • Migration tool
      • Help and enhanced welcome page
      • Accessibility
      • Composite application support
      • Controls and pages
      • Data connections
      • Scripting
      • Deployment
    • New Web 2.0 features
      • RSS and ATOM
      • Blog template
      • AJAX support
    • Lotus Expeditor
    • Summary
  • Chapter 9: Integration with Other Lotus/IBM Products
    • Lotus QuickPlace/Quickr
      • Quickr with services for Domino
        • Installing Lotus Quickr
        • Directory integration
        • Integrating Lotus Sametime
        • Application development
      • Quickr with services for WebSphere Portal
        • Installing Lotus Quickr services
        • Lotus Quickr J2EE directory integration
        • Integrating Sametime for Quickr WebSphere Portal
      • Lotus Quickr Connectors
    • Lotus Sametime
      • Installing Lotus Sametime
      • Directory integration
      • Application integration
    • Lotus Connections
    • New integration features in Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5
    • Summary
  • Chapter 10: Domino 8.5 Enhancements
    • Domino Attachment and Object Service
      • Advantages of DAOS
      • Setting up DAOS
    • Document body compression
    • Notes Shared Login (NSL)
    • ID Vault
    • Auto-populated groups
    • GNU Zip
    • Domino Configuration Tuner (DCT)
    • Overall performance enhancements
    • iNotes updates
      • iNotes and Notes client similarity
      • iNotes and Notes client difference
      • iNotes modes – Features that are the same
      • iNotes Modes – Features that are different
    • Quickr integration
    • Summary
  • Appendix: Third-party Products
    • PistolStar
      • Password Power 8 Domino plugin
        • System requirements for Domino Plugin (Server side)
      • Password Power 8 Notes ID plugin
        • System requirements for Notes ID plugin (Client side)
      • PortalGuard
        • System requirement for PortalGuard
        • Security
        • Auditing features
      • Help Desk
      • End users
      • Contact
    • Reporting from Lotus Notes and Domino data
      • Reporting based on Notes programming using LotusScript
      • Reporting based on tools external to Notes
      • Introducing IntelliPRINT Reporting
        • Report deployment without development overheads
        • Report deployment without administrative overhead
        • Integration with the application workflow
        • Creating a simple report using the wizard
        • Creating a complex report with IntelliPRINT Reporting
      • Conclusion
    • IONET Incremental Archiver
      • Setup archiving
        • Calling the BuildIndex Agent
        • BuildIndex Agent
      • The archive process
        • Calling the Java agent
        • The ZIP files Java agent
      • The restore process
      • Conclusion
    • CMT Inspector for Lotus Notes
      • Will your code break when you upgrade?
      • Design search, user surveys, and flowcharting
      • Reports and export
      • CMT for Public Folders
      • CMT for Notes
      • CMT for Coexistence
        • What does CMT for Lotus/Exchange Coexistence do?
        • What does the Microsoft Notes Connector do when integrated with CMT for Lotus/Exchange Coexistence?
      • CMT for Domains

Barry Max Rosen

Barry Rosen is an IBM Senior IT Certified Managing Consultant with IBM Software Services for Collaboration . During the last six years, he has worked on several global messaging and migration projects as well as performing Domino upgrades, messaging assessments, and client deployments. Currently, Barry is heavily involved in IBM SmartCloud for social business migrations and hybrid deployments. Prior to IBM Software Services for Collaboration, he was a Software Engineer in Lotus Support for over five years. While in support, Barry was on several teams specializing in mail routing, Lotus Notes Client, calendaring and scheduling, and server core. Barry is an SME on clustering, Lotus Notes for Macintosh, and rooms and resources. He is also a published author with several articles and books written on Lotus products.

Bennie Gibson

Bennie Gibson is an IBM Certified Systems Architect with IBM Software Services for Lotus. In that capacity, he is responsible for managing various engagements with its clients. Mr. Gibson lives in Wake Forest, NC and has been an IBM/Lotus employee for over 24 years in a variety of sales, consulting, and management roles. He has been working with Notes for over 10 years focusing on architecture and infrastructure. He also has international experience with working on infrastructure engagements in Malaysia.

Brad Schauf

Brad Schauf is an IBM Executive I/T Architect with over 20 years of experience in the computer services and consulting industry. He has experience with enterprise-wide software and messaging and portal deployments, with a concentration on Lotus Notes/Domino messaging infrastructure architecture, application development, and integration as well as WebSphere portal architecture design and deployments. His experience includes API-level application development and lead programmer, enterprise lead for messaging and portal deployments to General Manager including P&L commitments. He was a founder of a successful IBM business partner before joining IBM in 1999.

David Byrd

David Byrd is an IBM Senior Certified Executive IT Architect with IBM Software Services for Lotus from Fayetteville, GA. He has been an IBM/Lotus employee for over 9 years in a number of consulting positions covering various technology areas. David has a deep background in virtually all areas of Lotus products and technologies covering areas ranging from low-level API development and collaborative application architectures, to security architectures and messaging architectures. His current focus is on Lotus Quickr as well as other team collaboration technologies and its deployment within enterprise customers. He has worked with Lotus Notes and Domino for over 15 years.

Dick McCarrick

Dick McCarrick is a freelance writer who has worked extensively with Lotus Notes and Domino over the years. Dick spent over 15 years with the Lotus Notes and Domino team, initially as a documentation writer, then later with developerWorks: Lotus. Since leaving IBM, he continues to be involved with Notes/Domino, co-authoring three previous books on this product.

Joseph Anderson

Joseph Anderson is an IBM Certified Managing Consultant from the IBM Collaboration Solutions Software Team. Joseph has worked with IBM Notes/ Domino, IBM Connections, IBM Sametime, IBM WebSphere Portal, and IBM Quickr since the early 1990s, primarily as a consultant. He is currently responsible for managing complex Customer Engagements focusing on assisting customers with the development, licensing, and deployment of complex environments. Prior to working in the consulting industry, Joseph worked in the legal industry as a Director of Operations, where he leveraged his Master's of Science in Legal Administration from the University of Denver College of Law. Joseph is the co-author of two books: IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3: Upgrader's Guide by Packt Publishing and Lotus Notes Domino 8: Upgrader's Guide by Packt Publishing. Additionally, Joseph was a Technical Reviewer for IBM Lotus Notes 8.5.3 How-to by Packt Publishing.

Tim Speed

Tim Speed is an IBM Systems (IBM Senior Certified) Architect with IBM Software Services for Lotus (ISSL). In that capacity, Tim is responsible for designing, and implementing technical solutions our customers. He has been an IBM/Lotus employee for 16 years. He has been working with Notes for over 19 years focusing on messaging, security, and infrastructure. Tim has published a total of 10 books on various topics including Internet Security and Lotus Notes and Domino.

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What you will learn from this book

  • Explore the new features in Domino Designer 8.5.1 that help build business and collaboration applications quickly
  • Get to grips with features including security, mail, calendar, and contacts
  • Get solutions to issues that you may encounter during the upgrading process
  • Quickly examine coexistence issues involved in running Notes/Domino in a mixed environment and solve them efficiently
  • Discover add-on products such as Lotus QuickPlace/Quickr and Lotus Sametime for a typical Notes/Domino infrastructure
  • Review iNotes updates and explore its new features in full mode
  • Integrate Lotus Domino 8.5.1 with IBM servers and tools
  • Save disk space by managing attachments on a per server basis using Domino Attachment and Object Service (DAOS)
  • Integrate Service Oriented Architectures (SOAs) with Lotus Notes 8.5.1
  • Roll out your new deployment with ease by using enhancements, dynamic settings, and the Database redirect policies of Notes/Domino 8.5.1

In Detail

With Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.1, IBM has once again provided business users with an intuitive, fully integrated platform to enhance each user's experience with business communications, while reducing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and increasing Return on Investment (ROI). You can create and share information effectively to make quick business decisions and streamline the way they work. It is no longer just an email tool, but a means of extending business communications to a new level. In order to utilize all the powerful features of the new release, you need to upgrade your existing system to Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.1.

Written by senior architects and specialists of IBM Software Services for Lotus, this book will be your guide and enable you to quickly upgrade your existing system and leverage the full capabilities of Lotus Notes 8.5.1. The authors explore the enhanced productivity tools available with this release by integrating word processing, presentations, and spreadsheets into a seamless unit with your messaging and collaboration solution.

The book starts with an overview of Lotus Notes and Domino, including all the exciting features in the new version. You will learn to utilize the efficient productivity tools that are shipped with Lotus Notes client, and discover the updates in Domino server. You will learn the specific steps needed to upgrade to Lotus Notes 8.5.1 with detailed explanations so that you can upgrade from any previous Lotus Notes and Domino release.

Additional focus emphasizes the enhanced features available in 8.5.1 from a Domino perspective to reduce the overall costs of managing and deploying the Domino infrastructure. The Domino environment has been enhanced to leverage new technologies to increase performance, reduce storage costs, and provide a robust environment to surface information via the web browser or the rich client. Integration with other Lotus and IBM products – including Lotus Quickr, Lotus Connections, and Lotus Sametime – is covered later in the book. These products are all converging to become the next generation of people productivity solutions.

This book shows you how to delve into the world of SOA, as the authors demonstrate how Lotus Notes can be part of a SOA strategy that can accelerate business integration and generate value. You will realize the value of your investment in Lotus Notes 8.5.1 when you learn to leverage the full capabilities of Lotus Notes 8.5.1 and quickly move from your existing technology base to this new feature-rich platform.

A complete guide to the most powerful new features and changes in the new release of Lotus Notes/Domino


This book walks through the new features of the Lotus Notes/Domino 8.5.1 suite and documents technical features in a descriptive way, with examples and useful screenshots. The book also discusses likely problems you might face while upgrading, and shows how to get the most out of the exciting new features.

Who this book is for

This book is for Lotus Notes power users, administrators, and developers working with any version of Lotus Notes/Domino, who want to upgrade to Lotus Notes/Domino 8.5.1.

Additionally, it can be leveraged by management to gain a high-level understanding of the new features and capabilities offered within the products.

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