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IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.1

Barry Max Rosen, Bennie Gibson, Brad Schauf, David Byrd, Dick McCarrick, Joseph Anderson, Tim Speed

Upgrade your system and embrace the exciting new features of the IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.1 platform with this book and eBook
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Book Details

ISBN 139781847199287
Paperback336 pages

About This Book

  • 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

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Overview of New Lotus Notes 8.5 Client Features
User interface enhancements
New mail features
New calendar functionality
Lotus Notes 8.5
Chapter 2: Lotus Notes 8.5 and SOA
What is an SOA?
Why SOAs now?
SOA Lifecycle
How Lotus Notes 8.5 works with SOAs
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
Chapter 4: Lotus Domino 8.5 Server Features
End user and messaging enhancements
Administration enhancements
Performance enhancements
Domino Directory and security enhancements
Enhanced integration with IBM servers and tools
Chapter 5: Deployment Enhancements in Notes/Domino 8.5
Client provisioning
Dynamic policy settings
Roaming policy settings
Enabling provider IDs for widgets policy
iNotes policies
Mail Quota support in Lite mode
Database redirect
Chapter 6: Upgrading to Notes and Domino 8.5
The Domino/Notes upgrade process
Notes 8.5 /Domino 8.5 upgrade
Use case document example
Chapter 7: Coexistence between Notes/Domino Releases
Notes client coexistence
Domino server coexistence
Chapter 8: What's New in Notes/Domino 8.5 Development
Composite applications
New features in Domino Designer 8
New features in Domino Designer 8.5
Domino Designer on Eclipse
The new Eclipse-based GUI
Improvements to CSS support
Enhancements to HTML generation
JavaScript controls
New method related to ID Vault: ResetUserPassword
Changes to web services
Lotus Component Designer
New Web 2.0 features
Lotus Expeditor
Chapter 9: Integration with Other Lotus/IBM Products
Lotus QuickPlace/Quickr
Lotus Sametime
Lotus Connections
New integration features in Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5
Chapter 10: Domino 8.5 Enhancements
Domino Attachment and Object Service
Document body compression
Notes Shared Login (NSL)
ID Vault
Auto-populated groups
Domino Configuration Tuner (DCT)
Overall performance enhancements
iNotes updates
Quickr integration

What You Will Learn

  • 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.


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