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IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3: Upgrader's Guide

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Tim Speed, Barry Max Rosen, Scott O'Keefe

Upgrade your system and embrace the exciting new features of the IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3 platform with this book and eBook
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849683944
Paperback364 pages

About This Book

  • Upgrade to the latest version of Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3
  • Understand the new features of Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3 and put them to work in your business
  • Covers details on the SOA characteristics of Lotus Notes, features and changes in Lotus Notes Client 8.5.3, and an overview of productivity tools: Lotus Symphony Documents, Lotus Symphony Presentations, and Lotus Symphony Spreadsheets amongst others.
  • Packed with expert tips and useful screenshots
  • This book is an update to the IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.1 book and ebook

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 8.5.3. 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: Lotus Notes 8.5.3 and SOA
What is an SOA?
Why SOAs now?
The SOA lifecycle
How Lotus Notes 8.5.3 works with SOAs
Summary
Chapter 2: Overview of New Lotus Notes 8.5.3 Client Features
Lotus Notes 8.0
Lotus Notes 8.5
Lotus Notes 8.5.1
Lotus Notes 8.5.2
Lotus Notes 8.5.3
Summary
Chapter 3: Productivity Tools
Productivity tools integration with Lotus Notes 8.5.3
Symphony and Domino policies
Lotus Symphony 3.0
Summary
Chapter 4: Lotus Domino 8.5.3 Server Features
End user and messaging enhancements
Administration enhancements
Performance enhancements
Domino Directory and security enhancements
Enhanced integration with IBM servers and tools
Lotus Domino 8.5.3 new server enhancements
Summary
Chapter 5: Deployment Enhancements in Notes/Domino 8.5.3
Client provisioning
Policies
Database redirect
Pushing trusted certificates to Notes clients
Summary
Chapter 6: Domino 8.5.3 Enhancements
Domino Attachment and Object Service
Document Body Compression
Lotus Notes Shared Login
ID Vault
Auto-populated groups
Performance enhancements
iNotes and Quickr integration
Quickr integration
The future road map (Project Vulcan)
Summary
Chapter 7: Upgrading to Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3
The Lotus Notes and Domino upgrade process
The Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3 upgrade process
A use case document example
Summary
Chapter 8: Coexistence between Notes/Domino Releases
Notes client coexistence
Domino server coexistence
LotusLive hybrid
Summary
Chapter 9: New Features in Notes/Domino 8.5.3 Development
Composite applications
New Lotus Domino Designer 8.0 client features
New Lotus Domino Designer 8.5 client features
New Lotus Domino Designer 8.5.1 client features
New Lotus Domino Designer 8.5.2 client features
New Lotus Domino Designer 8.5.3 client features
Lotus Component Designer
New Web 2.0 features
Lotus Expeditor
Summary
Chapter 10: Integration with Other Lotus/IBM Products
Lotus Quickr
Lotus Sametime
Lotus Connections
IBM Learning Widget
IBM Multimedia Library
New integration features in Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3
Summary
Chapter 11: Domino Configuration Tuner
Obtaining and setting up the DCT
Navigating and using DCT
Life cycle and participation
Usage patterns and practices
Troubleshooting
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Upgrade to, and understand, the latest version of Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3
  • Get to grips with features including security, mail, calendar, and contacts
  • Get solutions to issues that you may encounter during the upgrade process
  • Quickly examine coexistence issues involved in running Notes/Domino in a mixed environment and solve them efficiently
  • Integrate Lotus Domino 8.5.3 with IBM servers and tools
  • Understand the integration of the new social software for Lotus Notes

In Detail

IBM Lotus Domino software is a world class platform for critical business, collaboration, and messaging applications. With Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3, 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 individuals and teams 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 8.5.3.

Written by senior architects and specialists of IBM Software Services for Lotus, this book will enable you to quickly upgrade your existing system and leverage the full capabilities of Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3. The authors explore the enhanced productivity tools available within this release and go through the new features of the Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3 suite and document the technical features in a descriptive way, with examples and useful screenshots.

The book begins with an overview of the SOA characteristics of Lotus Notes and how it can help you assemble applications that can play a role in SOA. The book then moves on to the features and changes in Lotus Notes Client 8.5.3, before providing an overview of productivity tools: IBM Lotus Documents, IBM Lotus Presentations, and IBM Lotus Spreadsheets. The book then dives into topics such as Lotus and Domino 8.5.3 server features, deployment enhancements in Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3, Domino 8.5.3 enhancements and upgrading to Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3, amongst other topics. This book is your complete guide to the most powerful new features and changes in the Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3 release.

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