Lotus Notes Domino 8: Upgrader's Guide

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  • Get accustomed to the new Lotus Notes 8 client:
- Lotus Notes client UI
- Domino mail
- Lotus Notes calendar
- Lotus Notes contacts
  • Learn how Lotus Notes 8 can help assemble applications using SOA
  • Using the Lotus composite application editor
  • Leverage Notes' open framework to play a key part in SOA
  • Utilizing productivity tools via Open Document Format (ODF): IBM Lotus Documents, IBM Lotus Presentations, IBM Lotus Spreadsheets
  • Get accustomed to the new Lotus Domino 8 server enhancements for:
- Lotus Notes end users
- Domino Administrators
- Domino performance
- Lotus Notes and Domino security
  • Authenticating against Domino Standards-based LDAP
  • Integration with DB2, WebSphere, IBM Tivoli Enterprise
  • Working out a solid upgrade plan
  • Detailed discussion of upgrade issues for moving to version 8
  • Example use case that can be used as a template for your upgrade
  • Tackling Notes client coexistence issues:
- Installing different versions of Notes on a workstation
- Potential issues with calendaring and scheduling in a multi-release environment.
  • Tackling Domino server coexistence issues:
- Domino Directory (names.nsf)
- On Disk Structure (ODS)
- Domino Web Access (DWA)
- Domino Domain Monitoring DDM
- Lotus Notes ID files— with new encryption strengths
  • Tutorial on consuming web services
  • List of important additions to formula language and LotusScript
  • New tools in Domino Designer 8, Lotus Component Designer, and Lotus Expediter
  • Web 2.0 in Notes/Domino: RSS/Atom, blogs, AJAX
  • Integrating with Lotus Quickplace/Quickr, Lotus Sametime, Lotus Connections
  • Extend your Lotus Notes/Domino 8 environment:
- PistolStar’s Password Power 8
- IntelliPRINT Reporting
- IONET Incremental Archiver
- CMT Inspector

Lotus Notes is an integrated desktop client option for accessing business email, calendars, and applications on a Lotus Domino server. Domino is an application server that can be used as a standalone web server or as the server component of IBM's Lotus Domino product, which provides a powerful collaborative platform for development of customized business applications. It also provides enterprise-grade email, messaging, and scheduling capabilities.
The Lotus Notes powerhouse has been part of the corporate application and messaging architecture for more than 20 years and, over the years, Lotus Notes has come to signify the essence of electronic business communications. With Lotus Notes 8, IBM has once again provided the user with an intuitive, fully integrated platform to enhance each user's experience with business communications. It is no longer just an email tool, but a basis to extend business communications to a new level.
This book reviews the current release of the powerful Lotus Notes and Domino architecture platform.

"Written by some of the senior architects and specialists of IBM Software Services for Lotus, this book will provide you with an excellent guide to help you realize the value of your investment in Lotus Notes 8. You will learn how to leverage the full capabilities of Lotus Notes 8 and how to quickly move from your existing technology base to this new, feature-rich platform. The authors explore the enhanced productivity tools available with this release, integrating word processing, presentations, and spreadsheets into a seamless unit with your messaging and collaboration solution."
"Developers are not forgotten, as new features and tools are revealed. You will delve into the world of SOA, as the authors show you how Lotus Notes can be part of an SOA strategy that can accelerate your business integration and generate value. The book finishes with a few words about other Lotus products, such as Lotus Sametime, Lotus Quickr, Lotus Connections, and IBM WebSphere Portal—like IBM Lotus Notes, all built on the open-standards-based Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP) technology. These products are all converging to become the next generation of people productivity solutions."
[Taken from the foreword of the book, written by Mark J. Guerinot, Director, Americas
IBM Software Services for Lotus (ISSL)]


  • Upgrade to the latest version of Lotus Notes and Domino.
  • Understand the new features and put them to work in your business
  • Appreciate the implications of changes and new features


Page Count 276
Course Length 8 hours 16 minutes
ISBN 9781847192745
Date Of Publication 30 Dec 2007


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 Senior Certified Systems Architect with IBM Software Services for Collaboration. In that capacity, he is responsible for designing, implementing, and supporting various engagements with IBM customers. Tim has been an IBM employee for over 18 years in a variety of networking, technical, hardware, and software support and consulting positions. He has been working with Lotus Notes for over 20 years, focusing on administration roles and infrastructure. He also has international experience with working on infrastructure engagements in Spain, The Bahamas, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, the UK, and Indonesia.