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Lotus Notes Domino 8: Upgrader's Guide

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

What's new in the latest IBM Lotus Notes Domino Platform with this book and eBook
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Book Details

ISBN 139781847192745
Paperback276 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
  • Appreciate the implications of changes and new features


Who 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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: A Short History of Notes and Domino
Chapter 2: Overview of New Lotus Notes 8 Client Features
User Interface Enhancements
New Mail Features
New Calendar Functionality
Chapter 3: Lotus Notes 8 and SOA
What is an SOA?
Why SOAs Now?
SOA Lifecycle
How Lotus Notes 8 Works with SOAs
Chapter 4: Productivity Tools
Productivity Tools Integration with Notes 8
Productivity Tools and Domino Policies
IBM Lotus Documents
IBM Lotus Presentations
IBM Lotus Spreadsheets
Chapter 5: Lotus Domino 8 Server Features
End-User and Messaging Enhancements
Administration Enhancements
Performance Enhancements
Domino Directory and Security Enhancements
Enhanced Integration with IBM Servers and Tools
Chapter 6: Deployment Enhancements in Notes/Domino 8
Client Provisioning
Database Redirect
Chapter 7: Upgrading to Notes/Domino 8
The Domino/Notes Upgrade Process
Notes/Domino 8 Upgrade
Use Case Document Example
Chapter 8: Coexistence between Notes/Domino Releases
Notes Client Coexistence
Domino Server Coexistence
Chapter 9: What's New in Notes/ Domino 8 Development
Composite Applications
New Features in Domino Designer 8
Lotus Component Designer
New Web 2.0 Features
Lotus Expeditor
Chapter 10: Integration with Other Lotus/IBM Products
Lotus Quickplace/Quickr
Lotus Sametime
Lotus Connections

What You Will Learn

  • 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

In Detail

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)]



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