IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.1
The Upgrader's Guide
By Barry Max Rosen, Bennie Gibson, Brad Schauf, David Byrd, Dick McCarrick, Joseph Anderson, Tim Speed
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: January 2010
Pages: 336

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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