Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Interesting Announcements in the IBM Lotus World

There has been a flurry of announcements on Ed Brills blog recently. They are all around changes in the Lotus world for the impending release of Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.1.

Here is a short summary
  • 8.5.1 will be available Monday 12th October
  • Domino Designer Client will now be FREE
  • Client Access Licence (CAL) has been simplified basically an Enterprise CAL and a Messaging CAL

We also wanted to address the changing nature of client access. For too long, we have asked you as customers to decide whether a particular user is a "Notes user" or a "browser user" or a "mobile user".  We thought it might just make more sense, given the trend towards ubiquitous access, if an end-user became a "Domino user", with the choice of tools and interfaces as needed.
  • An additional feature is the inclusion of the Lotus Mobile Connect client license in the Lotus Domino Enterprise Client Access License.
And it looks like there is more in 8.5.1...

That concludes my three-part introduction to Notes/Domino 8.5.1 -- and I haven't even talked about the technology yet, from the iPhone support in Traveler to the new Eclipse Lotuscript Editor to the Notes UI improvements to the further enhancements in DAOS.

Stay tuned..