In this chapter
Deploying user applications on the network
Understanding groupware products
Working with Lotus Notes
Understanding Exchange Server
Working with shared databases
Understanding Microsoft’s .NET Initiative
So far we have concentrated on how networks actually function: We’ve discussed network protocols, the OSI model, peer/client operating systems, and network operating systems. Our next area of focus is the application. Application software provides us with the various productivity tools we use to actually get work done. Users on a network can take advantage of all sorts of applications; although we usually think of word processing and spreadsheet software as typical applications, ...