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Domino System Administration by Rob Kirkland

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Lotus Notes and Domino Features

Through its first three releases Notes was a mostly closed system. You had to use a Notes client to reach data on a Notes server. (Well, you could write your own client, using APIs that Lotus made available for C, C++, and Visual Basic, or using a precursor to LotusScript called Lotus Notes ViP. But you could not use standards-based clients like Web browsers.) You could think of the features of Notes as they existed in those releases as the "core" Notes functions, and the types of applications that Notes could accommodate as the "core" Notes applications.

Those features would include shared, document-oriented databases, and messaging; strong security features; distributed data kept in synch through replication; ...

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