IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.1

Book description

Upgrade your system and embrace the exciting new features of the Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.1 platform

  • Upgrade to the latest version of Lotus Notes and Domino

  • Understand the new features and put them to work in your business

  • Thoroughly covers Domino Attachment Object Service (DAOS), Domino Configuration Tuner (DCT), and iNotes

  • Explore other useful Lotus products, such as Lotus Sametime, Lotus Quickr, Lotus Connections, and IBM WebSphere Portal

  • Packed with expert tips and useful screenshots

  • 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

    Table of contents

    1. IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.1
      1. IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.1
        1. Companies copyright notices and statements
        2. Warning and disclaimer
        3. IBM
      2. Credits
      3. Foreword
        1. Lotus Notes 8.5 enhancements
          1. Mail
          2. Calendar
          3. Contacts
          4. Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
        2. Using the rest of this book
        3. Conclusion
      4. About the Authors
      5. About the Reviewer
      6. Preface
        1. What this book covers
        2. Conventions
        3. Reader feedback
        4. Customer support
          1. Errata
          2. Piracy
          3. Questions
      7. 1. Overview of New Lotus Notes 8.5 Client Features
        1. User interface enhancements
          1. Welcome page
          2. Open list menu
          3. Toolbars
          4. Unified preferences
          5. Windows management and tabs
            1. Group document tabs
            2. Thumbnails
          6. Advanced menus
          7. Offline applications
          8. Search center
          9. IBM Support Assistant
        2. New mail features
          1. Action bar
          2. Show menu
          3. Horizontal and vertical preview panes
          4. Mail threads
          5. Conversations view
          6. Mail header options
          7. Mail addressing
          8. Multilevel undo
          9. Inline spell checking
          10. Document selection
          11. Recent collaborations
          12. Message recall
          13. Improved "Out-of-Office" functionality
        3. New calendar functionality
          1. View navigation
          2. Action bar
          3. Displaying all-day events
          4. Managing new invitations from your Calendar view
          5. Showing cancelled invitations in your calendar
          6. Checking schedule
          7. Locating free time for a subset of invitees
        4. Contacts
          1. Contact form
          2. Business Card view
          3. Recent Contacts
        5. Lotus Notes 8.5
          1. User interface enhancements
          2. Mail features
          3. Calendar features
          4. Contacts
          5. Key software changes
        6. Summary
      8. 2. Lotus Notes 8.5 and SOA
        1. What is an SOA?
          1. The characteristics of an SOA
          2. Perspectives on SOAs
        2. Why SOAs now?
        3. SOA Lifecycle
          1. The Model phase
          2. The Assemble phase
          3. The Deploy phase
          4. The Manage phase
        4. How Lotus Notes 8.5 works with SOAs
          1. Composite applications
          2. Lotus Notes (version 8 and 8.5) and web services
          3. Lotus Notes 8.5 and open technologies
            1. OASIS/ODF
            2. Eclipse
        5. Summary
      9. 3. Productivity Tools
        1. Productivity tools integration with Notes 8.5
        2. Productivity tools and Domino policies
        3. IBM Lotus Documents
        4. IBM Lotus Presentations
        5. IBM Lotus Spreadsheets
        6. Lotus Symphony 1.2
        7. Summary
      10. 4. Lotus Domino 8.5 Server Features
        1. End user and messaging enhancements
          1. Message recall
          2. "Out-of-Office" messages
          3. Enhanced support for the mail thread feature
          4. Automated inbox cleanup
          5. Reverse-path setting for forwarded messages
          6. Rejecting ambiguous names and denying mail to groups
        2. Administration enhancements
          1. The end user renaming process
          2. The Administration Process (AdminP)
            1. AdminP statistics
          3. Domino Domain Monitoring (DDM)
            1. Domino Configuration Tuner (DCT)
            2. WebSphere Services probe
            3. LDAP search reporting
            4. Common Actions quick access feature
            5. By Database view
        3. Performance enhancements
          1. Streaming replication
          2. New ODS
            1. Design note compression
            2. On-demand collation
          3. Managing simple searches effectively
        4. Domino Directory and security enhancements
          1. IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator
          2. DirLint Directory tool
          3. Authentication through directory assistance
          4. Directory assistance LDAP Configuration wizards
          5. People view by Lotus Notes version
          6. Internet password lockout
          7. Enhanced local database encryption
          8. Certifier key rollover
          9. SSO for LtpaToken2
          10. Certificate revocation checking through the Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP)
        5. Enhanced integration with IBM servers and tools
          1. IBM DB2 as a backend data store
          2. IBM WebSphere Portal integration wizard
          3. IBM Tivoli Enterprise Console integration
        6. Summary
      11. 5. Deployment Enhancements in Notes/Domino 8.5
        1. Client provisioning
          1. Server-managed provisioning
            1. Smart Upgrade
            2. Eclipse-based provisioning
        2. Policies
          1. "How to apply setting" feature
          2. Activities policy settings document
          3. Productivity tools settings document
          4. Desktop policy settings document (and setup policy settings document)
          5. Replication settings through the desktop and setup policy documents
          6. Security policy settings document
          7. Domino 8.5 policies
        3. Dynamic policy settings
        4. Roaming policy settings
        5. Enabling provider IDs for widgets policy
        6. iNotes policies
        7. Mail Quota support in Lite mode
        8. Database redirect
          1. Redirecting when databases are moved
          2. Redirecting when databases are deleted
        9. Summary
      12. 6. Upgrading to Notes and Domino 8.5
        1. The Domino/Notes upgrade process
        2. Notes 8.5 /Domino 8.5 upgrade
          1. Reviewing the current infrastructure (The health check)
          2. The upgrade process
          3. Special feature upgrade considerations
        3. Use case document example
        4. Summary
      13. 7. Coexistence between Notes/Domino Releases
        1. Notes client coexistence
          1. Calendaring and scheduling
            1. Calendar delegation
        2. Domino server coexistence
          1. Domino Directory
          2. On-Disk Structure (ODS)
          3. Administration Requests and events databases
          4. Rooms and Resource Reservation database
          5. Domino Domain Monitoring
          6. Policies
          7. Message recall
          8. Cluster coexistence
          9. Domino Web Access
          10. ID files
          11. Sample compatibility matrix
        3. Summary
      14. 8. What's New in Notes/Domino 8.5 Development
        1. Composite applications
          1. Application design
          2. Programming
            1. Properties
            2. Actions
            3. Wires
        2. New features in Domino Designer 8
          1. Composite applications support
            1. Property Broker Editor
            2. Composite Application Editor
          2. Web service consumers
          3. Domino IBM DB/2 integration
          4. View enhancements
            1. New column number format
            2. Extending to use available window width
            3. Defer index creation until first use
            4. Show default items in right-mouse menu
          5. Form enhancements
          6. Agent enhancements
          7. Formula language and LotusScript additions
            1. Formula language additions
            2. LotusScript additions
        3. New features in Domino Designer 8.5
        4. Domino Designer on Eclipse
        5. The new Eclipse-based GUI
        6. XPages
        7. Improvements to CSS support
        8. Enhancements to HTML generation
        9. JavaScript controls
        10. New method related to ID Vault: ResetUserPassword
        11. Changes to web services
          1. What's ahead?
        12. Lotus Component Designer
          1. Migration tool
          2. Help and enhanced welcome page
          3. Accessibility
          4. Composite application support
          5. Controls and pages
          6. Data connections
          7. Scripting
          8. Deployment
        13. New Web 2.0 features
          1. RSS and ATOM
          2. Blog template
          3. AJAX support
        14. Lotus Expeditor
        15. Summary
      15. 9. Integration with Other Lotus/IBM Products
        1. Lotus QuickPlace/Quickr
          1. Quickr with services for Domino
            1. Installing Lotus Quickr
            2. Directory integration
            3. Integrating Lotus Sametime
            4. Application development
          2. Quickr with services for WebSphere Portal
            1. Installing Lotus Quickr services
            2. Lotus Quickr J2EE directory integration
            3. Integrating Sametime for Quickr WebSphere Portal
          3. Lotus Quickr Connectors
        2. Lotus Sametime
          1. Installing Lotus Sametime
          2. Directory integration
          3. Application integration
        3. Lotus Connections
        4. New integration features in Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5
        5. Summary
      16. 10. Domino 8.5 Enhancements
        1. Domino Attachment and Object Service
          1. Advantages of DAOS
          2. Setting up DAOS
        2. Document body compression
        3. Notes Shared Login (NSL)
        4. ID Vault
        5. Auto-populated groups
        6. GNU Zip
        7. Domino Configuration Tuner (DCT)
        8. Overall performance enhancements
        9. iNotes updates
          1. iNotes and Notes client similarity
          2. iNotes and Notes client difference
          3. iNotes modes — Features that are the same
          4. iNotes Modes — Features that are different
        10. Quickr integration
        11. Summary
      17. A. Third-party Products
        1. PistolStar
          1. Password Power 8 Domino plugin
            1. System requirements for Domino Plugin (Server side)
          2. Password Power 8 Notes ID plugin
            1. System requirements for Notes ID plugin (Client side)
          3. PortalGuard
            1. System requirement for PortalGuard
            2. Security
            3. Auditing features
          4. Help Desk
          5. End users
          6. Contact
        2. Reporting from Lotus Notes and Domino data
          1. Reporting based on Notes programming using LotusScript
          2. Reporting based on tools external to Notes
          3. Introducing IntelliPRINT Reporting
            1. Report deployment without development overheads
            2. Report deployment without administrative overhead
            3. Integration with the application workflow
            4. Creating a simple report using the wizard
            5. Creating a complex report with IntelliPRINT Reporting
          4. Conclusion
        3. IONET Incremental Archiver
          1. Setup archiving
            1. Calling the BuildIndex Agent
            2. BuildIndex Agent
          2. The archive process
            1. Calling the Java agent
            2. The ZIP files Java agent
          3. The restore process
          4. Conclusion
        4. CMT Inspector for Lotus Notes
          1. Will your code break when you upgrade?
          2. Design search, user surveys, and flowcharting
          3. Reports and export
          4. CMT for Public Folders
          5. CMT for Notes
          6. CMT for Coexistence
            1. What does CMT for Lotus/Exchange Coexistence do?
            2. What does the Microsoft Notes Connector do when integrated with CMT for Lotus/Exchange Coexistence?
          7. CMT for Domains

    Product information

    • Title: IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.1
    • Author(s):
    • Release date: January 2010
    • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
    • ISBN: 9781847199287