Are you interested in trying Lotus Notes / Domino 8.5? Try out an evaluation? Did you know that you can get a copy off of the Lotus website? There are so many improvements that are added in this version…. please feel free to check it out….
Also see articles from the Lotus Developers Domain
Lotus Notes 8.5 marks a major milestone in the Lotus Notes history and is a significant release in terms of new features, appearance, programmability, and functionality.
IIBM Lotus iNotes 8.5 includes many new features. This second article in the series covers two distinct topics: new Lotus Domino administration policy capabilities and improvements available in lite mode.
In this article, the first in a multipart series, we cover the new features in Lotus iNotes 8.5 full mode and examine its Web 2.0 related features in particular depth.
In this tutorial, learn how to use XPages and Themes, new technologies in Lotus Domino 8.5, to increase flexibility, control.
Some of the notable improvments for Lotus Notes 8.5
4 Open button
4 Tab and Window Management
4 In-line spell check
4 MIME rendering
4 Intelligent addressing
4 Multi-level undo
4 Consolidated Preferences
4 Windows-style selection
4 Side-bar for plug ins (RSS Feed reader, day at a glance)
4 Search Center
4 Productivity Editors
4 Advanced Menus
4 Free-time lookup
4 Unprocessed calendar entries
4 Federated Calendars
4 Conversation threads
4 Vertical preview
4 Message recall
4 Out of Office improvements
4 Recent collaborations
4 Recent contacts
4 Business Card view
4 Contact delegation
4 Synchronize contacts automatically
● Instant Messaging
4 Rich text, emoticons, screen capture, spell check, chat history
Some of the notable improvments for Lotus Domino 8.5
● Client Administration
4 Message Recall
4 Lotus Domino hosted provisioning of Lotus Notes 8
4 Policy Management enhancements
4 Database Redirect – Redirect bookmarks after database moves and deletes
● Performance and Efficiency improvements
4 Out-of-office service
4 Automatic Inbox cleanup
4 Design note compression
4 On-demand collation
4 AdminP performance gains
4 Domino Attachment and Object Store (DAOS)
● Directory & Security
4 Internet account lockout due to password entry failure
4 Entitlement to IBM Tivoli® Directory Integrator for use with Lotus Domino
4 Stronger 4096 bit encryption keys and simplified key rollover
4 Authentication/authorization-only secondary directories
4 Improved configuration for directory assistance LDAP directories
4 Directory lint (DirLint)
3 thoughts on “IBM Lotus Notes/Domino 8.5”
This reference implies that Tivoli Directory Integrator (TDI) is available for Domino 8.5, but the PAOnline download only appears to have a version (6.1.1) for Domino 8.0.x. Is there a new TDI version for Domino 8.5? Does the 6.1.1 version also work with 8.5?
Please see link http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?&uid=swg27013131 for supported LDAP… but the net net answer is that the Tivoli Directory Server 6.1 supports Domino 8.5.
@1 – Yes, Richard, TDI 6.1.1 works with Domino 8.5.x as well. And you can run your TDI 6 solutions directly on TDI 7. But why struggle along with the old interface when you have a faster, cleaner environment in TDI 7? 🙂