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IBM set to release Lotus Notes and Domino 8


Lotus Notes IBM is all set to release Lotus Notes and Domino 8 on Friday. The new version is based on the Eclipse software framework and a new platform called Expeditor. The initial release is to be in an electronic format with a physical release slated for September.

An excerpt from the news at VNUnet.com:

The platform allows developers to create Eclipse-based code for use within the client that can function on Linux, OS X and Windows platforms.

The summary of features from this News.com release includes:

  • Sidebar to displays contacts, RSS, and Atom feeds
  • Ability to export documents to PDF
  • Mail recall feature
  • New cluster replication technology
  • Support for open document format

IBM's latest release is a competitor to Microsoft's Exchange, which supposedly has a larger share of the world's e-mail servers. Will IBM's ‘Open Platform' approach grab more market share?

6 comments
kan.zhang
kan.zhang

Yes, IBM is up to the challenge, people need to know that Lotus Notes was a complete solution way before Micorsoft's Exchange, it's about time. Go IBM go.

rocscb
rocscb

I think we need to clear misconception of what Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino is. 4the Micrsoft guys: Lotus Notes is an Email client. Lotus Domino is the Server package. in comparison to Outlook and Exchange you cant compete with IBM on Lotus products. 1 example: You can have a database and youre email on one window.2= You can program switchboards using Lotus Domino developer package....(BLOWN AWAY). You cant do that with SQL and outlook & Exchange...so sad. IBM sells collaborative solutions and that makes it stable products. OH....MICROSOFT is a MARKETING company. IBM IS A ENGINEERING COMPANY.....and thats reality. So by the way....i am a qualified Exchange tech.

possmann
possmann

OK ? Lotus notes was out there and leading the back before Microsoft came out ? I?ll give you that. But feature rich and ease of use, Exchange and Outlook are light years ahead of Lotus notes. Big giants that often take the lead (like IBM) find themselves getting passed by other companies improving on what they started. Microsoft?s culture is to constantly improve and constantly lead ? IBM does not share that same culture and now they find themselves catching up. For me ? I cannot stand how clunky and un-user friendly Lotus Notes is ? much improvement is needed in the UI before it can compete on the same scale with Outlook?

Mahmoud_Shloul
Mahmoud_Shloul

Lotus Notes & Domino are always leaders in this area. All the best

pr.arun
pr.arun

Will the Lotus release succeed in grabbing market share from Microsoft?

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