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.

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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 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?