Notes/Domino 7 Resource Center

February 20 2006 05:52:20 PM Comments Disabled
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Last updated: July 18, 2006

Below is my "totally unofficial" list of ND7 resources.  This first page is mainly marketing material, demos, webcasts, and information about upgrading.  Page 2 contains articles about ND7 features, performance, security, education and training, etc.
There is a similar list of information about ND6.

"What's New"
general overviews: Notes , Domino , Domino Designer , Domino Web Access , Domino Access for Microsoft Outlook , Lotus Enterprise Integrator (LEI)

"New Features"
articles: Lotus Notes 7 mail , Lotus Notes and Domino Designer , Domino Server , Lotus Enterprise Integrator (LEI)

Data Sheets
: Notes , Domino , Domino Designer , Domino Web Access, Domino Access for Microsoft Outlook ,  Lotus Enterprise Integrator (LEI)

Animated Demos
: Overview - Think Outside the In-box, Lotus Notes , Lotus Domino Domain Monitoring, Domino Designer 7, Domino Designer  (scroll through the page to choose the demo you wish to play or download)

Webcast
: IBM Lotus Notes/Domino 7 Launch: The IBM Lotus Software launch team and LotusUserGroup.org team up to present a sneak peek of what you can find at the live ND7 customer launch events. We'll cover the client, application development, server, and administration topics in this 2-hour event.

IBM Lotus Notes/Domino 7 Cool Stuff Home Page: This page is the "landing pad" for many of the fun items (demos, screensavers, wallpapers, etc.) that I have listed on this page.
- Videos from the Notes/Domino 7 launch: Meeting Opener (90 seconds, 14 MB) , Customer Testimonial (5 minutes, 51 MB)
- Notes/ Domino 7 screensaver
- Wallpaper 1 , Wallpaper 2

My Notes/Domino 7 Hints and Tips: A collection of the ND7 specific features that I have blogged about.

Lotusphere 2006 Presentations and Samples Wiki: Lots of content on ND7 for users, developers, and administrators.

IBM Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino 7 software: The new face of business collaboration and communications - In an executive level overview, this document provides the highlights of why Lotus Notes and Domino 7 is the new face of business collaboration and communications.

Preserve and enrich your IBM Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino investments - This document covers the past, present and future of IBM Lotus Notes and Domino, and describes how customers can leverage the Lotus Notes and Domino extended products and application development tools to extend the value of their software and application investments within the IBM Workplace strategy.

Lotus Notes and Domino 7 Press release: IBM's Flagship Messaging and Collaboration Platform Includes New Technology for Improving the Way People Work

Channel Announcement: Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino 7 family of products maximizes collaboration while helping to lower cost of ownership.

What the press is saying about IBM Lotus Notes/Domino 7

A clear direction of future innovations - Lotus Notes Domino 7 today, with next version on the horizon: (interview with Mike Rhodin)
These days IBM Lotus Notes and Domino customers have a lot to be excited about, starting with the shipment of IBM Lotus Notes/Domino 7 for general availability last week. This milestone release is packed with exciting enhancements designed to increase organizational productivity and responsiveness, support business critical collaboration, help reduce total cost of ownership and improve rapid application development.

Notes/Domino 7 release a chance to reflect on decades of leadership — and to anticipate the future: (interview with Ken Bisconti)
You’ll have to excuse Ken Bisconti if the new Notes/Domino 7 release makes him a touch nostalgic. The IBM VP of Workplace, Portal, and Collaboration Products has been involved with Notes since the early 1990s — when, as an IBM employee, he consulted on the deployment of Notes R2 at Lotus, which was then an independent company.

--------------- Upgrade Information ---------------

Lotus support
- Upgrade Central - Provides everything you need for planning and deploying the next release of your Lotus software, including Fix Lists, system requirements, product documentation, installation instructions, as well as links to purchase and download the software!

Trial Code:
Lotus Domino 7 Server - Lotus Notes, Domino Designer, and Domino Administrator 7

Notes 7 and Notes 6.x coexistence: If you need to install both Lotus Notes 7 and 6.x on the same machine, be aware that this installation could have adverse effects on the operation of the 6.x Client that was previously installed.  With that understanding, follow the steps below to install Notes 7 on a machine that also has 6.x installed.

Why Upgrade: Here are ten compelling ways in which IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 7 can help organizations address three key business issues: 1) Maximize the value of your IT investments, 2) Benefit from improved performance, scalability, reliability, availability and security, and 3) Increase return on investments in applications and employees.

IBM Lotus Notes/Domino Reviewer's Guide - Takes you on a comprehensive tour of the new features and enhancements in Lotus Notes and Domino 7.  See for yourself why upgrading or migrating to Lotus Notes and Domino 7 is the right decision for your company.

Notes & Domino 7 Enterprise Upgrade Best Practices (Redbook): This Redpaper provides best practices for enterprise customers on how to approach the planning and deployment of their upgrade to Lotus Notes and Domino 7. It serves as a guide to planning and deploying a successful upgrade for administrators and IT architects and includes hints and tips to ensure a successful upgrade. In addition to discussing the approach to upgrading, we highlight specific features within Notes and Domino 7 which administrators will wish to focus on in order to most effectively exploit the benefits of an upgraded environment.

Upgrading to IBM Lotus Notes/Domino 7: Describes how to upgrade existing Lotus Notes clients and Domino servers to Notes/Domino 7, and how to migrate information in existing messaging and directory systems to Notes/Domino 7.

Upgrade Central: Planning your upgrade to Lotus Notes/Domino 7: Upgrade Central provides everything you need for planning and deploying the next release of your Lotus software, including Fix Lists, system requirements, product documentation, installation instructions, as well as links to purchase and download the software.

Upgrading to Lotus Notes and Domino 7 - Written by Lotus insiders, the book provides a practical guide to each of the important features and enhancements introduced in Notes/Domino 7. These experienced experts use their own experiences to map out the benefits you could gain, and the dangers you may face, as you implement these features in your business.Written by specific experts, edited and overseen by Lotus content generator Dick McCarrick, this book is the definitive guide to all Lotus Notes/Domino 7 upgrading issues.

Domino 7 Administrator Help and Server Install Guide: Describes how to set up and manage servers, upgrade existing servers and clients, and move users to Domino from other messaging systems. It also describes how to troubleshoot system problems, configure network protocols, and manage databases.

Supported Configurations of Notes and Domino 7 (Technote)

Obsolete NOTES.INI variables in Domino 7.x: The NOTES.INI variables listed below have been made obsolete; either because UI settings exist to enable the functionality or because the functionality is no longer required.  *Also found in the release notes.

Rooms and Resources Design in Lotus Notes/Domino 7: Learn about how we've improved the design and function of the Rooms and Resources feature in Lotus Notes/Domino 7.

New Rooms and Resources features in Lotus Notes/Domino 7 part 2.

Important R&R related technotes:
- How the new Rooms and Resources Manager works in Domino 7
- Functional changes in Domino 7 for reservations directly booked in the Resource database
- What is the purpose of the RnRMgr task in ND7?
- Clustering the Domino 7 Resource Reservations database
- How do Advance limits on reserving a room or resource work in Domino 7?

Lotus Notes and Domino Hosted Proof of Concept
Now you can try IBM Lotus Notes and Domino for 30 days without having to install any software in your environment. You can use a choice of messaging clients, including your existing Microsoft Outlook client. No retraining of your users are required. They can continue to read their mail, perform calendar and scheduling tasks and manager PIM data but with the added benefits of Domino’s network security, replication and clustering. And the best part is that we will migrate the last 90 days of your messages or if you prefer, you can use our test environment.  *Offer available in the United States and Canada at this time.

ISSL ready to help with your rapid, risk-free IBM Lotus Notes/Domino 7 deployment
BM Software Services for Lotus (ISSL) is ready to help customers get the full benefit of these and other improvements, as quickly and cost-effectively as possible — with a team of technical and industry consultants who make it their business to guide customers through fast, trouble-free IBM Lotus Notes and Domino deployments.

Domino 7 for Sun Solaris 10 (Redbook)
While the Domino server is platform-independent, each platform it runs on requires some additional platform-specific knowledge and configuration in order to ensure it operates efficiently and at maximum capability. This IBM Redbook explains how to run Domino 7 on the Sun Solaris 10 Operating Environment.  The primary focus is to explain the installation, configuration, and performance tuning of Domino 7 in this environment. We take you through all the steps required to run a Domino 7 server on Solaris 10, from choosing the right hardware, installing Solaris and Domino, tuning the OS and the Domino server, security for the OS as well as Domino, performing administrative tasks, through to problem determination and troubleshooting.

Continue to Page 2 for articles about ND7 features, performance, security, education and training, etc.