RIP Domino Document Manager

February 10 2009 01:30:00 PM Comments Disabled
Software withdrawal and support discontinuance: Domino Document Manager

Effective May 12, 2009, IBM will withdraw from marketing, part numbers from the following product releases licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:
5724-E61      6.5.1      Domino® Document Manager V6.5.1
5724-J25      7.0.0      IBM® Lotus® Domino Document Manager V7.0.0

Customers who are current on Software Maintenance for the products being replaced will receive their next Software Maintenance renewal quotes for the replacement products as specified, which will allow them to use the replacement products as follows:
    * Each current Software Maintenance entitlement for Domino Document Manager V6.5.1 authorized user license will be replaced by one IBM Lotus Quickr™ Authorized User Software Maintenance renewal
    * Each current Software Maintenance entitlement for Lotus Domino Document Manager V7.0.0 authorized user license will be replaced by one IBM Lotus Quickr Authorized User Software Maintenance renewal

Customers will have the option to exchange the Lotus Quickr authorized user entitlement that was received as a replacement for Domino Document Manager (either version) with one of the following:
    * IBM Content Manager Collaboration Edition V8.0 or
    * IBM FileNet Content Manager Collaboration Edition V8.0

So DDM is gone, and replaced by Quickr which I assume is good news for customers and partners, as it simplifies the number of products in the Lotus portfolio.  Does Quickr have all the functions of DDM now, or is that why you can optionally choose IBM Content Manager, or IBM FileNet.   Disclaimer, this is not a part of the portfolio I know a lot about, but I will say, seems like too many choices and overlapping products.