Lotus Notes & Domino 8 ships
Not much I can say that Ed Brill hasn’t already said himself or posted links to, so you may as well head on over to his web site. Okay, I’ll say this… it’s getting rave reviews, people are loving the Notes 8 client (not just the new user interface but what it means for extensibility, integration and openness), and customers are seeing that the roadmap is not only solid but also innovative. The Domino 8 server represents an upgrade (that’s a true upgrade, not like some other vendor’s idea of what constitutes an ‘upgrade’) which offers immediate business value.
Furthermore, I’m seeing a lot of companies interested in the integrated editors – the idea of using something they’re already paying for (i.e. Notes) rather than paying big bucks for Office seems to be very appealing.
…works for Microsoft as a Global Account Technology Strategist. In a former life he worked for the Lotus brand within IBM for many years. Married with one daughter and two dogs, lives in Camberley (Surrey, England), plays the guitar to a mediocre standard, and runs 10 kms and half marathons at an average speed. That’s it really.