Overview
IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.0.2 delivers improvements on top of the features and capabilities that Notes and Domino have historically delivered, and you have come to depend upon to improve your business effectiveness.


New features of IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.0.2
IBM Lotus iNotes Ultralite technology - iNotes Ultralite provides additional flexibility for organizations to communicate and share information. iNotes Ultralite brings IBM Lotus Domino e-mail, calendar, and contacts to the Apple iPhone. iNotes on the iPhone allows you to view your e-mail, day-at-a-glance calendar, and contacts in real-time, reply to e-mail, and work with your contacts, all within the rich iPhone experience.
Performance improvements - IBM Lotus Notes 8.0.2 offers significant performance improvements, starting up twice as fast as Notes 8.0.1. This increase in performance delivers greater productivity by allowing end users to focus on important tasks.
Viewers for Microsoft Office 2007 - File viewers for Microsoft Office 2007 lets you view applications such as spreadsheets, documents, and presentations that have been created with Office 2007. This benefits organizations that need to see content of these office productivity files without the requirement to purchase the product suite.
Domino Access for Microsoft Outlook - lets Outlook clients connect to a Domino server giving flexibility to organizations that have a mix of e-mail configurations.

Key Prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.

Description

IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.0.2 delivers a comprehensive set of services and capabilities to enable organizations to communicate and innovate. Lotus Notes and Domino 8.0.2 provides messaging and collaboration capabilities that go beyond e-mail and simple applications. In addition to the intuitive and robust e-mail capabilities, IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.0.2 provides new functions, and a comprehensive set of application development tools and capabilities along with valuable integrated capabilities such as Lotus Sametime® instant messaging and office productivity tools via Lotus Symphony.
Continuing with Notes and Domino's commitment to being a leader in the messaging and application arena, IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.0.2 provides businesses with the flexibility and tools needed to communicate and collaborate. IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.0.2 incorporate additional features such as iNotes Ultralite technology and Microsoft Office 2007 viewers.
IBM Lotus Notes and Domino understand that business needs vary by organization and industry, and that a one size infrastructure doesn't fit all. Holding strong to our customer value commitment, IBM Lotus Notes and Domino customers can choose the operating system and hardware that fits their needs based on factors such as cost, organizational expertise, physical size, scalability, and energy consumption. Further, the deployment of Notes and Domino can accommodate business requirements such as physical location, and high availability.
To further the value offered by IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.0.2, Lotus Symphony office productivity tools are included. This capability allows organizations to have comprehensive messaging and office application capabilities without the requirement to purchase expensive office productivity tools. IBM Lotus Sametime instant messaging is also included so organizations have the ability to have instant messaging chats as well as presence awareness capabilities.
IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.0.2 continues to offer new functions and features while maintaining the investment that you make in Notes and Domino. Notes and Domino applications, written in prior releases of Notes and Domino, continue to function and provide value as new releases are introduced.
IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.0.2 is for businesses that desire top line growth through innovation and productivity solutions. IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.0.2 provides high quality messaging and application solutions that can evolve as business needs change, providing the necessary flexibility to change as business needs dictate. With integrated features such as Lotus Sametime and Lotus Symphony, organizations have a complete messaging and application system, without having to purchase office productivity tools. As part of the IBM Lotus software offering, IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.0.2 offers the ability to integrate with other IBM offerings such as Lotus Quickr (Trade Mark) and Lotus Connections.




Domino in News
Lotus Notes/iNotes and Domino 8.0.2 released
IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.0.2 includes significant performance improvements and iPhone support:
Provides greater flexibility for accessing mail and calendar information through iNotestm Ultralite technology for the Apple iPhone and Domino Access for Microsoft Outlook. iPhone users can access email, calendar, and contact information on the Apple iPhone through IBM Lotus iNotes Ultralite.
Offers significant performance improvements, starting up about twice as fast as Notes 8.0.1, while maintaining memory requirements.
Delivers Microsoft Office 2007 Viewers letting individuals view spread-sheets, documents, and presentations created with Office 2007.
http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/index.wss?DocURL=http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/rep_ca/8/897/ENUS208-238/index.html


IBM Lotus Domino with blackberry enterprise server: performance best practices
A very good documentation resource on how to control and minimize server load when you configure BlackBerry Enterprise Server with Lotus Domino. This article is designed to act as a guide and reference paper for configuring BlackBerry Enterprise Server with IBM Lotus Domino. It focuses on the load implications of running BlackBerry Enterprise Server within a Lotus Domino mail environment. It is designed to highlight areas where this load can be controlled and minimized.
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/lotus/library/domino-blackberry/

Tomorrow at work: IBM Lotus Notes & Domino expands to new markets with iphone( trade mark) , security software

IBM announced an expansion of its Lotus Notes and Domino collaboration flagship software to new markets and users with a new version that delivers higher levels of mobility and security for the iPhone(Trade Mark) and another that protects companies from Internet-borne threats such as spam and viruses. Lotus Notes and Domino software adoption has grown to more than 140 million licensed users worldwide.

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/25249.wss

Researchers link instant messaging with virtual environments – Sametime 3-D

IBM researchers have linked Lotus Sametime, an instant messaging program, with several virtual environments. Called "Sametime 3-D," the project showcases what virtual environments can bring to the future of unified business communications.

http://www.ibm.com/news/us/en/2008/09/04/s964169c56565m22.html


Learning Resources

Harness the power of xpages in Lotus Domino Designer

A new addition to the Domino Web developers' toolkit of technologies, XPages, allows for functionality and capabilities previously thought impossible to achieve in Domino application development. You need to register using your IBM Id.
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/edu/ls-dw-ls-ddxpages.html?ca=drs-
Upgrade Lotus Domino Server from Release 7 to Release 8.0.2

Planning to upgrade your Domino setup. Wish some ready document could be of instant help. Refer to the technote documentation from IBM. A very good document to take you step by step.
http://www.01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=463&context=SSKTMJ&context=SSKTWP&c ontext=SSRNU3&context=SSRNUY&dc=D600&uid=swg213033 85&loc=en_US&cs=utf-8&lang=en
Domino WIKI
Heard of a WIKI on Domino. Welcome to the Notes and Domino Wiki, where you can find and contribute to information about installing, administering, and using IBM Lotus Notes and Domino, and other members of the Notes product family.
http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/dominowiki.nsf
Enforcing Quotas
You wondered that even while the quota has exceeded for Domino users, still they are able to compose and send mails, though they might not be able to save them in sent folders.
The below article will clarify the situations and also provide you with important settings to overcome the situation.
http://www.01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?fdoc=wplcnote&rs=463&uid=swg21247798