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IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3: Upgrader's Guide

Book Description

Upgrade your system and embrace the exciting new features of the IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3 platform

  • Upgrade to the latest version of Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3

  • Understand the new features of Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3 and put them to work in your business

  • Covers details on the SOA characteristics of Lotus Notes, features and changes in Lotus Notes Client 8.5.3, and an overview of productivity tools: Lotus Symphony Documents, Lotus Symphony Presentations, and Lotus Symphony Spreadsheets amongst others.

  • Packed with expert tips and useful screenshots

  • This book is an update to the IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.1 book and ebook

  • In Detail

    IBM Lotus Domino software is a world class platform for critical business, collaboration, and messaging applications. With Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3, IBM has once again provided business users with an intuitive, fully integrated platform to enhance each user's experience with business communications, while reducing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and increasing Return on Investment (ROI). You can create and share information effectively to make quick business decisions and streamline the way individuals and teams work. It is no longer just an email tool, but a means of extending business communications to a new level. In order to utilize all the powerful features of the new release, you need to upgrade your existing system to Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3.

    Written by senior architects and specialists of IBM Software Services for Lotus, this book will be your guide and enable you to quickly upgrade your existing system and leverage the full capabilities of Lotus Notes 8.5.3. The authors explore the enhanced productivity tools available within this release and go through the new features of the Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3 suite and document the technical features in a descriptive way, with examples and useful screenshots.

    The book begins with an overview of the SOA characteristics of Lotus Notes and how it can help you assemble applications that can play a role in SOA. The book then moves on to the features and changes in Lotus Notes Client 8.5.3, before providing an overview of productivity tools: IBM Lotus Documents, IBM Lotus Presentations, and IBM Lotus Spreadsheets. The book then dives into topics such as Lotus and Domino 8.5.3 server features, deployment enhancements in Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3, Domino 8.5.3 enhancements and upgrading to Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3, amongst other topics. This book is your complete guide to the most powerful new features and changes in the Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3 release.

    Table of Contents

    1. IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3: Upgrader's Guide
      1. IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3: Upgrader's Guide
        1. Warning and disclaimer
      2. Credits
      3. Foreword
      4. About the Authors
      5. About the Reviewers
      6. www.PacktPub.com
        1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
        2. Why Subscribe?
        3. Free Access for Packt account holders
        4. Instant Updates on New Packt Books
      7. Preface
        1. What this book covers
        2. What you need for this book
        3. Who this book is for
        4. Conventions
        5. Reader feedback
        6. Customer support
          1. Errata
          2. Piracy
          3. Questions
      8. 1. Lotus Notes 8.5.3 and SOA
        1. What is an SOA?
          1. The characteristics of an SOA
          2. Perspectives on SOAs
        2. Why SOAs now?
        3. The SOA lifecycle
          1. The Model phase
          2. The Assemble phase
          3. The Deploy phase
          4. The Manage phase
        4. How Lotus Notes 8.5.3 works with SOAs
          1. Composite applications
          2. Lotus Notes (version 8 and 8.5.3) and web services
          3. Lotus Notes 8.5.x and open technologies
            1. OASIS/ODF
            2. Eclipse
        5. Summary
      9. 2. Overview of New Lotus Notes 8.5.3 Client Features
        1. Lotus Notes 8.0
          1. User interface enhancements
            1. Open list menu
            2. Toolbars
            3. Unified preferences
            4. Windows management and tabs
              1. Group document tabs
            5. Advanced menus
            6. Offline applications
            7. Search center
          2. Mail features
            1. Action bar
            2. Horizontal and vertical preview panes
            3. Mail threads
            4. Conversations view
            5. Mail header options
              1. Inline spell checking
              2. Document selection
              3. Recent collaborations
              4. Message recall
            6. Improved Out-of-Office functionality
          3. Calendar features
            1. View navigation
            2. Action bar
            3. All-day events
            4. Managing new invitations from your Calendar view
            5. Showing cancelled invitations in your calendar
            6. Checking schedule
            7. Locating free time for a subset of invitees
          4. Contacts
            1. Contact form
            2. Business Card view
            3. Recent Contacts view
        2. Lotus Notes 8.5
          1. User interface enhancements
          2. Mail features
          3. Calendar features
            1. Calendar federation
            2. Repair calendar
          4. Contacts
            1. Importing
            2. Exporting
            3. Forwarding
          5. Key software changes
            1. Notes Shared Login
            2. Notebook
        3. Lotus Notes 8.5.1
          1. Mail features
          2. Calendar features
          3. Rich Text Editor
          4. Replication and synchronization
          5. Widgets and Live Text
          6. General changes
        4. Lotus Notes 8.5.2
          1. Network optimization
          2. Fail over/fail back
          3. Serviceability
          4. Mail features
          5. Contacts
          6. Calendar and to-do enhancements
          7. Replication and synchronization
          8. Managed Replica
        5. Lotus Notes 8.5.3
          1. Mail features
            1. Sorting by Subject
            2. Signature option
            3. Search functionality
            4. New mail notification
            5. Type-ahead
          2. Contacts
          3. Calendar and to-do enhancements
            1. iCal functionality
            2. Countered Meetings
            3. Auto-processing
          4. Deployment enhancements
            1. Single-user to multiuser migration tool
          5. Widgets and Xpages
          6. General changes
            1. Embedded components
            2. Exchange Migration Tool
          7. LotusLive Notes
            1. LotusLive Notes enhancements
        6. Summary
      10. 3. Productivity Tools
        1. Productivity tools integration with Lotus Notes 8.5.3
        2. Symphony and Domino policies
          1. Lotus Symphony Documents
          2. Lotus Symphony Presentations
          3. Lotus Symphony Spreadsheets
        3. Lotus Symphony 3.0
          1. New features
          2. Enhancements
        4. Summary
      11. 4. Lotus Domino 8.5.3 Server Features
        1. End user and messaging enhancements
          1. Message recall
          2. "Out-of-Office" messages
          3. Enhanced support for the mail thread feature
          4. Automated inbox cleanup
          5. Reverse-path setting for forwarded messages
          6. Rejecting ambiguous names and denying mail to groups
        2. Administration enhancements
          1. The end user renaming process
          2. The Administration Process (AdminP)
            1. The AdminP statistics
          3. Domino Domain Monitoring (DDM)
            1. Domino Configuration Tuner (DCT)
            2. WebSphere Services probe
            3. LDAP search reporting
            4. The Common Actions quick access feature
            5. The By Database view
        3. Performance enhancements
          1. Streaming cluster replication
          2. New ODS
            1. Design note compression
            2. On-demand collation
          3. Managing simple searches effectively
        4. Domino Directory and security enhancements
          1. IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator
          2. DirLint Directory Tool
          3. Authentication through Directory Assistance
          4. Directory Assistance LDAP Configuration Wizards
          5. People view by Lotus Notes version
          6. Internet password lockout
          7. Enhanced local database encryption
          8. Certifier Key Rollover
          9. Single Sign-On (SSO) for LTPAToken2
          10. Certificate revocation checking through the Online Certificate Status Protocol
        5. Enhanced integration with IBM servers and tools
          1. IBM WebSphere Portal integration wizard
          2. IBM Tivoli Enterprise Console integration
        6. Lotus Domino 8.5.3 new server enhancements
          1. 8.5.3 generic error clarification
          2. 8.5.3 error collection enhancements
          3. 8.5.3 replication enhancements
          4. 8.5.3 AdminP enhancements
        7. Summary
      12. 5. Deployment Enhancements in Notes/Domino 8.5.3
        1. Client provisioning
          1. Server-managed provisioning
            1. Smart Upgrade
            2. Eclipse-based provisioning
        2. Policies
          1. The How to apply this setting feature
          2. Activities policy settings document
          3. Productivity tools settings document
          4. Desktop policy settings document (and setup policy settings document)
          5. Replication settings through the desktop and setup policy documents
          6. Security policy settings document
          7. Lotus Domino 8.5 and 8.5.3 policies
            1. Dynamic policy settings
            2. Roaming policy settings
            3. Enabling provider IDs for the Widgets policy
            4. Machine-specific policies
            5. iNotes policies
            6. Mail quota support in Lite mode
        3. Database redirect
          1. Redirecting when databases are moved
          2. Redirecting when databases are deleted
        4. Pushing trusted certificates to Notes clients
        5. Summary
      13. 6. Domino 8.5.3 Enhancements
        1. Domino Attachment and Object Service
          1. Advantages of DAOS
          2. Setting up DAOS
        2. Document Body Compression
        3. Lotus Notes Shared Login
        4. ID Vault
        5. Auto-populated groups
          1. GNU Zip
        6. Performance enhancements
        7. iNotes and Quickr integration
          1. iNotes and Notes client similarities
            1. User Interface
            2. Preferences
            3. The All Documents and Sent views
            4. Sidebar
          2. iNotes and Notes client differences
            1. Switching
            2. Re-ordering tabs
            3. Calendar overlay
          3. iNotes modes—features that are the same
            1. Preferences
            2. The right-click menu
            3. Domino Web Access console
            4. Calendar
          4. iNotes modes—features that are different
          5. iNotes 8.5.1 new features
            1. New user interface enhancements
            2. ID Vault synchronization with iNotes
            3. iNotes INI settings
            4. Other features
          6. iNotes 8.5.2—new features
            1. Mail
            2. Calendar
            3. Other features
          7. iNotes 8.5.3—new features
            1. Mail
            2. Calendar
            3. Contacts
            4. Supported browsers
        8. Quickr integration
        9. The future road map (Project Vulcan)
        10. Summary
      14. 7. Upgrading to Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3
        1. The Lotus Notes and Domino upgrade process
          1. Vision and direction
          2. High-level architecture analysis
          3. Use cases
          4. Requirements
          5. Agreements
          6. Final target architecture
          7. Creating the design and upgrade plans
          8. Creating a test plan
          9. Testing
          10. Creating upgrade process documents and plans
          11. Executing logistics plans and schedules
          12. Creating pilots
          13. Updating and final change
          14. Transformation Management
        2. The Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3 upgrade process
          1. Reviewing the current infrastructure (The health check)
          2. The upgrade process
            1. Systemic normalization
            2. Upgrade the Domino Administrator clients
            3. Upgrade the Domino Directory
            4. Upgrade the administration server
            5. Carefully evaluate your administration server
            6. Upgrade utility servers
            7. Upgrade hub servers
            8. Upgrade spoke/messaging servers
            9. Upgrade specialized servers
            10. Upgrade the application servers
            11. Upgrade Notes clients
            12. Implement new Lotus Domino 8.5.3 features
            13. Upgrade applications
          3. Special feature upgrade considerations
        3. A use case document example
        4. Summary
      15. 8. Coexistence between Notes/Domino Releases
        1. Notes client coexistence
          1. Basic Notes 8.5.3 client
          2. Standard Notes 8.5.3 client
          3. Calendaring and scheduling
          4. Calendar delegation
        2. Domino server coexistence
          1. Domino Directory
          2. On-Disk Structure (ODS)
          3. Administration Requests and events databases
          4. Rooms and Resource Reservations database
          5. Domino Domain Monitoring
          6. Policies
          7. Message recall
          8. Cluster coexistence
          9. Out-of-Office
          10. Domino Web Access
          11. ID files
        3. LotusLive hybrid
          1. Supported Server Versions
        4. Summary
      16. 9. New Features in Notes/Domino 8.5.3 Development
        1. Composite applications
          1. Application design
          2. Programming
            1. Properties
            2. Actions
            3. Wires
        2. New Lotus Domino Designer 8.0 client features
          1. Composite applications support
            1. Property Broker Editor
            2. Composite Application Editor
          2. Web Service Consumers
          3. View enhancements
            1. New column number format
            2. Extending columns to use available window width
            3. Deferring index creation until first use
            4. Show default items in the right-mouse menu
          4. Form enhancements
          5. Agent enhancements
          6. Formula language and LotusScript additions
            1. Formula language additions
            2. LotusScript additions
        3. New Lotus Domino Designer 8.5 client features
          1. Domino Designer on Eclipse
            1. The new Eclipse-based GUI
          2. XPages
            1. Improvements to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) support
            2. Enhancements to HTML generation
            3. JavaScript controls
            4. New methods related to ID Vault—ResetUserPassword
          3. Changes to web services
          4. What's ahead?
        4. New Lotus Domino Designer 8.5.1 client features
          1. XPages updates
        5. New Lotus Domino Designer 8.5.2 client features
          1. Lotus Domino Designer enhancements
          2. Lotus Domino Designer Eclipse framework enhancements
        6. New Lotus Domino Designer 8.5.3 client features
          1. Lotus Domino Designer enhancements
        7. Lotus Component Designer
          1. Migration tool
          2. Help and enhanced welcome page
          3. Accessibility
          4. Composite application support
          5. Controls and pages
          6. Data connections
          7. Scripting
          8. Deployment
        8. New Web 2.0 features
          1. RSS and ATOM
          2. Blog template
          3. AJAX support
        9. Lotus Expeditor
        10. Summary
      17. 10. Integration with Other Lotus/IBM Products
        1. Lotus Quickr
          1. Quickr with services for Domino
            1. Installing and configuring Lotus Domino Server
              1. Installing Lotus Quickr
            2. Configuring Multi-server Single Sign-on (MSSO) authentication
              1. Base requirements for MSSO
            3. Configuring Quickr Domino Server settings
            4. Directory integration
            5. Application development
          2. Quickr with services for WebSphere Portal
            1. Installing Lotus Quickr services
            2. Integrating Sametime for Quickr WebSphere Portal
          3. Lotus Quickr Connectors
        2. Lotus Sametime
          1. Installing Lotus Sametime
          2. Directory integration
          3. Application integration
        3. Lotus Connections
        4. IBM Learning Widget
        5. IBM Multimedia Library
        6. New integration features in Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3
          1. Domino Designer moves to Eclipse
          2. XPages
          3. Themes in XPages
          4. Components based on XPages
          5. Composite Application Editor
          6. Drag-and-drop enhancements
        7. Summary
      18. 11. Domino Configuration Tuner
        1. Obtaining and setting up the DCT
        2. Navigating and using DCT
          1. Run New Scan
          2. View Results
          3. Checking for Updates
          4. Preferences
          5. Help
        3. Life cycle and participation
        4. Usage patterns and practices
        5. Troubleshooting
        6. Summary