What's New in the Notes Basic Client from 8.0
to 8.5.2
Mary Beth Raven | Lotus User Experience Design Lead
2
What's new in Lotus Notes Basic client – by
release
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Notes Basic 8
●
Notes Basic 8.5 (including 801 and 802 – really no...
3
What's new in Notes Basic – release 8.0
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New Forms for Mail, Calendar, Contacts
●
Single Sign On through Notes Shared l...
4
New Mail Form Names, not email addresses
Click to see the email addresses if
you want
5
Sort the To and CC list to scan it
more easily
6
Recall Mail (requires Notes 8 server or higher)
7
New Calendar Form
8
To find available time more easily
UNCHECK the people who are not
realy necessary
9
Ghosted meetings and all day events (
Unaccepted meetings, cancelations,
show up on the calendar)
10
New Contacts Form
Click a link to launch a dialog; you
can customize the labels
11
Contacts Form is “Dynamic”
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In edit mode, many fields are shown
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You can add new fields and give them your own labels...
12
Notes 8.5. Basic client
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Forward Vcard
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Import Contacts
13
Forward VCard
Save Data — Import Contacts with Field
Mapping
You can review
each contact and
reconcile any
differences
14
15
What's New in the Notes Basic client 8.5.1
●
Mail
●
Calendar
●
Contacts
16
Now Ten Colors for Coding!
17
Attachments at Top on Incoming MIME Mail
18
Attachments Easily Collapsed at Top on Incoming MIME Mail
19
Accept meetings from the preview pane
20
New Online Meeting Preference
21
New Location for Online Meeting Info
Click to join
Plus meeting id
Entire url easy to select and ping to
others
22
Rich Text Editor Improvements
• New toolbar icons:
• Permanent pen-- the cursor now changes to identify that permanent ...
23
General: Workspace Roams
24
New Spell Check Preferences
25
What's new in the Notes Basic Client v.8.5.2
●
Mail
●
Calendar
●
Contacts
●
Other
26
Notes Client: Overview of Mail user enhancements
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Set a default font for mail
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Folders stay expanded or collapsed
●
F...
27
Set a default font for mail
When composing an email, select text that is in
the font you want to use as your default.
C...
28
Folders stay open
If a folder was open when you closed
Notes, it will be open the next time you
open Notes. If it was c...
29
New preferences
●
Sort Inbox by Sender's LAST name
●
Always show details in mail header
●
Always get a return receipt
●...
30
Preference: Sort Inbox by sender's last name
Click File – Preferences. Choose how
you want names displayed.
.
Optional:...
31
Preference to always show details
Check the box to have mail message
always show details when you open
them.
Messages a...
32
Preference to Always get a Return Receipt
Set a preference to always get a
message when recipients open a mail
message ...
33
Preference to close original email after replying
or forwarding
Set a preference to close the original
email once you h...
34
Preference: more signature options
You can now choose to have your
mail signature be either rich text,
plain text or an...
35
Set a Notes .ini variable to close preview
You can set the following Notes.ini to
have the preview pane collapsed by
de...
36
Drag a Mail Message to Save as .eml File
37
Preference for “Drag n Drop” as .eml or shortcut
38
Overview of Calendar user enhancements
●
More internationalized options for meetings that fall on the
“weekend”
●
Meeti...
39
More internationalized options for meetings that
fall on the “weekend”
Changed to say “work day” rather
than “weekend” ...
40
How the “Work day” is determined
Work days are determined by the
user's choices in this preference
41
Meeting Subject changes are reflected in Rooms
and Resources
When a Notes 8.5.2 meeting chair changes the subject of a ...
42
Overview of Contacts user enhancements
●
Make a contact or group private
●
Send someone a group or location
43
Make a contact or group private
Choose to mark a contact as private when you
add the person
Or mark existing contacts a...
44
Send someone a group
Select the group and click Send
Send it to people; they can import the group to
their Contacts
45
Send someone a location
Select the location and click Send
Send it to people; they can import the location
to their Con...
46
Overview of other user enhancements
●
Various usability enhancements
●
Administration-related client improvements
●
See...
47
Various usability enhancements
●
Switch to contacts from navigator
●
CTRL+Click to keep same document selected
●
No int...
48
Switch to Contacts from navigator
In the past you could switch
between Mail, Calendar and To-
dos. Now Contacts are inc...
49
CTRL+Click to keep same document selected
Inbox: American Express
alert.
Press Control, click on the
new view....
Keep ...
50
No interruptions during server failover
If the server goes down during any of the following activities, it will
fail ov...
51
Replication and sync are multi-threaded to
improve throughput and timeliness
No longer a serial process;
you can stop o...
52
Administration-related client improvements
●
Enable or disable roaming using from .ini settings
●
New way to collect in...
53
Enable or disable roaming from .ini file
Add the following to the Notes.ini file:
DisableRoaming=0 (roaming processing ...
54
Collect info if Notes hangs
On Windows, go to Start –
App Programs-> Lotus
Applications → Support
When you start Notes,...
55
Notes pre-loader
The preloader option can be enabled
during the Notes client install or upgrade
process using the Launc...
56
●
Admin or app dev adds the pretty icon using
Domino Designer
Choose an image resource.
Can be .gif, .png
57
You can replace or remove
your new icon
58
New project on Openntf.org where you
can get pretty icons!
●
http://www.openntf.org/blogs/openntf.nsf/d6plinks/NHEF-8AN...
59
Thank you!
Visit
www.ibm.com/lotus/notesanddomino
www.NotesDesignBlog.com
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  1. 1. What's New in the Notes Basic Client from 8.0 to 8.5.2 Mary Beth Raven | Lotus User Experience Design Lead
  2. 2. 2 What's new in Lotus Notes Basic client – by release ● Notes Basic 8 ● Notes Basic 8.5 (including 801 and 802 – really not much for Basic client users) ● Notes Basic 8.5.1 ● Notes Basic 8.5.2
  3. 3. 3 What's new in Notes Basic – release 8.0 ● New Forms for Mail, Calendar, Contacts ● Single Sign On through Notes Shared logon ● Multi-Level Undo in the editor ● Office 2007 Document Viewers ● Real-Time Out Of Office ● Auto Save Function ● Message Recall ● No Subject Warning ● In-line Spell Check ● Dual Time Zone ● Easily identify email folder ● Synchronize personal contacts with the Lotus Notes Server
  4. 4. 4 New Mail Form Names, not email addresses Click to see the email addresses if you want
  5. 5. 5 Sort the To and CC list to scan it more easily
  6. 6. 6 Recall Mail (requires Notes 8 server or higher)
  7. 7. 7 New Calendar Form
  8. 8. 8 To find available time more easily UNCHECK the people who are not realy necessary
  9. 9. 9 Ghosted meetings and all day events ( Unaccepted meetings, cancelations, show up on the calendar)
  10. 10. 10 New Contacts Form Click a link to launch a dialog; you can customize the labels
  11. 11. 11 Contacts Form is “Dynamic” ● In edit mode, many fields are shown ● You can add new fields and give them your own labels ● Only the fields with labels appear in read mode
  12. 12. 12 Notes 8.5. Basic client ● Forward Vcard ● Import Contacts
  13. 13. 13 Forward VCard
  14. 14. Save Data — Import Contacts with Field Mapping You can review each contact and reconcile any differences 14
  15. 15. 15 What's New in the Notes Basic client 8.5.1 ● Mail ● Calendar ● Contacts
  16. 16. 16 Now Ten Colors for Coding!
  17. 17. 17 Attachments at Top on Incoming MIME Mail
  18. 18. 18 Attachments Easily Collapsed at Top on Incoming MIME Mail
  19. 19. 19 Accept meetings from the preview pane
  20. 20. 20 New Online Meeting Preference
  21. 21. 21 New Location for Online Meeting Info Click to join Plus meeting id Entire url easy to select and ping to others
  22. 22. 22 Rich Text Editor Improvements • New toolbar icons: • Permanent pen-- the cursor now changes to identify that permanent pen is in use. • The selection behavior in a Notes section is now smoother. You can scroll smoothly through the text as in normal text The entire section is still selected as before but scrolling occurs only when you drag out of the window. • Lists: if no text on a line then no list element is displayed. (Exception: in edit mode, a list element displays on an empty line if the cursor) is in the paragraph) • Improved Table formatting  Drag to Reorder rows or columns  Multiple undo: Step through multiple edits and undo them. Note that this feature is supported when editing lists also.  Table resize: Drag the outside margin of a table to resize it  Move text from one cell to another: Drag and drop the contents of a cell to move it to another cell.  Fixed width table: When you create a fixed width table, you can now specify the width in the Create Table dialog box. In previous versions, the width for fixed width tables was automatically determined based on the available area.  Columns: Drag and drop a column border to resize it. Underline Text color Highlighter Insert Link
  23. 23. 23 General: Workspace Roams
  24. 24. 24 New Spell Check Preferences
  25. 25. 25 What's new in the Notes Basic Client v.8.5.2 ● Mail ● Calendar ● Contacts ● Other
  26. 26. 26 Notes Client: Overview of Mail user enhancements ● Set a default font for mail ● Folders stay expanded or collapsed ● Five new preferences ● Set an .ini variable to collapse preview ● Drag a message to the desktop and save as a .eml file
  27. 27. 27 Set a default font for mail When composing an email, select text that is in the font you want to use as your default. Click Text > Set Current Font as Mail Default Your new default font will appear in the next email you compose. It will not effect the current email.
  28. 28. 28 Folders stay open If a folder was open when you closed Notes, it will be open the next time you open Notes. If it was closed when you closed Notes, it will be closed.
  29. 29. 29 New preferences ● Sort Inbox by Sender's LAST name ● Always show details in mail header ● Always get a return receipt ● Close original email after replying or forwarding ● More signature options
  30. 30. 30 Preference: Sort Inbox by sender's last name Click File – Preferences. Choose how you want names displayed. . Optional: If some senders have last names with prefixes such as “Van”, you can list the prefixes here.
  31. 31. 31 Preference to always show details Check the box to have mail message always show details when you open them. Messages always show the details of From: and To:
  32. 32. 32 Preference to Always get a Return Receipt Set a preference to always get a message when recipients open a mail message you have sent them
  33. 33. 33 Preference to close original email after replying or forwarding Set a preference to close the original email once you have replied to it or forwarded it
  34. 34. 34 Preference: more signature options You can now choose to have your mail signature be either rich text, plain text or an html/image file
  35. 35. 35 Set a Notes .ini variable to close preview You can set the following Notes.ini to have the preview pane collapsed by default in your Inbox and calendar: ShowPreviewCollapsedInitially=1 Note: This only affects the default behavior. So, if you set this as 1, the preview pane will be collapsed the first time you open Notes. But then if you open the preview pane and leave it open, it will be open on future restarts.
  36. 36. 36 Drag a Mail Message to Save as .eml File
  37. 37. 37 Preference for “Drag n Drop” as .eml or shortcut
  38. 38. 38 Overview of Calendar user enhancements ● More internationalized options for meetings that fall on the “weekend” ● Meeting subject changes get reflected in rooms and resource reservations
  39. 39. 39 More internationalized options for meetings that fall on the “weekend” Changed to say “work day” rather than “weekend” because the weekend differs based on geography
  40. 40. 40 How the “Work day” is determined Work days are determined by the user's choices in this preference
  41. 41. 41 Meeting Subject changes are reflected in Rooms and Resources When a Notes 8.5.2 meeting chair changes the subject of a meeting, the meeting name in the room or resource reservation will be changed as well. This only applies if the rooms and reservations application is on a Domino 8.5.2 server, and the meeting reservation has been accepted.
  42. 42. 42 Overview of Contacts user enhancements ● Make a contact or group private ● Send someone a group or location
  43. 43. 43 Make a contact or group private Choose to mark a contact as private when you add the person Or mark existing contacts as private using a context menu from the view
  44. 44. 44 Send someone a group Select the group and click Send Send it to people; they can import the group to their Contacts
  45. 45. 45 Send someone a location Select the location and click Send Send it to people; they can import the location to their Contacts
  46. 46. 46 Overview of other user enhancements ● Various usability enhancements ● Administration-related client improvements ● See pretty application icons in the Workspace
  47. 47. 47 Various usability enhancements ● Switch to contacts from navigator ● CTRL+Click to keep same document selected ● No interruptions during server failover ● Replication and synchronization are multi-threaded
  48. 48. 48 Switch to Contacts from navigator In the past you could switch between Mail, Calendar and To- dos. Now Contacts are included.
  49. 49. 49 CTRL+Click to keep same document selected Inbox: American Express alert. Press Control, click on the new view.... Keep the same document (message) selected as you go to a different folder or view by holding down the CTRL key. All Documents: American Express alert is still selected
  50. 50. 50 No interruptions during server failover If the server goes down during any of the following activities, it will fail over to another server automatically without interrupting your activity or showing you error messages: ● Creating a new email, calendar entry, or to do item ● Opening a document in an application ● Opening a different folder or view ● Replying or forwarding with attachments ● Creating a new document while multiple documents are selected (multiple documents remain selected) ● Sending a message ● Switching back to the primary server when it becomes available ● Deleting a single or multiple document.
  51. 51. 51 Replication and sync are multi-threaded to improve throughput and timeliness No longer a serial process; you can stop one or more at any time
  52. 52. 52 Administration-related client improvements ● Enable or disable roaming using from .ini settings ● New way to collect info in Notes hangs ● Notes “pre-loader” option ● Pretty database icons
  53. 53. 53 Enable or disable roaming from .ini file Add the following to the Notes.ini file: DisableRoaming=0 (roaming processing is not disabled) DisableRoaming=1 (roaming processing is disabled) Why would you want to do that? ● The admin enabled you for roaming (no roaming data on server yet) and you do not want to be prompted for any roaming processing. ● The admin registers you as a roaming user and wants to set up a client without going through roaming setup. ● The (power) user is already roaming on a machine and wants to disable roaming. ● The (power) user is already roaming (has roaming data on the server) and wants to disable roaming setup while setting up a Notes client on a new machine.
  54. 54. 54 Collect info if Notes hangs On Windows, go to Start – App Programs-> Lotus Applications → Support When you start Notes, you'll be asked if you want to send a report (if the admin has enabled automatic diagnostic data collection) On Mac, go to Finder ->Applications->Lotus Application Support
  55. 55. 55 Notes pre-loader The preloader option can be enabled during the Notes client install or upgrade process using the Launch parts of Notes when the operating system starts to enable faster Notes startup option. The option appears on the same install screen on which Notes can be enabled as the default mail
  56. 56. 56 ● Admin or app dev adds the pretty icon using Domino Designer Choose an image resource. Can be .gif, .png
  57. 57. 57 You can replace or remove your new icon
  58. 58. 58 New project on Openntf.org where you can get pretty icons! ● http://www.openntf.org/blogs/openntf.nsf/d6plinks/NHEF-8ANA85
  59. 59. 59 Thank you! Visit www.ibm.com/lotus/notesanddomino www.NotesDesignBlog.com
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