IBM Lotus Notes and Domino Today and Tomorrow


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IBM Lotus Notes and Domino Today and Tomorrow
Session INV102 - LCTY 2009
Speaker: Len Barker

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  • Online email Positioning
  • Show a screenshot of the reports management functionality, with a bullet to the right summarizing this capability. Overlay a second screenshot showing the underlying functionality which can be accessed, and add two more key statements about this scenario in the bullet list. Need to make the point ‘online and offline’ on this slide. Use standard screenshot rotations with 15 degree perspective and under-shadow. I can capture these from the executive demos and do the fancy rotations and shading.
  • New Editors A new Eclipse-based LotusScript editor Libraries, agents... Save with Errors (or without, your choice) View the entire library at once, or function by function Class browser, content assist, automatic error reporting A new Java editor leveraging the Eclipse Java capability Java libraries/agents are Eclipse projects Code completion, code refactoring....
  • Mail federation – similar to cal federation Users have multiple e-mail accounts both work and personal, and must use different applications or interfaces to manage their inboxes Federated/aggregated e-mail accounts Easier way to subscribe to POP3 or IMAP e-mail accounts in Notes Notes e-mail as a launch point to get to all other e-mail accounts Internet e-mail, POP3 Ability to open each e-mail account in a separate tab Notes-like experience available for these e-mail accounts Demonstration
  • The Lotus Protector security strategy is represented by this simple chart. In one sentence, we're launching products that protect against the whole set of security challenges facing collaboration customers today. These typically are driven by external threats (such as spam and viruses) and regulatory/legal pressures (such as content control). Our unique differentiator is that, while everyone else treats this as an SMTP problem, we're doing all of this exclusively from the perspective of a Notes/Domino customer. This gives us an opportunity to create a more integrated and fundamentally better experience for our customers, by weaving the security capabilities seamlessly into the user and administrator experience. There are several distinct solution types needed to secure – even to deploy -- an SMTP e-mail system. Everyone needs a spam/virus filter, of course, as 90% plus of all e-mail traffic is now either spam, phishing, or malware. Not coincidentally, the first Lotus Protector product does just that, and it’s what we’re talking about today. But there are other needs that must be addressed as well. Encryption is a perpetual challenge, because SMTP doesn't define that kind of security. Various standards approaches (S/MIME, TLS) are so problematic that they suffer from low – often stalled -- deployment. At the same time, encryption is taken for granted by Notes users. Notes-to-Notes e-mail lets you apply security with a per-user or per-message setting, ensuring that the information is not intercepted or modified between sender and receiver. However, that’s only within the Domino system; regular Internet recipients are sent unencrypted (after a notification/warning to the sender). Our goal is to deliver an encryption system that extends Notes security, so it's a single experience for the user. Data Loss Prevention (sometimes called Data Leak Prevention), or DLP, is a growing area that we're also planning to address with Protector. With DLP, you can inspect content flowing between people, to ensure that no sensitive content leaves your organization, either intentionally or (as is most typical) inadvertently. You can log, warn, or block activities in real time. You get two big benefits: you gain visibility into where your sensitive data (confidential, personal, or regulated content) is going, and it trains your people to be careful about things. We're exploring this capability, again in the Protector Notes/Domino centric mode, as a product offering. Lastly, there's a bunch of categories that also fall into that bucket of "things you need to run a modern collaboration system," and we continue to actively investigate there. We have a number of initiatives to improve archiving and eDiscovery. We're exploring things like virtual private networking (VPN) and Web protection as well. These things will be discussed as and when they are announced, but will follow the Protector theme of great security technology, optimized for IBM and Lotus customers. That leads us to the integration opportunities, and we have two distinct categories: vertical and horizontal. Vertical integration is where all Protector products gain maximum integration with Notes/Domino so that everything fits seamlessly into the experience for the user and administrator. Horizontal integration is where Protector products are aware of each other, and keep from getting in each other's way. A great example of this is encryption; as you bring that into the equation you start inhibiting your ability to inspect content for security purposes. Lotus Protector products take care of this, basically by sharing the Notes/Domino security context.
  • We have a very aggressive roadmap beginning with Lotus Protector for Mail Security 2.1. Released September 2, 2008, this first “yellow washed” release was about putting the Lotus UI on Proventia filter software, and creating a license type that works for Lotus customers and channels. We’re working on a number of enhancements for Version 2.5 in first half 2009. Here we’ll migrate from the current specialized hardware and Linux OS to a standard xSeries server and a standard Linux distribution, gaining performance for lower hardware costs, while simultaneously opening up integration/enhancement opportunities. We’ll do the initial wave of Notes/Domino integration, as well as full internationalization/translation. Early in 2010 we plan to ship our next full feature release, completing the transition to an integrated security appliance for Domino, supporting other Protector offerings, and extending security to other Lotus products.
  • Lotus Education maintains a comprehensive library of training for the entire Lotus software product portfolio. From WebSphere Portal to Notes Domino 8/8.5, to Quickr, Connections or Sametime, Lotus Education offers classes and events to accelerate skills development of an IT staff and end user community. Whether deploying new software or maintaining an existing environment, Lotus Education offers a broad range of offerings and training formats that support today's employee learning styles, schedules and budgets. New from Lotus Education is the IBM Multimedia Library for Notes……. providing customers with a cost-effective "no-travel training" Features more than 1,000 short video tutorials in 11 languages that focuses on key skills development for new Notes users, advanced users remote users, administrative assistants, and Help Desk support. Technical Conferences…….are dedicated to Collaboration and Portal business solutions, emerging technologies and technical strategies. Seminars…..offer a deep dive of technical best practices, delivered by our world class lab services consultants. Bookmark the lotus training website for more information. Thank you! End…….. Speaker Notes: LLudwicki
  • The IBM Multimedia Library for Lotus Notes can be delivered as a web-based solution or embedded into an employee’s Notes client. This Library is the largest multimedia solution library in the industry with more than 1,000 video tutorials in 11 languages.
  • IBM Lotus Notes and Domino Today and Tomorrow

    1. 1. IBM Lotus Notes and Domino Today and Tomorrow <ul><ul><li>Len Barker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managing Partner, Davalen LLC </li></ul></ul>INV102 – LCTY 2009
    2. 2. Consistent pattern of frequent Notes/Domino releases September, 2002: Notes and Domino 6 September, 2005: Notes and Domino 7 August, 2007: Notes and Domino 8 January 6, 2009: Notes/ Domino 8.5 September, 2003: Notes and Domino 6.5 October, 2006: Notes and Domino 7.0.2 February, 2008: Notes and Domino 8.0.1
    3. 3. Notes/Domino 8 upgrades ahead of historical trend
    4. 4. Performance improvements accelerated rollouts... <ul><li>Laser-focus on performance in Lotus Notes 8.0.2 </li></ul><ul><li>Primary focus on Microsoft ® Windows ® , but work also done on Linux ® </li></ul><ul><li>Areas of attack </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cold Startup time – ~50% improvement in 8.0.2 vs. 8.0.1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Warm Startup time – ~75% improvement in 8.0.2 vs. 8.0.1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General responsiveness – ~15% improvement in 8.0.2 vs. 8.0.1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Memory/resource consumption – ~25% improvement in 8.0.2 vs. 8.0.1 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>With more improvements in 8.5 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>~7% improvement in warm startup and overall responsiveness in 8.5 vs. 8.0.2 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Citrix 32 bit and 64 bit </li></ul>
    5. 5. Notes/Domino 8.5 ships!
    6. 6. Lotus Notes 8.5 – Top ten improvements <ul><li>10. Drag/Drop of Text within Rich Text Editor </li></ul><ul><li>9. Offline support for Activities </li></ul><ul><li>8. Choose from multiple addresses for a person in typeahead </li></ul><ul><li>7. Folder column in all documents view </li></ul><ul><li>6. Forward contact as vCard (along with better import/export) </li></ul><ul><li>5. iNotes improvements (e.g. Calendar support in Lite mode) </li></ul><ul><li>4. Roaming user available with new file-based option </li></ul><ul><li>3. Support of Lotus Notes ID Vault and Lotus Notes Shared Login </li></ul><ul><li>2. MAC and Ubuntu Linux Support </li></ul><ul><li>1. Calendar Federation </li></ul>
    7. 7. Lotus Domino 8.5 – Top ten improvements <ul><li>10. Notes Shared Login </li></ul><ul><li>9. LZ1 compression inside databases </li></ul><ul><li>8. Domino router enhancements </li></ul><ul><li>7. Transaction log improvements (up to 50% CPU reduction) </li></ul><ul><li>6. Domino Configuration Tuner </li></ul><ul><li>5. Domino Designer in Eclipse </li></ul><ul><li>4. Notes ID vault </li></ul><ul><li>3. XPages </li></ul><ul><li>2. Document compression (introduced in 8.0.1 as well) </li></ul><ul><li>1. Domino Attachment and Object Service (DAOS) + I/O improvements </li></ul>
    8. 8. Projected upgrade savings for one 70K user organization $1,430,206 in annual TCO savings (a 23% reduction) through centralization, server reduction and modernization of Lotus Notes and Domino Software.
    9. 9. Spectrum of IBM E-mail Offerings Current licensing approach continues: Rich client users entitled to use browser-based access (iNotes) Fully integrated and interoperable
    10. 10. Lotus Notes & Domino – LotusLive Notes <ul><li>A cost effective way to provide organizations with a complete messaging solution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideal for organizations with < 10,000 – 15,000 users </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reduce overhead (e.g.: hardware, administration) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IBM is responsible for the infrastructure, customers have control of their environment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Generate predictable costs without capital expenditures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fixed per user pricing: US$8 - $14 per user per month </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rapidly roll out your messaging infrastructure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IBM provides the infrastructure and administration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Secure & reliable </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Benefit from IBM security standards framework and resources </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. 8.5 Application Development Themes <ul><li>Provide developers with a modern development tool IDE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do for developers what Notes 8 did for end users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improve usability and productivity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Address various developer pain points from previous versions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attract new developers to the platform </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Web Has Never looked better </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow developers to build attractive, modern web apps that leverage Web 2.0 technologies with less work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide means to incrementally update existing Domino Web applications </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Report Management Give users information to make good decisions Travel Management Request, review and approve trip details quickly Leave management Manage vacation from your Notes calendar Alloy by IBM and SAP – Release date: March 17, 2009
    13. 13. Future Directions
    14. 14. <ul><li>Near term focus - 3 I's of an ecosystem </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Infrastructure – enablers for deployment, foundation/stack </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration – broaden ecosystem with partners and customers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improvement – functional enablement </li></ul></ul>Post-Lotus Domino 8.5 plans
    15. 15. Infrastructure
    16. 16. <ul><li>Additional Domino Identity Management capabilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SPNEGO (SSO between IIS and Domino Web Server) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Directory Independence </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Services APIs </li></ul><ul><li>DAOS expansion </li></ul><ul><li>DCT expansion </li></ul><ul><li>Notes Client </li></ul><ul><ul><li>File Server based roaming on Mac and Linux Notes Standard clients </li></ul></ul>Post Lotus Domino 8.5 plans
    17. 17. What are we deploying with the Catalog? <ul><li>Eclipse Feature and Plug-ins – Global Add-On </li></ul>Stock Toolbar Sidebar Panel Context Menu extension
    18. 18. Extending email and collaboration to mobile workers Email, contacts, agenda, presence, and instant messaging laptop Earth A screen capture shows the Lotus Domino Web access browser-based client. Zeta_Mail_Renata A screen capture shows the Lotus Notes Traveler interface <ul><li>Lotus Notes Traveler updates </li></ul><ul><li>Symbian </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nokia S60 Client updates (as part of 8.5.1) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Device security management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Encrypted email support </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>HTML/Domino email support </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Samsung Symbian support </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ActiveSync </li></ul><ul><li>Blackberry RIM updates </li></ul><ul><li>Xpages </li></ul>IBM Lotus Notes Rich client IBM Lotus iNotes (formerly DWA) Web client IBM Lotus Notes Traveler and IBM Lotus Sametime ® Mobile Mobile client mda mobilephone2
    19. 19. Integration
    20. 20. Alloy – The Road ahead <ul><li>Working w/ Design Partners to determine the functionality that will be included in the next releases </li></ul><ul><li>Currently Under Investigation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sales Manager Role </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extension of Employee and Manager Role </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Time Recording </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced BI capabilities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Extension of the Workflow pattern </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration of additional Lotus Capabilities, for example </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IBM ® Lotus ® Symphony ® </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IBM ® Lotus ® Connections ® </li></ul></ul></ul>
    21. 21. the professional network preview! <ul><li>LinkedIn brings the power of your professional network into your Inbox </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seamless integration and access to Network Updates, Profiles, People Search, and more </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LiveText integration for context sensitive search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to date information for your business contacts results in smarter collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will be available as a plug-in for Lotus Notes and a Component for building Composite Applications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Business productivity is now a function of how effectively you can find, connect and collaborate with people and information you can trust.” </li></ul>
    22. 22. Domino Designer <ul><li>New Editors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A new Eclipse-based LotusScript editor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A new Eclipse Java editor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Xpages continues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Performance improvements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designer Usability improvements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New XPages dialog </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Working sets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Finishing touches – some little things... </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New out of the box XPages Controls to expand capability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Outline – Menu bar – Tool bar </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tag cloud </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Popup Dialog, using the Dojo library </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Xpages Data Sources – XML, Rest, SOAP, Relational </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. Domino Web Applications <ul><li>Lotus Mashups - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With help of new Widget design element </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wraps an XPage and defines any input properties, output events, or widget parameters </li></ul></ul><ul><li>xPages on Rich Client </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Run as regular design elements or within a composite application </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Components share their definition/behavior with iWidgets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Deals with property broker and Eclipse events (selection...) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>xPages on Mobile </li></ul>
    24. 24. Improvement
    25. 25. Improvements for the End User – Notes “9” <ul><li>Improve Search -Total Recall; simplified way of finding things more easily </li></ul><ul><li>Group Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligent subscription of feeds within mail inbox </li></ul><ul><li>Archiving </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unification of user experience for local and server based archiving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simplify deployment of server based archiving (4 days to 2.5 hours) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Work with others more seamlessly – Contacts and Mail Federation </li></ul><ul><li>Track work more efficiently – Unified Task Management </li></ul>
    26. 26. Productivity enhancements coming soon <ul><li>Accept/decline meetings from inbox preview </li></ul><ul><li>Drag e-mail to calendar to schedule meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Drag and drop rescheduling of meetings, to day-at-a-glance </li></ul><ul><li>Easier inclusion of vCard in e-mail signature </li></ul><ul><li>Right click to empty trash in navigator </li></ul>
    27. 27. Updates on additional messaging and collaboration products
    28. 28. Five Themes of Lotus Symphony Development <ul><li>Lotus Symphony is part of a long-term, key investment strategy by IBM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote use of ODF to help facilitate innovation in market </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long term: Advance IBM's position as market leader in new, dynamic models for document creation and manipulation </li></ul></ul>Breakthrough document manipulation experience Programmability for ISVs, extensible and open Cross integration with Lotus portfolio, first choice for office tools of Lotus users Usability, capability, stability, interoperability, deployability and platform support
    29. 29. Lotus Symphony is award-winning <ul><li>Infoworld US: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“Lotus Symphony is the most polished of this particular pack of productivity suites.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CNET: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“Microsoft is not just overpriced – for most users it’s overkill. That’s why I’ve been increasingly recommending IBM Lotus Symphony, a rounded office suite that just so happens to be free.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CRN: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“With so many great products entering the Channel this year, choosing which ones could be deemed product of the year was not an easy decision. But our winners this year certainly stood out as the best of the best, and we congratulate all of our winners of the CRN Test Center product of the year award.” </li></ul></ul>
    30. 30. <ul><li>Focus Areas: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MS Office Interoperability -- MS Office 2007 Support, VB Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Code re-base to Open Office 3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Programmability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ODF 1.2 Support </li></ul></ul>IBM Lotus Symphony – Roadmap (2009-2010) Symphony 1.3 Q2 2009 MS Office 2007 Support DataPilot Tables cont'd Enhanced LotusScript APIs Symphony 2.0 Q1 2010 OO 3.x code base ODF 1.2 VB Macro MS Office 2007 Support cont'd Symphony 2.x 2H 2010 VB Macro cont'd Solution Enablement Linked Value
    31. 31. GEL Rounded Rectangle cobalt GEL Rounded Rectangle msyellow notesminder32b256px.png server_32b256px.png IBM LOTUS DOMINO Lotus Protector capabilities, packaging, and release sequence subject to change GEL Rounded Rectangle cobalt GEL Rounded Rectangle cobalt GEL Rounded Rectangle cobalt IBM Lotus Protector Offering Family <ul><li>Extends Domino e-mail with new security and data protection capabilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Protects/secures against Internet threats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivers enhanced content protection tools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Integrates with Notes and Domino UI & security model </li></ul>Antispam & Antivirus Encryption Data Loss Prevention … Security Products
    32. 32. Roadmap Q3 2008 Lotus Protector for Mail Security 2.1 Capabilities, packaging, and release dates subject to change Q2 2009 Lotus Protector for Mail Security 2.5 Q1 2010 Lotus Protector for Mail Security 3.0 <ul><li>Initial Lotus release </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6 th generation of core technology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IP Reputation Filtering </li></ul><ul><li>TLS encryption </li></ul><ul><li>Appliance or VMware form factors </li></ul><ul><li>Standardized Linux platform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses standard xSeries hardware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Installs with other Protector gateway applications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vertical Notes/Domino integration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Notes-based Block/Allow list, quarantine management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Route internal mail through appliance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Internationalization, automated licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Horizontal Protector integration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interacts with encryption, DLP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Single security platform for Notes/Domino </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Additional Notes/Domino integration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>APIs, Web services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partner and ISV hooks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Optional protection for Sametime, Quickr, Connections </li></ul>
    33. 33. <ul><li>Notes and Domino home page at or (plus advertising at ) </li></ul><ul><li>Notes 8 training materials at </li></ul><ul><li>Notes/Domino 8.5 now available at </li></ul><ul><li>Access all Notes/Domino-related bloggers at </li></ul><ul><li>Resources at </li></ul>Resources
    34. 34. Technical Training Lotus & WebSphere Portal Software Conferences Technical Seminars Gain insight into critical business issues and emerging technologies October – San Diego – WebSphere Portal Technical Conference Local language delivery of field tested solution best practices <ul><li>No Travel Training </li></ul><ul><li>IBM Multimedia Library for Lotus Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Instructor-Led Online Training </li></ul><ul><li>On “your” site Custom </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Courses for Key Business Needs </li></ul><ul><li>Messaging & Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Portal/Mashups </li></ul><ul><li>Social Software </li></ul><ul><li>Unified Communication & Collaboration </li></ul>Find Information on Classes, Conferences & Seminars
    35. 35. IBM Multimedia Library for Lotus Notes * English, French, Canadian French, Spanish, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, German, Japanese, Chinese Simplified and Chinese Traditional <ul><li>Target Audience: </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprises with end users </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits: </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable solution for Lotus customers </li></ul><ul><li>Support for 11 languages </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced tech support calls and costs </li></ul><ul><li>Individual clips can be “drip fed” to employees via e-mail to prepare for a product rollout or upgrade. </li></ul><ul><li>Clips include step-by-step text instructions </li></ul><ul><li>Can be embedded right into the Notes client </li></ul>A comprehensive collection of more than 1,000 Lotus tutorials and video clips showing users how to perform essential tasks.
    36. 36. Thank you
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