Feeds

IBM brings Instant Messaging to Lotus Notes

Tighter integration

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The essential guide to IT transformation

IBM has changed the face of Lotus Notes and Domino, adding a new version 6.5 with built in Instant Messaging and better spam defenses, better compression, encrypted email, tighter integration with Java and CORBA, further integration with Websphere and a bundled Mozilla browser.

The new version allows Notes and Domino applications to have Instant Messaging retro-fitted for virtually no effort, says IBM.

And the new facilities can be tried out by everyone until the end of the year for no extra charge with an aggressive IBM promotion, which sees it giving away a free 20-seat licence for Instant Messaging and Websphere Portal with every copy of Notes 6.5

The latest version of Lotus Notes and Domino also integrates with IBM’s Web Conferencing functionality (formerly Lotus Sametime), giving users online "awareness" capabilities and the ability to initiate instant messaging sessions directly from their in-box or from within a collaborative application.

Lotus Notes 6.5 is the first release of Lotus Notes to embrace IBM's new Lotus Workplace strategy for integrating people with business processes. The Lotus Notes 6.5 interface provides a unified entry point into various collaborative applications.

Users can access collaborative tools such as messaging, instant messaging, search and calendaring and scheduling, right from the Lotus Notes 6.5 client, rather than as separate applications.

The Lotus Workplace vision looks like it is designed to offer enterprise class alternatives to basic Microsoft Office applications.

Lotus 6.5 is available on September 30, with prices for the client licenses starting at $62.80 per user, and server licenses ranging, depending on which options are chosen from $1145 per processor, just for the messaging server to the Utility server at $15,067.

Lotus Notes and Domino 6.5 run on most combinations of Windows, the IBM iSeries, the mainframe zSeries, AIX and many other Unix's such as Solaris and Linux. Notes also runs on the Mac OS. ®

Related Research
Get the News IS Weekly Newsletter, click here

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
BBC: We're going to slip CODING into kids' TV
Pureed-carrot-in-ice cream C++ surprise
China: You, Microsoft. Office-Windows 'compatibility'. You have 20 days to explain
Told to cough up more details as antitrust probe goes deeper
Windows 7 settles as Windows XP use finally starts to slip … a bit
And at the back of the field, Windows 8.1 is sprinting away from Windows 8
Linux turns 23 and Linus Torvalds celebrates as only he can
No, not with swearing, but by controlling the release cycle
Scratched PC-dispatch patch patched, hatched in batch rematch
Windows security update fixed after triggering blue screens (and screams) of death
This is how I set about making a fortune with my own startup
Would you leave your well-paid job to chase your dream?
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?