Early Friday, IBM Lotus released the second beta edition of Lotus Notes and Domino 7. The software is available for download on IBM's developerWorks Web site.
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Topping the list of Domino server highlights is improved integration with IBM's DB2 database, which can be utilized as a back-end data store for Domino data. For those interested in evaluating the DB2 integration aspects of the release, IBM is offering a download of DB2 8.1.6 that Domino shops may use for the duration of the beta program.
Other ND7 Beta 2 features include antispam enhancements and whitelist support, a single user interface that consolidates and prioritizes events across multiple servers, new @Functions and Domino Object methods and properties and Web services hosting with Java and LotusScript.
A full list of features is also available via the developerWorks Web site.