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The lowdown on Lotus Notes Domino 8

Lotus Notes Domino 8 offers a dramatically different graphical user interface and several new email, calendaring and collaboration features. Formerly codenamed "Hannover," the new version is currently in beta 3 and scheduled for release to manufacturing (RTM) later this year. This collection of articles, demos, reviews and product guides will get you up to speed on ND8 and help you separate the truth from the hype.
 
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Lotus Notes gets a facelift: Version 8 beta review and visual tour
Computerworld offers an excellent in-depth look at the new Lotus Notes 8 user interface, a candid assessment of ND8's improvements and annoyances, and a snazzy selection of 16 full-size screenshots that bring it all into perspective.
Review: Lotus Notes Domino 8, Beta 2
ZDNet Australia's review of Lotus Notes Domino 8 Beta 2 provides a quick-hit outline of the product's changes, hits and misses.
IBM Lotus Notes Domino 8 preview
IBM provides a 16-page PDF overview of all the new features offered in Lotus Notes and Domino 8. Included are several intriguing screenshots, as well as detailed descriptions of new email, calendaring and collaboration capabilities.
Lotus Notes 8 demo
Watch this six-minute demo from IBM to see Lotus Notes 8 in action and get a feel for all of its upgrades and new features. Highlights include the new message recall system, the integrated Lotus Sametime contact component, shared content libraries and the ability to connect multiple application components into a single integrated composite application, also known as a "mashup."
Lotus Notes Domino 8 Reviewer's Guide
This 170-page PDF isn't for the faint of heart, but if you're looking for the most granular details you can find on ND8, this is currently the best resource available. IBM broke up the key chapters by audience type -- i.e., changes for the user, administrator and application developer.
Lotus Notes Domino 8 blog
DominoBlog.com's main page for all blog posts related to Lotus Notes Domino 8. Read about topics like using AdminP, Domino Domain Monitoring, and Notes.ini documentation in ND8.
Audiocast: Lotusphere 2007 recap
In this audiocast, you'll hear attendees' thoughts on the Lotusphere 2007 conference, the upcoming release of Lotus Notes 8.0, and some of its best new features.
Developing Eclipse plug-ins -- 7 tips in 7 minutes
Lotus Notes Domino 8 will be built on the Eclipse platform. Before you get started though, you need to learn some fundamentals. This collection of seven tips, excerpted from the book Eclipse: Building Commercial Quality Plug-ins, will teach you the basic programming concepts you need to understand to successfully develop an Eclipse plug-in.
IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8 technical requirements overview
Ready to start playing with the ND8 Beta? Check here first to make sure your current hardware and software meet the product's system requirements.

This was first published in May 2007

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