• January 16, 2003 16 Jan'03

    True Domino Blooper #20: How do you tell the boss he's a moron?

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    New and Notesworthy, January 2003

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    Growing with Knowledge Management

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    Opinion: Lotus' executive shuffle makes perfect sense

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  • January 09, 2003 09 Jan'03

    Zollar out, veteran IBM exec takes over at Lotus

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  • January 03, 2003 03 Jan'03

    True Domino Blooper #19: Unpredictable unprocessed documents

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  • December 26, 2002 26 Dec'02

    IBM to push on-demand computing in 2003

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  • December 19, 2002 19 Dec'02

    Anti-spam crusader takes his fight to the people

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  • December 18, 2002 18 Dec'02

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  • December 16, 2002 16 Dec'02

    Domino experts look ahead to 2003

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  • December 13, 2002 13 Dec'02

    Competitors tread on Sametime's turf

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  • December 06, 2002 06 Dec'02

    Domino: Should I stay or should I go?

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  • December 06, 2002 06 Dec'02

    Special report: Domino vs. Exchange

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  • December 06, 2002 06 Dec'02

    Lotus, Microsoft wrangle for e-mail market share

    Today offers the first installment of its weeklong special report comparing Lotus Domino and Microsoft Exchange. Heading into 2003, both vendors are hyping new or upcoming releases of their core messaging products. One expert ...

  • December 06, 2002 06 Dec'02

    Scorecard: Expert ranks Domino against Exchange

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  • December 05, 2002 05 Dec'02

    Bankes and Hatter answer your Domino 6 app dev questions

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  • December 04, 2002 04 Dec'02

    True Domino Blooper #18: Guess who sent the virus around...

    It's harder than average to spread a virus on Notes, but this bug got a helping hand from a ham-fisted network security "expert." The Lotus administrator knew that a virus alert shouldn't spread the virus itself. Unfortunately this wasn't as obvious...

  • November 21, 2002 21 Nov'02

    True Domino Blooper #17: Help wanted

    This Domino architect got in a spot of trouble when the auto-responder agent he created worked a little too well. Read more to find out what happened when the head honcho ordered our hero to get a handle on his pesky agent.

  • November 15, 2002 15 Nov'02

    News and Notesworthy, November 2002

    This edition features product announcements from Percussion, Stone Pond, TLCC,, PistolStar and Esker.

  • November 05, 2002 05 Nov'02

    Changing initial passwords in Notes

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  • November 04, 2002 04 Nov'02

    Part 1: Answers to your questions on ND6 certification

    The recent webcast "What's new in ND6 certification" from Lotus' manager of worldwide professional certification programs, Barbara Bowen, covered a wide spectrum of certification issues -- from which type of exams to take to ...

  • November 04, 2002 04 Nov'02

    Part 2: Answers to your questions on ND6 certification

    When time ran out before Lotus certification guru Barbara Bowen could answer all the questions in her webcast, she agreed to tackle the remaining ones offline. Here's part two of her answers to your questions about "What's new in ...

  • October 22, 2002 22 Oct'02

    Domino volunteers at AIDS Committee of Toronto

    AIDS Committee of Toronto's Domino-based knowledge-sharing Web site creates interactive meeting place and resource center for AIDS workers, clients and virtual volunteers.

  • October 16, 2002 16 Oct'02

    True Domino Blooper #16: Make your mark, but leave no stain

    This Lotus admin got in hot water at his new job when he decided to make a splash by modifying the standard mail template file with a new logo. Read on to see how his foray into the graphic arts got management seeing red.

  • October 10, 2002 10 Oct'02

    Achiever Profile: Domino is USDA Choice

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  • October 09, 2002 09 Oct'02

    Quick Take: Lotusphere registration opens

    Lotusphere registration is now open and, for the first time, you can register online.

  • October 09, 2002 09 Oct'02

    True Domino Blooper #15: Can you keep a secret?

    This Domino developer was trying to solve an off-line startup problem, but ended up causing quite a security scare at his company. Read more to find out how our hero stumbled on to secret files in the most unusual location.

  • October 03, 2002 03 Oct'02

    True Domino Blooper #14: Upgrade or retrograde?

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  • October 02, 2002 02 Oct'02

    At long last, Notes/Domino 6 debuts

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  • September 25, 2002 25 Sep'02

    True Domino Blooper #13: Hidden in plain view

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    Lotus to offer free, restricted WebSphere with Domino 6

    In an effort to appease concerns about its J2EE development program, Lotus has decided to include a free version of WebSphere 5 in the soon-to-be released Domino 6. But there are a few catches.

  • September 25, 2002 25 Sep'02

    City of Roanoke puts Notes to work for city employees

    This is the second in a series of Achiever case studies, where we profile user companies that are just a few of the many candidates for the Achiever Awards. Members like you nominate Domino and Notes user ...

  • September 17, 2002 17 Sep'02

    True Domino Blooper #12: Everyone makes mistakes, but agents make them automatically

    When a program to remove old users from the system went wrong, it started a process that threatened to delete thousands of user accounts. Find out if our administrator hero was able to stop the diabolical program and save the day.

  • September 16, 2002 16 Sep'02

    IBM streamlines, sharpens focus of Lotus consulting

    Earlier this year, IBM announced major changes to the consulting component of its Lotus Software division. Not only did IBM change the organization's name from Lotus Professional Services to IBM Software Services for Lotus, but it also reduced the ...

  • September 12, 2002 12 Sep'02

    Domino is just what Victory Springs' doctors ordered

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  • September 10, 2002 10 Sep'02

    Proxies, reverse proxies, and passthru

    In an ideal world, every computer user could connect quickly over the Internet or phone lines to any server they had permission to access. In reality, as we all know, a lot can go wrong to muddy this picture. Servers sometimes get too busy to ...

  • September 05, 2002 05 Sep'02

    Despite down economy, Lotus keeps pushing KM

    Despite a difficult economy, Lotus has been pitching its KM products all summer. Lotus denies that IBM is losing patience with the slow-moving KM market, but one analyst believes Lotus' KM strategy has changed significantly.

  • September 03, 2002 03 Sep'02

    True Domino Blooper #11: An admin by any other name would still delete

    This Lotus administrator got into hot water when he decided to create a bogus user with the name AdminA. The bogus user ended up causing real problems when it deleted the entire administrator address book -- ACLs and all.

  • August 28, 2002 28 Aug'02

    True Domino Blooper #10: Who needs documentation when you have imagination?

    When this Domino admin installed new help desk software on her system she didn't read the documentation. As things started to go wrong she found herself writing the book on the merits of following the vendor's instructions.

  • August 28, 2002 28 Aug'02

    New e-mail policy manager and gateway launch well-timed

    The launch of a new e-mail policy manager and gateway is well-timed.

  • August 22, 2002 22 Aug'02

    Visto articulates mobile e-mail ROI to Notes users

    Wireless firm Visto has $93 million in private equity, eight patents to its name and some convincing technology, but can it lure in Lotus Notes and Microsoft Outlook users?

  • August 14, 2002 14 Aug'02

    True Domino Blooper #8: With vacations like this, who needs work?

    This Lotus professional's attempt to keep connected on vacation kept him chained to his cell phone. Instead of a relaxing holiday away from the workday toil, the wannabe vacationer ended up trying to mop up a messy e-mail bomb.

  • August 07, 2002 07 Aug'02

    True Domino Blooper #7: AdminP worm unleashed

    When this Lotus administrator built an administration utility he knew better than to test it in a live environment. Unfortunately, the company that tasked him with the job didn't want to bother with a testing environment and ended up turning a worm ...

  • August 04, 2002 04 Aug'02

    KM not just for big spenders

    KM not just for big spenders

  • July 31, 2002 31 Jul'02

    Lotus' Brill on WebSphere, Domino 6

    Our recent Webcast with Lotus manager Ed Brill not only generated Microsoft vs. Exchange questions, but also questions about WebSphere and, most of all, Domino 6. Time ran out before Brill could answer all of your questions, so we posed a few ...

  • July 26, 2002 26 Jul'02

    Quick Takes: iEnterprises helps Notes take on office tasks

    iEnterprises helps Notes users solve their office tasks, Sybari Software ships its Antigen 6.0 antivirus product for Domino and SuSE Linux creates a new product by combining Linux and the Lotus Application Server.

  • July 23, 2002 23 Jul'02

    True Domino Blooper #5: I'm not a Notes expert, but I play one on TV

    This developer got his start in the business through a lucky typo. Read this week's blooper and find out how.

  • July 12, 2002 12 Jul'02

    Calendaring and scheduling questions answered

    Lotus expert Jill Jones has returned to answer more of your questions about calendaring and scheduling.

  • July 11, 2002 11 Jul'02

    Answers to your Notes 6 messaging questions

    Expert Jill Jones answers questions about new messaging features in Domino 6.

  • July 11, 2002 11 Jul'02

    Can Domino do .NET?

    Lotus is eager to integrate Web services with Domino, but IBM has not revealed how its Java-based approach will mesh with the .NET platform of its Web services buddy Microsoft.

  • July 09, 2002 09 Jul'02

    Notes and Domino 6 beta exams coming next week

    The Notes and Domino 6 System Administration Update Exam and Application Development Update Exam will be available in beta versions starting on July 15, but only 100 CLPs will be able to register for each beta exam.

  • July 09, 2002 09 Jul'02

    True Domino Blooper #3: Return to sender

    This Lotus developer was trying to come up with a clever solution to forward incoming e-mails to recipients' text-enabled mobile phones. Instead he ended up setting off a mail bomb on himself and his ASP. The following story is a good example of how...

  • July 02, 2002 02 Jul'02

    True Domino Blooper #2: Independence Day blunder

    This week we celebrate Independence Day in the U.S. (July 4th). Before you don your red, white and blue decorations and blast off those fireworks with your friends, families and colleagues, check out what "Domino Dude" sent us.

  • June 21, 2002 21 Jun'02

    True Domino Blooper #1: The Out-Of-Office nightmare

    How many times have you needed a quick answer from someone, only to get that good ol' Out-of-Office reply back at you? It can be frustrating at times. But it can be more frustrating when Out-of-Office (OOO) goes out-of-control, as with Kim,...

  • June 19, 2002 19 Jun'02

    E-learning synergy extends across IBM and Lotus

    Synergy is the key word inside IBM these days, and that certainly holds true within the company's Mindspan Solutions e-learning division. The company's March release of its Web-based, enterprise e-learning system LearningSpace 5.01 further ...

  • June 12, 2002 12 Jun'02

    Omnipod launches corporate IM and file sharing tools

    Omnipod launches corporate IM and file sharing tools

  • June 06, 2002 06 Jun'02

    Quick Takes: AvantGo connects Notes databases with wireless devices

    Quick Takes: AvantGo connects Notes databases with wireless devices, and more.

  • June 04, 2002 04 Jun'02

    Making Domino a citizen of a Web services world

    Lotus made a big splash back in January at Lotusphere 2002 by pledging allegiance to Web services, an emerging set of technologies and standards that could one day allow applications and systems from all vendors to interoperate. Now that the dust ...

  • May 31, 2002 31 May'02

    Lotus' Bowen offers more insights on building J2EE apps

    Lotus' Roy Bowen shares more insights on building J2EE apps for Domino and WebSphere.

  • May 23, 2002 23 May'02

    More answers to your iNotes questions

    Lotus' Jason Dumont has more answers to your iNotes questions.

  • May 22, 2002 22 May'02

    Lotus' Dumont answers your iNotes questions

    Lotus' Dumont answers your iNotes questions

  • May 17, 2002 17 May'02

    Now more than ever, Domino job seekers need edge

    Now more than ever, Domino job seekers need edge

  • May 09, 2002 09 May'02

    Lotus Developer Domain: Change reaction?

    Lotus Developer Domain: Change reaction?

  • May 09, 2002 09 May'02

    Open-source developers take stand against WebSphere

    Open-source users take stand against WebSphere

  • May 03, 2002 03 May'02

    Quick Takes: AppDetective sleuths for Domino vulnerabilities

    In our latest serving of Quick Takes, Application Security releases its Domino security scanner, Coolidge Development pulls the cover off version 1.2 of its Server Audit Pro application and the KMWorld & Intranets conferences announce they are ...

  • May 02, 2002 02 May'02

    Admin2002: Disaster recovery planning is never complete

    Admin2002: Disaster recovery planning is never done

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    Admin2002: Version 6 reluctance reigns over Lotus' optimism

    Admin2002: Version 6 reluctance reigns over Lotus' optimism

  • April 30, 2002 30 Apr'02

    Users eager for Domino 6 certification

    The release of Domino 6 is still several months away, but Domino users are already champing at the bit for their next certificate. Developers say they need certifications "to get in the door," and then they can show off their real-work skills.

  • April 15, 2002 15 Apr'02

    Domino-Linux combo slowly gaining ground

    Average Domino users doubt they'll be seeing open-source code on their PCs anytime soon, but some may soon get a taste of Linux after all.

  • April 13, 2002 13 Apr'02

    Pollack answers more questions on dynamic Web CM

    He couldn't answer all of the great questions he received during his Apr. 3 SearchDomino Live Online Event, but Andrew Pollack, president of Northern Collaborative Technologies, answers more of your questions on dynamic Web content management here ...

  • March 26, 2002 26 Mar'02

    A peek at the Domino 6 certification path

    As Lotus Software is putting the finishing touches on Notes and Domino 6 in preparation for its release later this year, Lotus is also readying the accompanying certification guidelines. Recently SearchDomino spoke with Barbara Bowen, manager of ...

  • March 25, 2002 25 Mar'02

    Quick Takes: relaunches Lotus Hosted Management System's Domino hosting program for SMBs gets a makeover, Primus introduces a new Notes API for CRM integration, and Application Security sneak previews its upcoming Domino database security product.

  • March 20, 2002 20 Mar'02

    BT Ignite offers hosted Lotus apps for small businesses

    BT's Ignite division is now offering IBM Lotus messaging applications for small and medium-sized businesses. BT Ignite also offers managed Microsoft Exchange-based services but the Lotus package is cheaper and offers more variety of messaging ...

  • March 13, 2002 13 Mar'02

    Lotus updates its iNotes strategy

    With most of the hubbub surrounding the beta release of Notes and Domino 6 involving Java Server Pages, Lotus Software's iNotes Web Access product has not received as much publicity. The browser-based client, which caused discord between Lotus and ...

  • February 25, 2002 25 Feb'02

    Quick Takes: Sybari launches partner program

    Quick Takes: Sybari launches partner program

  • February 25, 2002 25 Feb'02

    Domino contributes to Capitol calendaring improvements

    Domino contributes to Capitol calendaring improvements

  • February 20, 2002 20 Feb'02

    Domino 6 may include JSP support after all

    Support for Java Server Pages (JSPs) may turn up in the final release of Domino 6 after all. One source at Lotus told searchDomino that IBM has not decided whether to use a version of IBM's WebSphere application server or its own Garnet JSP engine. ...

  • February 11, 2002 11 Feb'02

    Quick Takes: Ecora releases pair of Domino networking apps

    In this edition of Quick Takes, Ecora Software releases two new networking applications for Domino, Interliant unveils a new Domino monitoring service and iEnterprises releases a new Notes CRM tool.

  • January 30, 2002 30 Jan'02

    Lotusphere 2002: Giant leaps and baby steps to Rnext

    Rnext has a new name and a shipping timetable, but will it soon have a place in the majority of Domino organizations? It seems to be the main question facing attendees at Lotusphere 2002.

  • January 28, 2002 28 Jan'02

    Lotusphere 2002: Lotus christens Rnext

    Kicking off Lotusphere 2002, Lotus finally gave Rnext a name and a time frame for its release. It also made announcements in the Web services, Sametime and professional services arenas.

  • January 24, 2002 24 Jan'02

    The roads less traveled: What to do and where to go in Orlando

    Sure Mickey's cute, but doesn't the Magic Kingdom get old after a while? SearchDomino has an abundance of suggestions to help you turn your stay in the Sunshine State for Lotusphere into a working vacation that you'll remember.

  • January 23, 2002 23 Jan'02

    Users fear Domino on collision course with WebSphere

    Devoted Domino enthusiasts have worried about the fate of their beloved platform for some time. Some fear IBM's WebSphere server will swallow Domino, but hope Lotus debunks those rumors at this year's Lotusphere.

  • January 21, 2002 21 Jan'02

    Quick Takes: Jagre cuts prices on development tools

    In this week's product roundup, Jagre lowers prices on its DXSuite Designer Tools, Teamstudio offers incentives to court customers, and Gallatin gives away its Domino marketing application.

  • January 18, 2002 18 Jan'02

    Observers praise Lotus for keeping Lotusphere promises

    Observers say Lotus has built a modest reputation for keeping promises made during past Lotuspheres. However, Lotus has been criticized for delaying the release of Rnext and its knowledge management products.

  • January 17, 2002 17 Jan'02

    Domino gurus offer 2002 predictions

    Will Notes finally print? Is this the year of R5? We asked searchDomino's experts to gaze into Lotus' future and offer their predictions for Lotus Notes/Domino in 2002.

  • January 16, 2002 16 Jan'02

    Getting the most out of Lotusphere

    Lotusphere is not only a good place to learn new tips and ideas, but also to network with fellow Domino/Notes professionals. SearchDomino has updated its list of tips and tricks so you can work the show like a pro.

  • January 15, 2002 15 Jan'02

    Lotus to keep Lotusphere non-attendees informed via Web

    With fewer Domino pros making the trek to Orlando for Lotusphere this year, Lotus will primarily use its Web site to keep non-attendees informed. Webcasts, however, will only be available to attendees.

  • January 14, 2002 14 Jan'02

    Opinion: Could Rnext be Out of Time?

    There are so many new and wonderful features coming in Rnext, according to Domino consultant and searchDomino expert Michael Lazar, it deserves a full launch.

  • January 14, 2002 14 Jan'02

    Lotus says travel realities won't loom over Lotusphere

    News summary: Despite the new realities of U.S. business travel, Lotus has high hopes for attendance at Lotusphere 2002. However, this year's attendance in Orlando could be down more than 50% from last year.

  • January 08, 2002 08 Jan'02

    Al Zollar: Integrity from the top

    Lotus GM Al Zollar has weathered parent IBM's changes like a true company man, but is still driven to make Lotus known for more than just Notes. He tells searchDomino what makes him proudest after nearly two years on the job.

  • January 07, 2002 07 Jan'02

    IBM presses ahead with portal strategy

    IBM is moving ahead with its enterprise portal plans branded as the WebSphere Portal.

  • December 21, 2001 21 Dec'01

    Top 10 Developer Tips of 2001

    Developer's, this compilation of searchDomino's Top 10 tips of 2001 is just for you!

  • December 21, 2001 21 Dec'01

    Top 10 Administrator Tips of 2001

    Administrator's, this compilation of searchDomino's Top 10 tips of 2001 is just for you!

  • December 21, 2001 21 Dec'01

    Where old servers go to die

    Recyling old servers is a must these days to avoid contaminating landfills, to protect privacy and to escape the wrath of the EPA.

  • December 18, 2001 18 Dec'01

    Quick Takes: Mentor adds iNotes instruction

    Mentor Communications releases a multi-media learning tool for iNotes; F-Secure's new anti-virus software includes an e-mail attachment filter, among other Domino-related announcements.

  • December 05, 2001 05 Dec'01

    Rnext Beta 4: Better or too much bother?

    Lotus is counting on testers to give Rnext the once over before releasing any final code. We should learn the official product name of Rnext at Lotusphere 2002.

  • November 28, 2001 28 Nov'01

    Quick Takes: A lesson in XML

    Sussex Systems helps Notes developers use XML; Automation Centre ships a Domino-based data management system for HR, among other announcements.

  • November 08, 2001 08 Nov'01

    Quick Takes: Opening the Domino tool shed

    On the product front, Teamstudio adds to its suite of Notes developer tools and Jagre introduces a disk file synchronization offering.

  • November 06, 2001 06 Nov'01

    Options await cc:Mail stalwarts

    Lotus has officially ended support for cc:Mail. That leaves many companies wondering where they'll find the money to make the expensive move to Domino, Exchange or Groupwise.




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