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News and Notesworthy, November 2002

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

Percussion adds new interface, security roles to ServerAdmin Plus

Lotus add-on tools vendor Percussion Software, in Stoneham, Mass., Is now shipping a new version of ServerAdmin Plus. Version 7.5 includes a new Windows XP interface that can be easily configured for specific groups and offers new security roles for its project automation capability. Administrators can now be given just the rights they need, such as run, edit, create and delete.>

Stone Pond upgrades XML integration tool

Stone Pond Software, in Portsmouth, N.H. is out with a tool so companies can integrate Notes information with XML data. FleXML R2.0 beta ends the dependence on customer programming and lets firms request, process and translate XML data to Notes. The tool let the college division of Boston-based publishing company Houghton Mifflin, one beta tester, begin using a new voice automation system and transfer the XML-formatted voice data to its sales force automation system.

TLCC preps developers for Domino 6

Boca Raton, Fla.-headquartered TLCC has a new distance learning course for Domino R5 application developers interested in advancing their skills for Domino 6. The online class called Notes Domino 6 Application Development Update will prepare students to earn their Release 6 CLP certification.

Among the items the course teaches are time-saving tips for the Lotus Notes and Domino Designer 6 client, lock documents and design elements, and remote debugging of server-based agents. Students proceed on their own schedules but typically finish the course in two and a half days. The price is $499, but discounts are available for a limited time. releases new Sametime and other Lotus-related exams

San Diego-based is out with a new practice test for 190-542 Administering Sametime 3.0. It has more than 60 sample questions and offers details on the correct answers. CertFX customers who purchased 190-532 will receive a free upgrade to 190-542.

Administering Sametime 3.0 is one of three exams required to become a Certified Lotus Professional (CLP) Collaborative Solutions System Administrator.

The company has also released practice exams for 190-565 Developing Applications using Lotus Workflow 3.0, 190 -273 LotusScript in Notes for Advanced Developers and 190-525 Performance Tuning a Domino R5 Infrastructure.

PistolStar scales up password management software

PistolStar, in Amherst, N.H. has released Web Set Password Enterprise Deluxe. The software lets end users manage and reset their HTTP passwords from a Web browser. Administrators can configure user and help desk productivity, security and auditing features.

Versions are available for several Lotus products, including Notes 5/6, Sametime, QuickPlace and iNotes. The Domino 6 version offers 26 new features, the company said.

Esker offers migration discount to VSI-FAX for Notes

Esker Software, in Lyon, France, is offering a special FxD migration discount on VSI-FAX for Notes through the end of the year. VSI-FAX for Notes contains Notes-based administration and is implemented entirely within the Notes/Domino environment. Esker said it is a Lotus Preferred Solution for FxD migration because it includes automated migration from Fax for Domino and full FxD functionality.

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