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Understanding a Lotus Notes Smart Upgrade rollout

When upgrading to Lotus Notes 8 or Lotus Notes 8.0.1, give your end users the best possible upgrade experience by performing a Smart Upgrade. This tutorial from "Giving your users the complete Notes 8 upgrade experience" gives explains how to successfully roll out a Lotus Notes client upgrade and how to implement a Smart Upgrade.

When upgrading to the next or latest version of Lotus Notes, why not give your end users the best possible upgrade experience? After deploying your Domino servers, it's time to focus on the Lotus Notes client. This tutorial, taken from "Giving your users the complete Notes 8 upgrade experience," presented by Jess Stratton of Solace Learning at VIEW ADMIN2008, gives pointers on how to successfully roll out a Lotus Notes client upgrade and how a Smart Upgrade can facilitate the process.


 Home: Introduction
 Part 1: Pre-upgrade strategies for Lotus Notes users
 Part 2: Getting Lotus Notes users excited about new features
 Part 3: Four easy steps to a Lotus Notes Smart Upgrade
 Part 4: Lotus Notes Smart Upgrade gotchas

Jess Stratton
Jess Stratton is the principal consultant for Solace Consulting ( She has more than 7 years experience with Lotus Notes and Domino, specializing in both administration and development. Jess is an author, speaker and owner and operator of a computer training facility specializing in end-user education. She also hosts LotusUserGroup blog at Contact her at
This was last published in September 2008

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