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IBM improves portability and adds functions to Notes

Antony Savvas

IBM has enhanced its Lotus Notes and Domino e-mail communications platforms with a host of new features, including new portable connectivity and an easy set-up corporate blogging facility.

Major portability and productivity benefits of Lotus Notes 7.0.2 include the ability to carry e-mail, Lotus Notes applications, and web collaboration tools on USB devices, such as memory sticks or MP3 players.

With this release, users can download and carry their personalised Lotus Notes environment in a pocket-size USB device and then connect to any other laptop or PC to create a replica of their Notes workplace in minutes, said IBM.

In addition a new “out-of-the-box” template to design, create and update blog entries has been added to the platform. While travelling, bloggers can add or update content with Lotus Notes while offline, and transfer their updates the next time they connect to the network.

Also, new Real Simple Syndication (RSS) technology in Lotus Notes and Domino allows companies to publish RSS feeds from any Lotus Notes application using an industry standard RSS format for easy viewing and updating. 

For example, a Lotus Notes database that stores digitally-produced audio files or podcasts can be RSS-enabled to post instantly to selected RSS readers such as iTunes.

Once content is updated within Lotus Notes, users are automatically notified of updates via their RSS feed reader.

Lotus Notes and Domino 7.0.2 are immediately available. Lotus Notes software starts at £55 per client.


 

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