Posts Tagged ‘nontech’

You know you’ve been supporting Domino too long when…

  • The first thing you do when you install a Lotus Notes Client is that you set the workspace as the default bookmark.
  • When you are browsing web pages with firefox, you wonder why the escape key doesn’t take you back to the previous page.
  • You remember InterNotes webserver
  • You have obsessively asked questions in the Meet the Developer’s lab at Lotusphere.
  • You occasionally start sentences like “back in R3 we used to…”
  • You dig out that R5 T-shirt that says “Super Human Software” on the back when you have weekend upgrades for good luck.
  • You remember when you could delete or rename a Domino database at the file system while the server was up without having to run drop cache and dbcache flush at the Domino console.
  • You know the (shift), View\Show Server Names trick to display the database filename at the bottom of the Chicklets.
  • You know what a Chicklet is.
  • You are outraged that your company is migrating to Exchange.

Edit: “outraged” seems a little too terse. This should be construed as a humorous bullet point, please don’t take it otherwise.

Thank you for performance improvements in Notes 8.5 beta 1

I posted this over at the Notes 8.5 Beta forum:

I’ve just downloaded the 8.5 Beta 1 all clients (Admin, Designer, and Notes).

I previously tried out 8.0 (non-beta) and 8.01.
Both of them were just way to sluggish and slow and buggy and periodically froze up.

I have a desktop and a laptop at my desk, and I eventually restorted to mostly using my laptop which has 6.5.6 CCH2 on it because I have to rely on it for administration.

I infrequently used the extra desktop machine on my computer unless I really had to because it was frustrating when it would lock up. Read the rest of this entry »

An actual quote on the UI of a Outlook to Notes migration

The migration of Lotus system will be implemented in Vietnam office shortly, so please help me install the Notes cliet on Oanh’s laptop and also teach her how to use this application because it seems to be strange to her.

No wonder there is such a backlash against Notes.

IBM Seminar in Hong Kong

Yesterday, I went to the “Mobilising the Lotus Notes/Domino System” seminar put on by the Lotus Society of Hong Kong.

This is the 4th IBM/Lotus event that I’ve been to in Hong Kong so far:

R8 Launch
Technical Deep Dive: Performance Improvement
Lotusphere comes to you 2008
Mobilising the Lotus Notes/Domino System

I met with Stephan Wissel and Kevin O’Connel who both work for IBM. Stephan in Singapore and Kevin in Hong Kong.

I got a couple of interesting points from them that were a bit off topic from the seminar at the end, one on one. I was discussing our inability to upgrade to R8 because the eclipse client is just too slow and sluggish and we find too many bugs. Our hardware is not up to date (up to par) and we can’t ask the business to pay for a huge hardware and software upgrade, when all they really want is Outlook client.

I learned the following:
There are some benefits to upgraded to R7 client (mail recall, view index building while you work, improved Sametime performance and awareness capability)
Additionally, we could upgrade to R8 basic client. This would give us some of the benefits of R8 client without the heavy payload of the eclipse client and a major change to the UI which would require training.

The next item at hand is how do we handle the upgrades with Smart Upgrade without it causing us more trouble than it’s worth, especially when we have no idea what hardware is out there in the field.

Lotus Notes Hot Keys

I was recently asked about Hot-Keys in R8.

On the default Home page, it blatantly tells you what the key is to bring up a list of hot-keys.

Also, check out this weblink:


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